Scholarship Continues Alumnae'S Community Engagement


credit: USACE on Flickr

When Kristian "Krissy" Richardson died in a car crash in 2021, she left behind a legacy that now includes a scholarship in her name at East Carolina University.

Richardson, who'd been accepted into the master's program in social work at North Carolina Central University, "was so excited about life and her plans," her mother, Pat Richardson, tells the News & Observer.

"A lot of people talk about how beautiful she was, and I saw that, too."

Richardson, a high school athlete who planned to become an athletic trainer, had already made an impact through her charity efforts and was "beginning to find success in creative business pursuits," her mother says.

A few days after her death, friends organized a candlelight vigil to remember Krissy.

"I tell you, there were over 300 people there, just people everywhere," Pat Richardson says.

"They had hundreds of balloons with her initials, her colors, her pink and purple, that she loved.

And one after one, her friends came up and spoke about who Krissy was in their lives."

Krissy also started a backpack program for kids at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA when she was in high school.

Now, a scholarship in her name is being created at ECU

Read the Entire Article


Selected Foundation News

A customized collection of news from foundations from around the Web.

Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury Foundation Announces 2023-24 Devin ...

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has pledged $2.5 million to give 25 grants to Arizona nonprofits over the next five years, and he's just announced the recipients. Two Phoenix parks, including...more

Preqin Launches Esg Fund Performance Benchmarks

"The alternative markets are famously opaque, as private firms do not have the regulatory duty to disclose such details." That's the takeaway from Preqin, which on Tuesday announced the launch of...more

Prince Siluma

It's that time of year again: time to think about how you'd like to spend your money over the course of your life. And if you're among the ultra-rich, here's a suggestion from a South African...more

International Finance Corporation (Ifc) Impact Investing Challenge 2024 for Graduate Students

The Washington, DC-based International Finance Corporation, a branch of the World Bank, is looking for grad students around the world to come up with ways to make a "tangible difference" in...more

Riaa: Sustainability Goes Mainstream

"Greenwashing" is the hot topic at this year's Responsible Investment Association of Australia (RIAA) conference, with topics including climate disclosures, modern slavery, and carbon offsets,...more

Sebi'S World-Firsts Overshadowed by Market Flaw €” Tradingview News

India's capital markets have taken a big step toward becoming a more efficient place to do businessand it's all thanks to a new social stock exchange. The Social Stock Exchange, which launched...more

On National Pet Day, Here Are 7 Investments That Prioritize Animal Welfare

National Pet Day isn't just for dogs and cats. It's also a good time to think about "impact investing," which aims to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants, animals and...more

Kings Duo Advance to 2024 Mayors Entrepreneur Final

They came up with an idea, they pitched it to a panel of celebrity judges, and now they're all headed back to London's City Hall on May 8 for the grand final of the Mayor's Entrepreneur...more

April Richardson Blends Law, Entrepreneurship and Social Impact

It's not every day that a woman of color is named America's Most Intriguing Woman, but that's exactly what April Richardson did. Richardson, who is black, is the founder and president of DC Sweet...more

Funding and Support Available for Those with Innovative Solutions to Social and ...

"Every day, in every community across Ireland, we see people stepping up with innovative solutions to tackle social and environmental problems," Tim Griffiths, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland,...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Philanthropy: Fortifying American Democracy


Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, writes that philanthropy should at least bolster America’s democracy.




Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders