A BETTER WORD

Charlotte, NC   |  www.abetterworldcharlotte.org

Mission

Our mission at A Better World (ABW) is to uplift under-served youth in West Charlotte from a life of adversity by enriching their physical, mental, and spiritual development. By helping with the necessities of day-to-day life, we make sure they don’t go home hungry, or cold.

Ruling year info

2002

Founder

Mr. Kenneth Gilliard

Main address

4527 Freedom Drive

Charlotte, NC 28208 USA

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EIN

56-2238007

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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A Better World

A Better World is a unique after-school program that serves the Ashley Park neighborhood of Charlotte by providing at-risk 1st through 12th grade students with a safe, positive, and loving environment. All students receive an after-school snack, tutoring, mentoring, a nutritious dinner, and access to counseling, essential clothing items, and hygiene products.

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A BETTER WORD

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Craig Miller

Terwilliger Pappas

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Carl Fochler

Commercial Real Estate Investor

Term: 2021 - 2022

Dean Purvis

Fidelity Investments

Cathy Purvis

Fidelity Investments

Wendy Smolen

Retired Attorney

Sandy McCaslan

Accenture Mortgage

Bill Lippincott

CannonCassidy

Yvette Parson

Bank of America

Bill Hester

Associated Real Estate Advisors

Thom Klingman

CBI

Kristina Hitchens

Northwestern Mutual

Gavin Shuck

BB&T Securities