Nov. 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org
RALEIGH, NC –Current Civitas President Francis X. De Luca has extended condolences to the family of Jack Hawke, the founding president of the Civitas Institute, who died Monday.
In 2005, philanthropist and businessman Art Pope decided to start a non-profit to honor the conservative values and activities of his father, John William Pope. Art Pope turned to Mr. Hawke to assemble the first Civitas staff and lead the organization in a drive to promote the conservative values of the Tar Heel State.
“In many ways Jack was emblematic of the transitions North Carolina has gone through in the past fifty years,” said current Civitas President Francis X. De Luca. “He came to North Carolina to attend law school at Duke, and he stayed. Jack was involved in most of the state’s political and policy developments from the Sixties on, and was on the leading edge of the movement to take North Carolina from a stagnant one-party state to today’s robust two-party system.”
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