Winter 2013

As a biology professor at Furman University in South Carolina, Laura Thompson has inspired classrooms of students since 1987. “She saw areas of potential that I could not see in myself,” says one graduate. Inside in her food laboratory and outside in her fiber and dye garden, Thompson’s goal is to help students learn about plants – and discover more about themselves along the way.

Spring 2013

The Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry restores hope for neighbors in need in coastal North Carolina. 

From aquaponics to soil research, a grant from the Endowment is helping Johnson C. Smith University, Davidson College, Duke University and Furman University engage students in food and farming. 

In a new pilot project, The Duke Endowment is helping three small, rural hospitals implement ways to reduce their carbon footprint – and save on the bottom line.