Who We Are

Gates County is an enclave of around 12,000 people in the often forgotten northeastern part of the state of North Carolina. Because the area is rural, it lacks the level of opportunity common in other locations: extracurricular activities, educational enrichment programs, adequately funded schools, just to name a few.

Gates County Community Partnership [501(c)(3)] originated in 2018 through communication between friends who desired to give back to the place that formed them. Our mission is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth. We believe that organized collaboration is paramount to improving circumstance. Some goals are to broaden horizons and provide hope to those in need.

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Community Events


Youth Impacted


Cups of Coffee


Future Projects

Our Board of Directors

Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr

President and Treasurer

Brian Rountree

Vice President

Sherley Jones, Jr.


Michael Gatling


“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

-Helen Keller

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

-Henry Ford

Our Events

Financial Literacy Workshop

Financial Literacy Workshop


This seminar is to educate the community on aspects of financial literacy. Focus will be on financial planning and investments. […]

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February 01, 2020
Elite Skills 4 Day Basketball Camp

Elite Skills 4 Day Basketball Camp


Get better at the “Elite Skills” 4 Day Basketball Camp. The lead instructor will be college head basketball coach and […]

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July 08, 2019
Gates County High School Alumni Charity Basketball Expo

Gates County High School Alumni Charity Basketball Expo


The expo will include alumni basketball games, featuring Gates County High School basketball stars of the past, and alumni cheerleaders.  […]

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April 20, 2019

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