Spangler Foundation awards over $4.5 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The C.D. Spangler Foundation has awarded over $4.5 million to educational institution and nonprofits.

The gifts included $1 million each to the University of North Carolina system and Central Piedmont Community College to provide $1,000 college scholarships for male African-American students who graduate from West Charlotte High School.

The foundation also gave $150,000 to Communities in Schools to support dropout prevention efforts at West Charlotte High School, and $50,000 to the school to pay for college entrance fees for students.

Other gifts include:

  • $1.5 million for Teach for America.
  • $100,000 to New Leaders for New Schools to provide training for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administrators.
  • $100,000 to the school system’s Parent University
  • $1000, to Bright Beginnings, a school-system program for pre-schoolers.
  • $176,000 to be divided among the system’s 176 principals.
  • $250,000 to the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to support early childhood literacy.

One response on “Spangler Foundation awards over $4.5 million

  1. Kathleen Juhl says:

    I am Kathleen Juhl, President Charlotte Chapter Carson Scholars Fund. We are placing Reading Rooms in needy schools in Mecklenburg and York Counties. These are dedicated rooms for the purpose of enabling children to read a grade level when they complete third grade. We are placing our first Reading Room in Starmount Academy of Excellence.
    Carson Scholars Fund was created by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy in 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ninety-three cents of every dollar goes towards their scholarship programs and reading room programs. They have over 170 reading rooms across the United States.
    We organized in Charlotte in September of 2016.
    I would appreciate the opportunity to further explain our organization to you.
    Thank you for your attention to this request.
    Kathleen Juhl

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