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Philanthropy journal of North Carolina. volume (Raleigh, NC) 1993-1998, April 01, 1994, Image 1

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APRIL 1994 State Library or i Joith > 'aroiina Ralc-;igh VOLUME 1, ISSUE 8 / $5.00 PbiknthroDvJoiimal Giving shelter Network for the homeless Since it was founded in 1987, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council on Services for the Homeless has worked to reduce competition and build coopera tion among a wide variety of agencies helping the homeless. By Barbara Solow Winston-Salem 7 ust before 8 a.m., the com mon room of The Bethesda Center day shelter tor the homeless in Winston-Salem is already full. About two dozen men and women sit together on couches and chairs scattered throughout the room. Some sip coffee from styrofoam cups, while others catch up on their sleep. Down the hall in a small confer ence room, members of the Winston Salem/Forsyth County Council on Services for the Homeless are meet ing to discuss the situation facing shelter providers in the city. “We pray that you mi^t help us keep the needs of these people before us,” says the Rev. Neal Wilcox of the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission in his opening invocation. “We ask that we can continue to work in a spirit of cooperation.” Since it was founded seven years ago, supporters say the counch has made major strides in improving ser- Look for HOMELESS page 21 Care for the dying Hospice offers compassion, helping hand The hospice networks in the Carolinas have merged. The 72 Tar Heel and 21 Palmetto hos pices are expanding services and preparing for the numerous changes in the U.S. health-care system. But their mission re mains the same as that of the first U.S. hospice that opened in 1974: To provide compassionate care for the dying and their fam ilies. By Katherine Noble Winston-Salem S he knew he was dying, and so did he, and they both were frightened. So were their eight-year-old daughters, Amy and Jennifer. What Cathy Hinson feared most was that she couldn’t help her husband do what he wanted more than anything: Come home. “He was so afraid he was going to die in the hospital,” says Hinson, recalling the day three years ago when doctors said they couldn’t stop the cancer that was destroying her husband’s body. But Hinson was afraid of some thing else — afraid she would not be able to take care of her husband. ‘"There was just no way 1 could bring him home,” she says. Hinson, however, proved herself wrong, with the help of Hospice of Wmston-Salem. Like other hospices throughout North Carolina, Hospice of Winston- Salem is a professional team of nurs es, social workers and grief coun selors who care for the physical, spiritual and psychological needs of dying people and their families. Volunteers are integral to hos pice, doing everything from walking the family dog to helping the non profit organization raise money. Hospice has come a long way since its early days as a mostly vol unteer organization that served patients as it raised money. But throu^ changes in structure and growth, it hasn’t lost its roots as a “holistic kind of care that is med ical as well as psycho-social,” says Karen Steinhauser, a Duke Univer sity graduate student who is writing a dissertation on hospices in the U.S. Hospice was started in England ia the 1960s. It served as a model for community and religious leaders who founded the first U.S. hospice in 1974 in New Haven, Conn. Hospice of North Carolina opened in 1979 as an administrative organi zation that aimed to help establish hospices in communities throughout the state. By the end of that first year, the state had three hospices. Last year, the statewide hospice groups in the two Carolinas merged, creating Hospice for the Carolinas, which has headquarters in Ralei^. North CaroUna has 72 hospices oper ating in 96 counties. South Carolina has 21. “Our goal is that hospice care should be available to every North Carolinian by the end of the year,” says Judi Lund Person, executive director of Hospice for the Carolinas. The term hospice comes from medieval times, when hospices were a resting place for weary travelers. Today, says Person, hospice is for travelers nearing the end of life’s journey who need a place for re Hospice of Winston-Salem nurse Freda Redmond gives Gladys Holland a hug. Photo courtesy of Hospice of Winston-Solem spite, safety and comfort. Winston-Salem’s hospice, the state’s oldest, served an average of 350 patients a day in 1993, and hos pices throughout the state that year served a total of 10,244 patients and their families. That compares with the 40 patients that the then-fled^g organization served in aU of 1979. Palhative care, which means car ing for symptoms and alleviating pain, is integral to the philosophy of hospice. “Hospice assumes ahead of time Look for HOSPICE, page 22 Making a difference Business school dean mixes ^obal outlook, public service /As the new dean of the business school at UNC-Chapel Hill, Paul Fulton is a man on a mission. He aims to make the school a player in the international mar ketplace. Colleagues, pointing to his record in the corporate and nonprofit world, have no doubt he’ll succeed. By Todd Cohen Paul Fulton is applying strategic thinking to academia. Photo by John Fletcher Jr. Chapel Hill n 1984, Paul Fulton accepted the chairmanship of the United Way campaign in Forsyth County, but only reluctantly. Fulton says he hesitated because he was a late bloomer to community / leadership. But he says the United Way campaign opened his eyes to “what it’s like to have a leadership role in a community. You just learn that people will respond.” Fulton, a native of Walnut Cove who at the time of the United Way campaign was the top executive in Winston-Salem for Sara Lee Corp., has been immersed in philanthropic leadership ever since. In 1989, for example, as a trustee of Winston-Salem State University, he took on the chairmanship of a $25 million capital campaign for the tra ditionally black school. And al though he already had moved to Chicago to become Sara Lee’s presi dent, he continued to run the cam paign, flying to Winston-Salem as often as once a week for his trade mark 6:30 a.m. breakfast meetings. The campaign, which a consultant had said might be lucky to raise half its goal, has raised more than $23 mil lion. Now Fulton has come home, begin ning a new career in January as dean of the Kenan- Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HiU. In his new job, Fulton will be working both sides of the philan thropic street — putting the school to Look for FULTON, page 14 Kenan- Flagler seeb foothold in Southeast Asia. Page 12. 1 Careers 22 Connections 3 Fund Raising 14 Grants and Gifts 17 In April 16 Job Opportunities 20 Opinion 10 People 17 R.S.VR 16 Professional Services...! 9 Technology 3 NONPROFIIS The politics of ideas The John Locke Foundation, a Raleigh think-tank, has given conservatives a public- policy foothold. FOUN0ATIONS • Page 4 In the spirit of the founder The Cannon Foundation continues the philanthropic tradition of its founder, helping to improve health care and education for North Carolinians. • Page 6 I VOLUNTEERS , Community service alive on campus Voluntarism is on the rise on college campuses, and North Carolina is on the trend's leading edge, with more students fulfilling com munity service requirements. • Page 8 CORPORATE GIVING Duke Power funds foundation The Charlotte utility gives $20 million to its foundation boosting its support of human services and education. • Page 12

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