Natalie C.W. Smith has been named a senior accountant in the finance department at The Duke Endowment. Read the news release.


Kristen Richardson-Frick has been named associate director of the Rural Church program area at The Duke Endowment. Read the news release.

Institute for Emerging Issues Website

Through the Thriving Rural Communities program, the Institute for Emerging Issues is helping churches identify and address challenges facing rural communities. MORE


Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte have approved nearly $9 million in new grants to support organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina that are working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children. Read the news release.

The Charlotte Observer

Thompson, a non-profit child welfare organization, received a $1 million grant from The Duke Endowment to fund an expansion in evidence-based family education programming and foster care services in the Carolinas. MORE



J. Trent Jones, a partner with Hall and Hall Ranch Brokers in Sun Valley, Idaho, has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment. Read the news release.

Richmond County Daily Journal

The Richmond County Department of Social Services is leading a five-county coalition in implementing a new tool called Treament Outcomes Package (TOP) which measures the well-being of children in DSS custody. MORE


University of North Carolina Website

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, based at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's maternal and child health department, has been awarded a three-year, $830,000 grant to promote and support breastfeeding. MORE

Furman University Website

Furman University has received a $1 million grant from the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation that will benefit The Furman Advantage through increased financial support for scholarships and fellowships. MORE

Gatehouse Media

From expanding telepsychiatry to starting a reassurance line, Spartanburg has made great strides this year in treating mental health, officials said recently. MORE