Dwight Miller serves as an Impact Officer at the John M Belk Endowment. Before joining the JMBE team, Dwight had various experiences in Charlotte’s public sector, all geared around education and equity. An NC Teaching Fellow that graduated from Appalachian State University, he started his career as a social studies teacher at West Mecklenburg High School, where he served as a Teach for America Corps member and later a Leroy “Pop” Miller Fellow. Throughout his teaching career, he took on summer internships at the NC Public School Forum and the Belk Foundation, where he worked on a variety of unique projects geared towards improving programs and processes. After 5 years of teaching, Dwight entered the field of philanthropy as a Program Associate at the Leon Levine Foundation. Dwight’s last position before joining the endowment was with Mecklenburg County’s Criminal Justice Services as an Equity and Inclusion Consultant. His north star has always been towards making his community more equitable.
In his free time, Dwight enjoys engaging with family and friends and treasuring life events together. He’s an avid sports fan and loves cheering on the Panthers, Hornets, Liverpool FC, and, Charlotte FC. When the weather is nice, Dwight enjoys golfing (poorly), disc golf, and playing soccer. He resides in East Charlotte with his partner, Christiana Jackson, and their two dogs, Archduke Ferdinand and Luna.