What Matters 2015
We are poised to bring together leaders and research with the goal of an informed, educated, and inspired community. Our What Matters community luncheon each spring raises up current local issues, as well as honors those doing good work to better the future of our community.
In 2015, the What Matters community luncheon focused on Adapting to Change, and heard from Dan Heath, author of NY Times Bestseller, Switch. We spent the day looking at the implications of growth and change in the Triangle region, and Dan talked with us about “how to change things when change is hard” and the importance of celebrating bright spots amidst complex social issues. Learning more about our community sparked a conversation of change among over 500 leaders in the room, and has helped to shape the Foundation’s future.
Watch this short video highlighting the 2015 Innovation Award winner, Bull City Cool Food Hub and other finalists.
At What Matters, the Foundation granted the annual Innovation Award, a $25,000 grant that goes to a collaboration with a game-changing, innovative idea to solve a need in our region. We believe that often it takes new ideas, new solutions, to make real impact.
What Matters 2016
In 2016, as the nation swirls in a conversation of inequality and inequity, we will take a closer look at our region, and what opportunity means here at home. How can we ensure thriving, prosperous lives for future generations of the Triangle? What challenges stand in our way, what unique abilities do we each bring to the table, and what obstacles can we hurdle together so that we can stand united as a diverse and equal community?