The Hunt Institute Releases Podcast with MC Belk Pilon

July 7, 2021

President & Board Chair of John M. Belk Endowment Talks Philanthropy and Education

Cary, NC – The Hunt Institute is pleased to announce the release of the latest episode of its podcast series As Yet Untold, featuring an interview between MC Belk Pilon, President & Board Chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, and The Institute’s President & CEO, Dr. Javaid Siddiqi.

In the episode, Ms. Belk Pilon talks about her childhood growing up with a father in the spotlight, her family’s long legacy of philanthropy, and the Belk Endowment’s focus on higher education.

“The Belk Endowment, and in particular MC, have been incredible partners with The Hunt Institute for many years,” said Dr. Siddiqi. “It was fantastic to dig deeper into MC’s life and learn more about her outside of the traditional work we do together.”

“At the Belk Endowment we seek out partners who are actively engaged in making education attainment possible,” said Ms. Belk Pilon. “It was natural for us to connect with The Hunt Institute considering Governor Jim Hunt’s legacy in the field of education, and I am excited by all of the work we have done together and will continue doing into the future.”

The Institute created the podcast to provide an outlet for public figures to share a more personal side of themselves, away from the spotlight. As the name implies, the hope is that each guest takes the opportunity to reveal something they haven’t shared to a wide audience before.

Episodes of As Yet Untold are released every other Tuesday, and upcoming guests include former U.S. Secretaries of Education John King and Margaret Spellings.



About The Hunt Institute
An affiliate of the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, The Hunt Institute is a recognized leader in the movement to transform public education. Marshaling expertise from a nationwide partner network since it was established in 2001, The Institute brings together people and resources that help build and nurture visionary leadership and mobilize strategic action for greater educational outcomes and student success.

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