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Philanthropy
Emerson, Isaac Edward
by Blackburn, George T., II. Isaac Edward Emerson, chemist, manufacturer, sportsman, and philanthropist, was born in Orange County, the son of Robert J. Emerson, a farmer, and his wife, Cornelia Lewis Hudson of Wake County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferebee, Percy Bell
by Stephens, George Myers. Ferebee, Percy Bell by George Myers Stephens, 1986 29 May 1891–30 Dec. 1970 Percy Bell Ferebee, banker and developer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flowers, William Washington
by Russell, Mattie U. William Washington Flowers, business executive, was born at York Collegiate Institute near Taylorsville, the third of eight sons and two daughters of Colonel George Washington Flowers and Sarah Jane [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Fay Webb
by Fairchild, Erika S. Gardner, Fay Webb By Erika S. Fairchild, 1986 Related Entry: Maxwell Oliver Gardner 7 Sept. 1885–16 Jan. 1969 Much of Mrs. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
General Education Board
by Williams, Wiley J. The General Education Board (GEB) was a philanthropic organization endowed by the Rockefeller family and chartered in 1903 by the U.S. Congress for "the promotion of education in the United States of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gerrard, Charles
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Charles Gerrard, Revolutionary patriot and philanthropist, was born in Beaufort County. Little is known of his antecedents. His mother, Dinah, was married a second time—to one Sirmon—and was living [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gray, James Alexander
by Gray, James A., Jr. James Alexander Gray, business executive, civic leader, and philanthropist, was born in Salem, the son of James Alexander and Aurelia Bowman Gray. The youngest of four children who grew to maturity, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, John Sprunt
by Kirkman, Roger N. John Sprunt Hill, philanthropist and banker, was born near Faison, the son of William Edward and Frances Diana Faison Hill. Among prominent relatives were his grandfather General William Lanier Hill [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Aaron Burtis
by Bennington, Catherine Myers. Aaron Burtis Hunter, Episcopal clergyman, educator, book collector, and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of John C. and Sarah A. Clark Hunter. After graduation from public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jeanes Fund
by Williams, Wiley J. The Jeanes Fund, the popular name for the Negro Rural School Fund of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, was endowed by a Philadelphia Quaker benefactor in 1907 with $1 million. The original board of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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