A Family Commitment to Change

How much is enough? That question stuck in Dave’s mind after participating in a JustFaith group at his church, where they met once a week to learn about major issues like hunger, poverty, racism, immigration, and more. He started adding up all of the birthday, anniversary, and holiday gifts that … Continued

Ron Strom: Passionate Philanthropist

The following is an interview with Ron Strom (R), Foundation fundholder, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation. M: Ron, tell me a little about your passion, and how you connect it to your philanthropy. R: My personal passions involve connecting with the environment … Continued

An Interview with Jerry VanSant

What fuels your passion (for the environment)? I have no professional background in the environment, rather, my experience lies in the evaluation of nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. I have always cared about the outdoors, even as a young child, and I feel it is an extraordinarily important issue. It … Continued

Environmental grants to make long-term impact

The goal:  that people in Durham can someday jump into sections of Ellerbe Creek without worrying about what’s inside, and that they can experience nature in a safe way in their backyard.   “The impact on the community is long-term,” said Chris Dreps, executive director of Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.  … Continued