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.


 PAANC 5K Run Benefit


Carolina Medical Mission

May 2, 9AM

Bond Park, Cary


Postponed due to COVID-19

Interview with a scholar! We spoke with Jhon Mark, one of the students sponsored by the PAANC Scholarship Program.


If you’d like to learn more about the program, feel free to reach out to Laura Lawton via paancscholarship@gmail.com.

 Important COVID-19 Contact Info and Links


To our PAANC Members:

Currently, the most accurate and up to date sources of information for coronavirus related updates are the Center for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Please use these as your primary source of information, as recommendations are changing daily on a national and state level. 


Center for Disease Control




North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services




Other NC State Department Resources





  • School Meal info for Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties
  • Financial Assistance Relief Funds
  • Health Services
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Mental Health Services
  • Utilities Assistance
  • Online Children’s Learning Resources
  • Legal Resources



This website has links to online videos, quizzes, and worksheets, and activities for teachers and students. Topics include: Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, English Second Language (ESL), Foreign Language, Art, Psychology, Special Education, etc.




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.


2020 Board Members

Claire Rhoades

Board Chair

Kayla Aves

Social Media; Youth/Student Liaison

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 Co-Chair

Linda McGloin

Publications/Newsletter Editor

Brian Carey


Emma Dempsey

Carolina Medical Mission

Keith Lawton

Scholarship Program Co-Chair

Aurora Sprague

Performing Arts Program Chair

Josie Spontak

Badminton Tournament Chair

Ed Panganiban

Golf Tournament Chair

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