Feb. 2, 2012
It's through the lens of her recent passing that so many now perceive Mary Semans, but perhaps the best way to understand this inspiring woman is through the innovative programs that she championed. Durham Connects, which has connected thousands of families with community service agencies is just such a program. Read the full article.
Jan. 30, 2012
In a Duke Chapel service filled with music and pageantry, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans -- who served as a living link between the university's founders and its modern accomplishments -- was remembered for her many contributions to Duke, Durham and North Carolina, and for what Duke University President Richard Brodhead called her "embodiment of unconditional love." Read the full article and view the ceremony.
The Duke Endowment has awarded Furman University a $1 million grant to support the work of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. View the full article published on Swamp Fox.
The Rev. Kristen R. Richardson-Frick has joined The Duke Endowment as a program officer in the Rural Church program area. Read the news release.
February 3, 2012
On Thursday, Davidson College President Carol Quillen described the success of the Davidson Trust in a presentation about innovations in college affordability. A transcript and video footage of her testimony, given before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, is available on the Davidson College website. Read the full article.
The Duke Endowment and Catawba County Department of Social Services partnered to develop sustainable post-permanency services for former foster children and their permanent families. A comprehensive, three-brief series documents the work and the model for delivering of post-care services to children and their permanent families. Get access to the three briefs.