Category: Givers

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…

Linda Nunnallee: Helping people help themselves

by Todd Cohen Linda Nunnallee believes that building relationships is indispensable to serving people. The executive director of StepUp Raleigh, a nonprofit that helps adults and children build stable lives through jobs and life skills training, she says it’s a…

Kari Howe Stoltz: Banking on community

by Todd Cohen When she was a first-grader at Mary P. Douglas Elementary School in Raleigh, Kari Howe Stoltz volunteered to help raise money for a bike-a-thon to support a girl in her neighborhood who had cystic fibrosis. She’s been…

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