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. ...

Save the Date: 2017 Raleigh Children’s Business Fair on October 7

August 17, 2017

Categories: Uncategorized

The Pope Foundation will bring the Raleigh Children's Business Fair back to North Hills shopping center on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Community members are invited to attend and shop with over 40+ youth-run businesses at The Commons at North Hills (circle drive in front of Chick-fil-A). The fair was first held last year and is a part of the national Children's Business Fair network.  The event invites local children to apply for a tent space where they can showcase and sell their original products and ideas.  The fair provides a safe and family-friendly learning environment where children ages 6-14 experience the thrill of entrepreneurship firsthand.  The fair also has an element of competition as local community leaders serve as judges to award small cash prizes in two age groups. More details will follow, but please save the date and visit the event on Facebook.    ...

Network of enlightened Women’s Annual Conference Featured in ‘Glamour’ Magazine

Categories: In The News

Recently, a Pope Foundation grantee, the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), grabbed attention online when a review of one of their annual conferences appeared on the pages of Glamour magazine.  Why was the article surprising to some?  NeW is a educational nonprofit that is providing space for young women to explore conservative ideas while in college.  The writer who attended the NeW conference was a self-described liberal woman who cried when Hilary Clinton lost the presidential election last year.  In our age of hyper-partisan politics, it's easy to imagine that both parties might have left the conference angry or indignant.  Instead, it seems a civil conversation and a refreshing perspective on feminism resulted.  The article below, by writer Samantha Leach, appeared online earlier this month. Conservative Millennial Women Are Here For Female Empowerment—Just Don't Call Them Feminists BY SAMANTHA LEACH | AUGUST 4, 2017 | Glamour  Recently I spent two days at the hub...

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...