Through ImpactClub®, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine” and have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning a high-stakes competition. As a result, ImpactClub®, through Impact Venture Capitalism, has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.
I was orphaned by 11, separated from my 4 siblings, moved around from place to place, where I finally landed at the home of Dick and Mary Gilbert, who ran an emergency shelter for foster children. Kids came and went, but the Gilberts saw something in me and offered me legal guardianship. They helped me through challenges, including past emotional and physical abuse. They also helped me maneuver the paperwork and visits needed to become one of the 3% of kids from foster care who attend college
Make-A-Wish®Eastern North Carolina has one purpose: to grant wishes to children with critical illnesses between the ages from of 2 1/2 and 18. This one belief guides us in everything we do, inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve, and drives us to make donated resources go as far as possible. Why a “wish?” It’s not just a nice thing to do. Wishes have proven physical/emotional benefits that often lead to a higher chance of survival, and impact everyone involved. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. As such, making a wish come true can give a child the courage to comply with medical treatments
Wilmington Going Beyond the Pink is a nonprofit organization serving Southeastern North Carolina. Our mission is to provide breast health education before, during, and after a cancer diagnosis, and offer much needed resources to our local breast cancer community