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Philanthropy
Alston, Louis Watson
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Louis Watson Alston, philanthropist, was born at Maple Cottage in the southeastern part of Warren County, known from early times as "the Fork." The youngest of the eight children of Philip Guston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babcock, Charles Henry
by Green, C. Sylvester. Charles Henry Babcock, investment banker and counselor and philanthropist, was born the son of Charles Henry and Ella Park Babcock in Lafayette, Ind. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Benbow, De Witt Clinton
by Noblin, Stuart. De Witt Clinton Benbow, businessman and philanthropist, was born near Oak Ridge in Guilford County, the youngest of five children of Charles Benbow and Mary Saunders. His earliest ancestor in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biddle, Mary Duke
by Durden, Robert F. Mary Duke Biddle, philanthropist, was born in Durham to Benjamin Newton and Sarah Pearson Angier Duke. Educated first in the public schools of Durham, she was graduated from Trinity College in 1907. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
by Moore, Cecelia. Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is an independent private foundation whose mission is to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. It was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chaloner, John Armstrong
by Chestnut, Paul I. John Armstrong Chaloner, author, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in New York City in the home of his maternal ancestors, the prominent Astor family. The family name, originally spelled [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Levi
by Hoskins, Mary Katherine. Levi Coffin, abolitionist, temperance leader, and philanthropist, was born in New Garden, Guilford County, a descendant of Tristam Coffin, who came to America in 1642 and was one of nine purchasers [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cone, Moses Herman
by Powell, William S. Moses Herman Cone, industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., the son of Herman and Helen Guggenheimer Cone, natives of Bavaria. For further details of the life of Moses Herman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duke, Benjamin Newton
by Durden, Robert F. Benjamin Newton Duke, industrialist, the son of Washington and Artelia Roney Duke, was born in the modest farmhouse built by his father in 1852. Except for a brief period toward the end of the Civil [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duke, Washington
by Durden, Robert F. Duke, Washington by Robert F. Durden, 1986 See also: Duke Homestead; Duke Endowment; W. Duke, Sons and Company; Trinity College; Duke University 20 Dec. 1820–8 May 1905 Washington Duke, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
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