40 Years, 40 Stories
In celebration of this important milestone, we have shared one story to mark each year of our existence. A sampling of the stories featuring donors, nonprofit partners, staff, Board members, and more is below. Click here to access all of our stories.
Dr. George Hitchings | Our Founder
Dr. George Hitchings started Triangle Community Foundation in 1983 with a donation of $1,000. Learn more about his life and Nobel Prize winning scientific achievements here.
Erandi Villa | Scholarship Recipient
College was never in the cards for Erandi until she had a teacher who believed in her and who showed her that a scholarship could help make her dream possible. here.
We set an important goal to raise $1 million for Fund for the Triangle by December 31, 2023. This funding will allow us to be more generous and grant more dollars to more nonprofits who are doing pressing work in the Triangle, make new grant programs sustainable, and allow us to make investments that align with our values. Want to learn more before giving? Click here.
For fundholders you can choose to make a gift to the campaign one of two ways, from your fund (log in to the Donor Portal) or make a direct contribution (Donate Button below). We invite non-fundholders to make a gift using the Donate Button. Thank you for your partnership in making the Triangle a thriving region for all!
Over the course of 2023 we have hosted several events, to connect with each other, and to celebrate the richness of the Foundation community, including:
On The Table
An engaging mealtime conversation focused on current issues to gain a better understanding of what it means to cultivate healthy, whole communities as the area continues to grow through discussions with local leaders, Foundation staff, and one another.
Coffee with Consultants
An opportunity for local nonprofit staff to meet with a variety of consultants and other funders in the area to discuss needs, ask questions, and schedule follow-up meetings.
Conversation & Cocktails
Gatherings specifically for professional advisors to thank them for connecting passionate individuals to the Foundation, trusting us to fulfill their philanthropic goals for causes they care about.
A chance for nonprofits to listen in on a candid conversation among several Triangle-based funders, bringing both sides of the funding table together to strengthen relationships and build greater understanding and appreciation.
Our capstone event to recognize another milestone in our history. We celebrate the donors, fundholders, professional advisors, community leaders, and business partners who have been pivotal in our growth and impact on our community.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
- Capitol Broadcasting Company
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund
- Curi Capital
- Blue Heron Asset Management, LLC
- Red Hat
- Crewcial Partners
- Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs
- Hutchison, PLLC
- Walker Lambe, PLLC