Today is Bill Friday's 92nd birthday

One of our state's greatest human resources and a true gentleman, Bill Friday, turns 92 today.


Nice column on Bill Friday by Todd Cohen

By Todd Cohen on Philanthropy NC at

North Carolina owes a huge debt of gratitude to William Friday.

"Friday, who turns 92 today, is our state’s father figure and beloved son, and its truest servant-leader."

More than any other single individual in the second half of 20th century, Bill Friday helped shape the transformation of our state from an agricultural and manufacturing economy driven by tobacco, textiles and furniture to a global competitor that fosters and is fueled by innovation in information technology, bioscience and world-class research, as well as the emerging fields of social entrepreneurship and public service


Martha Brock