The Unite Charlotte fund will be housed at United Way of Central Carolinas and will be administered through a partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas. It will have an advisory committee consisting of leaders from the faith, education and business communities, as well as community-based organizations and donors.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force has been in existence for two years and has been examining the barriers to upward mobility and job opportunities, as well as discrimination in Charlotte.
"Beyond this donation, our employees and retirees are actively engaged in board leadership and other volunteerism efforts in the community," said Shawn Heath, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. "We are planning additional opportunities for our team to contribute to unity efforts across the city."
Donations from the Duke Energy Foundation are funded by shareholders.
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