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Foundation for the Carolinas gets new home

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Ret Boney 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- In 2011, Foundation for the Carolinas will move its headquarters to a central-city Charlotte building donated by Bank of America.

The building on North Tryon Street is occupied by the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, which will relocate in 2010 to the cultural campus now under construction as part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural facilities master plan.

The larger quarter will be home to the foundation’s new Center for Civic Leadership, an initiative that will help the public, private and nonprofit sectors share information and ideas and push for change.

A $3.3 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will fund the expansionof the center’s first major effort, Crossroads Charlotte.

The center will use the investment to grow the number of organizations participating in the program, which aims to create a community that is accessible, inclusive and equitable for area citizens.

The first floor of the new headquarters building will be dedicated to Sonia and Isaac Luski, Charlotte arts collectors and philanthropists, in recognition of their recent gift of art to the foundation.

The art works,which represent a major portion of the couple’s collection, will be on view at the foundation.

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