In Loving Memory of Beth Quinn

In Loving Memory Of Beth Quinn


It is a great honor for us to pay tribute to Beth Quinn, one of the founding members of Cape Fear CREW, who passed away in January, 2018, after a hard fought battle against ovarian cancer.  Beth was not only a pillar of the business community in Wilmington; she was a pillar of our chapter.  She worked tirelessly to get our chapter underway, and she served as our inaugural President for the first two years of our existence, leading and shaping us into who we are today.  Beth was an extraordinary leader, innovator, mentor, and friend to us all. She was a pure soul who believed in helping others while neither expecting nor asking for anything in return.  She believed that integrity was one of the most important character traits there was, and practiced what she preached.  Beth believed strongly that our chapter would be filled with members who supported one another not only professionally, but more importantly, personally.

Beth retired from First Citizens Bank in 2017 after enjoying a career that spanned more than twenty-five years.  She started at First Citizens Bank as a part-time teller, while working to support her three young children as a single mother.  She worked her way up to Senior Vice President where she was respected by all members of the Wilmington business community. Beth believed in giving back to the community, and she served on many non-profit boards throughout her career.  She was awarded the prestigious The Old North State Award in October, 2017.

Our chapter has endeavored to support She ROCKS, Inc., a non-profit organization that Beth founded after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  She ROCKS is devoted to raising funds for ovarian cancer research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC Chapel Hill) and also providing support to all cancer patients undergoing treatment at Zimmer Cancer Center (New Hanover Regional Medical Center).

We loved Beth with all our hearts and are heartbroken by her passing.  She will be greatly missed.  We aspire to elevate our chapter to the level that she envisioned.