Easter A. Maynard
With almost 20 years at IMC, Easter Maynard has served on the IMC Board of Directors since 2017, becoming Board Chair in 2023. She has also served on the Board of Directors of IMC partner company Golden Corral Corp. for over 20 years and is the current Board Chair. Easter has been deeply involved in IMC’s philanthropic work as Director of Community Investment, leading ChildTrust Foundation and helping to found Camp Corral. The foundation primarily invests in early childhood education programs and policy in North Carolina. Camp Corral, launched in 2011 through a unique partnership with Golden Corral and IMC, provides summer camp experiences across the U.S. for children of wounded, ill and fallen military heroes.
In addition to her work at IMC, Easter serves on the NC Banking Commission and the Truist Financial Corporation Board of Directors. She also serves on the Boards of the Methodist Home for Children and the NC Early Childhood Foundation. Easter previously served on the Boards of the NC Network of Grantmakers, Triangle Community Foundation, NC Center for Women in Public Service, the NC Conservation Network, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County.
Easter has received numerous awards for her efforts, most recently the 2018 Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award from WakeEd Partnership, the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC School of Social Work, the 2017 Triangle Community Foundation Catalyst Award for visionary philanthropy, and the 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Triangle Business Journal. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Communication from Wake Forest University and a Master’s in Social Work and Community Practice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.