OUR MISSION

  • CFC drives towards equitable systemic change in Southeastern North Carolina by collaborating with community partners to leverage local assets, illuminate actionable insights, and catalyze innovative programming.

  • We accomplish this work by applying data science techniques to gain insights and mobilizing private sector capital through impact investing programs.

VALUES

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EQUITY FOCUSED

We believe that we should do all things through an equity lens. Our whole society benefits from lifting all people, especially those who have been most marginalized

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DATA DRIVEN

We believe that an accurate and robust data infrastructure is the great equalizer in the fight for a better tomorrow.

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HUMAN CENTERED

We believe that the community is the biggest driver and producer of positive outcomes and actionable insights. We follow their lead to drive change.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY AREAS

  • Collaborating with our community partners and leveraging innovative data science and analytics to generate clear, actionable, hyper-local insights aimed at exposing and programming against disparities.

  • Rallying impact investors around these causes and directing financial resources where they can generate the greatest social return on investment.

  • Creating a regional impact model that can be shared across North Carolina to foster opportunities for potential shared learning and collaboration.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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KATE GROAT

Director of Corporate Philanthropy — Live Oak Bank, Chair

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TERRI EVERETT

Director of Housing, Vice-Chair

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JOE FINLEY

Co-Founder — CastleBranch, Treasurer

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DR. CHRIS PRENTICE

Director Center for Social Impact
UNCW,  Secretary

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DINESH APTE

Chief Commercial Officer, Wellth

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SHARM BRANTLEY

CEO-Level Up Strategies

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CHARRISE HART, MBA, MSW

CEO — Ready for School, Ready for Life

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GIRARD NEWKIRK

CEO & Founder — KWHCoin, Co-Founder — Genesis Block

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LYDIA NEWMAN, MPP

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Community Care of North Carolina

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS 

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JEANINE MINGE, PHD

DAVIS BRANNAN

AVERY WASHINGTON

PATRICK BRIEN

CFC TEAM MEMBERS

  • Meaghan Dennison –CEO

  • Nick Pylypiw – Chief Data Officer

  • Eileen O’Malley – Director of Finance and Investments

  • Cara Stretch - Director of Programs

  • Kevin Maurer – Director of Community Engagement

  • Anna Casey – Lead Data Scientist

  • Dante Haywood – Lead Data Scientist

  • Abla Elsergany - Data Scientist

  • Tom Gomes - Data Scientist

  • Terri Burhans – Housing Program Manager

  • Sandra Brooks – Healthy Opportunities Pilot – Interpersonal Safety Programs Manager

  • Morgan Cooper – Healthy Opportunities Pilot – Food Security Program Manager

  • Luigi Mendez – Healthy Opportunities Pilot Data Scientist