Philanthropic leadership

To the editor,

Thank you for the excellent column on Shannon St. John and her contributions to the Triangle Community Foundation and our Triangle community [“Philanthropic catalyst,” 03.02.05]. You did a masterful job.

All of us who had the privilege of working with Shannon through the last 21 years marveled at her ability to help the foundation grow — in visibility, in making a difference in people’s lives, and in increasing our asset base from several thousand dollars to $100 million.

Thank you for recognizing her and her skills.

We have been blessed to have her leadership for so long, and we will certainly continue to seek her advice and wisdom as we go forward.

Carol Williams Bilbro, chair, Triangle Community Foundation Leadership Council, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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