The Importance of Community

There’s a certain richness in community, of being part of something that yields a sense of belonging. Where neighbors truly are neighbors who look out for each other. Or so thinks Dr. Margareta Claesson. She learned early on what community means, and it has shaped her life, her learning, and … Continued

Donor Profile: Jack Clayton

What are you passionate about? What issue(s) speak to you? There’s more than one, but right off the bat, I would say youth leadership. I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts for a long time – in Durham where I became an Eagle Scout and in Raleigh where I was an … Continued

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

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