September 3, 2010

DURHAM, N.C. – Approximately 50 leaders from Duke University and Duke University Health System celebrated the kick off of the 2010-2011 Doing Good in the Neighborhood (DGIN) employee giving campaign.

The event was held at Hart House, the residence of Duke University President Richard Brodhead and his wife Cynthia.

President Brodhead welcomed the guests to his home, and introduced E.K. Powe Elementary School teacher Susie Gilbert and Lakewood Elementary School teacher Sadie Alston. The two women were teachers for the DGIN-funded Stepping Stones program, which provides an introduction to school to rising kindergarteners who have not had any early educational experiences.  Accompanying both teachers were parents and students who participated in the program.

Jim Green, Vice President for Resource Development at the United Way of the Greater Triangle and Phail Wynn, Jr., Vice President for Durham and Regional Affairs at Duke University also spoke.

The Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign allows Duke University and Duke University Health System employees to contribute to a host of local agencies supported by the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and The Duke University Health System, as well as to the United Way of the Greater Triangle. More information is available at doinggood.duke.edu.

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