Leaving a Legacy

For Jim Stewart and Frances Dyer, contributing to the community has always been a part of life. Growing up in Durham, Stewart was keenly aware of his father’s (John “Shag” Stewart) passion and impact in the region, and knew he had big shoes to fill. “My dad’s favorite expression was … Continued

The Science of a Legacy

Like many scientists, George Hitchings and Gertrude “Trudy” Elion aren’t exactly household names, despite their incredible achievements. They are best known for winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1988. Together, they created innovative drug treatments for leukemia, malaria, AIDS, and more. Those familiar with the history of Triangle Community … Continued

Working Toward a Thriving Society

Dr. Bulent Ender was raised to believe that it was his responsibility to give back to those in need. As a first-generation immigrant from Turkey growing up in the suburbs of D.C., he was surrounded by opportunity. Opportunity that came with a clear message from his family and religion. “Being … Continued

Q&A with the Compass Center for Women and Families

The following is an interview with Cordelia Heaney (C), Executive Director of  Compass Center for Women and Families, conducted by Julia Da Silva (J), Programs and Scholarships Associate. J: Tell me a little about the Compass Center. C: Compass Center for Women and Families helps all people navigate their journey to … Continued

Founders’ Day Celebration: 35 Years of Impact

Nearly 200 esteemed guests gathered at the Umstead Hotel in Cary on the evening of Wednesday, November 14, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Triangle Community Foundation. Pat Nathan, Board Chair, welcomed the crowd, remarking what a momentous occasion was, “a milestone that without all of you in the room, … Continued

Giving Circle Feature: Longleaf Collective

We all want to see a Triangle where everyone thrives, and it takes a group of committed people to help create that Triangle. As philanthropy has changed from an individual act to a more community effort, it seems fitting that giving circles have become a way for everyone to take … Continued

Giving Circles Feature: The Beehive Collective

While not a new concept, giving circles have become an increasingly popular and important form of philanthropy, allowing a group of individuals to combine resources to have a larger funding impact on an organization or issue area. We believe in the power of collective giving to make great change, and … Continued

What Matters: Women

Nearly 800 community members, the largest crowd yet, came together for this year’s What Matters to learn about how women continue to face significant challenges as it relates to health, housing, employment, and education. The Raleigh Convention Center was packed with both women and men from all walks of life. … Continued

Family Legacy Meets Social Justice

Rebecca Balter’s story begins long before she was even born. Balter comes from a long line of entrepreneurs; her family built a successful bank in Dresden, Germany at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, the family believed so much in building a legacy for their employees, that it … Continued

A Life of Service: There is No Other Way

As Vice President of Operations at Methodist Home for Children, Ken Perry says that he has always had a passion for philanthropy. The human service agency that he has grown to become a pillar of provides safe, stable homes where at-risk children can thrive and ultimately succeed. The organization builds … Continued