Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences of students and teachers by connecting community resources through collaboration, recognition, and innovative partnerships.
To cultivate student success by fostering strategic partnerships, engaging business and community leaders, and empowering students to realize their individual potential.
We aim to inspire! One of our leading programs supplies fully stocked school backpacks to elementary school children at the start of each school year in Orange, Edgecombe, Nash, and in North Carolina. We bring together schools, the YMCA, the Boys, and Girls Club, and local stakeholders to place backpacks 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 Orange, Durham, and Pitt counties.
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 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/Elevance Health
Charles Watson – Chair/Richmond Technical Center
Vice Chair – OPEN POSITION
Melchee Johnson – Secretary/University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Patrick Lyons – Treasurer/100 Black Men
Trimble Adams – Board Member/Ernst & Young LLP
Nakisha Floyd – Board Member/Nash Community College
Kanalyn Jackson – Board Member/Youth Mentoring Collaborative
Sondra Komada – Board Member/ Community Activist
Durell Petway – Board Member/Boys and Girls Club of Tar River Region
Randy Smith – Board Member/Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA
Melchee Johnson, Patricia Richardson, Sue Klapper, Sondra Komada, Susan Little, Susan Shareshian
Learn more about how you can get involved.