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Duke Foundation gives $50,000 to Anne Springs Close Greenway

The Duke Energy Foundation has given the Anne Springs Close Greenway’s capital a grant for $50,000 to benefit the greenway’s educational programming and outreach to local elementary and middle school students.

“We are delighted to have been selected as a recipient for a Duke Energy Foundation grant,” said Denise Cubbedge, Director of Development for the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

“These funds are critical in allowing the Greenway to expand its educational reach and resources in ways that will benefit school children across the Charlotte region.”

The greenway’s education programs reached 10,200 school children in 2013. The 2,100-acre greenway offers educational programming that meets both South and North Carolina’s state and Common Core Standards.

“The Greenway’s mission is to preserve this significant natural area and provide increasing ways for children to get close to nature,” said Rick Jiran, government and community relations manager for Duke Energy.

“This is right in line with our focus on improving environmental education opportunities in the communities where we work and live.”

The Anne Springs Close Greenway’s capital campaign has to date raised $11.6 million toward its $15 million goal. For more information about the capital campaign or to make a gift, go to