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Goodmon to head Fletcher

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By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — Barbara Goodmon, a member of the board of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh, has been elected board president and will serve as executive of the $45 million-asset foundation.

Goodmon, who will work part-time without pay, will succeed Tom McGuire, who is stepping down after 15 years as executive director to start a management advisory practice.

Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Co., who has served as president of the foundation’s board and is married to Barbara Goodmon, has been elected board chairman, a new position.

Barbara Goodmon says the foundation, which publishes the Philanthropy Journal, will be flexible in its funding, supporting a broad range of causes, while also becoming “an effective voice for human services, statewide and in the Triangle.”

A registered nurse, Goodmon is a graduate of Meredith College and of the master’s program in liberal studies at N.C. State University.

She chairs the Wake County Human Services Board and is a member of the board of The Healing Place of Wake County, a residential facility she helped found for homeless men with alcohol and drug addiction.

She also was instrumental in the creation of a new initiative at NCSU that will support nonprofit studies, research and services.

The Fletcher Foundation has agreed to give $1 million over four years to the initiative for operations if NCSU can match those funds.

The foundation also has announced new grants, including:

* $1.33 million over six years to Duke University, which will match the gift with $670,000, to establish an endowment to support the directorship of Duke’s Institute for Ethics. The directorship will be named for Duke President Nannerl O. Keohane.

* $200,000 over four years to the Jesse Helms Center in Wingate.

* $170,000 over four years to the Triangle Land Conservancy to support its development operations.

* $100,000 over four years to The Healing Place of Wake County for its new women’s facility.

* $170,000 over four years to the Greenville-based Foundation of Renewal for Eastern North Carolina to support its development operations.

* $50,000 to the N.C. Progress Board for a new guide to the state’s budget process.

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