Thank You

Camp Kesem North Carolina could not be possible without the help and support of our local advisory board members who provides support and guidance to student leaders throughout the year.

2013-2014 Local Advisory Board:  

  • John Collier, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Abby O’Leary Dill, Manager of Programs and Operations at Camp Kesem National
  • John Eisensmith, Executive Chef and Owner at Six Plates Wine Bar
  • Ben Frush, CKNC 2011 Director and student at UNC School of Medicine
  • Michael Jacobs, CEO of Jacobs Capital, LLC
  • Debbie Lo Biondo, Associate Dean at Duke University
  • Stephen Pearman, Underwriter at Builders Mutual Ins. Co.
  • Ylonda Renee-Thompson, Camper Parent
  • Rachel Sordergren, Underwriter at The Redwoods Group
  • Ben Weast, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program and CKNC Mental Health Professional


CKNC would also like to acknowledge the tremendous support from the following foundations and organizations.


Without the generous support of individuals, businesses and other organizations, Camp Kesem NC would not be able to provide a free week of fun for the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer. We thank the following Friends of Kesem:


MAGIC MAKERS ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘n Community Foundation
  • Holt Brothers Foundation
  • Big Boss Brewing Company

CHAMPIONS ($1,000 – $4,999)

  • Diana Allen
  • Chris Davis

BELIEVERS ($500 – $999)

  • Joanna Chang
  • Neel Ellison
  • Tom Finegan
  • Tamara Fleming
  • Stuart Garner
  • Tim and Sally Goettel
  • Jay Goldman
  • April Harrison
  • Carol Mihm
  • Rebecca Post
  • Kathleen Sanzo
  • Cynthia Schafer
  • Jeff Toner
  • Jami Voge

MAKE THE MAGIC 2014 DONORS (in-kind donation)

  • Big Boss Brewing Company
  • Duke Student Stores
  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Sunny Goode
  • Meredith Kittrell
  • Gregory Vineyards
  • Cloer Vineyards
  • Empire Eats
  • Becky Jessee
  • Bevello
  • Julian’s
  • Starrlight Mead
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Top of the Hill
  • Monkees
  • Cafe Carolina
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Hadley Emerson
  • Donatos Pizza