Rhett Mabry is President of The Duke Endowment, a Charlotte-based private philanthropic foundation. A native of Greensboro, N.C., he joined the Endowment in 1992 as Associate Director of Health Care. He became Director of the Child Care program area in 1998 and was named Vice President of the Endowment in 2009. He became President on July 1, 2016.
Mr. Mabry holds a Master of Health Administration from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Before joining the Endowment, he was manager at Ernst & Young, Southeast Management Consulting Group, Healthcare Finance and Planning Group and Administrative Director of Patient Care Services, HCA West Paces Ferry Hospital.
Mr. Mabry has served on the North Carolina Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council and is past board chair of the Southeastern Council of Foundations. He also serves on the board of Candid, a national organization that compiles and evaluates philanthropic data.
Mr. Mabry serves as an observer to the Board of Trustees and is an observer on the Undergraduate Education Committee and the Duke’s Centennial Celebration Strategic Task Force.