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Thank You for Your Support

We are extremely grateful for your support. Your generosity has enabled us to build a diverse force of corps members and alumni serving our students and working from all angles to ignite the movement for educational equity. Your gifts help to recruit, select, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for Charlotte-Piedmont Triad students.



Our Supporters

Individual Investors

$50,000 and Above 

Heather and Tom Finke

Patrick O’Leary

Susan and Jim Sigman

Ann and Wellford Tabor


Beth and Ken Beuley

Mary and Rob Engel

Katie and Mike James

Eydie and Blake Okland

Jill and Mike Smith


Anonymous (2)

Kathryn and Darren Ash

Kim and Johnny Belk

Martha and Eric Eubank

Patty and Alex Funderburg

Lisa and Ted Gardner

Cammie and Barnes Hauptfuhrer

Meredith and John Heimburger

Vickie and Gene Johnson

Page and Ed Kizer

Julie and Howard Levine

Steve Luquire

Katie Belk and Walker Morris

Anne and Scott Perper

Jennifer and Joe Pollino

Anne and Walker Poole

Rosalind and Jerry Richardson

Laura and Mike Schulte

Lori and Eric Sklut

Kati and Chris Small

Jenny and Scott Stevens

Betsy Fleming and Ed Weisiger, Jr.

$5,000 - $9,999

Jennifer Chapman

Patty and Ted Clement

Lynn and Jim Davis

Clare and Jay Didier

Jen and Cam Dyer

Walter Dolhare

Leigh and Robert Edwards

Minna and Mike Elliott

Alison and Bryce Endline

Lori and Chris Flouhouse

Ruth Ellen and Thold Gill

Stacy and Todd Gorelick

Meredith and Kelly Graves

Pete Keane

Jane Lewis-Raymond and Thomas Raymond

Kathy and Kevin Lilly

Kaye Bernard McGarry

Jamie and Hunter McLawhorn

Maria and Bryant Owens

Susie and John Papadopulos

Karen and Brandon Perry

Susan and Bill Porter

Cindy and Mike Praeger

Jo and Mike Rizer

Lindsay and Matt Rocco

Anne and Robert Schleusner

Jane and Carl Schowalter

Marjorie Schwab

Kathleen and Anthony Sciacca

Sarah and Allen Shifflet

Claire and John Tate

Marty and Jim Williams

Katherine Weaver

$1,000 - $4,999

Karen and Greg Alcorn

Meg and Shoffner Allison

Amanda and Bob Anders

Catherine and Jeff Armstrong

Lorri and Mark Ayers

Joanne and William Bellamy

Betsy and Bill Blue

Lauren and Peiffer Brandt

Gretchen and Jeffrey Brown

Meredith Chapman

Amy and Philip Colaco

Jordan and Walker Collier

Peggy and Bob Culbertson

Gaither and Robert Deaton

Susan and David Dooley

Esther and Sam Farnham

Cassell and John Fitzhugh

Anne and Hank Flint

Julie Fowler and Jon McCord

Kelly and Doug Gardner

Michelle and Steve Gassaway

Krissa and Glenn Gaston

Carol and Joe Gigler

Timothy Greenhouse

Christy and Steve Hall

Kim and Greg Hanson

Jenni and Ryan Henderson

Katherine and Lang Hunter

Susie and Tim Hurley

Laura and Sam Judd

Jeffrey Khoury

Tom Korona

Patty and Chris Lambert

Kathleen Malone

Risa and David Miller

Kathryn and James Miller

Jenny and Stephen Neill

Jeanene and Ford Perry

Elizabeth and Tim Portland

Beth and Ernie Reigel

Tiara and Jeff Sandeen

Bretton McDonough

Louise and Michael Sartorius

Susan and John Shimp

Liz and Walker Simmons

Andrea and Sean Smith

Rosalind and Joe Taylor

Erika and John Templeton

Cassandra and David Wagner

Caroline and Josh Winkle


Corporations, Foundations, and Public Investors

$500,000 and above

State of North Carolina

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

$200,000 - $499,999

C.D. Spangler Foundation

Guilford County Schools

The Leon Levine Foundation

Wells Fargo

$100,000 - $199,999

Merancas Foundation

$50,000 - $99,999

Belk Foundation

The Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation

Kathleen S. Craft Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

The Dowd Foundation

Duke Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas

VF Corporation

$10,000 – $24,999

Albemarle Foundation

Allen Tate Company

Balfour Beatty Construction

Bank of America

Coca-Cola Bottling Company


John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Lincoln Financial Foundation

Moore & Van Allen

Philip L. Van Every Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999


Charlotte Regional Visitors



Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Proctor & Gamble

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson

Siemens Energy


Volvo Truck

$2,500 – $4,999


Luquire George Andrews


Publix Super Markets Charities

$1,000 – $2,499

Burke Design/A Big Heart Foundation

Dixon Hughes Goodman

Husqvarna Group

Marand Builders

McGuire Woods

Movement Foundation

Optima Engineering

Southeastern Architectural Services


The Charlotte Observer

Warco Construction

Under $1,000

Barringer Construction

Proffitt Dixon Partners