Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences of students and teachers by connecting community resources through collaboration, recognition, and innovative partnerships. We aim to inspire! One of our leading programs supplies fully stocked school backpacks to 170 (and growing) elementary school children at the start of each school year in Orange, Edgecombe, Nash and Pitt Counties in North Carolina, among other locations. We bring together schools, the Y, local businesses and other organizations to get packs onto the shoulders of underserved school children. MRCF also awards scholarships to underserved high school and college seniors who have excelled in their fields of study at schools in North Carolina and beyond.
The community was very important to Krissy and the Monet Richardson Community Foundation partners with charities to help support the community.
Continuing the work that Krissy started at the Y – Learning Program to provide backpacks to students. This helps set them up for success in and out of the classroom.
Krissy used her college opportunity to study Social Work to help her give back. In her honor, as part of her legacy, scholarships are awarded to help other students do the same.
Building Sound Governance for the MRCF
We currently are served by a Board of Directors of many professionals and activists from the community, local businesses, and educational institutions. We plan to expand our board ranks with specified skills and expertise that can help us grow responsibly. In the short term, the MRCF is keen to bring on new board members with specific backgrounds and skill sets for upcoming term 2022-2023.
Patricia Richardson – Executive Director/Anthem Inc.
Chair – OPEN POSITION
Vice Chair – OPEN POSITION
Nakisha Floyd – Secretary/Nash Community College
Charles Watson – Treasurer/Richmond Technical Center
Trimble Adams – Board Member/Ernst & Young LLP
Sarah Blount – Board Member/Jordan & Blount, PLLC
Melchee Johnson – Board Member/University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Durell Petway – Board Member/Boys and Girls Club of Tar River Region
Tameka Robinson – Board Member/ABB
Randy Smith – Board Member/Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA
Sara Blount, Melchee Johnson, Sue Klapper, Sondra Komada, Susan Little, Aisha McClellan, Meg Scully, & Sharie Walker