Rick Baskett Sr., Chair

Chairperson’s Message

All Glory Be To God!!!!   I thank you for the support and your continued support, provided to the Triangle Uplift Foundation. With a mission to enhance and improve the community in which our organization is located and our efforts to help educate and motivate young people for future success, I am assured that we are Reaching People and Changing Lives.  The support that we provide for Educational opportunities including areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), Health Initiatives (Perseverance 5K Run/Walk and Blood Drives), Mentoring (Boys Camp), and the Performing Arts (Classical and Semi-Classical Musician Talent Search), without a doubt, ensures that we are maximizing our efforts to enhance opportunities for our youth and citizens to be highlighted in a well deserving and earned right. IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

Since our inception in 1991, the Board members have changed, but the mission to serve has remained the same. Holding the office of Chairman of the Board for the past two years is an honor and a privilege.   Our volunteer Board (uncompensated monetarily) consisting of 12 additional members with varying educational and professional backgrounds of expertise, has truly made my position quite honorable and pleasant. It is through their unrelenting willingness to serve and give back to the community which ensures the success of the Foundation.  Many, many, thanks to our Board members. You are a gem!!

We will continue to assess the evolving needs of our communities as we enter future years of philanthropy. To this end, our Board continues to welcome input and new ideas. We pledge to utilize our resources and your support to fulfill the vision and mission of all people having access to the knowledge and opportunities available.

Rickey Baskett Sr.
Chairman of the Board


Victor Bruinton
Vice Chairman

Glenn Thomas

Johnnie Morris

Oita Coleman

Robert Cunningham

Kenneth Douglas

Loria Glenn

Charles Johnson

Richard H. Jones

Joseph Lynn

Brandi Neuwirth


Johnny Townsend