The Philippine American Association of North Carolina is a registered non-profit 501C(3) organization created primarily to enhance friendship and camaraderie among Philippine-American families in North Carolina as well as to provide assistance in humanitarian efforts both locally and in the Philippines. Since its establishment in 1984, the organization has grown significantly in its membership and continues to make great strides in cultural, social, and economic arenas. 

Our Mission

The mission of the PAANC is to preserve cultural heritage, foster education and social exchange, and provide humanitarian assistance and services in the wake of natural or economic disasters regardless of geographical location, but especially in North Carolina and in the Philippines.

Upcoming Events


We Had a Great Time at Barrio Fiesta 2019!


Our Fall 2019 Newsletter Is Out!

Click here to read it.


Social & Cultural Endeavors

Welcome Luncheon

Be a part of the family and be involved in our year-round events!

International Festival

Share and enjoy Filipino food and heritage at the annual event in Raleigh.

Annual Gala

PAANC hosts an Annual Benefit Gala, a great way of culminating the year. It features dinner, dancing, top DJ, entertainment, and silent auction. Proceeds support our humanitarian projects. Don’t miss this exciting event!

Annual Picnic

Celebrate Philippine independence with lots of food, fun, music, and dancing.

Membership Benefits

We invite you to become a PAANC member and take advantage of the great opportunities we offer throughout the year
Social Events

We offer several annual opportunities for networking with social events.


You’ll receive our quarterly newsletter right in your mailbox.


We offer full access to the resources provided by the organization.


Humanitarian Efforts

Disaster Relief

We offer financial and material assistance when disaster strikes.


Our community outreach program serves local people in need.


We offer college scholarships both locally and in the Philippines.


Every year, Carolina Medical Mission travels to the Philippines to provide healthcare services to people in need.

Partners in Health

The PAANC Board of Directors has approved a project  to assist a rural clinic in the Philippines to provide ongoing care to a group of patients. This project is called the PAANC Partners in Health Project. We are currently talking to the leadership at St. Paul’s University in Dumaguete about partnering with them to assist them to provide primary care at a rural clinic nearby that they are planning to open. We plan to collaborate with them rather than trying to run the clinic ourselves.


2019 Board Members

Claire Rhoades

Presiding Officer

Tess Ferrer-Turner


Jim Redder

Treasurer/Finance Chair

Susan Serna

Membership Chair

Robert Turner

Partners for Health Chair

Tim McGloin

Outreach/Disaster Relief Chair

Laura Lawton

Scholarship Program Chair

Linda McGloin

Publications/Newsletter Editor

Brian Carey

Website/Annual Picnic Chair

Josie Spontak

Badminton Tournament Chair

Ed Panganiban

Golf Tournament Chair

Ansell Neri

Youth/Student Liaison

Emma Dempsey

Carolina Medical Mission

Keith Lawton

Social Media/Website Admin

Aurora Sprague

Performing Arts Program Chair

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