Creating beneficial opportunities that enrich the lives of Durham community members, while inspiring change and hope for a more inclusive and equitable future.
Providing valuable and necessary resources to those who need them most, to ensure more prosperous and fruitful lives.
Fostering safe and empowering spaces for all people that serve as the building blocks for progress in an ever-changing economy.
Though the Capers’ Cares Foundation, Inc (CCF) was established on February 17th, 2022, the premise of this organization - Capers’ Cares - was birthed seven years prior. The phrase "Capers Cares" was originally crafted to be the campaign slogan for an eager Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Student Advocate running for Student Government Association (SGA) President. Just as shocking as it was to win the illustrious honor of SGA President, our founder, Henry E. Capers, Jr. never thought that an organization would bear his name. More importantly, Henry never expected that his passion for community engagement and charitable giving would evolve into a nonprofit now on the rise. Now, CCF's goal is to create life-changing opportunities for the city of Durham through authentic and meaningful community engagement. With caring at the forefront of all our work, the Capers’ Cares Foundation works diligently to support those in need in the Durham community and its surrounding areas.
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HENRY E. CAPERS, JR.
Henry E. Capers, Jr. is a Raeford, North Carolina native who has lived in Durham since 2016. Henry graduated from Saint Augustine’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He continued his academic pursuits at North Carolina Central University where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 2018.
As the oldest son of a United States Army Veteran and Elementary Educator, Henry has always modeled the selfless, caring nature of his parents. Their many lessons have molded every aspect of Henry’s life and led him on the path dedicated to community service. Whether it was getting people registered to vote in 2011 with the Raeford chapter of the NAACP or his environmental advocacy work with NextGen America in 2020, Henry has a passion for supporting those in need.
Outside of serving the Durham community, Henry enjoys coaching football, playing frisbee golf, and nerding out on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Henry is also working on his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University. When Henry grows up, he wants to be President of the United States of America and the President of Saint Augustine’s University. Henry Is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS
is currently a Sr. Business Executive at NextUp. Curtis graduated from North Carolina Central Univ with a B.S in Pharmaceutical Science. Upon completing his bachelors degree, he decided to attend North Carolina Central Univ for his Masters in Business Administration. Throughout his time accomplishing his educational goals, he also spends time volunteering at the First Tee — Triangle (Triangle Golf Foundation) servicing RDU youth. Curtis Vinson is a member of various organizations like the Professional Golf Association and the North Carolina NAACP.
Mentors: Greg Currie & James McDuffie
is currently a Recruiting Manager at KIPP North Carolina. Justin graduated from Saint Augustines University with a B.A in Political Science. Upon completing his bachelors degree, he decided to pursue his Masters in Business Administration. Justin also spent time as a Trustee of Saint Augustines University and as a Speaker of the Affordable Housing Speaker. Justin loves to spend his free time volunteering with organizations like March of Dimes, Planned Parenthood, and For the Struggle. Justin is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, INC.
Mentors: Nelson Mandela & Maretta Brown-Miller
is currently a Registered Nurse. Porscha received her B.S in Public Health and soon went on to receive her Masters in Public Health. Porscha is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC.