ORCA Celebrates 10 Years:

2010 - 2020

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CLICK on this to see ORCA's 10 Year History by                        ORCA's Founding President: Mike Gildea

CLICK on this to see what our Charities have to say about our work over these years

ORCA's 5th Anniversary Celebration

-Open House-

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Plantation Club Members' Lounge


Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc (ORCA) held a celebratory Wine and Cheese Party to thank all the wonderful Ocean Ridge residents who have given so generously over the last 5 years since we started the organization.  It was FREE and, in addition to wine, soda, water, cheese and other snacks, we had a cake to mark this exciting occasion.


Doors opened at 3PM, with presentations by Mike Gildea (President, ORCA), Amy Kelly (ORCA Board Member) and Dr. Susanne Adams (President, BCC) who talked about the success of your donations towards the Ocean Ridge-David Kelly Nursing Endowment at BCC...all from 3:30 - 4:00.  


We were also be joined by representatives from many of the charities that your donations of time and money have supported.  It gave you an opportunity, at your leisure, to get to know more about them, hear what great work they are doing and gave THEM a chance to thank you in person. Joining us was:



  • Brunswick County Homeless Coalition 

    • Barbara Serafin (President)

  • Communities in Schools 

    • Mallory Wells (Director, Middle School Programs)

  • Habitat for Humanity 

    • Beth Ann Scisco (Executive Director)

  • Hope Harbor Home 

    • Lynn Carlson (Executive Directo

    • Peggy Rowland (Fundraising Committee)

  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice

    • Laurie Taylor (VP/Development)

    • Haylie Long (Community Outreach Coordinator)

  • Matthews Ministry

    • Deborah Ahlers (Treasurer)

  • New Hope Clinic

    • Sheila Roberts (Executive Director)

  • Ocean Ridge-David Kelly Nursing Endowment at BCC

    • Dr. Susanne Adams (President, BCC)

    • Elina Di Costanza (Director of Resource Development)

  • StreetReach 

    • Rev. Donna Phelps (Founder)

  • Veterans’ Welcome Home & Resource Center​

    • Kris Tourtellotte (Director)