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.

Aiyana Lynch | Embracing Every Opportunity

A dedication and strong desire to succeed academically has been ingrained in Aiyana for as long as she can remember. She spent most of her life living in Elon, North Carolina due to her dad’s job, though most of her…

Curi Capital | Maximizing Impact

Professional advisors are important partners for Triangle Community Foundation. Without them, we would not have nearly the reach with prospective donors, and we are very appreciative of these relationships. Curi Capital CEO, Dimitri Eliopoulos and Senior Director of Family Office

LaToya King | Building Something Meaningful

For LaToya King, the Foundation’s Chief Operations Officer, the concept of philanthropy is intensely personal. LaToya grew up in Oakland, California, the child of a single mother who struggled financially and was on public assistance. At the time she didn’t…

Pupusas for Education | Closing the Opportunity Gap

Meet Jeymi and Cecilia, two young immigrant community organizers who have channeled their own experiences into building an organization for transformative community change. Since 2016, Pupusas for Education has been committed to closing the opportunity gap in access and affordability…

NC Congress of Latino Organizations | Addressing Systemic Issues in the Community

The NC Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) was established in 2002 as a nonpartisan statewide entity for Spanish-speaking families to unite and develop the leadership needed to effectively address systemic problems in their communities. Since inception NCCLO has partnered with…

IMC Gives Fund | Partnership in Action

Investors Management Corporation (IMC)—a privately held company that partners with organizations sharing a common ethos—believes in supporting and empowering people so they can thrive. This principle guides the company’s work with its current seven partner companies representing more than 50,000…

Rick Guirlinger | Ambassador and Investor

Past Triangle Community Foundation Board Chair and current Board member as chair of the Foundation Leadership Council, fundholder Rick Guirlinger with his wife Annette has been part of the Foundation’s family for almost half of its existence, and we couldn’t…

Rutina “Tina” Bailey | Becoming a Fierce Advocate

If you know Rutina “Tina” Bailey, you know she is a fierce advocate for nonprofits and is passionate about finding ways to help them thrive. If you had asked Tina at the beginning of her career what she expected in…

El Vínculo Hispano | A Safe Space for the Community

“Our community wants what everyone wants - a roof over their heads, to own a home, peace and safety in their communities, not to be discriminated against, access to opportunities, a good education, a good paying job, a driver’s license,

Jim Stewart | Living Life in the Arena

A person's place is in the arena, not in the grandstands.” - Jim Stewart, quoting his father, John S. “Shag” Stewart Jim Stewart’s father John (affectionately known as “Shag”) lived his life in the “arena,” as did his…

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