Gene Cochrane Announces Retirement as President of The Duke Endowment; Rhett Mabry Named Successor

CHARLOTTE, NC – Rhett Mabry has been named President of The Duke Endowment, succeeding Gene Cochrane, who will retire in June. Mabry will become the Endowment’s ninth leader since the foundation was established in 1924. A native of Greensboro, N.C., he joined the Endowment in 1992 as associate director of Health Care. He became director […]

Posted on April 5th, 2016

Size Doesn’t Matter

What does the Mary Black Foundation, a small private foundation in Spartanburg, SC, have in common with some of the country’s biggest and most well-known foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation? The Mary Black Foundation is pleased to announce that we […]

Posted on March 29th, 2016

Foundation Awards $404,610

The Mary Black Foundation recently announced that it awarded $404,610 in grants to 6 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. BirthMatters was awarded $60,000 to support a home visitation program for young moms. Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands received $109,610 to support improvements to the Camp Mary Elizabeth pool to encourage children […]

Posted on March 22nd, 2016