Philanthropy

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 See Also: Maxwell Oliver Gardner, Fay Webb Gardner 7 Sept. 1885–16 Jan. [...] (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.)
Kenan, Sarah Graham
by Kellam, Ida Brooks. Kenan, Sarah Graham by Ida Brooks Kellam, 1988 17 Feb. 1876–16 Mar. 1968 Sarah Graham Kenan, philanthropist, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kenan, William Rand
by Kenan, Thomas S., III. Kenan, William Rand by Thomas S. Kenan III, 1988 4 Aug. 1845–14 Apr. 1903 William Rand Kenan, merchant and port collector, was born in Kenansville, the son of Own [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kenan, William Rand, Jr.
by Kenan, Thomas S., III. William Rand Kenan, Jr., scientist, businessman, and philanthropist, was born in Wilmington. His father, William Rand Kenan, was born in Kenansville and became a wholesale merchant; his mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Knapp, Joseph Palmer
by Stick, David. Joseph Palmer Knapp, publisher, financier, philanthropist, and conservationist, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Phoebe Palmer and Joseph Fairchild Knapp, a founder of the Metropolitan Life [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Latham, Maude Moore
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Maude Moore Latham, cultural leader and benefactor, was born in New Bern, the daughter of James Washington and Sarah Jane Gordon Moore. At Miss Corinne Harrison's School and the New Bern public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Little, Edward Herman
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Edward Herman Little, industrialist and philanthropist, was born on a farm in Mecklenburg County, the fifth of twelve children of George W. and Ella Howie Little. His family was of respectable [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNair, John Calvin
by Macfie, John. John Calvin McNair, teacher and minister, was born near St. Pauls, the son of Malcolm and Margaret Dalrymple McNair. His maternal grandfather, Archibald Dalrymple of Moore County, served in the House [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, James Osborne
by Gault, Charles B. Moore, James Osborne by Charles B. Gault, 1991 31 Oct. 1909–1 Sept. 1988 James Osborne Moore, attorney and public official, was born in Wellston, Ohio, the son of James Osborne and Cordelia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead Foundation
by Coffin, Alex, Pini, Amy Curtin. The John Motley Morehead Foundation was established by businessman, industrial scientist, and philanthropist John Motley Morehead III in 1945 to sustain and enhance the excellence of the University [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Kelly, Berry
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. O'Kelly, Berry by Elizabeth Davis Reid Murray, 1991 ca. 1861–14 Mar. 1931 Berry O'Kelly, merchant, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phifer, Robert Fulenwider
by Crute, Adair Phifer. Robert Fulenwider Phifer, first benefactor of the North Carolina Museum of Art, was born in Concord, the fifth of seven children. His father was Caleb Phifer, a prosperous merchant involved in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a Methodist [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Pullen, Richard Stanhope
by Cross, Jerry L. Richard Stanhope Pullen, businessman and philanthropist, was born on the modest plantation of his father, Turner Pullen, near Neuse Station, Wake County. His mother, Elizabeth Smith Pullen, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Raney, Richard Beverly
by Roberts, B. W. C. Raney, Richard Beverly by B. W. C. Roberts, 1994 7 Feb. 1860–8 Dec. 1909 Richard Beverly Raney, hotel manager, insurance [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reilley, Laura Holmes
by Murphy, Eva. Laura Holmes Reilley, was best known for her work in women's clubs on the local, state, and national levels. So varied and extensive were her activities that she was the first North Carolina woman to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhyne, Daniel Efird
by Cauble, Frank P. Daniel Efird Rhyne, textile manufacturer, banker, and philanthropist, was born on a farm in Gaston County near the town of Mount Holly. A son of Moses H. and Margaret Hoffman Rhyne, he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rosenwald Schools: Helping Communities Help Themselves
by Agan, Kelly. Have you ever heard of Jim Crow laws? In the 19th and 20th centuries, Jim Crow laws created mandatory separation of races. And they affected all aspects of everyday life for black Americans. Jim [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Slater Fund
by Williams, Wiley J. Slater Fund by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 See also: Jeanes Fund. In 1882 John Fox Slater, a textile manufacturer and philanthropist from Norwich, Conn., established a $1 million fund [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Isaac Hughes
by Massengill, Stephen E. Isaac Hughes Smith, black legislator, realtor, and philanthropist, was born in the Craven County area, the son of Thomas and Harriet Smith, both natives of North Carolina. Little is known about his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sternberger, Bertha Strauss
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Bertha Strauss Sternberger, civic leader and philanthropist, was born in Mayesville, S.C., on the the large cotton plantation of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Strauss. Her earliest schooling [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tufts, James Walker
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. James Walker Tufts, businessman, resort developer, and philanthropist, was born in Charlestown, Mass., of English ancestry. One of his forebears, William Brewster, went to Plymouth on the Mayflower [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Noppen, Charles Leonard
by Yanchisin, D. A. Van Noppen, Charles Leonard by D. A. Yanchisin, 1996 7 Jan. 1869–15 June 1938 Charles Leonard Van Noppen, businessman, publisher, and political reformer, was born at Wemeldinge, Zeeland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vanderbilt, George Washington
by Morgan, Joe L. Vanderbilt, George Washington by Joe L. Morgan, 1996 14 Nov. 1862–6 Mar. 1914 See also: Biltmore House; Biltmore Forest School; Biltmore Industries George Washington Vanderbilt, heir [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weil, Herman
by Powell, William S. Herman Weil, manufacturer and philanthropist, was born in Goldsboro, the son of Henry and Mina Rosenthal Weil. In 1901 he was graduated from The University of North Carolina, where he was a trustee [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitaker, William Asbury
by London, Lawrence F. Whitaker, William Asbury by Lawrence F. London, 1996 7 May 1883–28 Feb. 1960 William Asbury Whitaker, teacher, scientist, and business executive, the son of William Asbury and Anna Bitting [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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