The North Carolina Zoo, in Asheboro, North Carolina, will soon receive a grant for $258,720, to establish a website to help increase awareness of conservation field research and environmental issues worldwide. Co-partners of the site will include the World Wildlife Fund, Chatham County Schools, Moore County Schools, Asheboro City Schools, and WebslingerZ, Inc., an Internet company. The website is expected to be completed by October 2003. For more information, call 336-879-7202.
Wake Up America, Inc. sponsors “America’s Heritage Gospel Sing” on Saturday, October 27, from 7-10PM, at the Fuquay-Varina/NC Middle School Auditorium in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Performances by “Grace” and “Biney English Family Ministries” Cost is free. Limited seating, so come early. Call 919-552-0268.
The Southeastern Council on Foundations’ 32nd annual conference will be held November 7-9, 2001, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The conference will sponsor three days of discussions and workshops. For more information about registering, please call 678-291-9010 or visit their website
The Council of Foundations is sponsoring the Institute for New Grantmakers from December 3-5, 2001, in Washington, D.C. The Institute is intended for those who want to increase and/or improve their grantmaking skills. For more information or to register online, please call 202-466-6512 or visit the website.
The Council of Foundations is sponsoring the 16th Family Foundation Conference at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on February 6-8, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information or to register online, call 202-466-6512 or visit the website.
The Council on Foundations 53rd Annual Conference will be held April 27-May 1, 2002, in Chicago, Illinois. Preconference activities start on April 27 and the conference begins April 29, 2001. For more information, please call 202-466-6512 or visit the website.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Gala Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2001, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The dinner will feature a special performance by the students of the North Carolina School of the Arts. For more information, call 336-379-9100 or visit the website.
The Center for Policy Alternatives announced Tim McFeeley of Washington, D.C., as the new chief executive officer effective November 5, 2001. Prior to this, McFeeley was the Political Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. For more information, contact Kristina Wilfore at 202-956-5141. Since January of this year, McFeeley has been the Political Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force where his duties include field activities, membership development, research and political strategies.
The Crisis Assistance Ministry received a $36,000 grant, in October 2001, for the food voucher program from the Philip Morris Employee Community Fund. For more information, contact Linda Breen, Director of Development, at 704-371-3001 x.143.
POST (Partners In Out-Of-School Time) announced Claire Kinnett Tate as the new director. She has worked on the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Board for six years and as POST Chair. For more information, contact Melissa Bronkie 704-376-9541.
The Hornets’s Nest Girl Scout Council announced Lori Hurd as their new Executive Director, effective August 27, 2001. She previously served as Chief Development Officer for nine years at YWCA of Central Carolinas, Inc.
The Foundation for Shalom Park announced Butch Rosen as the new Executive Director. He previously served as Vice President of Facility Management at Spirit Square and President of the Great Aunt Stella Center.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Charlotte Chapter will host the 12th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information and to submit nominations, contact Karen Beach at 704-336-6213
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homeless Services Network hosts the 6th Annual Community Involvement Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2001, at the University Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, call 704-374-0762.
The Assistance League of Charlotte announces the opening of The Thrift Shop on Thursday, October 25, 2001, on South Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina. Profits from The Thrift Shop will help support the Assistance League of Charlotte’s four philanthropic projects which will help the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. For more information, call 704-522-1388.
The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, Inc. announces it 2001-2002 new officers. They are: Katherine Acton, President; David A. Roberson, President-elect; Paul Fulton, III, Past President; Christina U. Douglas, Secretary; and Paul M. Clayton, Treasurer. The new board members for a two-year term are: Judy Briggs, Ashley M. Byrd, Sharon W. Cook, Fred P. Flynt, III, Martha D. Harper, Pamela P. Pepper, Ph.D., Melvin J. Scales, and Corliss Thompson-Drew, Psy.D.
The Junior Achievement of Eastern Carolina will host a Bowl-A-Thon on November 2-3, 2001, at the Pleasant Valley AMF in Raleigh, North Carolina, or the South Hills AMF in Cary, North Carolina. They will bowl in three hour shifts to raise money for Junior Achievement classroom programs. The cost to participate is $25 per team and $100 in pledges per bowler; this year’s goal is $50,000. For more information, contact Bob Brauer at 919-821-2100.
Michael Brader-Araje pledged $250,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Endowment Fund, the largest individual cash pledge to the fund from an entrepreneur. The CED created the fund to be a long-term source of funding for the establishment and implementation of programs helping Triangle entrepreneurs.
William R. Soles, Jr., and M. Jannette Soles gave a $600,000 donation to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Scholars Program in honor of their father, retired Jefferson-Pilot Chairman and Chief Executive Officer W. Roger Soles. The contribution will help establish the W. Roger Soles Carolina Scholars Fund, providing merit-based scholarships to four students per year. For more information, contact Speed Hallman at 919-962-0027 or email email@example.com.
The Charlotte Museum of History presents “Philanthropy and the World’s Sacred Texts”, a presentation featuring Dr. Claire L. Gaudiani, a well-noted speaker on the subjects of philanthropy and civil society on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 7 pm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Call 704-568-1774 for reservations and the program is free.
The National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures (SAT) Program has pledged a two year matching grant of $350,000 for the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project. This grant will help further the endeavors of the Underwater Archaelogy Unit and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
George Anne Sparks of the Blue Ridge Literacy Council of Hendersonville, North Carolina, received the 2001 Patricia Crail Brown Award for distinguished service as a literacy volunteer. The award is the highest award presented by the Laubach Literacy, Inc., and in addition to receiving the award, the Blue Ridge Literacy Council will received a $5,000 gift as the nominating organization. For more information, call 828-696-3811 or visit our website.
Interfaith Unity Week, co-sponsored by The Muslim American Society, The National Conference for Community Justice, The Greensboro Jewish Federation, and The Greenville Focolare Movement, will be held October 30-November 1, 2001, at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. For tickets and additional information, contact Huetta Mateen at 919-742-5999.
The Simple Living Company, of Mount Airy, North Carolina, received three grants for its production of the Simple Living television series for national broadcast on PBS. The grants, a $25,000 grant from the Winston-Sa
lem Foundation through the Helen C. Hanes Fund, a $10,000 grant from the John Wesely and Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation, and a $25,000 grant from the James Gordon Hanes Memorial Fund, will contribute to the $1.12 million budget. For more information or to make a donation, call 336-789-7400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty Marzano of Clemmons, North Carolina, was recently awarded the Mental Health Professional Service Award during an annual meeting of MHAFC on Tuesday, July 31, 2001.