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- The Ted Arison Family Foundation of Tel Aviv, Israel, has committed $8.4 million to The Trust for Jewish Philanthropy for an endowment fund for Matan-Your Way to Give and a program called birthright israel/Essence of Life Partnership. The Foundation also is directing $1.5 million to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
- The Fall, 2001 Class of Fellows of the Institute of Political Leadership was selected by the Institute’s Board of Directors on Friday, June 15, 2001. The appointed are: W. Chad Adams, Jessica Bellas, Robert J. Clemens, Sabrina L. Cook, John T. Cosgrove, James G. deWindt, Michelle FormyDuval, Richard J. Gannotta, Patricia K. Gill-Galbert, Michael A. Gorman, James A. Grant, Laura H. Lewin, Robert S. Parker, Mary L. Perry, Marcella P. Ramirez, Benjamin O. Regalado, Sharon J. Rhoades, John H. Tabor, Andrew White, RaShanne C. Woods, and Christopher D. Church, Jr. and Cameron W. Delong as the First and Second Alternates.
- Durham Arts Council’s CenterFest – seeking performing artists and groups for this year’s festival, September 15-16, 2001. For more information, call the Durham Arts Council at 919-580-2722.
- The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music announces their 2001-2002 Stewart Theatre Season schedule. Member tickets go on sale starting July 19, 2001 and public ticket sales begin August 13, 2001. Some of the featured musical acts include: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Kathy Mattea, and Tim O’Brien and “The Crossing”. For more information, call 910-515-1100.
- The Triangle Land Conservancy released information about the 1000+ acres they protected in 2000, representing an additional protected land increase of 50 percent. Those properties included: Coffer Forest, Deep River, Lee County (257 acres); Little River Regional Park, Durham and Orange Counties (305 acres); Montrose, Eno River, Orange County (26 acres); Theyland Farm, Lake Wheeler, Wake County (94 acres); and Johnson Homestead, Chatham County (320 acres).
- The “State of the Blues” Art Exhibit will be held throughout the month of August at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, North Carolina. For more information call 919-683-1709.