Jennie Eblen elected to board of NC Center for Nonprofits

Photo courtesy of NC Center for Nonprofits

From a press release:

Raleigh, NC – Jennie Eblen, vice president at Eblen Short Stop Stores, Inc., has been elected to the statewide Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Eblen currently serves on the boards of the N.C. Partnership for Children, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, Care Partners Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, where she is active in the giving circle, Women for Women. She is board chair of Smart Start Buncombe County. Eblen was recently awarded Leadership Asheville’s 2014 Community Trustee Award.

She has been a longtime volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and works with Children First/CIS to reduce the impact and incidence of poverty for children and families. Eblen is on the board development committee of Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont and is an advocacy instructor for Western NC Nonprofit Pathways.

Eblen earned an MA in anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a BA in anthropology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. She is a published author and a fourth-generation native of Asheville.

Founded in 1990, the N.C. Center for Nonprofits works to enrich North Carolina’s communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice. It serves as an information center on effective practices in nonprofit organizations, a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole. It is the leading voice for nonprofit organizations across the state.

The Center can be reached at 919-790-1555 or

About Eblen Short Stop Stores, Inc.

In the 1980’s, Biltmore Oil diversified and entered the convenience store market with its Eblen Short Stop Stores. In 1989, the Short Stop Stores as well as other dealerships in the Eblen network became branded CITGO dealers. There are Eblen Short Stop Stores in key locations in and around Asheville, offering features which make them neighborhood-oriented. For more information,

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