Greenville’s Minor Mickel Shaw has been elected to chair the endowment’s board. In 2011, the endowment distributed nearly $113 million in grants to organizations in the Carolinas. Health Sciences South Carolina has received a total of $32.25 million from the organization.
Published Oct. 8, 2012
Trustees of The Duke Endowment have elected Greenville businesswoman Minor Mickel Shaw to serve as chair of its board.
Shaw will be the 10th person to hold the position since the endowment’s founding in 1924. She succeeds the late L. Neil Williams Jr., who headed the endowment board from January 2011 through August.
Minor Mickel Shaw
Based in Charlotte, The Duke Endowment was established in 1924 by N.C. industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. As the largest private foundation in the Southeast, it focuses on four program areas: child care, health care, higher education and rural churches.
In 2011, it distributed nearly $113 million in grants to organizations in North and South Carolina. Health Sciences South Carolina, a statewide biomedical research collaborative based in Columbia, has received a total of $32.25 million from the endowment.
Shaw is the president of Micco LLC, a private investment company. She also chairs the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission and the Daniel-Mickel Foundation.
Her board memberships include the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation, MDC, Hollingsworth Funds, South Carolina ETV Communications, Piedmont Natural Gas, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Columbia Nations Funds.