March 17, 2022 | Rhett N. Mabry
Rhett Mabry shares reflections and insights coming out of the organization-wide effort to renew grantmaking strategies and create measurable impact on the lives and communities of the Carolinas.
March 16, 2022 | Rhett N. Mabry, Tamika D. Williams
We are working with foundations from across North Carolina and South Carolina to pool resources in support of nonprofits led by persons of color in communities that have been marginalized.
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Growing Stronger Families
Antiganee Kemp spotted the flyer outside a classroom at Midlands Technical College and was intrigued. The notice highlighted a program to help parents and children grow together by developing family-building skills and Kemp, a single parent, decided to sign up.
December 15, 2016 | Phillip H. Redmond Jr.
A "WARM" Response
The Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, or WARM, began in 1996 when local United Methodist Church leaders organized disaster relief crews to repair damage caused by back-to-back hurricanes. Since then, WARM has worked to rebuild homes and restore hope for low-income neighbors in coastal North Carolina.
October 19, 2016 | Robert R. Webb III
Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
Even as a little girl, Shawnee Garrick knew that diabetes had a grip on her family. Her grandmother died because of health complications from the disease; so did her grandfather. Her parents were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a year apart.
May 5, 2016 | Lin B. Hollowell III
Weaving a Safety Net of Hope
On a warm day in late winter, a dozen teens take turns behind a wheelbarrow, filling it with rich compost and pushing it across a bumpy field. They are laughing and sweating, and before the afternoon sun slips away, they have six community garden beds ready for spring planting.
June 18, 2014 | Kristen R. Richardson-Frick
Sowing a Passion for Science
Laura Thompson doesn’t walk from her office to the classroom, she dashes. In conversations, her train of thought jumps the tracks, careening from one topic of interest to another. When she says she wakes at 6 eager for another day of work, you believe her.
December 9, 2013 | Susan L. McConnell
Path to the Pulpit
When the Rev. Brad Thie finished Duke Divinity School, his first appointment was to a tiny church in rural North Carolina.
December 9, 2013 | Robert R. Webb III
Shaping Stronger Leaders — and Churches
In Durham, N.C., Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church is giving its student pastor a house for his young family to call home. But if you ask members of the congregation, Pastor Innocent Justice is giving them just as much in return.
September 5, 2013 | Robert R. Webb III