JUNE 2021
We would love to have you join us to learn more details about BIG Equity Fund’s development and about our amazing progress towards our $3 million dollar fundraising goal. You will also hear personal donor testimonials about why they are donors to BIG Equity fund and why they are champions for the “Why I Am BIG” campaign.

You will have the option to register for your preferred information session date and time being offered twice a month. The sessions are held on the 2nd Tuesday 11 AM to 12 PM and 4th Thursday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Attendance requires registration to receive the Zoom meeting information. The information sessions will be live virtual events beginning on April 13 and continuing through August 26. Please register in advance for your preference using the following Zoom registration links:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any additional questions or have not received your information in the mail, please contact Athan Lindsay, alindsay@cfgg.org or 336.790.6339. 
Watch the video below to learn why are donors are champions of the BIG Equity Fund and its significance within the community. .

To learn more about the BIG Equity Fund, please visit our website at https://cfgg.org/initiatives/black-investments-in-greensboro-equity-fund/.
Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc.
Michelle Lewis knows she isn’t going to live forever, but her organization’s mission to provide affordable healthcare to vulnerable populations will live on in perpetuity.

As CEO of Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc. (TAPM) – a nonprofit that provides medical and behavioral health services to Guilford County residents regardless of their ability to pay –
Michelle, and her board, decided to create a permanent endowment with CFGG that helps ensure the future of her organization.

She plans for TAPM to continue reinvesting in itself by contributing to its endowment annually, and she encourages others who share her passion for community-sponsored healthcare to put their donations to work through CFGG, too.

“Giving to organizations through CFGG is a safe way to give. You know the Foundation’s track record is solid, and that confidence carries over to the organizations they partner with." - Michelle Lewis, CEO, Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc.
Future Fund 10 LIVE
Mark your calendar for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 for Future Fund 10 LIVE at Carolina Theatre.

There will be an in-person event with a pre and post-reception, good food, good drinks, and great people. There will also be a Livestream if you cannot join in person. Both in-person and Livestream will be able to see the 10 AMAZING nonprofit finalists give their pitchers for up to $45,000.

Future Fund 10 Class of 2021 includes:
  • The Barnabas Network
  • COMPASS Greensboro
  • Empowered Girls NC
  • Jalloh's Upright Services of NC, Inc (JUS-NC)
  • Kellin Foundation
  • NCCJ
  • Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Markets Inc.
  • Positive Direction for Youth and Families
  • Sparrow's Nest/The Black Suit Initiative

Capacity will be limited to allow for ample space. General admission tickets will be on sale in July. Follow @FutureFundGSO for the latest info.

Guilford Jobs 2030 Initiative Selected to Join
UNC School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG) is pleased to announced that its Guilford Jobs 2030 (GJ30) initiative is one of 15 community collaboratives asked to join the UNC School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative in partnership with myFuture NC.

The goal of this two-year project is to assist in increasing the number of individuals with postsecondary degrees, credentials, or certificates of value in the workforce. It aligns with the state’s legislative goal of 2 million individuals between the ages of 25-44 who possess a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree by 2030.

The focus of Guilford Jobs 2030 is to increase the percentage of the county’s population with post-secondary credentials from its current rate of 46% to 60% by the year 2030. To accomplish this goal, CFGG will work closely with Guilford County, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County Schools, Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro Housing Authority and Guilford Works, amongst many others.

Key in this work is to develop a system of providers that meet the needs of the industry via education and training while assisting participants with barriers to success such as housing and transportation. 

There are several programs that are integral to achieving the goal of Guilford Jobs 30:

•Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative (ETWI): Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative (ETWI) is a public-private partnership in four counties that provides apprenticeship and on-the-job training to meet employers’ needs, prepare young people for in-demand careers, and enable people already in the workforce to secure better paying jobs

•Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP): Part of the ETWI network, Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) is an apprenticeship program that gives rising high school seniors and recent graduates an opportunity to further their education debt-free while gaining paid work experience

•Say Yes Guilford: Say Yes Guilford helps to give last-dollar tuition scholarships for all eligible public high school graduates to attend college or earn other postsecondary scholarships. It also makes available support services to develop the gifts and talents of each child

•Building the Best Guilford (through Economic Recovery and Growth) Initiative: Building the Best Guilford is an 8-month strategic planning process designed to align the economic priorities of Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County to stabilize its small business economy and put into place a robust entrepreneurial and small business support ecosystem, particularly within communities of color most heavily impacted by the pandemic

GJ30 will not only work with these initiatives, but will incorporate industry, community, and government entities county-wide to create a system that coaches people through their barriers and into education, leading to employment with a livable wage.

“We are pleased to be selected to participate with the UNC School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative as part of My Future NC,” says David Bolton, Director of Workforce Initiatives at the Community Foundation. “Our goal is to develop a system that will provide educational and career opportunities in a way that ensures all demographics reach our 60% goal. We’re confident that the lessons learned in this collaborative will help us achieve that.”

“It is an honor to be part of such an incredible team that is dedicated to better education, a stronger workforce, and ensuring the resources needed to access education are available to our vulnerable populations,” said Donna Griffin, co-chair of the GJ30 initiative. “Being selected for this state-wide collaborative is a vindication of the hard work that’s already occurred in Guilford County”.

To learn more about this project, visit https://ncimpact.sog.unc.edu/
Leaders in Diversity Award
We are honored to be recognized as one of the Leaders in Diversity winners by Triad Business Journal!

The award celebrates individuals and companies who have worked to establish and advance diversity and inclusion efforts in their workplace and communities. 

To formally recognize our work in diversity, equity and inclusion, in 2018, CFGG adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement. “Our communities are diverse. They include people of all ages and abilities, creeds and religions, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, races, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. To pursue our mission, we will embrace our diversity, create opportunities for equity, commit ourselves to fairness, and promote inclusion of all people.”
Public Art Endowment
The Public Art Endowment's sculpture collaboration with the Greensboro Science Center is in fabrication at artist David Hess' Studio! Look for a Fall 2021 installation!
Guilford Apprenticeship Partners
GAP began its 6th cohort of incoming pre-apprentices on June 14, 2021. This group of students consists of 46 students from 16 different public high schools, 2 private schools, and 1 charter school. Even with the limitations of Covid-19, GAP had over 200 applications using its new and improved online portal; 82 students met the criteria (age, GPA, and attendance); 73 students actually went through the invitational (online and in-person), 62 students were made offers and finally 46 students accepted and are starting their GAP journey at this time. 21% of the 2021 pre-apprentices are female and 36% of the 2021 pre-apprentices are non-white. Students will be apprenticing in the following course of study: Information Technology, Cyber Security, Automotive, Supply Chain and Logistics, Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and HVAC. In addition, we are proud and excited to announce that this Fall, we will have our first healthcare apprenticeship in collaboration with Wake Forest Baptist Hospital at High Point Regional Hospital with a pharmacy technician apprenticeship program in place.

Currently GAP has 192 students in the program, and the career pathways continue to expand as well as the company participants. Currently we have 35 company partners, and are looking to add more companies and institutions to the program.

On August 12 at 6:00pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, Hall B, we will be holding our 6th Annual Signing and Graduation Ceremony. We invite everyone to attend this exciting event as we sign on our successful pre-apprentices and graduate our second class of students. Parents, students, educators, politicians, as well as anyone from the general public are invited to attend this free celebration. We are looking forward to celebrate the achievements of all students, and partners who have made GAP such a successful program. Hearing the success stories of our intelligent, hardworking youth is inspiring. We continue to work to keep our talented youth in Guilford County and expand the pipeline of workers to provide talent to our local workforce.
Teen Grantmaking Council
We are now accepting applications for the Teen Grantmaking Council for the upcoming school year 2021-2022. Members of the Teen Grantmaking Council will be able to learn about philanthropy, create their own grantmaking parameters, and then actually make grants to teen groups that are improving Guilford County.

We believe that this valuable experience will create a new generation of philanthropists that will go out in the world in a myriad of directions valuing giving back to their communities. We will continue to accept applications through Summer 2021 on a rolling basis until spaces are filled. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Sorrells, msorrells@cfgg.org 336-790-2655. Click the link below for the application.

We're Moving!
After nearly 20 years at Foundation Place, CFGG will move to 301 N. Elm Street (across from the Tanger Center) at the end of July. While we will miss the rich history of our current location, we are looking forward to our new larger and more contemporary space. Our contact information will not change, so feel free to reach out to us in the manner you always have!
Welcome, Kathryn Rodman!
Kathryn joined the CFGG staff in May as the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for Development.

Kathryn is originally from Boonville, Missouri and moved here from Stillwater, Oklahoma. She went to Oklahoma State University and received her degree in Animal Science with a minor in International Studies. Kathryn got her start in non-profits by working at the OSU Foundation as a student fundraiser. She then worked on the College of Arts and Science major gifts development team for almost 4 years before coming to CFGG.

Kathryn has 2 cats and enjoys watching lots of sports, playing board games, and disc golf. Please join us in welcoming Kathryn!
Welcome, Cynthia Tyler!
Cynthia joined the CFGG staff in June as the Executive Assistant.

Cynthia is a native of Boston, MA and has lived in Greensboro for over 20 years. She graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from WSSU. She has a background in Administrative Management, Project Management, and Information Technology. Cynthia is very involved in the community -- volunteering with the community gardens, food pantry distribution, teaching classes, and working with youth and elderly.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys officiating track meets, gardening, arts & crafts, and cooking. Please join us in welcoming Cynthia!
Welcome, That Htoo!
That joined the CFGG staff in May as the Grants Intern.

Born in Thailand, his family came to the United States and initially lived in Houston before moving to Amarillo, Texas. He has been living in Chapel Hill for the past 14 years and considers it his hometown.

That is a recent graduate from UNCG with a degree in Economics. He will be returning in the fall to pursue an MPA. During his time as an undergrad, That volunteered at local non-profits and worked with the university to address food insecurity in the community. He is interested in community and economic development work and wants to pursue a career in that field or local/state government.

During his free time, That loves to workout, play sports, travel, and enjoy nature as much as he can. He also enjoys teaching himself a new languages.

Please join us in welcoming That!
Best Wishes, Kevin Lundy!
Kevin has been working with CFGG for 9 wonderful years as our Senior Director of Housing and Program Impact. He has been an integral part of our organization, both professionally and personally. His contributions are greatly valued and will always be remembered.

His wife has been transferred to Wadesboro, and they are looking forward to beginning their new adventure.

On behalf of everyone at CFGG, we want to say 'thank you'. Kevin's hard-work and dedication have greatly benefited our organization. We wish Kevin the best of luck during this next part of his journey!
Legacy Donors
If you plan on including the Community Foundation or one of our initiatives or organizational endowments in your estate plans, please let us know! It is as easy as completing this form. We want to honor you by including you on our Dear Greensboro list, and more importantly, we want to make sure you’re thanked today and your gift is properly honored tomorrow.