Alyward honored by Trust Education Foundation with endowed Campbell scholarship in his name

PINEHURST — Patrick Alyward, executive board member and past chairman of the Trust Education Foundation, was honored at the 33rd annual Trust Advisors Forum at Pinehurst Resort with a scholarship in his name for students in Campbell University’s Trust & Wealth Management program. 

Alyward, the founder and CEO of TRUSTworthy Consultants Inc. with 30-plus years experience in the banking/fiduciary and wealth management industry, has been a longtime advocate for Campbell and the Trust Education Foundation, according to Ryan Newkirk, a member of the TEF Board who presented the scholarship to Alyward and his family on Feb. 26. 

“Patrick’s work has been a cornerstone of Campbell University’s trust efforts; the program has blossomed as a direct result of his tireless efforts as a longtime board member, former chairman and executive director,” Newkirk said. “What amazes me about Patrick is he is not a Campbell alumnus, but his energy and passion for this program is just as strong as anyone’s. And I think for him to have that energy for this  is noteworthy.”

According to Campbell President Dr. J. Bradley Creed, the endowed scholarship will benefit Campbell trust students for generations. 

“One of the nicest things somebody can do for another is honor them while they’re still living, and one way you can do that is through an endowed scholarship,” he said. “Because a scholarship like this only grows. It will continue to produce for a long time. Those of you in trust know the value of wealth, because that’s what you do. But one of the things you can’t truly count is the value of an education. It will make a difference in someone’s life, in their family’s life and in their community.” 

Alyward was most recently CEO and board member for Resource Insurance Consultants, where he partnered with more than 175 banks and trust companies. He also served in critical executive roles in banking, managing large fiduciary wealth management functions. He was an executive vice president for PNC/National City for 15 years and served as chief fiduciary officer, managing hundreds of teams in 15 states. 

Alyward was joined by his family in Pinehurst to receive the honor. 

“I’m honored and privileged to work with not only the Trust Education Foundation board, but Campbell University and its graduates,” he said. Twenty years ago, when I was at National City Bank, we had 23 interns who were from Campbell, and I talked to them and got to know them and have loved [the school] ever since. So anything I can do to help out, I’m here. I want to thank everybody who supports this program. We couldn’t do this without you.”