Board of Directors

James Arthur ‘Art’ Pope, Chairman

John Hood

Amanda Pope

Earle Pope

Joyce L. Pope

Mike Smith

David Stover

Board Members in Memoriam

John William Pope, Sr. (1924-2006) & Joyce W. Pope (1929-2014)

Husband and wife John William Pope, Sr. and Joyce W. Pope were founding board members of the Pope Foundation. John got his first taste of the variety-retail business as a youngster growing up in Depression-era Fuquay Springs, North Carolina, where he worked the cash register in his father’s five and dime store. Joyce served as President of the family foundation from 1986 to 1992. Through the foundation, she established an endowment for the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.  She also created a scholarship fund at Performance Edge and was instrumental in supporting the North Carolina Symphony and Carolina Ballet.

John William Pope, Jr. (1950-2004)

John William Pope, Jr., son of John William and Joyce W. Pope, lives on in the memory of his loved ones and in the philanthropic work of the Pope Foundation. John Jr. was part of the Pope family business, Variety Wholesalers Inc., from the time that he graduated from Campbell College (now Campbell University) in 1975. He was also a co-founder of the Pope Foundation in 1986.  A substantial amount of the Foundation’s resources is available due to John Jr.’s generosity. The Convocation Center at Campbell University honors his legacy.


John Hood, President

Clarice Smith, Program Manager for Public Policy and Higher Education

Lindsay Hollandsworth, Communications Director and Program Officer for Human Services and Arts

Branson Inscore, Blundell Fellow

Iris Turner