Category: Givers

Eric Hall: Community catalyst

by Todd Cohen photographs by Doug Van de Zande To build a better community, it’s often necessary to lend a hand to people in need. Morrisville’s Eric Hall learned that lesson at 9 from his grandfather, a small-town grocer in…

Daniel Wagner: guiding drivers

by Todd Cohen photograph by Nick Pironio When Daniel Wagner was 14, two teenage girls from his neighborhood in Port Huron, Mich., were killed in a car crash. The tragedy, and the lessons he learned from it, have shaped his…

Larkin Andreaus: Building bridges

by Todd Cohen photographs by Juli Leonard Larkin Andreaus is that rare 15-year-old who knows who he is, where he comes from, and where he’s headed. And he has made it his mission to bridge those divides between past, present…

Blake Simpson Fricks: A good neighbor

by Todd Cohen Raleigh lawyer Blake Simpson Fricks is the kind of volunteer every nonprofit wishes it had: one so dedicated and effective that the agency is compelled to hire her. That happened in early 2012, after Fricks had volunteered…

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