A Matchmaker for Philanthropy

February 13, 2015


By JoAnn Turnquist


What do Match.comeHarmony and Central Carolina Community Foundation have in common?  The answer?  We are all dating sites.  Yes, believe it or not, Central Carolina Community Foundation has been a matchmaker for years.  No, we probably can’t help you find true love, but we can help you find the charitable causes you’ve dreamed of helping.  The Foundation helps people in our community find causes and organizations that match their charitable giving goals.

The world of dating can be hard to navigate.  It’s time consuming to meet with person after person, hoping each time that you’ll feel a spark and have many things in common.  Philanthropy is not much different. There are thousands of charities in the world. How do you know they can be trusted?  Or that their mission truly matches your interests?  How do you ensure your time, talent, and treasure is well spent?

As the expert in ‘giving back’ matchmaking, Central Carolina Community Foundation can help match you with charities in the Midlands that will spark your interest and your passion for giving.  We research local organizations and follow their work.  This research makes us confident that the first dates we arrange will be successful.  We want your first date to end with the opportunity to experience ‘happily ever after’ knowing that your time, money and skills are making a difference.


Happy Valentine’s Day!




JoAnn M. Turnquist is the President & CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that links charitable people and businesses with areas of need in the Midlands. To learn more about the Foundation and view more blog posts, visit yourfoundation.org.


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