In December 2006 we featured a story on how philanthropic of a city Charlotte is. We were ranked 2nd in giving and volunteering in a study of 40 cities. A scan of news stories during 1 week this September shows we have no plans of slowing down.
2 Charlotte families, the Skluts (Perfection Automotive) and the Levines (Family Dollar Stores) donated $1 million to a Jewish studies program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Billionaire David Murdock, who is developing the $1.5 billion North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, gave Duke University $35 million for a biomedical study at the site.
On 9/27, the city broke ground on the $158 million First Street Cultural Campus, which will house several arts groups and venues.
Even though it is part of Wachovia's $1 billion development on South Tryon Street, Bank of America is joining its competitor, along with Duke Energy, in leading the Arts & Science Council’s campaign for an $83 million endowment.