OUR / MISSION The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-proďŹ t organization that serves as a collegeaccess hub in Durham, North Carolina, propelling academically-focused, lowincome 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 interested 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.
WHAT A YEAR
YOU ARE A GAME CHANGER FOR DURHAM YOUTH At the Emily Krzyzewski Center, we are dedicated to helping Durham students achieve their dreams of earning a college degree. We opened the Center 12 years ago with a belief in the talent and potential of our local students and the confidence that a shared commitment and hard work could make those dreams come true. Our dedication to this belief in Durham youth inspired us to launch a three-year, $15 million comprehensive fundraising campaign for the Center this year. The Game Changer campaign is an investment in the Center’s future, and we couldn’t embark on this new chapter without you. Your support through the campaign helps us enhance our programs, expand the size of the Center, and bolster our sustainability through a permanent endowment. The success of our efforts to help students gain entry to and succeed in college motivated the launch of the campaign. This year has served to affirm our confidence in our K to College and Game Plan: College programs. The 28 seniors in the Class of 2018 received 172 acceptances to 68 different colleges and earned more than
$3 million in award dollars to the schools they will be attending. Additionally, 75 percent of their college costs will be covered without loans, and six seniors received full scholarships. Our open access program Game Plan: College completed its second full year of programming, extending our reach to hundreds of additional Durham high school students through workshops and college advising sessions. We had the highest enrollment ever in our elementary and middle school program, Pioneer Scholars, with 92 students engaged in academic enrichment programming. What a year it has been! We are grateful for what we’ve accomplished together and excited for all that’s ahead for the Center. Thank you for your support– you are a true Game Changer for our students. Warmly,
Chair of the Board
GAME CHANGER CAMPAIGN On May 30, 2018, with the Emily K Center as his backdrop, Coach K formally announced the launch of our three-year, $15 million Game Changer comprehensive fundraising campaign. We are proud of all that the Center has accomplished since opening in 2006, and the Game Changer campaign capitalizes on our past success while recognizing that there is much to be done for the future. In North Carolina, only one in five low-income students will go on to enroll in college. For Durham County, this means that 5,500 of our 7,000 lowincome students will not go on to pursue a college degree. Our programs are designed to address these disparities and help students succeed. The Game Changer campaign is an important investment in the Center’s future -- and in Durham’s. The Game Changer campaign will build on the strong program foundation that exists at the Center and will provide funding to support operations and enhance our core programs, expand the footprint of the Center to provide much needed classroom and advising space, and ensure our long-term sustainability. As of June 30, 2018, we have raised approximately $8.5 million toward our goal which includes a generous gift from the Krzyzewski family and marks their largest, single philanthropic contribution ever. The enthusiasm for the Game Changer campaign is exciting and continues to build. Follow campaign progress and learn how you can be a Game Changer at gamechanger.emilyk.org.
“Without the Emily K Center, I would not be going to college. I really mean it when I say that. I know how much Emily K has done for me, and I am excited about the future of the Center because I know how much it can change the lives of other students too.” -Cinthia, Scholars to College Class of 2018 and campaign launch speaker
Empower students on their path to college:
Programming constitutes 80 percent of our annual to continue providing the life-changing college access programming we are known for while also evaluating and implementing new initiatives. New initiatives in progress or under consideration include an increased
operating budget and this funding will enable the Center
focus on college persistence, the development of a more formal socio-emotional support system for students, and the creation of modest college savings accounts for elementary and middle schoolers.
Equip the Center to serve students better:
As the Center has grown from serving 38 students in its first year to nearly 500 today, we have adapted
our physical space to meet daily needs. With plans to keep growing the number of students we serve, additional space is a pressing issue. A new 4,500 square foot addition to the Center will be designed with the specific needs of college-access programs in mind and will provide needed classroom space and areas for quiet study and one-on-one advising.
Encourage Durham youth for years to come:
Emily Krzyzewski inspired her young son Michael to change the trajectory of his life and the life of his family. As we strive to inspire Durham students in the same way, the Generations Endowment Fund honors Coach Kâ€™s vision for helping academically-focused, low-income students achieve their college dreams -- just as his mother did for him. This fund will ensure operational stability and a bright future for Durham students for generations to come.
dream big, work hard, demonstrate character, and
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS Our core elementary and middle school program, Pioneer Scholars, ensures that elementary and middle school students are building academic skills, achieving in school, and laying the foundation for future college success. This year, we served 92 students in Pioneer Scholars – our highest enrollment ever. Eighty-eight percent of Pioneer Scholars students will be the first in their families to attend college.
During the school year, students work in small groups with an average of six students with a certified educator and a team of volunteers as they build core skills in math and literacy. On any given day, you will likely find students engrossed in a book, working on long division, researching a new subject, or creating a model of the solar system.
Pioneer Scholars Educator
“Being in a smaller group, you can reach students in a different way. I want the kids to build more confidence academically. I like seeing how they can be curious and research things. My third grade students grew a lot last year, building each other up and working together. The Emily K Center builds bridges and creates this community of positivity within Durham.”
RESULTS Students on track to meet college readiness benchmarks
74% For three weeks each summer, we welcome our students as well as other local elementary and middle schoolers to the Center for basketball and drama camps. It’s non-stop action during camp weeks, with a tournament closing out basketball camp and a fully-staged musical production wrapping up the two weeks of drama camp. This year’s production of Shrek, Jr. was another spectacular show.
Designed to help prevent summer learning loss and allow students to build on the gains they made during the academic year, Summer Scholars is a four-week, project-based program for Pioneer Scholars students. During Summer Scholars, students work in small groups and rotate through math, literacy, STEM, and teambuilding sessions.
English Pioneer Scholors
Math National Average
of Pioneer Scholars students say they plan to go to college.
Pioneer Scholars 3rd Grader
“My favorite thing I’ve done at Emily K is when we learned about how you digest food. We drew a human and we got to draw all of their organs. It was pretty cool. The words that describe Emily K to me are head start. At the Emily K Center I learn, and when I go to school I am able to learn even more and be ahead.”
90% of students showed either average or high growth in reading on the ACT Aspire
7 of 10
students participated in extracurricular activities in their schools or communities.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS We offer two programs for high school students at the Emily K Center â€“ our enrollment-based Scholars to College program and our open-access program, Game Plan: College. Scholars to College ensures that high school students challenge themselves academically and personally, ultimately becoming graduating seniors who are scholarship-eligible and college-ready. This year, 125 students were enrolled in Scholars to College. 75 percent of students in this program will be the first in their families to attend college. Game Plan: College provides information and advice to any interested Durham high school student, ensuring that they have the knowledge and support necessary to apply and enroll in college. The goal of the program is to increase the college enrollment and success rates of low-income students in Durham, ultimately changing the long-term economic outcomes for these students and their families. This year, Game Plan: College served 182 students in workshops and one-on-one advising sessions.
Game Plan: College continued to expand the reach of the Center in its second year. Through workshops and advising sessions focused on building a college list, writing college essays, and completing college admissions and financial aid applications, Durham high school students were able to learn more about the steps needed to get to college.
Enrichment activities are an important part of the curriculum for our Scholars to College students. From spending a day volunteering in the community to getting out in nature in partnership with the Natural Park Trust, itâ€™s important to us that students have diverse experiences. This philosophy continues into the summer with students exploring a variety of summer enrichment experiences which included everything from studying biodiversity in the Leeward Islands to learning more about creative writing, entrepreneurship, and filmmaking right here in Durham this year.
At weekly Curriculum Nights, students build skills and gain knowledge that will help them become the best college candidates they can be. Through community partnerships, we host annual Mock Interview and Career Exploration Nights designed to help students gain practical experience and firsthand knowledge that will serve them well during their high school and college careers. Students also spend time engaged in team building activities which help develop soft skills such as collaboration, leadership, and communication.
DREW, Volunteer Tutor
“The Center is amazing. It provides kids with all of the resources they need to achieve success in school, college, and life. I began volunteering as a math tutor during my junior year at Duke, and my favorite memories are of watching students suddenly realize that a concept makes sense. I never gave straight answers to the students - to their occasional disappointment. Instead, I asked them questions that would put them on the path toward finding the right answer. It’s very gratifying to see the smile on their face when a concept finally clicks.”
CRYSTAL, Scholars to College Student
unweighted Scholars to College average GPA
Scholars to College students took an average of
AP, IB, honors, or dual-enrollment courses throughout high school.
of Scholars to College students participated in leadership activities in their schools or communities, spending an average of
“All throughout high school the Emily K Center has been there for me. They supported me. I don’t know what I would do without the Center. Looking back, the accomplishments that I’ve had were because they opened so many doors for me. I had the opportunity to attend Duke neuroscience and clinical psychology camps during the summers. I am now at UNC majoring in psychology with a minor in Spanish, and I plan to be a Physician Assistant.”
6.7 hrs per week engaged in leadership activities.
COLLEGE PROGRAMS Many students who complete Scholars to College enroll in Scholars on Campus as they transition to life on a college campus. The Scholars on Campus program ensures that students successfully transition to higher education by supporting their academic and campus engagement, career planning, and financial responsibility during their first two years in college. This year, 43 students participated in Scholars on Campus. Our students’ first-year persistence rate of 87% is almost 15 points higher than the national average. In addition, our alumni serve as mentors to our younger students, ambassadors and interns for the Center, and leaders in their communities.
RESULTS An average of
of students’ college expenses were covered by scholarships and grants.
of second year Scholars on Campus students have made a firm decision to enter a certain occupation and plan to continue in their major.
Our Scholars on Campus students have the chance to participate in an overnight retreat before they head off to college for their first year. This retreat is designed to help ease the transition to campus by covering relevant topics like advocating for yourself in the classroom, connecting to campus resources, dealing with a difficult roommate, practical budgeting, and more. A Center staff member visits students on their college campus during their first year. This is a great chance to check in with the student and see how he or she is adjusting to life on campus and troubleshoot any issues that may have arisen.
Scholars on Campus
“The Center is always there if I ever need anything. It’s about relationships. Emily K staff visited me on campus my freshman year. I was also excited to come home to speak to the current high school students over winter break and share my experience navigating being a first-generation college student. Now in my second year at the Oxford College at Emory, I am an RA and am using what I’ve learned to help the new freshmen. I hope to double major in economics and American Studies with a goal of pursuing graduate work that will help me be a voice for the voiceless.”
This year marked a new and exciting chapter for the Center through the launch of the Game Changer campaign. As we have embarked on this multi-year fundraising campaign, we have been energized by the renewed generosity of our supporters. The past year has been a record year in many ways as our community came together to contribute to the future of the Center and our work on behalf of Durham students. The following are a few of the many demonstrations of support that we received in the first year of our campaign. We are excited and grateful for the progress of the campaign in year one but know the best is yet to come! We hope you’ll join us through your support and help us serve even more families in the coming years.
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS The Emily K Center received more than $8.5 million in donations and commitments in 2017-2018 – making this our best fundraising year to date!
We received gifts to support specific initiatives that allowed us to upgrade our IT infrastructure, launch a new mental health program, and install all new LED lighting in the building.
EmergeOrtho became our first ever “CenterLevel Sponsor” through a multiyear sponsorship in support of the Center.
$1.2 million was committed toward expanding the Center’s physical space. That means we are almost halfway to what we need to add an extra 4,500 square feet of space dedicated to student programs.
DONOR SPOTLIGHT “When my wife Lisa and I were approached about the Game Changer campaign, participating was an easy decision for us. We both come from wonderful parents who did not have the means and access to go to college. As first-generation college students ourselves, we understand the difference that education can make, and it was the utmost priority for us to provide that opportunity to our children. Establishing the Robert and Lisa Fernandez Scholarship at the Center allows us to try and do the same for other young people.” Robert Fernandez, Center Scholarship Donor
ENCOURAGE AND EQUIPÇ
CHANGING THE GAME
ENCOURAGE AND EQUIPÇ
CAMPAIGN 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, 2018 through a single gift or multi-year pledge.
$500,000+ Cynthia and Dave King Mickie and Mike Krzyzewski Susan Sabiston
$100,000 – $499,999 Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. 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 Rita and Gerry Musante NABC Foundation Michelle and Steve Serck Susan and Jim Yuschak
$50,000 – $99,999 Michelle and David Beischer Dale and Wayne Holden Bobby Kotick Max J. and Winnie S. Rosenshein Foundation Oak Foundation RTI International
Named Endowment Funds The following endowed funds have been pledged or established as of June 30, 2018.
Jesse Itzler Endowed Scholarship Robert and Lisa Fernandez Scholarship
Center-Level Sponsor EmergeOrtho
CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP Steering Committee Jane Dimmig, Campaign Co-Chair E. Wayne Holden, Campaign Co-Chair David P. King Susan Sabiston Jamie Spatola Jim Tobin
Honorary Committee Alan Schwartz, Chair Brenda Brodie Grant Hill Bob Ingram Ashok Varadhan
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, 2017, and June 30, 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of Center donors, please visit gamechanger.emilyk.org/progress.
Shannon and David Murphy
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
RBC Wealth Management
Michelle and Steve Serck
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Square 1/Pacific Western Bank
Patrice and Chris Sobecki
Laura and John Barker
Daneen and Charlie Stiefel
Kathy and Jim Tobin
Cindy Teeters and Randy Chen
Jane and Kevin White
Triangle Community Foundation
Evelyn D. Schmidt Charitable Trust
Pam and Larry Winters
F.M. Kirby Foundation
Susan and Jim Yuschak
Carol and Jack Walker
Tammy and Dan Ford Melanie and Jeff Fox Dale and Wayne Holden
Nastaran and Brian Wise
Elizabeth and Mack Aldridge
Mickie and Mike Krzyzewski
Stacie and Dan Allen
AlphaMed Cancer Foundation
8 Rivers Capital
Ellen and Doug Lowey
Laura and Alex Angle
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Max J. and Winnie S. Rosenshein Foundation
Cynthia and Marvin Barnes
DiAnn and Mike Borasky
Rita and Gerry Musante
Amy Moss and Bill Brown
Robin and Jim Carey
Susan and Mike Bundy
Joe and Barbara Collie
Kanika and Jeff Capel
Couch Oil Company of Durham, Inc.
Blakely and Matthew Cunningham
Jane and Tom Dimmig
Stacy and John Dombrosky
Anne and Adrian Dollard
Jenny and Brian Dougherty
Nancy Seaman and Alan Schwartz
1 Duke Periop
Duke Orthopaedic Surgery
E. A. Morris Charitable Foundation
Ellie and Michael Ziegler
Melinda and Steve Duncker
Tiffany and Danny Ferry
Sandy and Steve Frasher
Elizabeth Bullitt and Allan Friedman
Mindy and Jon Gray
Lew and Olive Greenwald
Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Susan Damico and David Hackett
Nancy and Don Grigg
Michelle and David Beischer
Laura and Gerard Hall
Melanie and Karl Hicks
C. M. Herndon Foundation
Holly and Aaron Hollar
Theresa and Tim Dilley
Svati Shah and Patrick Hranitzky
Jamie and Jeff Dorsey
Lupe and Tom Izzo
Patti and Kevin Kennedy
Duke Energy Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kennon Craver, PLLC
Lisa and Robert Fernandez
Stefanie and Doug Kahn
Robin and Kenny King
Fox Family Foundation, Inc.
The King Family
Amy and Chico Kurzawski
Kimberly and Scott Goodwin
Jill and John Kispert
The Grable Foundation
Leadership Team Development, Inc.
Margy and Mike McCormick
Martha and Bruce Karsh
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Stacey and Dan Levitan
Morgan Creek Foundation
North Carolina Specialty Hospital
The Mary A. and John M. McCarthy Foundation
Pat and Glenn Phillips
Edie and Timothy Oakley
Ann Reed and John Paat
Packaging Corporation of America
Mead Family Foundation
ENCOURAGE AND EQUIPĂ‡
ENCOURAGE AND EQUIPÇ
Betsy and Barry Pea
Mary Ann and Herbert Fuchs
Jennifer and Dee Riley
Janie and Jim Pittman
Genevia and Edward Fulbright
Judy and Neil Robinson
Nancy and Gary Gardner
Bill and Pauline Robinson
Rotary Club of Southwest Durham
Rotary Club of Durham
The S & C Harvest Foundation, Inc.
Cheri and Phil Geraffo
Susan and David Ruch
Julie and Mark Schmitz
Tona and Peter Gilmer
Lee and Steve Sachs
Hanna and Scott Sanoff
Kelly and Eric Seidel
Phyllis and Eric Savage
Annaliese and Will Gresham
Peter and Debbie Savarino
Chris and Jamie Spatola
Lisa and Aaron Schmidt
Alexa and Ward Horton
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Alice and Trig Horton
Katy and Chris Shaw
Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler
Chad Miller and Sanyin Siang
Danielle and Jeff Jones
Margaret and Lanty Smith
Lucy and Michael Kerman
Seri and Adam Kertzner
Lisa Ho and Paul Suhocki
BJ and Steve Suttle
Ellie and Terry Kim
Teamworks Innovations Inc.
Kay and Jay Peters
Laurey Barnett and Brian Treiger
Karen and Neal Triplett
True Blue Volunteer Crew
Ashley and Michael Koebel
Elizabeth and Adam Wanee
Robyn and Derek Krueger
Essie and Peter Weiss
Lisa and George Land
Alice Lockhart and Tom White
Debbie and Carlyle White
Candice and Manny Winston
Grace and Kenneth Lee
Doug and Lael Wojcik
Andrew and Kate Wolf
Kristen and Cliff Wood
Scott Kindrick and Randi Lyders
Jennifer and Jeremy Mario
Siobhan and Craig Wulff
Caryn and Brian McGrath
Jeanette and Don Yaeger
Michelle and Brad McKee
Cathy and Sam Yancy
Diane and Wayne Yawn
Renee and Devon Wilkins Stephanie and John Wilson
$1,000-$2,499 Sara and Ranjit Ahluwalia Wes Allen Alex Alli Zena and Ben Alman Vincent Asaro Sandra and John Atkins Larry Ballas Jonathan Benjamin Marian and Rob Bergdolt Sarah and Chris Bingaman Lane and Jon Blank Wendy Brooks and Gus Borda Mike Browder Dorothy Browne Shanda and Jeff Bytomski Amy and Matt Cantando Cory Carlesimo Kerry and Jed Carlson Cenplex Building Services Circumference Group Lori and Stewart Coates Dennis Coleman Kim and Chris Collins George Corrigan County of Durham Sharon and Larry Crane Lou Anne and John Crumpler CT Wilson Construction Co., Inc. Deanie and Marty Dempsey John Doleva Nancy and Dennis Dougherty Deborah Becker and Bob Drake Duke Eye Center Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Kathi and Steve Eason Coley Eckenrode Jenny and Adam Eigenrauch Chip Engelland Eno Ventures, LLC Sonny Falcone Alaina and Keith Fournier Jane and Parks Freeze
D’Arcy and Dana Mead Jonathan Meltzer Ann and David Merin Peter Meyer Mary Ann and Moe Mlynski
GIFTS IN-KIND AND PRO BONO SERVICES
Lynne and Tee Moorman
Estimated value of $1,000+
Autumn & Alabaster LLC
Cindy and Brendan Moylan
Lynn McMahon and Garry Munson
Duke University Men’s Basketball
Beth and Bill Nash
Marjorie and Russell Newman
Darby and Randy Nichols
Leadership Team Development, Inc.
Sue and Lee Noel
Kathleen and Jim O’Brien
Marjorie and Russell Newman
Elizabeth and Bryan Palma
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Georgiana and Ira Platt
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Youth Digital, Inc.
Kim and Ashok Reddy
Susan and Jim Yuschak
FINANCIAL OVERVIEW The Center is committed to transparency, responsible financial stewardship, and long-term sustainability. Detailed financial statements are available on our website.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Krzyzewski, Chair and Founder Duke University Jamie K. Spatola, Vice Chair Author Barry Pea, Secretary Attorney
FUNDING SOURCES General Contributions................................................. $2,507,639 Building Fund Contributions..................................... $515,500 Endowment Fund Contributions........................ $1,284,787 In-kind Contributions......................................................... $181,276 Rental and Program Income....................................... $63,087 Investment Income............................................................. $133,706 Total 2017-18 Income........................................ $4,685,995 Campaign Pledges Receivable....................... $3,761,951
Queron Smith, Treasurer The Redwoods Group Adam Eigenrauch, Executive Director Emily K Center Vincent Asaro LeFrak Robin Barefoot Triangle Community Foundation Michelle Beischer Community Volunteer Barbara Collie Community Volunteer
EXPENSES Programming........................................................................$1,677,293 Fundraising.............................................................................. $429,020 Management and General............................................. $167,443
Dana Corcoran, Ex Officio Immaculata Catholic School Mike Cragg Duke University
Total Expenses.................................................... $2,273,756
Jane Dimmig Community Volunteer
OTHER NET ASSETS
Diane Evia-Lanevi The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students
Operating Fund and Reserves.............................. $2,440,654 Maintenance Reserve........................................................ $377,673 Building Fund........................................................................ $515,500 Endowment Funds........................................................... $3,515,317
Brandie Fintchre First Citizens Bank Genevia Gee Fulbright Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA E. Wayne Holden RTI International
57+21+11101 36+30+1897 Sources of Income
36% Scholars to College
30% Pioneer Scholars
18% Facility Partners
Game Plan: College
Scholars on Campus
Programs and Rentals
David P. King LabCorp Joel Marcus Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Joshua Mbanusi MDC Susan Sabiston Community Volunteer Sanyin Siang Duke Universityâ€™s Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics Jim Stewart Stewart Investment Properties, Inc. Jim Tobin Ignite Social Media Christopher VanHaight, Ex Officio Immaculate Conception Catholic Church E. Jack Walker Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, PLLC
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Emily Krzyzewski Center | 904 West Chapel Hill Street Durham, NC 27701 | www.emilyk.org | 919-680-0308 The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a registered 501(c)(3) and is wholly donor funded. This report was produced with the generous assistance of McKinney and Classic Graphics. Photography by Eric Atkinson, Devin Brown, Adam Jennings, National Park Trust, and Something Blue Photography.