Charity Perkins

Director of Communications The Duke Endowment

As Director of Communications for The Duke Endowment, Charity Perkins is responsible for implementing and maintaining the organization’s communications and public relations programs.

Charity joined the Endowment team in June 2006 after 12 years with Foundation For The Carolinas (a community foundation headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.) as Vice President of Communications.  She has over 30 years’ experience in the communications field, mainly in the nonprofit sector.  Prior to her work at the community foundation, she headed communications programs for United Way  organizations in Charleston, S.C. and Roanoke, Va.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Towson State University and has completed graduate studies in public relations from Shippensburg State University.