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Communities In Schools is generously supported by a wide range of financial as well as in-kind donors. Below is a listing of our FY 2009-10 Financial Donors $10,000 and above; our significant Contributors of Goods & Services (“Angels”); and the numerous community partners and agencies (Community Connections) with whom we collaborate to provide support and needed resources to CIS students and families. CIS is deeply grateful to all of our many donors, contributors, and collaborative partners - as it is their generous support that makes our mission to help all students succeed possible.

Please note: for a complete listing of all financial and in-kind donors and community partners for FY 2009-10, please see our Annual Report.

Financial Donors ($10,000 and above)

Special thanks to the following for their financial support from July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010:

Guardian Angel ($100,000+)

  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • C. D. Spangler Foundation, Inc.
  • Charlotte Housing Authority
  • The Charlotte Merchants Foundation, Inc.
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • The George T. Lewis, Jr. 2001 Foundation
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
  • United States Department of Education, OPE
  • United Way of Central Carolinas
  • The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation


Shining Star ($25,000 - $99,999)

  • AT&T
  • The Belk Foundation
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Cogentrix Energy, LLC
  • Communities In Schools of North Carolina, Inc.
  • The Duke Energy Foundation
  • Elevation Church
  • Foundation For The Carolinas
  • The Goodrich Foundation
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church
  • Social Venture Partners Charlotte
  • State of North Carolina- DHHS Health Services

Hero ($10,000 - $24,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Foundation/Crossroads Charlotte
  • Continental Tire the Americas LLC
  • RBC Bank
  • Speedway Children’s Charities
  • UBS
  • The UPS Foundation

Contributors of Goods & Services

Special thanks to the following “angels” for their significant contributions of goods and services:


  • Adams Outdoor Advertising
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bruce Irons Camp Fund
  • Carolina Weekly Newspapers
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Charlotte Country Day School
  • The Charlotte Observer
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Classroom Central
  • Cogentrix Energy, Inc.
  • Cove Church
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Duke Energy
  • Elevation Church
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance
  • Little Rock AME Zion Church
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church
  • North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Park Road Books
  • R. T. Dooley Construction Company
  • RBC Bank
  • Sardis Presbyterian Church
  • Wray Ward

Community Connections

Thanks to our formal partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Communities In Schools has the opportunity to facilitate relationships between many local organizations and the students who need their services. The following represent some of the many community agencies, organizations, and groups that collaborated with Communities In Schools to provide children and their families with needed resources during the 2009-2010 school year:

  • A.C.E. Program
  • ACT
  • Americorps
  • Assistance League of Charlotte
  • AVID
  • Behavioral Health Center – Randolph
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Charity League, Inc.
  • Charlotte Housing Authority
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
  • Child Care Resources Inc.
  • Christmas Bureau
  • Citizen Schools
  • City of Charlotte
  • College Board
  • College Foundation of North Carolina
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • Cross Country for Youth
  • Crossroads Charlotte
  • Discovery Place
  • Gang of One
  • Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
  • Girls on the Run
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
  • Hands on Charlotte
  • ImaginOn
  • Junior Achievement
  • Junior League of Charlotte
  • Juvenile Justice/Truancy Court Program
  • Kinder-Mourn, Inc.
  • Latin American Coalition
  • Latin American Women’s Association
  • The Links
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Mecklenburg County Department
  • of Social Services
  • Mecklenburg County Health Department
  • Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
  • Mecklenburg County Youth and Family Services
  • Mi Casa Su Casa
  • National College Access Network
  • National College Advising Corps
  • National Association of College
  • Admissions Counselors
  • National Conference for Community & Justice
  • NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Partners in Out of School Time
  • Q Foundation
  • Right Moves For Youth
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Sight for Students
  • Southern Association of College
  • Admissions Counselors
  • Teen Health Connection
  • Thompson Child and Family Focus
  • Urban League of Central Carolinas
  • United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc.
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte
  • YWCA Central Carolinas

The Children & Family Services Center Partners

Located together in The Children& Family Services Center at 601 E. 5th Street in Charlotte, Communities In Schools and the following agencies work in close collaboration to offer comprehensive services that help strengthen children and families:

  • A Child’s Place
  • Alexander Youth Network
  • Care Ring
  • Communities In Schools
  • Community Link
  • Council for Children’s Rights
  • Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
  • United Family Services
  • Youth Homes Inc.
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