What We Do. Why It Matters.

Foundation For The Carolinas partnered with a number of remarkable people and organizations in 2009. We invite you to read the feature stories below to learn how your community foundation is working to enhance communities and improve lives through the power of philanthropy.

 Teacher's Planned Gift Saves Children's Programs
Ann Hendrix was once described as a “whiz bang” of a teacher. That colorful adjective also applies to the impact her estate gift is having, and will continue to have, in the arena that was her primary passion: teaching disadvantaged children to read. Read more>

 Salisbury Family Funds New Children's Theater
The town of Salisbury might look very different today were it not for the generosity and community spirit of the Norvell family. The new Norvell Theater in Salisbury, a state-of-the-art children’s theater, was created with a lead gift from the estate of Judy Norvell, along with gifts from the donor advised funds of her two sons.  Read more>
 Enhancing Sustainability for Arts Institutions
The Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust (GCCT), a supporting foundation of both Foundation For The Carolinas and the Arts & Science Council, serves as an important partner to many cultural organizations in our region. GCCT contributes to the ongoing success of Charlotte’s new Levine Center for the Arts ...  Read more>
 Project Identifies Key Cherokee County Issues 
A South Carolina-based regional affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, the Cherokee County Community Foundation (CCCF), supported an important piece of work in 2009. In partnership with other area organizations, CCCF initiated the Cherokee County Community Indicators Project ... Read more> 
 Piedmont Natural Gas Enhances Corporate Giving
Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation, a corporate foundation supported by Foundation For The Carolinas, awarded its first annual Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability grant to The Conservation Fund, under a new corporate philanthropy program designed by Foundation For The Carolinas. Read more>
 Employee Hardship Fund Lifts Family from Crisis
When Barry Booker's home was severely damaged by flooding, aid from Wells Fargo's WE Care Fund helped jump-start his family's rebuilding process. Read more>
 Focused Initiatives Create Impact in Community
The Center for Civic Leadership at Foundation For The Carolinas enjoyed a banner year in 2009, responding to demand from the community in a number of arenas. Among these efforts: driving initiatives to enable our nonprofit sector to become more stable and effective... Read more>
 Scholarship Recipient to Study at Cambridge
The Carolina Panthers' roster has no shortage of remarkable professional athletes. Off the field, the Panthers organization supports outstanding student athletes, such as Duke University graduate and soccer standout Jane Alukonis. Read more>

2009-2010 In Review


More than 1,800 attendees saw a glimpse of what Charlotte could look like in 2015 when Crossroads: The Movie debuted in February 2009.
More than 1,800 attendees saw a glimpse of what Charlotte could look like in 2015 when Crossroads: The Movie debuted in February 2009.