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Stepping down – Worked at WRAL-TV

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Waltye Rasulala, director of grants for the past four years at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh, will retire at the end of the year.

Before joining the foundation as its first grants director, Rasulala worked for 19 years at Capitol Broadcasting Co. Inc. in Raleigh, initially as director of public affairs for WRAL-TV.

She later was managing producer of Carolina Saturday and Assignment Sunday, two weekly public affairs programs on WRAL-TV.

Before joining the station, Rasulala worked as a producer, performer and public affairs anchor at stations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

She also has worked in the musical theater, appearing in the Broadway production and national tour of Hello Dolly with Pearl Bailey, and has performed in numerous musical and dramatic productions and solo recitals in the Triangle.

Rasulala serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits, including Exploris children’s museum, North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Peace College, Rex HealthCare, John Rex Endowment, Triangle United Way, Wake Education Partnership and Wake County Smart Start.

The $63 million-asset Fletcher Foundation, which publishes Nonprofitxpress, has contributed $35 million over the past 20 years to more than 300 North Carolina nonprofits, including more than $2.25 million in 2001.

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