Statement regarding Carolina Plott Hound posts

September 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Carolina Plott Hound (an online Drudge Report-style news aggregator owned by Civitas Institute), linked to an offensive post authored by the Triad Conservative blog.  The Triad Conservative blog post suggested that North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined two national lawsuits against the Trump administration (one challenging the so-called ‘travel ban’ and another challenging the DACA repeal) because he was motivated by his ethnicity and religious faith – Judaism.  The post goes on to further suggest “those within [Stein’s] own ethnic group want the Christian majority with roots in western countries to be numerically diluted.” Because the John William Pope Foundation makes grants to Civitas, we felt compelled to make a statement about the offensive linked post.  Though we have no affiliation with the individual(s) who author Triad Conservative, the Pope Foundation staff and board vehemently reject such a contemptible conspiracy theory. ...

Left-Right Collaboration in a Hyper-partisan Age

July 14, 2017

Philanthropists today can play a crucial role in ­reducing the divisive acrimony of our hyper-partisan age. Here are some examples where funders from across the philosophical spectrum are working together:...

Leslie Clark and Ashley Freeman named 2017 Pope Clinical Fellows

July 5, 2017

CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center named Leslie Clark, MD, and Ashley Freeman, MD, as the recipients of the 2017 Pope Clinical Fellows Awards. Freeman, MD, was recognized for her work as chief fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and Clark, MD, was recognized for her work as a fellow in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. They were selected for the awards for demonstrating excellence in cancer research and in clinical oncology practice. The $5,000 awards, supported by the John William Pope Foundation, are given annually to up to three emerging physician-researchers. “Part of the UNC Lineberger mission is training the next generation of physicians and researchers who will uncover the treatment advances of tomorrow,” said Norman E. Sharpless, MD, UNC Lineberger’s director and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research. “We are honored to recognize these two outstanding physician-researchers for...

Application Window Opens for 2018 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants

July 1, 2017

The John William Pope Foundation has opened the application period for the 2018 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in The Arts and the 2018 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services. ...

Triangle Area Teens Become Pope Eagle Scout Scholars

June 14, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council awarded four scholarships totaling $80,000 RALEIGH, N.C. – The Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council and John William Pope Foundation have announced the 2017 Pope Eagle Scout Scholars. The annual program recognizes four scouts who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and personal achievement in their academic and scouting lives. Each Pope Scholar receives a $20,000 college scholarship. The 2017 Pope Eagle Scout Scholars are: Holden James Bigford of Fayetteville (graduate of Northwood Temple Academy), William Samuel Godwin of Dunn (graduate of South Johnston High School), Warren Stewart Whitley of Raleigh (graduate of Raleigh Charter High School), and Miles T. Wiley of Raleigh (graduate of Rolesville High School).  Over 50 scouts applied for the scholarship, and a committee of five community leaders interviewed finalists and selected recipients. [caption id="attachment_4676" align="alignleft" width="150"] Miles T. Wiley, a...

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center Awarded 2017 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts

March 3, 2017

Courtyard of the Cherokee Project will combine local artisans and cultural elements for an outdoor experience   [caption id="attachment_4639" align="alignright" width="300"] Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is housed in a rock schoolhouse built in 1926 and nestled on 10 acres of land in Graham County, North Carolina. Photo: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.[/caption] RALEIGH, N.C. – The John William Pope Foundation awarded the 2017 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County.  The Stecoah Center received a $100,000 grant for its Courtyard of the Cherokee Project, an outdoor art installation that will highlight the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ (EBCI) contributions to the Stecoah community.  It’s a part of an innovative long-term plan to enhance the Center’s ten-acre property. “We are extremely excited and humbled to be selected to receive the Joy W. Pope Grant in the Arts,” said the Center’s...

Wesley Shelter of Wilson Awarded 2017 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services

February 23, 2017

Today, the John William Pope Foundation announced the winner of the 2017 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services. Wesley Shelter in Wilson, N.C. received a $100,000 grant for capital improvements to their shelter housing facility. The change will allow Wesley Shelter to accommodate additional clients and will relocate existing office space to enhance space efficiency. ...