The Duke Endowment
Media Coverage: The Duke Endowment Names New Trustee

June 18, 2012

Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer at Sonoco Products Co. in Hartsville, S.C., has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment. Read the news release.

Media Coverage: After 2 Years, Mothers Graduate From Program

Jun. 15, 2012


From prenatal care through birth, the Nurse Family Partnership helps pregnant women learn about being a mother. For Lauren McCants, the two and a half years she spent in the program helped ease the fears she had of being a parent and helped her be a better mother . Read the full article.

Digital Journal
Media Coverage: Western North Carolina Data Link Celebrates 6 Years of Improved Patient Outcomes

Digital Journal

June 14, 2012

The Duke Endowment-funded Health Information Exchange in western North Carolina is among the oldest and most trusted of its kind. By sharing records electronically, physicians and nurses are able to access radiology studies, labs, and even discharge summaries—saving time and money by eliminating the need to repeat tests. Read the full article.

Media Coverage: West Davidson Food Pantry Receives A Boost

June 8, 2012


Just prior to the final school bell of this year a generous donation given to the West Davidson Food Pantry and Clothes Closet will allow the backpack school-feeding program to continue through the summer. The backpack school-feeding program started as a weekend project to help students at one local elementary school, and now serves some 50 students at three elementary schools. In addition to the backpack program, the mission is meeting additional various needs of 120 families within the community. Read the full article.


Media Coverage: Educational Attainment: The Importance Of Investing Early

June 7, 2012


Bill Barnet, Duke Endowment Trustee, discusses different studies on early childhood brain development and the importance of fostering the health, well-being and education of young children. Read the full article.





New York Times
Media Coverage: The Power of Nursing

May 26, 2012

New York Times

Nearly 40 years after Dr. David Olds founded Nurse Family Partnership, it continues to show “sizable and sustained effects on important life outcomes… across different populations.” The Duke Endowment has been funding this evidence-based program in North Carolina and South Carolina and has seen many positive outcomes. Read the full article.

The Charlotte Observer
Family Finders connects kids, family

May 25, 2012


Have you ever heard of Family Finders? You might assume it’s an organization that finds families interested in adopting kids.That’s partially correct, but another objective of the program is to reunite foster kids with their own families. Read the full article.

Duke University School of Medicine Names New Facility The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education

May 24, 2012


Mary Semans was an unwavering advocate of the school’s missions of research, education and patient care and the honor befits her legacy. Initially funded with $35 million from The Duke Endowment, the five-story, limestone and glass facility will be centered at the heart of the medical campus. It will feature high-tech teaching and learning opportunities, including an entire floor of simulation laboratories, flexible classroom space, teaching labs, and event space. Read the full article.

The State
Media Coverage: Breaking the Cycle of Child Sex Abuse

May 10, 2012

The State

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Greenville, SC, Generations is a residential facility created to serve at-risk boys from across South Carolina and end the destructive cycle of abuse. The program provides on-site classes facilitated by the public school system, promotes responsibile citizenship through a Boy Scout troop and with several supportive churches nearby, encourages participants to get involved in religious activities, too.

Generations and some other facilities joined Cornell University, the Duke Endowment and the S.C. Department of Social Services to create CARE, Children And Residential Experiences, a model that has been adopted in other states. Read the full article.

Leading Philanthropy Association Welcomes Duke Endowment President to Board

May 9, 2012

Duke Endowment President Gene Cochrane is among the newest leaders in philanthropy to join the board of Council on Foundations, a national nonprofit association of grantmakers. Read the full press release.