Category: Givers

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…

The power of a father: Dexter Hebert shapes lives

by Todd Cohen photographs by Nick Pironio Dexter Hebert has devoted his adult life to giving kids who need it the kind of loving support he got from his own father. “Not having a father in the home is a huge…

Diane Chen: A passion for freedom

by Todd Cohen photograph by Robert Willett Diane Chen knows only too well that a family’s financial well-being can change in a heartbeat. A native of China who was plunged from a privileged early upbringing into the impoverishing nightmare of the…

NANCY WELSH: Builders of Hope

by Todd Cohen We are too quick, in this American life, to throw away the things, and the people, we no longer think we need. Fortunately, Nancy Welsh is here to pick up the pieces. “I’m a sucker for the…

Givers: Abdul Rasheed, servant leader

by Todd Cohen Abdul Rasheed founded and runs the North Car- olina Community Development Initiative, based in Raleigh. He was raised without his father or mother, and he lost his 20-year-old son to gun violence. But hardship has never stopped…

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