Alice Kirby Horton

Durham, NC and Key Largo, FL

Alice Kirby Horton is a philanthropist and director of the F.M. Kirby Foundation, a family foundation whose endowment supports a variety of nonprofit organizations in education, medical research, the arts and humanities, and human services, among others. The Foundation is a longtime supporter of Wake Forest University, donating to the construction of Kirby Hall, establishing the F.M. Kirby Chair of Business Excellence and the F.M. Kirby Faculty Fellowship, and being an early supporter of the Office of Personal and Career Development and Program for Leadership and Character. In addition to her work on behalf of the Foundation, Ms. Horton has dedicated over twenty years of service to Wake Forest, first serving four terms on the Parents’ Council, which she co-chaired along with her husband, Trig. A parent of three Wake Forest students and now a Wake Forest grandparent, she has since served on the Board of Trustees, first elected in 1997. She is also a patron and has served in the past on boards and committees of numerous community nonprofits, including the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Triangle Community Foundation.