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.
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 Bachelorâ€™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 Durhamâ€™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 studentsâ€™ 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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com. For a full list of Center donors, please visit gamechanger.emilyk.org/progress. Leadership Circle $25,000+
Duke Energy Foundation
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
Fox Family Foundation, Inc.
Amy and Chico Kurzawski
Coastal Credit Union Foundation
Sandy and Steve Frasher
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
Victoria and Justin Gmelich
Robin and Mark Prak
Betsy and Barry Pea
Ann and Charlie Sanders
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Dale and Wayne Holden
Hanna and Scott Sanoff
Ruthâ€™s Chris Steak House
Alice and Ed Howard
Daneen and Charlie Stiefel
Laurey Barnett and Brian Treiger
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
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Lisa Cleary Brown and Rick Brown
Susan and Mike Bundy
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
Alaina and Keith Fournier
AlphaMed Cancer Foundation
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
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
Susan and Eric Wiseman
Kimberly and Jay Quinn
Erica and Matt Wolf
Rotary Club of Southwest Durham
M.P. and D.M. Jordan
Lynne and Michael Wolitzer
Julie and Mark Schmitz
Jeanette and Don Yaeger
Kelly and Eric Seidel
Jamie and Chris Spatola
Raya and Clif Knight
Renee and Devon Wilkins
Pat and John Koskinen
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+)
BB&T Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Beth and Leland Little
Duke University Athletics
Duke University Menâ€™s Basketball
Jennifer and Jeremy Mario
Kathi and Steve Eason
Joanne and John McCallie
Ann and David Merin
Alissa and Justin Miles
Mary Ann and Moe Mlynski
Leadership Team Development, Inc.
Cindy and Brendan Moylan
Marjorie and Russell Newman
Thelma and Jim Mueller
Lynn McMahon and Garry Munson
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Sue and Lee Noel
The Refectory Cafe
Janie and Jim Pittman
Nancy Seaman and Alan Schwartz
Sara and Dave Pottenger
Ciara Connolly and Nicholas Potter
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
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
SOURCES OF INCOME
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 Universityâ€™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.
2019 Emily K Center Annual Report