Donor Stories

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A Different Way to Give: NGAAP

The following is an interview with Michelle (MSM) Serrano-Mills & Linsey (LM) Mills, Foundation fundholders with NGAAP, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation. M: Michelle and Linsey, can you tell me a little Continued “A Different Way to Give: NGAAP”

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,… Continued “An Interview with Jerry VanSant”

Perry Colwell, Philanthropist

This text is from an interview with Perry Colwell, Board Member and Philanthropist Why is giving back (philanthropy) so important to you? Do you have a story, or one specific instance in your life that started you on the path Continued “Perry Colwell, Philanthropist”

Jim Stewart, Investor

Community service is built into Jim Stewart’s DNA. His mother’s uncle, C.C. Spaulding, was an early executive of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became the largest black-owned business in the U.S. and, with Mechanics and Farmers Bank, and… Continued “Jim Stewart, Investor”

Bob Johnston, The Innovator

Giving with a big heart As a child growing up in Houston, Tex., Bob Johnston learned the importance of going beyond one’s means to help people in need. His father, a firefighter and then a long-time employee of the U.S.… Continued “Bob Johnston, The Innovator”