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A Family Rooted in Philanthropy: Mary and Dale Carey

The following is an interview with Mary (MC) & Dale (DC) Carey, Foundation Fundholders, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation. M: Mary & Dale, tell me a little about your passion, and how you connect it to your philanthropy. MC: That’s easy. Literacy … Continued

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Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum: Success for the Next Generation

The following is an interview with Hardin Engelhardt (H), Education & Evaluation Specialist at Marbles Kids Museum, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation.   M: Hardin, can you tell me a little more about Marbles Kids Museum, and why our readers should care … Continued

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Siler City Unidos: Working to Unify a Community

The Chatham County town of Siler City is 50 percent Latino — but the town’s leaders and most engaged residents are overwhelmingly white. Sergio Borrayo, a code enforcement officer for the town, says it is hard to engage the Latino population in community life. “I think that a number of people … Continued

Second Helpings: Aiming to Break the Cycle

Drew Doll applied for 138 different jobs in the 30 days after he was released from prison. ​“One-hundred-thirty-seven said no,” Doll said, “But I kept at it.” ​He landed an accounting job and started putting his life back together. But he was troubled by the experience he had, one that’s … Continued

Solving the Problem of Generational Poverty

About two years ago, Kirby Jones and Albert Fisher started talking about the problem of generational poverty. Both men lead nonprofits in Wake County designed to help the poor, but their separate efforts didn’t seem to make lasting change. For years, nonprofit organizations have used a siloed method, Jones said, … Continued