What Matters: Our Kids

Save the Date for What Matters: Our Kids!

Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for the 2017 What Matters Community Luncheon. The Triangle is home to almost 100,000 children under the age of eight. Each child is born with the potential to succeed, but significant opportunity gaps develop before kindergarten even starts. These are our kids. What can we do to shift the path from poverty to prosperity so each one of our kids can thrive? How can we work together to accelerate change in the Triangle? Join us and let’s learn how to ensure our kids have access to their bright future.

Our Speaker

manzano_sonia300For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Throughout her career she has contributed to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm. A first generation American of Latin decent, author and actress Manzano’s tale is one of perseverance and courage. Sonia will share her personal story with us, as we all learn together how to ensure our kids reach their potential without barriers.

The Schedule

The day will begin with opening sessions* at 9:30 am, followed by luncheon registration at 11:30 am and a prompt start time of noon. During the luncheon, leaders in our community will speak, our Innovation Award sponsored by American Underground and Philanthropic Awards will be presented and we will hear from our keynote speaker, Sonia Manzano.

*opening sessions will be announced shortly, check back for more information. 

Our Presenting Sponsor

2000px-Wells_Fargo_Bank.svgThe Foundation is grateful for the continued support of Wells Fargo in our community, and of this event.

Tickets go on sale on March 8th. Stay tuned for more information!