Foundation Gives Away Transit Grants

Spotlight on the Making Waves Foundation

Use Laura PrimaveraThe revamped Making Waves Foundation board recently handed out transportation grants to eight local nonprofits.

Making Waves started in 2010 when the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority and its board wanted to help meet riders’ needs to cover transportation costs. Through raising funds, the foundation provides transportation fare subsidies to nonprofit agencies that distribute to people in the community. 

The group suspended its activities in March of last year because of the pandemic. 

In September, a new governing board was appointed: SARAH ARTHUR, ADRIENNE HARRINGTON, and LAURA BROGDON-PRIMAVERA.

Brogdon-Primavera (left), who is the director of programs and initiatives for the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, serves as the foundation’s chair.

Harrington, owner and founder of Smart Moves Consulting and former WMPO transportation planner, is the foundation’s vice chair.

And Arthur, manager of community engagement for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is the foundation’s secretary.

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