The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children.
One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hangs in my office and reads, “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” This quote has multiple meanings for me. First, it reminds me that the need for philanthropy grew out of larger, systemic issues that are still present today. The quote also reminds me that the philanthropic sector alone cannot solve issues of inequities that are centuries in the making. Economic injustices are community issues and directly and indirectly impact us all.