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Belk Foundation Puts Focus On Education

You don't have to be in Charlotte long to figure out the name "Belk" carries a lot of significance. There's the department store, John Belk Freeway, not to mention buildings and programs that bear the Belk name. There's also the Belk Foundation and its $51 million in assets. The group reports it's given away about $27 million in the last 10 years to different types of organizations. Recently, the Belk Foundation announced it will focus solely on education initiatives. Foundation chair Katie Belk Morris spoke to WFAE's Scott Graf to explain why.