2014-15 Annual Report


Mission Statement
NCPTA is North Carolina’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety, and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities.


  • Organized on November 4,1919 at the First Baptist Church in Charlotte
  • Mrs. Joseph Garibaldi of Charlotte was elected the first state President
  • The NC Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was organized on April 2, 1927 at Shaw University in Raleigh
  • The two Congresses united on April 22, 1969

Affiliation with National PTA

  • NCPTA remains in good standing by complying with all National PTA requirements for continued affiliation
  • NCPTA Extension plan continued
  • All dues were submitted monthly
  • NCPTA Bylaws submitted to National PTA
  • NCPTA officers attended all required leadership trainings, conferences, and conventions
  • NCPTA remains a 501(c) (3) organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service

Key Points of Strategic Plan

  • Strong commitment to mission and purpose of PTA
  • Strong advocacy efforts to secure public policy to support meaningful parent involvement and healthy, successful lifestyles for our children and youth
  • Strong support for member needs
  • Strong support for member recruitment and retention
  • Strong support for leadership training
  • Strong commitment to the sound financial practices to remain a highly efficient organization
  • Strong commitment to continuous evaluation and updating
  • Strong support for technology


  • 16 members of the Board of Directors
  • 2 consultants
  • 3 staff
  • PTA units in 40% of NC Public Schools
  • 960 + chartered units
  • 138,453 members as of June 30, 2015
  • 10 chartered Councils

Communications and Trainings

  • Healthy Learning Summit held in February in partnership with NC Action for Healthy Kids and the Southeast United Dairy Association.
  • Monthly E-news and quarterly Advocacy updates sent to more than 130,000 members and subscribers.
  • 18 Webinars trainings held.
  • Staff support available at office@ncpta.org
  • Resources posted to www.ncpta.org

Recognition of Local Units

  • 256 received the Bronze Acorn
  • 1 units received the Gold Acorn
  • 22 units received the Ruby Acorn
  • 1 Superior Achievement Award winner
  • 24 Distinguished Achievement Award Winners
  • 2 Outstanding Achievement Award winners
  • 631 units received the Blue Key award
  • 114 units received the Gold Key award
  • 274 units were listed on the Honor Roll
  • Applause for NCPTA

Reflections Program

  • 5,876 students participated statewide, representing 215 PTAs
  • 283 entries judges at the State level of competition
  • 76 total state winners
  • Five NCPTA students won at the National level of competition
  • On April 18, 2015, 58 state winners were recognized at our annual Reflections Celebration held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Over 280 guests attended the celebration.

NCPTA Advocacy Priorities

School Funding
NCPTA will encourage and support initiatives at all levels of government — local, state and federal — to assure that every school system has sufficient funding to provide every child with an opportunity for a sound basic education. That includes sufficient funding for qualified and certified teachers in all classrooms, and skilled administrators in all schools.

Teachers and Administrators
NCPTA recognizes that the success of every school depends on the teachers and administrators in that school, supported by active and caring parents.

Parent Involvement
Good schools require parental support and involvement. Parents can and should be active participants in the education of their children. Teachers and administrators can be most effective when they have such support.

As an integral part of its advocacy mission, NCPTA will work to increase meaningful parental involvement in our public schools.

NCPTA recognizes that public education is the largest and most costly governmental activity in our state. NCPTA believes that well-designed and well-administered accountability programs are essential.

Health and Wellness
NCPTA will support public policies at all levels of government, and school programs, that help to maintain the health and wellness of all children.

Income and Expenses

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