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

Empowering Through Education

Ask Dr. Umesh Gulati and his wife Usha for advice about living an impactful life, and they’re likely to say, “Have a conversation. Get to know someone.” Preferably someone who’s not like you. In their early years in the United States, the Gulatis were often faced with their uniqueness. In … 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

A Family Commitment to Change

How much is enough? That question stuck in Dave’s mind after participating in a JustFaith group at his church, where they met once a week to learn about major issues like hunger, poverty, racism, immigration, and more. He started adding up all of the birthday, anniversary, and holiday gifts that … Continued

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 Mutual Savings and Loan, served as the core of the … Continued