Stories

Storytelling is such an important part of our community, and we work hard to amplify voices that represent those who care deeply about the Triangle and those who work hard to make it a better place for everyone.

Triangle Family Services: Providing Quality Service

The following is an interview with Alice Lutz (A), CEO of Triangle Family Services, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation. M: Alice, can you tell me a little more about Triangle Family Services,

Equity through Arts: Justice Theater Project

The following is an interview with Melissa Zeph (MZ), managing director and Deb Royals (D), artistic director, of The Justice Theater Project conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation.   M: can you tell me

Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association: We are all connected

The Following is an Interview with Chris Dreps (C), executive director of Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation.   M: Chris, can you tell me a little more about Ellerbe

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,…

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…

Durham and Raleigh Make it Official: August is Proclaimed Black Philanthropy Month

The Foundation reached out to Durham & Raleigh City Governments in July 2015 to request that the cities officially proclaim August to be 'Black Philanthropy Month,' and both Mayor Bill Bell and Mayor Nancy McFarlane responded in favor. Black Philanthropy…

What’s Next for Collaboration?

In an opening session at the What Matters Community Luncheon, over 75 nonprofit leaders gathered to have a candid conversation about collaboration. We talked with Meredith Emmett of Third Space Studio to talk about some of the take-aways shared, and…

Giving Circles: Making a Collective Difference

An Interview with Adam Compton Why Giving Circles (as a philanthropic vehicle)? Giving circles are a vehicle that can allow young professionals to come together to make a large scale push that makes an impact, and have a seat at…

Arts nonprofits aim to increase access

Art of Cool Project, a Durham nonprofit formed in 2011 to provide jazz and build an audience for it, wants a physical home and a way to expand its audience, build its donor base and find corporate sponsors. American Dance…

Environmental grants to make long-term impact

The goal:  that people in Durham can someday jump into sections of Ellerbe Creek without worrying about what’s inside, and that they can experience nature in a safe way in their backyard.   “The impact on the community is long-term,”…

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