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- Prevent Child Abuse Durham’s (PCAD) fundraiser, the 2002 Parade of Playhomes, raised $11,500. The event was sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Durham and Orange Counties.
- 2002 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize, established by the Independent Sector, seeks nominations. The prize recognizes outstanding published research that help furthers the understanding of philanthropy, voluntary action, nonprofits, and civil society in either the United States or abroad. Two research prizes will be awarded. The first prize is a gift of $2,000, and the second prize is $1,000. The nomination deadline is June 15, 2002. For more information, visit the website.
- Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has announced a $1.25 million gift from alumnus Lawrence D. Lenihan. The money will be used to build a special laboratory for undergraduates to brainstorm, design, and develop innovative projects for the Pratt School of Engineering.
- North Carolina Central University won a $225,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to enhance elementary and middle school curricula that address African-American history. The grant will help the Thomas Day Education Project expand a successful statewide outreach program nationwide.
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive a $135,871 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve oral history recordings of African-American life and culture. The audio recordings are part of the university’s Southern Historical and Folklife Collections, which has 82,000 sound recordings.
- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro won a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study antebellum petitions sent to southern state legislatures and county courts during the Civil War.
- The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh will receive a $39,561 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an exhibition about the civil rights movement in North Carolina. The exhibit, scheduled to open in 2004, will focus on the social and political changes initiated by African-Americans and American Indians in North Carolina between 1945 and 1975.
- The AFP-NC Triad Chapter will hold its April Luncheon Meeting at the Magnolia Manor on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in Colfax, North Carolina. The buffet will begin at 11:45am and the featured speaker is Carol Andrews, news anchor for Fox 8 news. For more information, call Brandy Herndon at 336-785-4190.
- The Carolina Environmental Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $2.5 pledge from Dr. David McNelis and his wife, Gladys Hau McNelis. It will be used to establish a professorship in the program, as well as fellowships in Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the graduate school, and undergraduate scholarships.