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Providing a Home for Seriously Ill Patients Cancer. It’s a word that strikes fear into thousands of hearts each day in the United States. For many families, this dreadful illness arrives with little warning, cutting short the lives of their loved ones. But for those suffering through painful treatments at UNC Hospitals in the Triangle [...]Learn More & Get Involved
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What Drives Anonymous Giving?
Writing in The New York Times, Mark Oppenheimer explores the question of anonymity among big donors — what prompts an anonymous gift, and why do some philanthropists purposefully not want to remain anonymous? Why do so many givers ask that stuff be named after them: buildings, rooms, endowed professorships? Judeo-Christian tradition cautions against self-promotion. With charity, the medieval [...]
Celebrating life in our community
Our new Grantee Profile focuses on Hospice of Wake County, a top-notch “hospice home” and community services building: Similar to most western nations, the United States is expected to see a significant increase in its older adult population in the coming decades. With that fact of life comes a bevy of needed services. One of those is compassionate [...]
Raising a flag on a hill to end forced annexation
Our new Achiever Spotlight tells the story of Cathy Heath, an anti-forced annexation activist who has worked as a volunteer with Americans for Prosperity N.C. and the Civitas Institute: Raising a flag on a hill — that’s the word picture Cathy Heath uses to describe her decade-long fight to reform North Carolina’s annexation laws. Involuntary, or “forced,” [...]
Pope Foundation Announces 2013 Class of Eagle Scout Scholars
RALEIGH, N.C. FEB. 19, 2013 — The John William Pope Foundation, one of the top-giving philanthropies in North Carolina, is proud to announce the 2013 class of Pope Family Eagle Scout scholars. The scholarships, valued at $20,000 for each student, will help four young men pursue careers in the military, small business, and music industry. [...]
Art Pope Joins McCrory Administration as Deputy Budget Director
RALEIGH, N.C. DEC. 20, 2012 — Art Pope, President and Chairman of the John William Pope Foundation and CEO of Variety Wholesalers Inc., has accepted the position of Deputy Budget Director in the McCrory Administration. “I am grateful for the opportunity to join with Governor-elect McCrory and the rest of the administration in building a [...]
Pope Foundation Makes $810,500 in Grants to Community Charities, Schools, Churches, and the Arts
RALEIGH, N.C. DEC. 13, 2012 — The John William Pope Foundation has announced its December cycle of grants — $810,500 in giving to community charities, schools, churches, and the arts. “We’re privileged to continue supporting these organizations that help so many in our community,” said Art Pope, President and Chairman of the Pope Foundation. “In [...]
Raising a flag on a hill — that’s the word picture Cathy Heath uses to describe her decade-long fight to reform North Carolina’s annexation laws. Involuntary, or “forced,” annexation has long been a political hot potato in North Carolina. Cathy’s quest for reform began in 2001 when the Town of Cary threatened to annex her [...]Read More...