Arts Council Wins Parsec Prize

The Arts Council of Moore County is thrilled to announce that it is a 2019 Parsec Prize winner!

This $15,000 gift was given to sustain our youth arts programs at disadvantaged schools throughout the county. As many as 40% of the children in 14 of our public schools live at or below the poverty line, and they are ineligible for increased funding due to the relative affluence of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

“Thanks to Parsec for their long-standing commitment to our community and their support of the arts,” Arts Council Executive Director Chris Dunn said. “Together, we can continue the Arts Council’s long history of bringing the arts to all Moore County children.”

Parsec Financial selected the Arts Council of Moore County as one of nine North Carolina non-profits this year, and the first Moore County nonprofit, to receive funding this prestigious award.

The Parsec Prize helps bridge the gap, but it’s not nearly enough and we urgently need your support. Our hope is that you will help by providing a matching gift to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children. If you would like to help us match the Parsec Prize, please click here to donate today.


The purpose of the Parsec Prize is to help local non-profits further their missions and improve the lives of our surrounding communities. An established committee, selected from within Parsec Financial selects nominees based on their potential to improve the quality of life and provide meaningful opportunities to the people that they serve.

The Parsec prize is awarded annually and consists of about 1% of Parsec’s gross annual revenue. Since 2005, Parsec has provided over $1.3 million to dozens of NC non-profit organizations. They accept applications on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit