Mary and Susan were honored to host Barker French and David Reese from East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) at our table for AFP’s National Philanthropy Day on November 12. Barker represents the very best qualities in a fundraising volunteer, and we were proud to nominate him for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser recognition.
Barker has a passion for working with the poorest children in Durham. In 2008 he envisioned a community partnership similar to the Harlem Children’s Zone with the goal of preparing East Durham’s children for college or a career. As a result of his hard work and vision EDCI was launched in 2009 with a mission to create a pipeline of quality services for children and families in a 120 block area of East Durham.
For more information about EDCI, please go to: http://edci.org/