Earlean is a founding member of the Heritage Quilters of Warrenton, North Carolina. She offers the following succinct answers about her life, background and motivations for giving:
1. Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from my immediate community and past family members. The community was a large part of my upbringing. They provided me with a idea of giving back through their examples. Their examples of unconscious sharing cultivated the community’s atmosphere.
2. When did you join your giving circle?
The Heritage Quilting Circle became a giving circle in Fall 2007 to further increase our community involvement.
3. What impact has being in your circle had on you?
The CIN giving circle has streamlined our community focus.
4. How has being in your circle altered your views about your community? The Heritage Quilting Circle has been a backbone in community involvement for multiple years. The giving circle has provided us a new platform for identifing places of need in Warren County.
5. Where did you grow up? and in what years
I grew up in Ridgeway NC, which is a suburb of Warrenton NC. Born in February 27, 1955, I have spent the majority of my life living in Warren County and northeastern North Carolina.
6. What was your favorite subject in elementary school?
My favorite subject in elementary school was History.
7. What books are you currently reading?
I am currently reading “True Blue” and “Slave Antebellum”.
8. What websites do you visit frequently?
I visit google.com.
9. If there was one major issue that you could address, given that funding would not be a concern, what would it be?
I would address education.
10. What advice can you give to the next generation of philanthropists?
I will tell the next generation of philanthropists to start early and trust your gut.