William Buster is a North Carolina native who has built a career in philanthropy as is the CEO & President of New Hanover Community Endowment. William previously served as a Senior Vice President at Dogwood Health Trust where he led the Foundation’s Education work and Racial Equity investments. Over his long career, he has also worked for and with communities in leadership roles with St. David’s Health Foundation, Common-Unity Philanthropic and Nonprofit Advisors, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. William holds a Master of Arts in Policy and Practice of Development, University of New Hampshire as well as a BA from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University and an Executive Education certificate in Mastering Negotiation from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.