Clients & Testimonials


GrantProse invests concentrated effort in helping our clients develop the strongest, most competitive grant proposals possible. The best feeling in the world is when clients express their appreciation! In addition to the recommendations below, please view the favorable evaluations participants have given our training programs, or contact the clients listed farther down the page.

Robert A. Macy, Green Construction Project Coordinator, Lumber River Council of Governments, Lumber River Workforce Development Board, Pembroke, NC

Thanks to GrantProse for providing excellent service and technical support during our USDOL YouthBuild proposal. I believe the result of great teamwork, effective communication, and relevant data is what made our proposal competitive and ultimately selected. May you continue to deliver excellence for years to come!

Richard Sullins, Interim Dean of Sponsored Programs at Wake Technical Community College, Wake County, NC

GrantProse has provided in-depth professional development experiences for members of our staff in terms of budget development and proposal writing, both of which have contributed greatly to the recent successes of Wake Technical Community College in securing grants. There are lots of professionals in this business and Dr. Carruthers ranks among those at the top of the list.

Emily Sisk, Grants Development Coordinator, Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

When we first talked, the grant submission deadline was approaching fast. You and your staff were instrumental in bringing the project concept off the paper and into action. You provided timelines, sample budgets, sample letters, and other material essential to building the proposal and engaging our partners. As we moved through the process, I was very pleased with the “listening ear” and professionalism displayed by you and your staff. The budget spreadsheets and narratives you developed kept the project in step and ensured all components of the proposal package were complete.

Bill DeLano, The Osman Foundation, Chatham County, NC

GrantProse was clear that the program had to be ours. We had to WANT to run the program that we envisioned and ultimately submitted. The GrantProse mantra was, “Create a program you will run even if you don’t get the grant.” To that end, we had to do our part to design and contribute to the process. It was obvious that GrantProse cares and will go the extra mile, pay attention to detail, and ask the challenging and provocative questions. Read the complete testimonial.

Vicki Dansberry, Grant Writer, Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

Thank you so much for your time in support of our proposal for the i3 (Investing in Innovations) grant pre-application. Your generosity and the knowledge shared will have a great impact on our eventual proposal. The resources that you both sent to follow up will also contribute to our planning. This whole experience sent me back to your website, where I found numerous additional helpful resources. This is the kind of grant resource I would happily recommend to anyone!


You are welcome to contact any of these GrantProse clients about the professionalism, timeliness, and quality of our work.

Alamance-Burlington School System, NC
Dr. Marrius Pettiford, Director of Student Support Services, (336) 438-4140

Another Step Forward Ministries, Inc., NC
Dr. Anthony Higgs, President, (919) 562-9988

Capital Area Workforce Development Board, NC
Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director, (919) 856-6048

City of Raleigh, NC
Roberta Fox, Assistant Manager Urban Design Center, (919) 996-4638

Cleveland Community College, NC
Emily Sisk, Grants Development Coordinator, (704) 669-4178

Community Enrichment Organization, NC
Doris Stith, Executive Director, (252) 823-1733

Craven County Schools, NC
Darlene Brown, Craven County Partners in Education Executive Director, (252) 514-6321

Duplin County Schools, NC
Dr. Austin Obasohan, Superintendent, (910) 296-1521

Durham Public Schools, NC
Margaret Henderson, Director Magnet School Programs

Forsyth Technical Community College, NC
Beth Agnello, Coordinator, Cooperative Education, (336) 757-3269

Forthright Engineering, PLLC, NC
Steven Worm, President/CEO, (919) 571-3288

Houston Independent School District, TX
Michelle Pola, Chief of Staff, (713) 556-6011

Lenoir County Public Schools, NC
Dr. Steve Mazingo, Superintendent, (252) 527-1109

NetWorks Basketball, NC
Mike Hollis, President, (919) 606-1376

Meredith College, NC
Dr. Elizabeth Wolfinger, Vice President Academic Planning and Programs, (919) 760-8514

New Voices Foundation, NC
Dr. Don Stedman, (919) 423-4943

North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, NC
Judy Martino, Assistant Executive Director for Grants and Special Programs, (919) 833-1985

North Carolina Association of School Administrators, NC
Bill McNeal, Executive Director, (919) 828-1426

North Carolina Community College System, NC
Matthew Meyer, Associate Vice President for Innovation & Biotechnology, (919) 807-7155

North Carolina New Schools, NC
April Anthony, Director of Institutional Advancement, (919) 277-3779

North Carolina Project SEED of The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, NC
Ken Cutler, Director, (919) 558-1346

North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center, NC
Dr. Samuel Houston, President/CEO, (919) 991-5111

North Carolina State University, NC
Dr. Glenn Kleinman, Executive Director, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (919) 513-8509
Dr. Jose Picart, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, (919) 515-3607
Dr. Pat Sobrero, Associate Vice Chancellor, Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development, (919) 513-2350
Dr. Rob Dunn, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, College of Science (919) 513-7569

North Carolina Wesleyan College, NC
Dr. Michael Pratt, Vice President for Advancement and Strategy, (252) 985-5146

North Carolina Workforce Development Center, NC
Division of Workforce Development, NC Department of Commerce
Gene Scott, Director, (919) 329-5584
Laura Spivey, Business Services Unit Manager, (919) 329-5254

Osman Foundation, NC
Donna DeLano, Project Director

Passage Home, Inc., NC
Jeanne Tedrow, CEO, (919) 834-0666

Raleigh Area Development Authority, NC
Wallace Green, President, (919) 807-8400

Rock Hill Schools, SC
Dr. Luanne Kokolis, Associate Superintendent of Planning and Program Support, (803) 981-1045

Skylink Family & School Network, NC
Andy Canady, President, (910) 934-1425

St. Augustine’s College, NC
Dr. Tammalyn Thomas-Golden, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning, (919) 516-4500

Triangle High Five Regional Partnership, NC
Dr. Neil Pedersen, Superintendent, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, (919) 967-8211

University of Alabama, AL
Dr. Samory Pruitt, Vice President for Community Affairs, (205) 348-8376

Vision Network of Delaware, DE
Derek Gatlin, Director of Operations, (919) 741-8051

Visiting International Faculty, NC
Ms. Cindy Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, (919) 265-1570

Wake County Public School System, NC
Dr. Angelia Wright, Senior Director Grants Administration, (919) 431-7207

Wake Tech Community College, NC
Carol Cutler-White, Dean of Sponsored Programs and Federal Relations, (919) 866-5925
Mary Brady, Director of Corporate Training and Workforce Development, (919) 335-1014

Wichita Public Schools, KS
Dr. Kimberly Burkhalter, Director Equity Diversity and Parent/Community Support, (

Wilson Community College, NC
Ms. Teresa Cerrato (not presently with the College)