Q& A with the 2017 Shannon St. John Fellows

In the summer, the Foundation employs students to work on specific projects as Shannon St. John Fellows, named in honor of our first president. This summer we were lucky to work with two talented students, Shelli Grogg (S) and Ebony West (E), both pursuing their Master’s in Public Administration from … Continued

Donor Profile: Jim Emshoff

 “I don’t want to just sit and write about this, I want to do something. I have a passion to be involved.” If I had to use one word to describe Jim, it would have to be fascinating. As an educator and businessman, from the moment he starts speaking it’s … Continued

2017 What Matters Community Luncheon: Our Kids

Sonia Manzano grew up in an America where she never saw people of color on television. Where she was taught to “behave and memorize” in elementary school before struggling to catch up in a more difficult performing-arts high school. Where she made sense of the domestic violence and struggle of … Continued

Triangle Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Triangle Spearhead Regional Reading Proficiency Campaign

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) is partnering with the United Way of the Greater Triangle, Triangle Community Foundation and community coalitions in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties to ensure children are on a pathway to grade-level reading by the end of third grade, giving them the … Continued

There is still work to be done, together.

I know many things have been written about all that has transpired after November 8.  Many opinions and forecasts have been shared, and many questions remain. I’d like to offer this open letter to our community. The morning after the election, I had the opportunity to participate in a ceremony … Continued

No Easy, Quick Answers in Equity Work

Equity work isn’t about finding absolute answers to anything. It is about asking questions over and over and over again and making good decisions about how to address particular problems in particular areas through an equity lens. That’s according to Gita Gulati-Partee, Founder of OpenSource Leadership Strategies, who led over … Continued

Innovation: Changing the Odds

It’s hard to move forward when you feel like the odds are stacked against you. This is a feeling teenagers aging out of the foster care system know all too well. They face growing up — finding housing, education and jobs — without the family support others their age can … Continued

#equitymatters: Summer Update

This year, the Foundation has embarked on a journey, working closely with Gita Gulati-Partee and OpenSource Leadership Strategies, to explore how we can do more to help create a more equitable community through philanthropy. We have dedicated a space in our quarterly newsletter to share what we are learning, what … Continued

Triangle Community Foundation is Moving!

Triangle Community Foundation announced this month that they will be moving their office to The Frontier in the fall. The 33-year-old organization has occupied space at the American Tobacco campus in downtown Durham for the past ten years. President & CEO Lori O’Keefe expressed that staff is excited about the … Continued