NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation board member Ann Goodnight receives award!

Julius Chambers (October 6, 1936 – August 2, 2013)

August 13, 2013 - It is with deep gratitude and fondness that we remember Julius Chambers for his long service to the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. Mr. Chambers, who died on Aug. 2, 2013, brought the same inspiration, determination and commitment to our mission of public health, education and science that he brought to his lifelong crusade for civil rights for everyone.

The former chancellor of N.C. Central University and civil rights attorney fought for justice under the law his entire life. Since joining our board in December 2000, he promoted education for all North Carolinians, understanding that science unlocks doors to the future and that better public health and education are keys to healthier children and generational change.

We are indebted to Mr. Chambers for his selfless service. He enriched our Board of Directors with his profound dedication to education, deep understanding of human nature and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of every child in the state. We will miss his wise counsel and noble intentions, and are comforted by knowing that his spirit lives on in the many programs he supported and promoted for the people of North Carolina and the generations that will follow.