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The Partnership for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

The Partnership for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Governance: The Partnership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization legally called the Partnership for a Sustainable Community and doing business as (dba) as The Partnership for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro (The Partnership).

Affiliation: The Partnership is dedicated to strengthening and supporting The Chamber's community, economic, and workforce community development initiatives.

Mission: Apply business leadership to create community opportunities and solve community problems.

Strategy: The Partnership, with strong community and business support, delivers against four focus areas:

  • Convene leaders
  • Educate and inform the community
  • Build organization capacity
  • Research and report on important community information


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Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference

A powerful community convener, the Part­nership brings together 100 diverse com­munity leaders – local business owners and managers, elected officials, University faculty and staff, non-profit executives and volun­teers, municipal and county staff, and media – for the biannual Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference.

Graduate of Leadership Chapel-Hill Carrboro pose with certificates

Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro

The Partnership pro­duces Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a ten-session community education program designed to teach committed and emerging leaders about our community and position them to suc­cessfully address community challenges and opportunities.

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The Hundred Club of Orange County

The Hundred Club of Orange County is a community supported fund that provides immediate financial support to the families of Orange County first responders killed in the line of duty.

The Partnership enjoyed great success in 2019:

  • Graduated the 35th class of Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, who organized its annual Small Miracles project raising funds for a local charitable purpose.
  • Served as fiscal sponsor for several of our community's nascent nonprofit organizations.
  • Convened more than 300 local leaders for our annual State of the Community Report when we share cutting-edge data on the social, environmental, and economic factors of our region.
  • Began planning the 2020 Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference when we will take nearly 100 community and business leaders to a TBD location for a dynamic shared learning experience.

Sponsorship and Support

The Partnership for a Sustainable Community is funded through generous gifts and grants from individual and corporate supporters.
To learn more about supporting the Partnership through sponsorship, contact McKenzie Steagall at or (443) 907-5476.