Wake County Sponsors

Building an organization for the common good of Wake County

Sign up to get the latest updates


Wake County Sponsors has been formed with the goal of working with the Industrial Areas Foundation to assemble a locally controlled, broad-based, non-partisan organization capable of taking effective public action to resolve the top pressures facing families and communities across Wake County.

  • Upcoming events

    Countywide Clergy Gathering

    When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Where: Neighbor to Neighbor in Raleigh, NC

    Please join us for our regular meeting of clergy from across Wake County. The goal of this meeting is to strengthen relationships and fellowship among diverse area religious leaders, take part in short training, and help drive the Sponsoring Committee process in Wake County.

    Since our last meeting over 100 leaders attended the IAF University summer series to learn how to build core teams of leaders capable of engaging 4,000 members of our institutions and communities in the Wake County Sponsors Listening Session campaign. This campaign will lead to the creation of our first grassroots agenda for change at our Internal Assembly on October 29. 

    More details about the agenda will be available as the date draws closer. 

    Who's attending
    Chris Furr Michael Burger Javier Almendarez-Bautista Rose Cornelious Sarah Phelps Cathy Deats Ariel Edery John Fleming

    Countywide Leaders Meeting

    When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Where: Location TBD (central Raleigh)

    Leaders from institutions participating in Wake County Sponsors will report on their progress organizing listening sessions in their community. This will be an interesting opportunity for all leaders to get a sense of emerging issues and concerns from across the county. 

    Who's attending
    Daisy Buitrago Matt Rardon Mohamed AbuTaleb Hugh Devine Tim Lee Joe Noblrs William Shenton Peggy Hawkins Chaneta Johnson Michael Burger George Adamik Ross Tabachow Linda Velto Monica Lavery Craig Herb Ariel Edery Ellen Frost Sammy Robinson Joseph Briggs Ken Marsh Ernestine Ledbetter Javier Almendarez-Bautista Mycal Brickhouse Rose Cornelious Jessie Maeck Jim Luke John Parker David H  ADVANCED Bland Georgia McEwan