A Region Responds

 

Author James Surowiecki delivered the keynote address at the Foundation’s 2009 Annual Meeting. Click here listen to his remarks and watch our annual meeting presentation.

The theme for Foundation For The Carolinas’ 2008-2009 Report to the Community, “A Region Responds,” was inspired by the generosity of individuals, organizations and foundations in our region who responded to increasing economic hardship with a true philanthropic spirit.

It also echoes the thought-provoking message delivered by author James Surowiecki, keynote speaker at the Foundation’s annual meeting earlier this year. His book, The Wisdom of Crowds, inspires us to draw on collective wisdom found in our community built on the strength of diversity. Click here listen to his remarks and watch our annual meeting presentation.

Foundation For The Carolinas’ Report to the Community is published annually. Within these pages we invite you to read remarkable stories of activities and initiatives made possible by generous donors throughout our region.

Click on the links or the photographs below to read more.

 Critical Need Response Fund Warms Communities
The economic downturn in the fall of 2008 brought an unprecedented increase in human services needs throughout our region. In response to the growing crisis, Foundation For The Carolinas established a Critical Need Response Fund. Read more>

 A Glimpse Into Charlotte's Future 
More than 1,800 attendees saw a glimpse of what Charlotte could look like in 2015 when Crossroads Charlotte: The Movie debuted in February 2009 to a sell-out audience. Read more>

 Levines Set New Standard in Giving
Sandra and Leon Levine are among North Carolina’s leading philanthropists. Together, the Levines oversee The Leon Levine Foundation, which has granted millions of dollars to multiple worthy causes since inception. Read more>

 New Legislation Aides Nonprofit Organizations
Foundation ForThe Carolinas manages numerous endowment funds. When the financial market declined in the fall of 2008, the endowment funds were not immune to market changes.  Read more>

 Pioneering Steps on Carolina Thread Trail
The Carolina Thread Trail will be a 500-mile network of greenways connecting 15 counties and 2.3 million people, linking the region’s diverse resources, cultures and economies. Read more>


 

2008-2009 In Review

 

In January 2008, Foundation for the Carolinas launched the Center for Civic Leadership.
In January 2008, Foundation for the Carolinas launched the Center for Civic Leadership.