What Matters: A Thriving Community

Raleigh Convention Center | Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Opening Sessions 10 a.m. | Lunch Program 12 Noon

Can you imagine what this region would look like if everyone were thriving? We believe that everyone should be able to thrive, but inequitable barriers and other factors like a growing poverty rate, opportunity gaps in education, and more, stand in the way for many in our community. Even as the Triangle continues to top “best of” lists, not all people are able to grow, move forward, or flourish. How can we work together to tackle the root causes of these issues and make real change for our region? Join us for What Matters: A Thriving Community, as we discuss and explore what’s possible from other communities engaged in this meaningful work.

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About What Matters

What Matters is the Foundation’s annual community luncheon that gathers people from all sectors in our Triangle region to learn about and address key community issues. What Matters attracts more than 500 leaders who are dedicated to making our community great for everyone.  The day begins with dynamic morning workshops topically chosen that relate to the year’s theme. These opening sessions are led by community experts and Foundation partners, and provide an opportunity for additional dialogue and education. Each year, Triangle Community Foundation brings engaging keynote speakers to What Matters, to speak about the topic in ways relevant to our community, offer insight on solutions to key challenges, and inspire action going forward. During the luncheon the Foundation presents philanthropic awards focused on the game-changing work of two deserving community members. The Legacy Award recognizes individuals who have supported our community by providing vital service to the Foundation, while the Catalyst Award recognizes engaged, visionary donors whose dedication has made – or is making – a significant impact in our community. Event proceeds support the Foundation’s Fund for the Triangle, which provides funding for Our Focus in the arts, community development, environmental conservation, and youth literacy.

For more information about past speakers and topics, please click here.