Founder and Board Member of The Family Legacy Foundation
"I have been very fortunate to have a fun and lucrative career at Spectrum Properties, a development company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. My partners and I have been developing office buildings, apartments, condominiums, retail and student housing for 30 years and have been very active in community charities the entire time.
As I entered the later stages of my role as Chairman of the company, I wanted to expand my charitable activities to include starting a foundation. I am very excited about working on a holistic transformation of the village of La Ladrillera, Guatemala. I am also excited about involving my family in leaving a fun and dynamic legacy of helping others. I hope that you will make your family a part of this effort."
CEO of Spectrum Properties and FLF Board Member
"It is tremendously rewarding to help people ‘help themselves’ by providing tools and resources that they can use in conjunction with their hard work to substantially better their standard of living."
Program Director - Guatemala
"It's a great privilege to be a member of Family Legacy Foundation. I've been involved in missions for the last 15 years. Using my gift of languages to communicate and understand the needs of my country fellows, I am able to serve foreigners who come to help, filling their needs for transportation, communication and logistics. One of the highlights in my life is to witness the progress of people who are skilled at their jobs despite their economical disadvantages. Coming to this remote village to watch them grow and develop their lives is more than rewarding."
Senior Attorney, K and L Gates and FLF Board Member
"I am honored to be a part of the significant efforts provided by the all volunteer staff and administration of FLF. The vision and methods which are implemented by the Foundation align with several of my core values for charitable giving and actions. This approach emphasizes a very thoughful and conscious-minded form of generosity built of long term sustainable practices for community development."
Managing Partner, Greer and Walker, CPA and FLF Board Member
Francisco Chay (left) Director of Security for La Ladrillera and FLF Team Leader - Guatemala
Nicolas Yax (right) - Bamboo Home Builder and FLF Housing Program Manager in La Ladrillera
Program Outreach and Communications
"God blessed me with the gift of languages and a heart for the poor and less fortunate. Being a part of FLF gives me the opportunity to live life at the intersection of my gifts and my passion. My job with the foundation includes communicating with our friends and fellow team members in La Ladrillera and sharing their hopes, needs, joys and concerns. Everyday brings new challenges and with those challenges comes exciting opportunities to make a difference in the world through FLF. I'm so grateful to be a part of this caring foundation."
"As a volunteer for FLF, I have been fortunate enough to wear many hats, but the most rewarding thing for me has been meeting the people of Ladrillera and seeing first hand the impact that our work has on them. They are so appreciative and thankful for the friendships and the work that the Family Legacy Foundation provides."
CFO Spectrum Properties and FLF Volunteer
In 2008, Charlotte, NC based real estate developer Jim Dulin and his family decided to make a commitment to make a difference in the world where it was needed the most. They wanted to help the people on this planet whose daily lives lacked basic necessities; people that the world seemed to forget about. Through a relationship with the humanitarian organization Technoserve and Habitat for Humanity, the Dulins discovered a beautiful, yet poverty stricken village nestled among coffee farms in a remote and rural area of Guatemala and started The Family Legacy Foundation (FLF).
First, Jim and his team built a relationship with a young Guatemalan entrepreneur from La Ladrillera, Nicolas Yax. FLF helped Nicolas transform his bamboo furniture business into a bamboo home building business. In a village with a severe housing crisis, FLF began the The Bamboo Housing Project providing families in La Ladrillera the opportunity to purchase their own homes through interest free loans granted by FLF.
Since that time, FLF has gone on to implement the programs highlighted on this website and build lifelong relationships with families in this community. We are always looking for new families here in the US to join our dream of "finding sustainable solutions to poverty in Guatemala".
Jim Dulin, Darryl Dewberry, Lionel Lopez, Don Chico and Nicolas Yax consult on the finishing touches to a new home in La Ladrillera
The Family Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State solicitation licensing branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.