Annette Taylor

Manager of Minority Business and Community Affairs|NC Education Lottery

Annette Taylor is a philanthropist, instructor, public administrator, nonprofit management specialist and women’s advocate. She is the newly appointed Manager of Minority Business and Community Affairs at the NC Education Lottery focused on increasing diversity among vendors, suppliers and community partners. Taylor’s background includes more than 20 years in the nonprofit and philanthropic arena, directing resources to organizations across North Carolina.


Prior to her new role at the NC Education Lottery, she served as the Director of Community Engagement for U.S. Congressman G. K. Butterfield of North Carolina.  As a member of Butterfield’s First Congressional District leadership team, Taylor directed community outreach in 14 counties, including Durham.  Her work focused on leading special initiatives and managing relationships with key stakeholder and constituent groups, including government leaders, small businesses and universities.

In 2016, Taylor began hosting women’s empowerment luncheons called “The State of Women & the Economy” to bring awareness to the leadership gap and address economic inequalities among African-American women. Subsequently, she is establishing the Foundation for Every Woman, a giving circle, to advance an inclusive, sustainable economy for minority women in business and philanthropy.


She has served in various leadership positions in nonprofit, corporate and government agencies. She is a champion for women and is passionate about giving back, especially as a supporter of other survivors of domestic violence. In addition to fostering collaborative relationships, Taylor enjoys training, coaching and mentoring individuals to reach their full potential. Her career has always involved community service and civic engagement.

Taylor was appointed to the NC Council for Women in 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has served on several boards, including the Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center and the NCCU School of Business Board of Visitors. She is a member of the NCCU Alumni Association and serves as a lecturer and adjunct professor in the Public Administration Department.