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The Duke Endowment Names New Fellow

Thursday, July 13, 2017  
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CHARLOTTE, NC – Gillian Small has been named a Fellow at The Duke Endowment. Small holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. She previously worked for Teach for America as an eighth grade English teacher at Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte.


Created in 2005, the Endowment’s Fellowship program gives emerging leaders a unique opportunity in the philanthropic sector. The Fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience that encourages creative thinking and leadership development. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of philanthropy in the Endowment’s focus areas of Child Care, Health Care, Higher Education and Rural Church. Fellows rotate through these four areas, which exposes them to different issues across the Carolinas.


Small will participate in hands-on grantmaking and site visits. By the end of her two years in 2019, she’ll complete a Capstone project that fits within the scope of the Endowment’s work.


Based in Charlotte, N.C., and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has awarded more than $3.4 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.



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