Elizabeth joined the Blackman & Sloop team in 2016 and currently serves as a manager in the firm’s tax department. In this capacity, she works primarily with nonprofits, private foundations, high net worth individuals, expatriates, and foreign national individuals. She...
  • September 21, 2022
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Juvae Mullings is a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences Asheville. Juvae participated in ACSF’s In Real Life (IRL) After-School Program for all three years of his middle school experience. Since then, Juvae has served as a...
  • September 20, 2022
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Nancy Membreno is a senior at Asheville High School. Nancy is currently in her third year of participation with the Racial Equity Ambassador Program, and is in her second year with the DREAM Team Program. 
  • September 20, 2022
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Paiden Castelblanco is a junior at Asheville High School. Paiden has served on ACSF’s board of directors as a student representative for two years, and is currently in her third year of participation with the Racial Equity Ambassador Program. 
  • September 20, 2022
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Nieva Arana is the Racial Equity Ambassador Program (REAP) and DREAM (Dedicated. Responsible. Enthusiastic. After-School. Mentors) Team Program Coordinator for the Asheville City Schools Foundation. Nieva is an Asheville native and Asheville High School alumna. Nieva is also a millennial...
  • September 20, 2022
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Tara Kenchen has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit, affordable housing, community development lending, and small business sectors. She is the founder of UF Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm supporting the growth and development of organizations through...
  • September 13, 2022
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Missy Hatley joined CASA in 2014 to create a philanthropic program for its affordable housing mission. With a strategic plan focused on growth, CASA nearly doubled its size over the past eight years and has more than 300 new apartments...
  • September 13, 2022
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Scott Curkin, EVP of Account Services at 919 Marketing, oversees the cause marketing department and a variety of franchise and corporate accounts focusing on increasing B2B leads. He produces both earned and 919 created content to accelerate client brands on...
  • August 19, 2022
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Mary Lindsaye believes that story telling can truly change the world and makes all the difference. After graduating with a communications degree from Pfeiffer University and working with multiple governmental and nonprofit entities, she realized that strategic marketing plans were...
  • August 18, 2022
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As Senior Program Officer, Tanaya manages the Foundation’s growing capacity-building programs, focusing on systems and grassroots-level work, facilitating collaborations of various stakeholders, and building partnerships to ensure a strong nonprofit sector in the Triangle. A native of Morganton, NC, Tanaya...
  • August 10, 2022
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Each year, the Duke Energy Foundation funds more than $30 million in charitable grants. We fund science, engineering and career training programs to help prepare tomorrow’s workforce.
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