Spring 2018

Pastor Ed McKinney found his calling helping rural churches use their strengths and resources in the communities they serve. This summer, his small but active congregation will take on a new challenge of improving childhood literacy. “We saw a need, and accepted an opportunity, to make a positive impact,” he says

Spring 2018

To help moms and their babies thrive, a team at UNC Chapel Hill is working to improve maternity care and breastfeeding rates in underserved communities. 

As the 14th president of Johnson C. Smith University, Clarence “Clay” Armbrister is focused on “the four Rs” for sustained success: resources, recruitment, retention and rigor.

Through coaching and support for foster parents, Together Facing the Challenge aims to improve outcomes for vulnerable children in care.

With a larger-than-life statue by artist Brett Grill, James B. Duke has taken his place among other important figures from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County’s past.

Winter 2018

Robb Webb, director of The Duke Endowment’s Rural Church program area, discusses our support for rural congregations in North Carolina and the communities they serve.

A new training program is helping foster parents find ways to support the special needs of children in their care. 

Twenty-nine hospitals in the Carolinas are improving patient care through a business transformation practice called Lean. 

Two communities -- one in Charlotte, one in Spartanburg -- take a holistic, systematic approach to neighborhood redevelopment. The place-based initiatives could offer a model for healing poverty-stricken communities.

Summer 2017

At Furman University, the James B. Duke Scholarship helps attract high achieving students – and provide ways for them to flourish. 

The Duke Endowment and the Sisters of Charity Foundation are working together to support the unique challenges faced by kinship care families.