Founder and Executive Director, Book Harvest
It’s one thing to have a generous supporter of our work; it’s quite another to have a visionary thought partner! The children in our community are so very fortunate to have the Mebane Foundation’s leadership — and so are we at Book Harvest. The Mebane Foundation stands alone in its enduring commitment to the literacy of all children in North Carolina. Its visionary leadership and partnership are helping to transform the lives of the children in Durham — and all across our state!
Bookmarks Executive Director
“Funding from the Mebane Foundation has been a game changer for Bookmarks. It is helping our literary nonprofit place 25,000 new books into the K-12 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public school libraries through 2020. Easy access to new books that reflect the readers’ interests can lead a reluctant reader to become a lifelong reader. We are so grateful for the Foundation’s exceptional support as we work toward encouraging all students in our community to become readers.”
President, Davidson County Community College
Former Superintendent, Davie County Schools
“The future of education hinges on the quality of teachers and how well they are supported and equipped to serve children. The Mebane Foundation continues to fulfill the vision of Allen Mebane by making strategic investments in teachers. These investments in high-quality professional development, instructional resources, and experienced coaches that model research-based literacy strategies, make this early literacy public-private partnership unique. These investments are improving the lives of our children and their families and will make a positive impact on our communities for generations. Working with Larry Colbourne and the Foundation Board has challenged me and those around me to make intentional, focused decisions, and to engage in crucial conversations that have led to increased accountability and success in our classrooms.”
Founder, ApSeed Early Childhood Education
“How many times have you heard ‘it would have never happened without the Mebane Foundation?’” Well, that is SO true for ApSeed in Davie County. Now, nearly 1,000 low income, pre-school children have the Seedling pre-Reader tablet which never would have happened without the Mebane Foundation.”
Certified HillRAP mentor and retired Davie County Schools teacher
“The Mebane Foundation lives out its mission in many diverse ways and locations. I am thankful to be part of the first initiative to bring children into the Foundation building for HillRAP tutoring. Offering families an offset of the expense for private tutoring will benefit the children involved far into their future by giving them an opportunity for learning beyond the school day. Partnering with the Mebane Foundation to benefit children in literacy is my “new career” after retiring from 33 years of teaching in North Carolina schools. I greatly appreciate Larry Colbourne and the board of The Mebane Charitable Foundation for this opportunity to serve our young community with literacy support and enrichment.