D2C Partners

Presenting Partner


The Butler Lappert Williams Firm, PC is a nationally recognized full-service law firm that offers its clients a wide range of individualized legal and business strategic services. Our firm is committed to providing sound, experienced and professional legal and business expertise to our clients within the context of our commitment to integrity and dedication to community.

Academic Partner


The Urban Education Collaborative (UEC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is excited to announce its new partnership with the Dedication to Community empowerment advocacy initiative to assist urban youth in expanding life opportunities for success. Dr. Chance W. Lewis, UEC Director, noted “This partnership will allow us to lend our expertise to a global initiative that is at the foundation of the goals that we seek to accomplish….” D2C will now be housed on the UNCC campus with the UEC.


Philanthropic Partner


Cherokee Gives Back was created as the philanthropic arm of Cherokee Investment Partners in 2000. Since that time, the organization has been involved with a wide variety of projects in the areas of health, blighted real estate, job creation, poverty relief, education, orphan care and adoption – in the United States and abroad. The organization educates and develops leaders to address these important issues. We partner with and make grants to organizations with similar missions. And, continuing the work of Cherokee Investments, we promote solutions for contaminated, abandoned, or blighted land.



Event Partners

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