Preservation North Carolina enjoys a national reputation, having been cited by the National Park Service as “the premier statewide preservation organization of the South, if not the Nation” and by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “the model organization of its kind.”  
Through its award-winning Endangered Properties Program, PNC acquires endangered historic properties and helps find purchasers willing and able to rehabilitate them.  It has saved more than 600 endangered historic properties, generating an estimated $200,000,000 in private investment.  Many of the saved properties have been true community landmarks.
The nonprofit, membership-based organization has its headquarters in Raleigh.  Four regional offices expand the organizational mission across the state.
PNC staff and its members serve as advocates for preservation by gathering information about current statewide and local issues; staying in touch through the organization's website and Facebook pages; attending a statewide annual conference; and encouraging support for state historic tax credit legislation and other preservation initiatives.