2023 Annual Luncheon

Wednesday, November 8 | 11:30AM-1:00PM

Cape Fear Country Club | 1518 Country Club Road


HWF is honored to host Karen Laine of HGTV’s Good Bones as our keynote speaker!

Keynote Speaker: Karen Laine
“One House at a Time”

Karen Laine is a renowned personality in the world of home renovation and rehabilitation, best known as one half of the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind the acclaimed HGTV series “Good Bones.” Formerly an attorney, Karen brings legal expertise to the real estate realm—but she’s most known for her infectious enthusiasm for salvaging history and reverence for the craftsmanship of old homes, which has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. Her journey into the spotlight began when she teamed up with her daughter, Mina Starsiak Hawk, to transform dilapidated properties into stunning dream homes, all while preserving the unique character of their historic Indianapolis neighborhood. The success of their home renovation business, Two Chicks and a Hammer, led to them being approached by producers back in 2014. Now, there are eight seasons of the fan favorite! 

Beyond her television career, Karen is an advocate for preserving the rich architectural heritage of communities. Her passion for restoration aligns perfectly with the mission of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Karen’s engaging storytelling and dedication to revitalizing historic properties is sure to enthrall and inspire!

Join us for this unforgettable event! Click here to purchase a ticket ($150) to the luncheon.

A limited number of corporate tables are available for purchase ($1,200). To reserve a corporate table (8 seats), click here. Table sponsors receive recognition at the event and priority seating.

Questions? Concerns? Call 910.762.2511 or email hwf@historicwilmington.org.

Presenting Sponsor: A|C Hewitt Development

The Historic Wilmington Foundation thanks all of our sponsors for backing our mission. Interested in connecting with our audience while supporting preservation in your community? Check out our sponsorship opportunities, including event sponsorships for our annual Azalea Festival Home Tour and Preservation Crawl!

2023 Annual Sponsors

Alex McKinney Real Estate

1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 109
Wilmington, NC 28405

Hogue Hill, LLP

101 South 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Balding Design Build

402 Carl Street, Unit 101
Wilmington, NC 28403

Bob King Buick GMC, Inc.

5115 New Centre Drive
Wilmington, NC 28428

Brigitte Simone Real Estate, Inc.

1025 N. Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Mason, Mason, and Smith, Attorneys at Law

514 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

The Cameron Team

110 Dungannon Blvd Ste 100
Wilmington, NC 28403

MoMentum Companies

103 South Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Decision Point Wealth Consulting at UBS

1985 Eastwood Road, Suite 110
Wilmington, NC 28403

Patriot Roofing & Exteriors

921 Princess Street, Suite 155
Wilmington, NC 28401

First Bank

201 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

St. Stephen AME Church

501 Red Cross Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

WHQR Public Media

254 N. Front Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28401