Triangle Community Foundation Opens Offices at ATC

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A large crowd gathers for an ice cream social to celebrate the Triangle Community Foundation’s grand opening at American Tobacco.

The Triangle Community Foundation has a new home, brand new renovated offices at the historic American Tobacco in downtown Durham.   The TCF celebrated their recent move to Bay 12 in the Washington building on Tuesday, June 12, 2007.

The group held an afternoon ice cream social to officially open their new offices and unveil the new Jim Goodmon lounge.  The new TCF offices house their roughly 15 employees as well as the interns who work with the foundation. 

Andrea Bazan-Manson
Andrea Bazan-Manson, President of the Triangle Community Foundation, says a few words to the crowd.
Jim Goodmon, David Reese & Paul Pope
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s David Reese (center) chats with ATC’s Paul Pope (right) as CBC’s Jim Goodmon takes in the scene.

CBC has a long-standing relationship with the Triangle Community Foundation.  CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon is a former Board and Leadership Council member for the organization.  CBC has a fund at the TCF for many of its contributions to the community.

Goodmon was integral to bringing the TCF to American Tobacco.

“When Jim learned that we were looking for new office space, he not only offered space at ATC, but he also made a substantial gift to help cover the building-out of the space and offered a very favorable long-term lease,” said TCF Director of Communications Paula Dickerson.

Goodmon worked closely with TCF to help them get situated at American Tobacco, helping pick out their location next to Motricity in Bay 12.  Goodmon and CBC also gave TCF an “office-warming” gift when they moved in – a large plasma screen TV for one of their conference rooms.

Wool E. Bull
Wool E. Bull stands by for the program.
A crowd lines Bull River to celebrate the Triangle Community Foundation’s move.
Phail Wynn (l to r) of the TCF Board of Directors says a few words as Jim Goodmon & Andrea Bazan-Manson wait in the wings

To thank Goodmon for his help, the TCF made a special dedication.  “Knowing words alone could not adequately express our appreciation for him and all he did to assist us with the move, we decided to name the lounge in our new office the ‘Jim Goodmon Lounge’,” said Dickerson.  “During one of the early conversations about our new space, Jim said the Foundation needed a ‘funky’ office with ‘funky,’ versatile meeting space. The lounge fits that bill, and we filled it with mementoes of his many accomplishments to remind us of his tremendous vision and foresight. Further, we’re proud to be a part of his vision for American Tobacco, so we also included some history of the development in the lounge as well.”

Thanks to ATC’s Tex Law for these capcom photos.

Jim Goodmon
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon welcomes TCF to its new home.
About the Triangle Community Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation connects philanthropic resources with community needs, creates opportunity for enlightened change, and encourages philanthropy as a way of life.
Visit the Triangle Community Foundation on the World Wide Web.
Robyn Fehrman
TCF Community Program Officer Robyn Fehrman takes the state recognizing representatives from the Community Grantmaking Program Grantee Organizations.


POSTED: July 13, 2007

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