Cary Center Team

Sid James
Sidney James Nakhjavan
Executive Director
Cary Center and Women's Philanthropy Board
(334) 844-9199
Kim Walker
Kim Walker
Drummond Thorne Stukes Director
Women's Philanthropy Board
(334) 844-9156
Mary Elizabeth Fukai
Mary Elizabeth Fukai, M.Ed.
Assistant Director
Women’s Philanthropy Board
(334) 844-3524
Lauren Faulkner
Lauren Reynolds Faulkner
Drummond Thorne Stukes Director of Programs
Camp iCare, REAL Cents REAL Change &
Volunteers in Philanthropy
(334) 844-3506
Kim McCurdy
Kim McCurdy
Development Officer
College of Human Sciences
(334) 844-9173

Halliday Cary Pick House

The Halliday Cary Pick House, located at 360 North College Street in Auburn, Alabama, is the national headquarters for the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. The house and many of its contents were gifted to the College of Human Sciences in 2011 by Mrs. Frances Pick Dillard and family.

Built in 1840's, the Halliday Cary Pick House is one of the oldest remaining homes in the City of Auburn. Dr. Charles Allen Cary, founding Dean of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine, purchased the house in 1897. Members of the Cary family lived in the house until 2006 when Dr. Cary's daughter, Alice Cary Pick Gibson, died at age 101.

Because of its structural integrity, the Halliday Cary Pick House was selected by the Advisory Committee of the Historic American Building Survey as possessing exceptional historic or architectural interest and being worthy of most careful preservation for the benefit of the future generations. This record and condition has been deposited for permanent reference in the Library of Congress.

Oral History of Halliday Cary Pick House

Frances Pick Dillard discuss the rich history of the Halliday Cary Pick House and how her family arrived at the decision to gift the historic property to the College of Human Sciences.

Cary Center Event Rental

The Halliday Cary Pick House is available for events, social gatherings, weddings, and other purposes. For additional information contact Cary Center staff via email at or visit The Hotel at Auburn University website .

Art of Philanthropy

The Cary Center is proud to showcase art from Gallery One Fine Art, Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama in the Art of Philanthropy initiative. This program features multiple paintings displayed in the Halliday Cary Pick House that are available for viewing by appointment and many can be purchased.