2019 Emily K Center Annual Report

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OUR MISSION The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a college access hub in Durham, North Carolina, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Through broader facility partnerships, thousands of additional students and community members use the Center as a place to convene, learn, and grow.

game-changing Progress

2019 can best be described as a year of progress. Progress within our programs. Progress for the Game Changer Campaign. Progress toward our goal of empowering all Durham students to chart their own paths to college. Our Scholars to College graduating seniors have a lot to be proud of. These 34 students received 192 acceptances to 70 different colleges and universities and were awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships and grants to the schools they are attending. In its third year of operation, the Game Plan: College program enjoyed tremendous growth. By the year’s end, Game Plan: College served nearly 2,000 Durham high school students and delivered college access workshops in every public high school in Durham. A growing partnership with Durham Public Schools helped fuel this progress, and we’re excited to reach even more students in the year ahead. We are also making tremendous progress in the Game Changer Campaign. We’re enhancing our programs, expanding our facility by adding classrooms for students and staff, and growing our endowment to ensure that we can execute our mission well into the future. These represent significant steps for us, and we finished the second year of the campaign with $12.5 million raised toward our $15 million goal. We now enter the final year of the campaign with incredible momentum thanks to committed donors and supporters like you. As thrilled as we are with the progress made in 2019, we can’t stop there. We have lofty goals for Game Plan: College, we’re expanding support for our college students from two to four years, and we’re building in more robust socio-emotional support within our K to College programming. A strong finish to the campaign is fundamental to these commitments and to those we take on in the years to come. The future at the Emily K Center looks bright and we have you to thank for that. Thank you for a great 2019. Thank you for continuing to be a game changer for the Center and our students.

Warmly, Mike Krzyzewski Chair of the Board

Adam Eigenrauch Executive Director



Pioneer Scholars ensures that elementary and middle school students are building academic skills, achieving in school, and laying the foundation for future college success.

Pioneer Scholars served


in the 2018-2019 school year. Through work in small groups with a certified educator and dedicated volunteers, students build core math and literacy skills. Students combat summer learning loss and pursue project-based learning during Summer Scholars. From creating obstacle courses for robots to writing their own fairy tales, students learn in fun and hands-on ways.


of Pioneer Scholars students are on track to meet college readiness benchmarks in English and 78% are on track in math, compared to 73% and 52% of their peers, respectively.


of Pioneer Scholars students participate in extracurricular activities at their schools or in the community.


of Pioneer Scholars students state that getting good grades is important to them.

SCHOLARS to COLLEGE Scholars to College ensures that high school students challenge themselves academically and personally and explore their unique leadership potential, ultimately becoming high school seniors who are scholarship-eligible, college-ready, and admissible to a range of colleges and universities.

Students are matched with a College Readiness Counselor who they meet with regularly to make sure they are staying on track, meeting college readiness benchmarks, and discovering their own distinct interests and goals.

Scholars to College served


in the 2018-2019 school year. To help prepare them for college, seniors participate in Mock Interview Night and practice their interview skills with volunteers. All students attend Career Exploration Night and have a chance to meet local professionals and learn more about a variety of career paths.


of Scholars to College students report participating in activities that will help them prepare for a career through programming at the Emily K Center. Only 37% report that they participate in career exploration activities through their schools.


of Scholars to College students are engaged in leadership activities in their schools and community, averaging 6.7 hours of participation each week.


of Scholars to College students report they plan to pursue a college degree; 54% plan to pursue an advanced degree beyond Bachelor’s.

Scholars ON CAMPUS Scholars on Campus ensures that Scholars to College alumni are prepared for higher education by providing a supportive bridge to the college transition. Through intensive workshops and advising, students enter college able to identify and connect to the campus resources that are critical to their ongoing success and receive academic, financial aid, and career advising throughout their first two years of college.

Before arriving on campus, students participate in an overnight retreat with fellow first-year students, covering topics designed to help them navigate their first semester on campus.

Students are visited on campus by a Center staff member during their first year at school. Staff help troubleshoot issues and get a good idea of how each student is settling in to his or her new campus environment.

Scholars on Campus served


in the 2018-2019 school year.


of Scholars on Campus students are first generation college students.


of Scholars on Campus students are enrolled at four-year colleges or universities.


of Scholars on Campus students persisted from year one to year two (vs. a 73% persistence rate nationally), and 86% of students persisted from year two to year three.



Thanks to a robust and growing partnership with Durham Public Schools, the Game Plan: College team was able to hold workshops in each of Durham’s public high schools.

Game Plan: College provides college information and individualized advising to Durham high school students to ensure they have the knowledge and support necessary to apply to and enroll in college.

Game Plan: College served


in the 2018-2019 school year.

The college access services Game Plan: College provides are aligned with all of the critical milestones required for choosing, applying to, and enrolling in a best-fit postsecondary option. Interactive workshops are designed to increase students’ knowledge about what it takes to get to college and educate attendees on the value of pursuing education beyond high school.


of Durham Public Schools high school students were served by Game Plan: College this year.


On average, students reported a 25% increase in knowledge and confidence in the areas of college access discussed during Game Plan: College workshops and activities.


of public high schools in Durham were served by Game Plan: College this year.

MAYMarch One of the best days of the year at the Center, the annual May March event brings together all of our students and serves as a celebration of both our graduating high school seniors and the many students in our K to College programs. Families gather in our gym to watch their students file in by class, with our seniors walking in last dressed in full cap and gown. This is one of the few times that our youngest and oldest students are together. Our elementary schoolers can look at the 12th graders and realize that they too can announce their own college decisions one day.

Awards celebrating academics, leadership, and character are announced during the program. Each senior also takes the stage to share his or her college decision and accept a sweatshirt representing the chosen school from Coach K.

A COMMUNITY Resource While our academic and college access programming is the heart of the Center, we want our space to be a resource for the community as well. Each year, more than 50 other organizations and community groups use our facility to hold meetings or events. These Facility Partners help expand our reach while allowing others to further their missions at little to no cost.

We host summer basketball and drama camps for our students and other interested community members. From developing basketball fundamentals to staging a full-scale musical production in just ten days, the campers have fun and stay busy.

Together, we closed out a strong second year of the three-year Game Changer Campaign, with $12.5 million raised toward our $15 million goal. The Game Changer Campaign will provide funding to support our operations and enhance our programming, expand our physical space with a 7,500 square foot addition, and grow our endowment to ensure that our programs will be here to serve Durham students for years to come. We are in a great position heading into the final year of our campaign thanks to you!

$12.5 million has been raised toward our $15 million goal.

$2.2 million has been raised toward the 7,500 square foot building expansion. Naming opportunities are still available!

Six new endowed scholarships have been created at the Center since the start of the campaign.

Campaign gifts have supported important work at the Center and have helped provide the funding to expand Game Plan: College and provide needed socio-emotional support services for students.

15M 12.5M




NAMING OPPORTUNITIES are still available!

The 7,500 square foot addition to our facility will dramatically enhance the way we provide our programming. With the addition of classroom spaces, one-on-one advising rooms, meeting rooms, a student lounge, and staff offices, we will increase our amount of usable program space by approximately 75 percent. We are excited to break ground on the expansion in the spring of 2020.


Leadership Donors

The success of the Game Changer Campaign depends on the leadership and support of numerous individuals and organizations. The businesses, foundations, and people listed below have committed themselves to the Game Changer Campaign, and we are grateful for their support. The following donors have given or committed $50,000 or more to the Game Changer Campaign as of June 30, 2019, through a single gift or multi-year pledge. $500,000+ Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Cynthia and Dave King

Mickie and Mike Krzyzewski Susan Sabiston

$100,000 - $499,999 Laura and John Barker Cindy Teeters and Randy Chen Jane and Tom Dimmig EmergeOrtho Evelyn D. Schmidt Charitable Trust Lisa and Robert Fernandez Tammy and Dan Ford Fox Family Foundation, Inc. F.M. Kirby Foundation

Barbara and Joel Marcus Rita and Gerry Musante NABC Foundation Max J. and Winnie S. Rosenshein Foundation RTI International Nancy Seaman and Alan Schwartz Michelle and Steve Serck Patrice and Chris Sobecki Susan and Jim Yuschak

$50,000 - $99,999 Michelle and David Beischer Melanie and Jeff Fox Dale and Wayne Holden Kyrie Irving Scott Kindrick

Bobby Kotick Amy and Matt Levy Randi Lyders Oak Foundation

Named Endowment Funds

Center-Level Sponsor

Goldblatt Family Scholarship Jesse Itzler Endowed Scholarship Marcus Family Scholarship Mike Cragg Scholarship Robert and Lisa Fernandez Scholarship


Sobecki Family Scholarship

OUR Supporters We are tremendously grateful for the support of the following individuals, foundations, and corporations. Their generosity has allowed the Center to provide life-changing programs and services for Durham students. This list acknowledges annual fund gifts of $1,000 or more given between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. If you find an error, please contact the Center at 919-680-0308 or connect@emilyk.org. For a full list of Center donors, please visit gamechanger.emilyk.org/progress. Leadership Circle $25,000+

Duke Energy Foundation

Byron Hargett

Kathi and Steve Eason

Holly and Aaron Hollar

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Evelyn D. Schmidt Charitable Trust

JWB Advisory Partners LLC

Laura and John Barker

Erica Daza and Alejandro Fernandez

Stefanie and Doug Kahn

Brenda Brodie

Fox Family Foundation, Inc.

Amy and Chico Kurzawski

Coastal Credit Union Foundation

Sandy and Steve Frasher

Randi Lyders

Jane and Tom Dimmig

The Grable Foundation

Jill and Brian Matticola


Alice and Trig Horton

Lauren and Jeff Miller

Lisa and Robert Fernandez

Martha and Bruce Karsh

Morgan Creek Foundation

Tammy and Dan Ford

Leadership Team Development, Inc.

Ann and Marty Murphy

Melanie and Jeff Fox

The Mary A. and John M. McCarthy Foundation

Pappas Capital

Victoria and Justin Gmelich

Robin and Mark Prak

Betsy and Barry Pea

Joseph Healey

Ann and Charlie Sanders

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Dale and Wayne Holden

Hanna and Scott Sanoff

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Alice and Ed Howard

Daneen and Charlie Stiefel

Anne Shotton

Billy Hult

Laurey Barnett and Brian Treiger

SMT, Inc.

Kyrie Irving

Jane and Kevin White

Kathy and Jim Tobin

Cynthia and Dave King

Pam and Larry Winters

Stacey and Mark Yusko

F.M. Kirby Foundation

Nastaran and Brian Wise

Mickie and Mike Krzyzewski Amy and Matt Levy Barbara and Joel Marcus Rita and Gerry Musante Nike, Inc. Max J. and Winnie S. Rosenshein Foundation RTI International Susan Sabiston Nancy Seaman and Alan Schwartz Michelle and Steve Serck Patrice and Chris Sobecki Susan and Jim Yuschak

Visionary $10,000 - $24,999

Champion $5,000 - $9,999

Benefactor $2,500 - $4,999 Zena and Ben Alman

Elizabeth and Mack Aldridge

Laura and Alex Angle

Bank of America Private Bank

Marian and Rob Bergdolt

George Bodenheimer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Lisa Cleary Brown and Rick Brown

David Boardman

Susan and Mike Bundy

Jim Bowman

C. M. Herndon Foundation

Mary Lee and Rich Brown

Kanika and Jeff Capel

Blakely and Matt Cunningham

Robin and Jim Carey

Jenny and Brian Dougherty

Couch Oil Company of Durham, Inc.

E. A. Morris Charitable Foundation

Theresa and Tim Dilley

Caroline and Dan Ferris

Anne and Adrian Dollard

Fidelity Investments

Duke Health

Alaina and Keith Fournier

AlphaMed Cancer Foundation

Duke Neurosurgery

Elizabeth Bullitt and Allan Friedman

Cynthia and Marvin Barnes

Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

Olive and Lew Greenwald

Michelle and David Beischer

Sarah and Mike Dunleavy

Nancy and Don Grigg

Barbara and Joe Collie

Brandie Fintchre

Kristian Heugh

James Crichton

Kristyn Ford

Svati Shah and Patrick Hranitzky

Kathy and Jim Dahl

Tona and Peter Gilmer

Jeanie and Bob Ingram

Joanne and David Dellaero

Laura and Gerard Hall

Patti and Kevin Kennedy

Kennon Craver, PLLC

Fulbright & Fulbright CPA, PA

Ann and Dean Taylor

Ellen and Doug Lowey

Genevia and Edward Fulbright

Triangle Springs Hospital

Denise and Bob McCarthy

Laura and Brett Gilbert

True Blue Volunteer Crew

Margy and Mike McCormick

Candy Blau and Mike Graime

Jana and Kirk Wagenseller

Michelle and Brad McKee

Anne and RJ Grissinger

Anne and Scott Walker

Meredith and Mark Nathan

Susan Damico and David Hackett

Elizabeth and Adam Wanee

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Peggy and Marc Hafer

Alice Lockhart and Tom White

Ann Reed and John Paat

Karen Rabenau and David Harpole

Debbie and Carlyle White

Packaging Corporation of America

DeAnne and Jon Hays

Betsy and Palmer Williams

Zeb Pirzada

Jewelsmith, Inc.

Susan and Eric Wiseman

Kimberly and Jay Quinn

Joanne Johnson

Erica and Matt Wolf

Rotary Club of Southwest Durham

M.P. and D.M. Jordan

Lynne and Michael Wolitzer

Julie and Mark Schmitz

John King

Jeanette and Don Yaeger

Kelly and Eric Seidel

Lois Klauder

Jamie and Chris Spatola

Raya and Clif Knight

Renee and Devon Wilkins

Pat and John Koskinen

Griselle Woodward

Diane Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi

Advocate $1,000 - $2,499 Wes Allen Vincent Asaro Laura and Todd Baird Larry Ballas Robin Barefoot Janet and Mark Bettger Sarah and Chris Bingaman Lane and Jon Blank Jason Blust DiAnn and Mike Borasky Wendy Brooks and Gus Borda Kelley Bremer Cenplex Building Services Cindy Teeters and Randy Chen Lori and Stewart Coates Joan and Jerry Colangelo Kim and Chris Collins Russel Cook County of Durham Sharon and Larry Crane Holly and Kevin Cullen Heather and Patrick Cummings DEBLIN, INC. Brenda and Dan Devin Stacy and John Dombrosky Deborah Becker and Bob Drake Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Jenny and Adam Eigenrauch Jessica and Chip Engelland Eno Ventures, LLC Sonny Falcone Julie Fritz and Bill Farley Missy and Clif Flintom Mary Ann and Herbert Fuchs

Bethany Lee Grace and Kenneth Lee

Gifts In Kind and Pro Bono Services (Estimated value of $1,000+)

Brad Lewis

BB&T Branch Banking & Trust Co.

Beth and Leland Little

Bronto Software

Owen Littman

Cisco Systems

Reggie Love

Duke University Athletics

Kevin Marchetti

Duke University Men’s Basketball

Jennifer and Jeremy Mario

Kathi and Steve Eason

Joanne and John McCallie

Greg Hill

Ann and David Merin

IBM Corporation

Alissa and Justin Miles

JAB Produce

Mary Ann and Moe Mlynski

Leadership Team Development, Inc.

moss+ross, LLC


Cindy and Brendan Moylan

Marjorie and Russell Newman

Thelma and Jim Mueller

Nike, Inc.

Lynn McMahon and Garry Munson

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Sue and Lee Noel

The Refectory Cafe

Brandon Pike

RTI International

Janie and Jim Pittman

Nancy Seaman and Alan Schwartz

Sara and Dave Pottenger

SMT, Inc.

Ciara Connolly and Nicholas Potter

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Chad Price

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Anuja and Debu Purohit Harriet and Garrett Putman Thomas Rao Kim and Ashok Reddy Jennifer and Dee Riley Pauline and Bill Robinson Judy and Neil Robinson Lee and Steve Sachs Pokey and Bill Schiff Lisa and Aaron Schmidt Bill Schwitter Stormy Scott Emily Sheridan Allison Smitten Lisa Ho and Paul Suhocki BJ and Steve Suttle



The Center is committed to transparency, responsible financial stewardship, and long-term sustainability. Detailed financial statements are available on our website.

FUNDING SOURCES General Contributions .................... $1,902,613 Building Fund Contributions ............. $811,143 Endowment Fund Contributions ... $1,250,433 In-kind Contributions ........................... $86,911 Rental and Program Income ............... $79,997 Investment Income ............................ $234,491 Total 2018-19 Income .................. $4,365,588


Individuals 52% Corporations 20% Foundations 13% Events 13% Programs and Rentals 2%

EXPENSES Programming ................................... $1,931,931 Fundraising .......................................... $383,413 Management and General ................ $183,913 Total Expenses ............................. $2,499,257

OTHER NET ASSETS Operating Fund and Reserves ....$3,008,437 Maintenance Reserve ..................... $401,942 Building Fund ............................... $1,303,796 Endowment Funds ...................... $4,917,065

Scholars to College 35% Pioneer Scholars 28% Facility Partners 18% Game Plan: College 11% Scholars on Campus 8%


Board of Directors Mike Krzyzewski, Chair and Founder Duke University

Barbara Collie Community Volunteer

Joel Marcus Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Jamie K. Spatola, Vice Chair Author

Dana Corcoran, Ex Officio Immaculata Catholic School

Joshua Mbanusi Harvard MBA Student

Barry Pea, Secretary Attorney

Jane Dimmig Community Volunteer

Susan Sabiston Community Volunteer

Brandie Fintchre, Treasurer First Citizens Bank

Diane Evia-Lanevi The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students

Adam Eigenrauch, Executive Director Emily K Center

Genevia Gee Fulbright Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA

Sanyin Siang Duke University’s Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics

Vincent Asaro LeFrak

Jazmin Garcia Smith Durham Academy

Robin Barefoot Triangle Community Foundation

Luis Hernandez Lenovo

Michelle Beischer Community Volunteer

E. Wayne Holden RTI International

Dorothy C. Browne Educational Consultant

David P. King LabCorp

Nolan Smith Duke University Queron Smith The Redwoods Group Jim Tobin Ignite Social Media Christopher VanHaight, Ex Officio Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a registered 501(c)(3) and is wholly donor funded. Photography and images thanks to Eric Atkinson, Cary Brege, Emily K Center staff, Lizet Hernandez, Adam Jennings, Megan Mendenhall, Something Blue Photography, and Vines Architecture.