Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte have approved more than $18.2 million in 30 new grants to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Read the news release.

Huffington Post

Using data from the Clergy Health Study, new findings show how congregations can have a positive – or negative – effect on their pastor’s health. Read more.


A gathering in Hartsville, S.C., focused on building a community effort to prevent teen pregnancy and give young people the resources they need to make healthy choices.  Read more.

The Charlotte Observer

With research consistently revealing the negative outcomes associated with early childbearing, Mecklenburg County health officials would like to reduce unintended pregnancy by increasing access to long-acting birth control devices. Read more.


Rhett Mabry has been named President of The Duke Endowment, succeeding Gene Cochrane, who will retire in June. Read the news release.


With support from The Duke Endowment and 14 other philanthropic partners, the USDA has announced a new initiative to bolster the supply chain for local food systems in ten cities. Read the news release.

Times & Democrat

Students in an after-school program based in Orangeburg, S.C., are preparing for a community wellness effort designed to promote walking. Read more.

The Stokes News

A grant from The Duke Endowment will help Danbury Community Church provide much-needed gathering space for community outreach. Read more.

SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations

President of The Duke Endowment, Gene Cochrane Jr., was presented the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor during the 2016 South Carolina Nonprofit Summit.

The News & Observer

Elaine Heath will be the next dean of Duke Divinity School. Read more.