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- The NC-Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold their February luncheon meeting at the Magnolia Manor, Tuesday February 26, 2002 in Colfax, North Carolina. Leo Bontempo is the featured speaker. For more information, call Brandy Herndon at 336-785-4190. Reservations are needed by February 22, 2002.
- The Independent Sector announced John R. Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society, as the new chair of the 34-member board of directors.
- The Methodist Home for Children raised $84,000 at its fifth annual gala, A Winter’s Tale on January 26, 2002 in Cary, North Carolina.
- SPCA of Wake County announced Mort Congleton, former president of United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina, as the new Executive Director. Congleton will oversee the final phases of the $4.3 million capital campaign for the new animal shelter in Raleigh
- The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation gave $100,000 to the North Carolina School of the Arts to create the Mary Duke Biddle Endowed Scholarship for Opera. The grant will provide merit scholarships for opera students and serves towards the $10 million commitment from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation of Raleigh, North Carolina
- The Mecklenburg County Teen Court will host the 2002 NC Teen Court Summit February 22, 23, and 24 at Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wyle, North Carolina.
- NuVision, a technology firm helping nonprofits and faith-based groups, announced Eric Clark Brittigan as the new Vice President of Business Development.
- Millennium has received a contract for a visiting expert program at Sana’a University, Yemen, to bring in university professors and professionals for short-term assignments. Research opportunitities for post-graduate students also available. For more information, call 713-864-9555 or visit the website.
- The Independent Sector announces 11 new board members for 2002. They are: Kathleen W. Buechel, president of Alcoa Foundation; Bob W. Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches; Maria S. Eitel, vice president of corporate responsibility for Nike, Inc.; Lewis M. Feldstein, president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Juan A. Figueroa, president and general counsel of Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; Darell Hammond, co-founder of Play at KaBOOM!; Reverend J. Bryan Hehir, president of Catholic Charities USA; J.D. Hokoyama, president of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.; Michael Rubinger, president of Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Donald M. Steward, president of Chicago Community Trust; and M. Cass Wheeler, CEO of American Heart Association, Inc.