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.
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.
2021 Carolina Medical Mission Trip to Lapu-Lapu City CANCELLED
Sadly, we must announce that the planned Carolina Medical Mission trip to Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu in 2021 has been cancelled.
In its most recent newsletter, CMM issued the following statement: “Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and with the absence of available vaccine, it has been decided that it is prudent NOT to have the planned medical mission in Lapu-Lapu City, province of Cebu in 2021.”
The trip has been rescheduled for 2022.
You can read the entire CMM newsletter here.
Reminder: our dance team rocks! Watch the video below to see our tinikling group performing at North Carolina State University Asian night just last year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Isang Pamilya Tayo"
Social & Cultural Endeavors
Be a part of the family and be involved in our year-round events!
Share and enjoy Filipino food and heritage at the annual event in Raleigh.
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!
Celebrate Philippine independence with lots of food, fun, music, and dancing.
We offer several annual opportunities for networking with social events.
We offer full access to the resources provided by the organization.
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
Social Media; Youth/Student Liaison
Partners for Health Chair
Outreach/Disaster Relief Chair
Scholarship Program Co-Chair
Carolina Medical Mission
Scholarship Program Co-Chair
Performing Arts Program Chair
Badminton Tournament Chair
Golf Tournament Chair