The Wake Education Partnership is praising its "Cornerstone Investors," those who've pledged to give $10,000 or more to support the group's work.
In an e-mail message today, the WEP says they're renaming this group from "Major Donors" to "Cornerstone Investors" to have a more fitting title to honor this "distinguished group of supporters."
Many of the area's largest businesses are on the list of 22 cornerstone investors, including The News & Observer, Capitol Broadcasting Co., the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, SAS and GlaxoSmithKline.
Here's the full e-mail message:
Dear Friends of Wake Education Partnership,
With much excitement, we introduce our newly named Cornerstone Investors! Formerly known as Major Donors, the Partnership believes this distinguished group of supporters deserves a more fitting title.
"Cornerstone" has been selected because it conveys the indispensible and fundamental basis of a foundation. Indeed these investors provide that strong foundation for Wake Education Partnership and the work we do to advance student achievement and our public schools in Wake County.
We will be honoring this important group with recognition each month in our e-Newsletter, with rolling logos on our web site and in other printed and electronic messaging.
Please join us in saluting this distinguished group who each support the work of Wake Education Partnership at $10,000 and above. If you would like information on how to become a Cornerstone Investor, please contact Fran Carruthers, Vice President of Development, at email@example.com or 919.821.7609 x 130.
Wake Education Partnership proudly presents and thanks our Cornerstone Investors.
Bank of America
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Goodnight Educational Foundation
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
News & Observer
Rotary Club of the Capital City
Time Warner Cable
Triangle Community Foundation