Charles Thomas of the Knight Foundation Speaks at Illuminate

This is part of our OrthoCarolina Living Room Series where we feature local groups using the space. Stay tuned to learn about another group that used the OrthoCarolina Living Room on our blog next week.

In last week’s OrthoCarolina Living Room Series blog, I talked about awareness that this resource exists. Well, the Illuminate Series has been at the forefront of raising awareness. It happens twice a month in the OrthoCarolina Living Room and focuses on anything and everything that relates to nonprofits.

This week Illuminate was so big that we had to switch it to the front area of Hygge. Sorry, OrthoCarolina Living Room. We still love you.

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Look at all those people! They all came to hear Charles Thomas, Charlotte’s Knight Foundation program director, speak about the foundation’s role in the community, his work there and how nonprofits can get funding.

The foundation “supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.” It works to create informed and engaged communities and Charlotte is lucky enough to have its own local program director. Charles is one of eight around the country.

Fun fact: Charles used to work at the Light Factory which is where Hygge is located now. You probably know him from Queen City Forward as well. He has seen this building in a lot of different forms and we’re always excited to welcome him back.

If you missed this week’s Illuminate Series, fret not. Click here to learn more and sign up for the newsletter. And don’t worry, Illuminate will continue to be in the OrthoCarolina Living Room — we just took a slight detour this week.

Are you doing awesome things in the community, but don’t have a spot for your next meeting? Contact us about using the OrthoCarolina Living Room.

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