Gilbert Scholarship Wins Impact Funds

ImpactClub picked the nonprofit for its donation

Darlena Moore DARLENA MOORE, founder of The Gilbert Scholarship Inc. that provides scholarships for college students who were in foster care, recently received a donation of $17,800 from ImpactClub Wilmington.

Last month, Moore was one of three nonprofit representatives to present to the club about their work. Moore, who has used proceeds from sales of her Mountain Girl Granola ( to fund the scholarships, expects to have given out sixteen-eighteen scholarships throughout her program by the end of this year.

“When asked, most youth from foster care will tell you they want a college degree, but only 3 percent will get one,” Moore says. “But, the youth I am helping right here in Wilmington through The Gilbert Scholarship are graduating from community college, and many want to continue on to four-year universities.

“This award from the Wilmington ImpactClub will help move more students from foster care closer to their dream of college,” she adds.

There are ten ImpactClub groups across the U.S. In 2017, Chris Spivey and his wife, Christy, launched the Wilmington one. Once a quarter, members meet to hear presentations from nominated nonprofits – June’s was held via Zoom – and then decide who will receive the meeting’s collected pool. At each event, a participating member donates $100.

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