Educational Foundation

The BBB Educational Foundation works in concert with BBB of Eastern NC, managing its educational and charitable initiatives. Currently, the Educational Foundation’s major programs are:

In Pursuit of Ethics: An ethics training program targeted toward both business people and students. IPoE utilizes videos of real life situations leading to ethical dilemmas. Classroom participant discussion assists the characters in determining how to react at critical junctures and determines the course of the videos. Visit for more information.

Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics: Annual awards program created to publicly recognize businesses and charities that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical manner. Visit for more information.

Torch Scholarships: Semi-annual scholarships awarded to high school juniors, seniors and/or college undergraduates in our service area. Visit for more information.

"Secure Your ID" Day: This semi-annual event provides consumers with a safe way to destroy documents and electronics containing sensitive information, and educates consumers on ways to further protect themselves from identity theft. The event includes free document shredding, collection of computers and hard-drives for secure destruction, and electric/electronics recycling. Visit for more information.

The Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation is organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is affiliated with the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina, Inc., and is chartered to serve thirty-three counties in eastern North Carolina.