For more than two decades, Felton Capel has been a volunteer and financial supporter of the Fayetteville State University. Felton has served as chairman and member of the FSU Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1987 and then as vice chairman and member of the FSU Foundation Board of Directors for more than 10 years. Fayetteville State University named and dedicated its sports arena to Felton J. Capel in 1995. He married Jean in 1954.
The Capel Scholars program is designed to provide financial assistance to North Carolina undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence.