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Dictionaries define impact as “the force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology.” But there’s also impact from “giving back.” The Community Foundation’s track record as such a force is broad and far-reaching throughout our community, whether in housing, social services, the arts, health care, education or other areas of interest. Much of this is highly visible and tangible, such as new artwork springing up around town because of the Public Art Endowment. Other impact is not as readily recognized, perhaps, such as women returning to the workforce because of training made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Women to Women grantmaking fund. In this year’s Annual Report, we focus on the impact of not only the Foundation’s work, but also the generosity of our 500-plus fundholders, who are listed in the back. Our Board of Directors has adopted a sweeping and innovative Strategic Plan that promises to make the Foundation an even more effective force. The new Strategic Plan plots a course to lead the Foundation – and our community – to even deeper levels of involvement. In particular, the Strategic Plan emphasizes the Foundation’s role as a convener and to growing more regionally. As part of the plan, the Foundation looks to significantly increase our financial assets and volunteer base, which in turn will enable us to leverage even greater impact on community issues and needs. Reaching our strategic goals involves the creation of a set of task forces. First is the Civic Leadership and Community Engagement Task Force that is creating strategies to develop and grow support of broadly defined civic leadership to meet community needs and opportunities. A second group, the Workforce Development and Financial Stability Task Force, is charged with exploring the pilot program of a unique national strategy to help CEOs of local mid-sized companies increase their economic success and develop their role in community leadership. The third group, called Greensboro Works and convened jointly with United Way of Greater Greensboro, is working to address economic challenges by supporting strategies for promoting workforce development, family fiscal success and economic growth. The year 2011 set the stage for an exciting new era for The Community Foundation, its fundholders and the greater Greensboro area. We are here to make a positive impact on our community and appreciate the generous support of all of those who are partnering with us.

John Bakane Chair, Board of Directors The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

In September 2011, the Public Art Endowment unveiled Standing Vase with Five Flowers by James Surls along Green Valley Road.

A NOURISHING “I knew after I had my first child that I wanted to do something that made a big impact on children and our community,” says Parker White (above, right). So she established BackPack Beginnings. Started in January 2010 as a charitable purpose fund at The Community Foundation and in partnership with Guilford Child Development and Second Harvest Food Bank, BackPack Beginnings has been a huge success, providing over 600 school-aged kids at risk of hunger with backpacks full of nutritious, nonperishable, child-friendly foods to take home over the weekends during the school year. BackPack


Beginnings supplements government supported programs that only cover weekday meals. According to Guilford County School’s Nutrition Office, more than 56 percent of children in our school system – about 41,000 children – receive free or reduced lunches. Now, along with Allison Cochran (above, left), Parker has added the Comfort BackPack Program, providing annually 1,500 backpacks filled with such things as personal hygiene items, school supplies, stuffed animals, books and blankets to abused/neglected, foster, homeless and refugee children.

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A DRAMATIC In 2011, Marge and Jake Michel converted their 18-year-old Michel Family Foundation to a donor-advised fund at The Community Foundation. “We’d been very much in touch with The Community Foundation and had gotten to know the people there,” Marge says. “Mainly, it was a way of simplifying all of the administration. Yet we are still


able to be heavily involved in our giving and involve our children, Mary, Joe and Susan.” Over the years, the Michels have been significant supporters of Children’s Home Society, Triad Stage and the School of Education at UNC-Greensboro, where they recently gave $300,000 to create a new library.

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A CHANGING IMPACT Greensboro is a leadership program based at the Center for Creative Leadership. Founded in 2007 by The Community Foundation and Greensboro Human Relations Commission and UNC-G Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships, it helps ordinary citizens from different backgrounds become “change agents” for community issues. In 2011, The Community Foundation provided nearly $100,000 in support to IMPACT Greensboro, and The Cemala Foundation continued its role as a funding partner. As a result, 45 new change agents graduated from IMPACT, bringing its total to 360.


One of IMPACT’s change agents is Andrew Trump, who coordinates the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Reading Connections, which offers free, individualized adult literacy services to promote life changes for Guilford area residents. Through IMPACT, Andrew was able to work with others who are similarly engaged and create a personal Change Action Plan to guide his work in building a better community. “It’s important to have community members who help identify important issues and set about creating solutions – not wait on others to create the community we want to live in,” Trump says.

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A REWARDING Trina Pratt of McLeansville found herself in a position to start over after her son turned 1. But first, she needed training to bring her up to speed on basic professional skills, interviewing tips, refinement of her resume and networking opportunities. She found all of this through the New Choices program, offered by the Women’s Resource Center. In 2011, The Community Foundation’s Women to Women Endowment


made a $25,000 grant to New Choices. Recently, Trina started work as an on-call teller at NewBridge Bank. “I wanted to return to work with my dreams and goals as a vision while also providing for my family,” Trina says. “Most importantly, I also wanted to show my son the importance of hard work and striving for a prosperous career – and doing something rewarding.”

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Children’s Museum of Alamance County, an Alamance Foundation fundholder, is slated to open in October 2012.



Arts and Humanities 6.4%




Civic and Community 18.9%

OTHER 2.0%














Total assets: $120



The Foundations’s audited financial statements are available at



Joyce Johnson

John Bakane, Chair

Wallace “Buster” Johnson

David Ball*

C.C. Lamberth

Jon Bell*

Julianne Malveaux

Louise F. Brady


Edwin B. Armstrong

Tom McGowen

Kathy Manning

Jerry A. Bailey

Jimmy Moser

Nancy Brenner

Harold Martin, Sr.

Kent J. Chabotar, Treasurer

Nolo Martinez

Chris Baker

Anne Powell

Suresh Chandra

Lawrence McSwain

Frances “Lummy” Barnes

James B. Powell

Sue Cole*

Martha Peddrick

Charlie Brown

Thomas E. Powell III

Justin Conrad

Reid L. Phillips

Abby Donnelly

Erica Procton

J.S. Buckley

Fairfax Reynolds, Chair

Lowell Easter

Fairfax Reynolds

Thomas E. Chandler

Jerry R. Tolley

Mona Edwards

Mable Scott

Harold Hill

C. Avery Thomas, Jr.

Chuck Flynt

Terry Simon

Florence Gatten

Andrew Spainhour

Ralph M. Holt, Jr.

Jo W. Williams

William Geter*

Dennis Stearns*

Jack R. Lindley

Wade Williamson, Jr.

Michelle Gethers-Clark

Jon Wall*

David Hagan

Lea E. Williams

John R. Maynard

Russell Wilson

Kathy Hinshaw

Susan Larson Williams, Secretary

(*) = Retired from the board in 2011

FUNDHOLDERS WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT. The Community Foundation could not do our collective work without the generosity of our fundholders, and we gratefully acknowledge them here. The following individuals, families, foundations and organizations held active funds at the Foundation or our affiliate organization, the Alamance Foundation, as of December 31, 2011. Anonymous ✽ 200 Club of Guilford County Abraham-Oppenheimer Family Ellen and James Adelman Affordable Housing Management Alamance County Cemetery Preservation Alamance County Historical Museum Alamance County Meals on Wheels Alamance ElderCare Alamance Junior Tennis Foundation Alamance War Memorial Committee Alcohol and Drug Services Pamela A. † and Richard R. Allen Allied Churches of Alamance County Joseph Anderson Caroline and Ben Ansbacher Elbert D. Apple † ARC of Greensboro Jane and William J. Armfield IV Mary M. and Edward M. Armfield ‡ Lauren Marx-Ascensios and Julio Ascensios BackPack Beginnings Peggy and Jim Bagwell Phyllis and Wallace Baird Susan and William Batten Mary and Jeff Beach Blanche and Edward Benjamin ‡ Doris H. and Richmond Bernhardt Beverly † and Ray Berry Ruth Schiffman Bescherer† Jill Biltz Timothy Biltz Ann F. † and William F. Black Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro Joanne and Arthur Bluethenthal Gail Boulton Boy Scout Troop 51 - Elon Mary Gay and Don Brady Nancy and Frank Brenner Breslow, Starling, Frost, Warner and Boger, PLLC CPAs James Allen Broach Dora and Bruce Brodie Thorton H. Brooks † Nancy W. and Chester H. Brown, Jr. Suejette D. and P. David Brown Martha Morrison Brown † Sue and Steve Buckley Building Stronger Neighborhoods Coalition Lisa L. and William N. Bullock Lynn and Jim Burgio Burlington Merchants Association Mary Ann and Peter B. Bush ‡ Beda Carlson Calhoun † Carey A. and Glenn H. Campbell Linda and James Carlisle Anne and Carl Carlson, Jr. Carolina Steel Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Inc.

Patti and Steve Carson Carter Foundation W. Lee Carter III Martha and Wilbur Carter, Jr. Center City Park Martha and John Chandler Chapin Family Children’s Home Society Children’s Museum of Alamance County Sally and John Cohen Johnnetta B. Cole Sue and Gordon Cole Dorothy B. and T. Clyde Collins, Jr. Community Theatre of Greensboro, Inc. Cone Mills Foundation Barbara and Herman † Cone Sally and Alan Cone Jean J. and Michael H. Cornwell Court Watch of North Carolina, Inc. Cove Creek Gardens Marian Stedman Covington † Joanne B. and William † Craft Lucille and Roy Craver Ellen and William Cross, Jr. Connie and Alan Crouch Janie and Jim Crouch Virginia and Hugh Cummings Fran and Bert Davis Jean and Ralph Davison Martha and Reed Devane ‡ Cynthia and Gary DeVillers Dillard Foundation Fran and J.C. Dillingham ‡ Wilsonia B. Dixon Abby and Jim Donnelly Cynthia and Owen Doyle Dudley High School PTA Gwynn and Jed Dunn Dustin’s Village Mary and Harold Eagle Margaret Earle † Eastern Music Festival Mary Lewis Rucker Edmunds † Kathleen Bryan Edwards † Louise and William Elesha Jane R. Ellison John G. B. Ellison, Jr. Kim and Erick Ellsweig Brent W. and William E. Elmore Enrichment Fund for the Guilford County Schools, Inc. Family and Children’s Service Foundation John E. Faulkner III Marie and Ed † Faulkner Fellowship Hall First Presbyterian Church (Burlington) First Presbyterian Church (Greensboro) Young Men’s Bible Class Fisher Park Neighborhood Association Charles H. Flynt, Jr.

For lists of additional supporters who do not have a fund at the Foundation but have contributed to other initiatives such as Future Fund, Women to Women and the Public Art Endowment, please visit our website at In addition, our website features a list of all of our funds. Rosa C. and Joseph O. Foil ‡ Virginia Forrest Dorothy and Stanley Frank ‡ Eugenia Leggett-Frank and Barry S. Frank Hughlene B. and William A. Frank Friends of Cedarock Historical Farm Friends of Fundación Comunitaria Del Bajio Friends of Gateway Kathy and Jim Gallucci Gardner Library Trust Martha Joe P. Gelzer Laura and Blair Goodman Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. Eva Jane Gorrell Greater Greensboro Builders Association Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine Alliance Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro Beautiful Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Greensboro Children’s Museum Greensboro Day School Greensboro Downtown Greenway Greensboro Farmers Market Greensboro Grasshoppers Charities Greensboro Historical Museum Greensboro Jaycees Greensboro Montessori School Greensboro Opera Company Greensboro Police Dependents Foundation Greensboro Police Foundation Greensboro Public Library Foundation Greensboro Sports Council Greensboro Urban Ministry Donna and David Griffin Grimsley Alumni Association Robert Groat Guilford Battleground Company Guilford Community AIDS Partnership Guilford Green Foundation Guilford Mills Foundation Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Gunzenhauser - Chapin Family Patricia Gwyn John C. Hagan Mary G. and David B. Hagan Emily R. and William Hall Phyllis and Frank Hall A. Cary Hawthorne, Jr. † Kim and Brad Hayes Brendan Haywood Barbara and Harold Heaster Hekler-Herman Family

Help, Incorporated: Center Against Violence Nixon C. Henley † Lindy and Todd Herman Hillsdale Foundation Hobbes Foundation Karen and William Hodson Patricia and Claude Holder Eda and Ralph Holt Karen and Williams Hopper Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance - Caswell Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Margaret and Morris Howell ‡ Jo W. and James E. † Hull Rachel S. and Worth B. † Hull Human Resources Management Association of Greensboro Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and Bynum Hunter Kathryn and Robert Hykes Gray Ingram International Civil Rights Center and Museum Dina and Burney Jennings Linda and Maurice Jennings Zelle and John Jester Ronald P. Johnson Sondra Hall Jones † Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina Junior League of Greensboro Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan Virginia and Kenneth Karb Roger P. Kavanagh, Jr. † Jolyn and Bob Kelley Kenny-Rosenstein Family Robert C. Ketner Kids Voting, Guilford County King Family Foundation Jean and Van King Anne and William † Klopman Rebecca and Mark Konen Ava and Bill Koronis Karen and Peter Kotting Amy and Fritz Kreimer Mary A. and Michael L. Krick Lambeth Family Louise and Bill Latture Sunny and J. D. Lawson LeBauer Charitable Foundation Carolyn LeBauer † Caroline M. and Clayton Lee Linda and Gary Lee Rebecca C. Lee Jane and Richard Levy Dorothy C. and Jack R. Lindley Ginni and Al Lineberry, Jr. Ann and Brokie Lineweaver Mary and Paul Livingston John L. Lomax Long Family Foundation

Kathryn S. and Robert E. Long, Jr. Fred B. Lopp Wilma and Mel Lowe Lucky Dog Foundation Barbara and John † Lusk Toni and Larry Lyerly Caroline C. and Mark A. MacDonald Lula M. and Duncan A. MacKenzie ‡ Carolyn J. and John R. Maness Maude Elizabeth and Joseph T. Martin ‡ Margaret H. Mueller † Mary’s House Kitty Penn Mason Margaret and Warren May J. Howard McMasters Michel Family Foundation MidCarolina Bank Ken D. Miller Morrisette Paper Company Allison and William Morrisette, Jr. Joy and W.H. † Morrison Music Academy of North Carolina National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad Natural Science Center of Greensboro Hilda and George E. † Norman Carrie and Doug Norry North Carolina Encore North Carolina Humanities Council North Carolina Medical Society Auxiliary / Health Education Foundation North Carolina School of the Arts North Carolina Zoological Society Pat Nussbaum Sevier and Vic † Nussbaum Oakwood Homes Old North State Council - Boy Scouts of America Rosalyn Tanner Orr † Carolyn and Harold O’Tuel Pace Communications Dale Frederiksen and Bob Page Janice and Donald Park Patronato Mezquital Tina Patterson Josephine Ward Patton Susan and Brian Peters Emelyn G. Pethel † Piedmont Entrepreneurs Network Piedmont Interfaith Council Piedmont Land Conservancy Holly and Lou Pierce Susan and Jerrold Pinsker Allison and Jeffrey Polish Anne and James Powell Preservation Greensboro Preservation North Carolina Ramona and Thomas Presson Fred Proctor † Project Effort Youth Development Program Rebecca and Hal Quate Randolph County Partnership for Children Reading Connections RealtyAnalytix Claudia and David Reich Nancy C. and Charles M. Reid Ann and Fairfax Reynolds Debby L. Reynolds Jane and Royce Reynolds Tamara and Joe Rice Lewis Ritchie Family Bob Rapp Rotary Club of Greensboro Foundation Rebecca † and Walker Rucker Salvation Army

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greensboro Samet Corporation Foundation Emilie and Arthur Samet Sara Lee and Paul Saperstein Dori and Steven Schelhammer Eugenia and Maurice Schwartz Stephanie L. and John Guerard Scott Martha and Don Shafer Shamrock Corporation and Innisbrook Wraps Linda and Jerry Shapiro Shepherd’s Center Linda E. and Thomas R. Sloan Beth and Bill Smith Louise † and J. McNeill Smith, Jr. Margaret and Lanty Smith Roger Soles † Nancy and Daniel Solomon Jean and Ernest Spangler Kate and Phelps Sprinkle Pam and David Sprinkle St. Pius X School Betsy Ross Howe Stafford Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation Laura and Michael Steen Mary and Louis † Stephens William A. Stern † Kay and Sidney † Stern Joan W. and Douglas M. Stone Pauline and Richard Strasser Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum † Jeanne L. Tannenbaum Nora C. and Allen D. Tate Ernestine and Stuart Taylor Waldean M. and J.B. Taylor Laura B. and Christopher C. Tew Ellen and Josh Thomas Joanie and Jerry Tolley Lynn and William Toth Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine Association Triad Health Project Triad Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation Triad Stage, Inc. Leslye and Marshall Tuck Patrick D. Rudd and Scott Turner † Martha and Harrison Turner United Arts Council United Way of Alamance County United Way of Greater Greensboro Helen Van Sickle † Vernon, Vernon, Wooten, Brown, Andrews & Garrett, PA Vickie and John Vernon Veterans Memorial Betty Louise and B. Thomas Ward Sarah and Jack Warmath Weaver Foundation Charles L. Weill, Jr. Welfare Reform Liaison Project Judy and Len White Linda and Wade Williamson May and Richard Wilson Rosella and Russell Wilson Sally and Ed Winslow Women’s Professional Forum Foundation Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro Elizabeth and Robert † Wooten Lauren and David Worth Elaine and Tom Wright Kim and John Wright Youth Focus Ann and Benjamin Zuraw ( ✽ ) = A number of our fundholders requested they remain anonymous ( † ) = Deceased ( ‡ ) = Both individuals deceased

Honorary and Memorial Funds and Scholarships The following funds and scholarships– established to honor or in memory of someone – were active at The Community Foundation and its affiliate organization, the Alamance Foundation, as of December 31, 2011. Alamance County Human Resources Association Scholarship Alamance Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund, In Memory of Jerome T. Evans, Richard A. Fewell, S. Carlyle Isley and Robbie Lashley Alamance Scholars Endowment Alex C. Stevenson Endowment Alley, Williams, Carmen and King Scholarship in Civil Engineering and Architecture Becky and Charles Myers Memorial Fund Bill Lee Memorial Fund Biller Enrichment Endowment Bucky McCoy Memorial Fund Calvin Michaels Charitable Service Endowment Carlton M. Harris, Sr. Family Memorial Fund Carolyn F. Holt Memorial Scholarship Center for Visual Artists - A. Dorian Memorial Fund Charles B. “Mickey” Conklin Memorial Fund Charles W. Phillips Memorial Endowment Charlie Harville Memorial Scholarship Chic Lutz Memorial Scholarship Construction Professionals Network Scholarship Danny Patton Golf Scholarship David Caldwell Scholarship at David Caldwell Academy David Caldwell Scholarship at Greensboro College David Caldwell Scholarship at Guilford College David R. Jones Memorial Fund Donovan Blair Adams Memorial Endowment Dr. Ruth Schiffman Bescherer Endowment Eberhart Scholarship Endowment Edens Family Scholarship Elaine Wolf Cone Memorial Greensboro Symphony Endowment Elwood Prater Alamance Community College Scholarship Emanuel Sternberger Educational Fund Emma Watkins and William Henry Sharpe May Memorial Fund Frank and Rossie Starr Legacy Fund Future Fund Endowment Honoring Ann R. Lineweaver Gate City Golf Foundation in Memory of George C. Simkins, Jr. George Heckman Memorial Football Scholarship George William Mitchell Park Fund Greensboro Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship Greensboro Police - David Taylor Memorial Endowment Greensboro Visions Scholarship Guilford Day School Avis Pringle Scholarship Guilford Day School Clare R. Abel Scholarship Guilford Day School Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Scholarship Guilford Day School Kent Wilkins Memorial Scholarship Guilford Day School Marian A. Smith Scholarship Guilford Day School Scholarship Habitat for Humanity International Scholarship

Harden Memorial Scholarship Helen and Anthony Guidone Scholarship Herbert Z. Lund Scholarship Hubert B. Humphrey, Jr. School Improvement Fund Hunter Byers Scholarship Inez Sadler and Hoffman Suitt Scholarship Iris Endowment J. Franklin Pethel Memorial Fund James M. Dixon, Jr. Deaf Education Memorial Fund Jami Moser Hinson Memorial Fund Janell Faye Patille Memorial Fund Jason James Memorial Scholarship Jean Reese Endowment for Women to Women John Carlton Myatt Writing Scholarship John R. Kernodle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Joseph M. Bryan, Sr. Memorial Endowment Joseph R. Morton Endowment Kritzer Family Scholarship Ladd Fuqua Scholarship Leah Louise and Jack Tannenbaum Memorial Fund Lee W. Kinard, Jr. Scholarship Libby Hill Scholarship Lin and Eddie McAteer Scholarship Lucy Barber Memorial Children’s Collection Fund Margaret H. and Robert L. Wynn Scholarship Martha and Chester Brown Memorial Fund for Junior Golf Mary Jane McKibbin Lindley Scholarship Mary S. and Jospeh H. Sherrill Teaching Friends Endowment Matthew David Lee Memorial Fund Millie Jennings Memorial Scholarship Moses H. Cone Memorial Park/Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Trust Music Academy of North Carolina - Battle Scholarship Nicholas Samuel Fragola Scholarship Peggy H. and J. Harold Smith Scholarship Prentis H. O’Tuel Memorial Fund Rex Prater Memorial Fund Ricky D. Sims Memorial Scholarship Stanley C. Culbreth Endowment Stephanie Taylor Moore Memorial Scholarship Steven C. Walker Scholarship Summertime Kids Fund in Honor of Shirley and Henry Frye Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Memorial Scholarship Toleo Foundation Community Scholarship Tommy Spoon Scholarship Tyler David Williams Memorial Scholarship Walker F. Rucker, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Wendy and Bill Hook Triad Lacrosse Fund Westchester Academy - Kumar Debate Scholarship Award William and Lucy Evans Scholarship Williams High School Class of 1952 Scholarship Wolfgang Häfele Memorial Scholarship Y-Bler Buonya Scholarship York David Anthony Memorial Scholarship YWCA Helen M. Hirschberg Fund YWCA Johnathan Wesley Flowers Scholarship YWCA Kay Yow Endowment YWCA Nancy Wesley Flowers Scholarship

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CFGG 2011-12 Annual Report  

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro's 2011-12 Annual Report

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