Notices for 6-17-02

  • Mara Rose, former executive director of Playing To Win, Inc., has been named Manager of Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Americans Initiative for The Children’s Partnership.
  • The Hospice & Palliative CareCenter recently gave four special awards to four volunteers. They are: James Fulton, who received the Russell Award; Betty Clark, who received the Goodson Award; Molly Spaugh, who received the Impact Award; and Eric Kouba, who is the first recipient of the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home Volunteer of the Year Award. The care center also recognized 52 volunteers for their years of service.
  • The Courthouse KidsCenter, North Carolina’s first court-based, drop-in childcare center, has served more than 3,000 Wake County children since they opened their door in 2000. The Wake County Bar Association’s Public Service Committee, in response to a survey that revealed 6,000 children accompany their parents to Wake County courtrooms each year, created the Courthouse KidsCenter. In celebration of the KidsCenter’s 2nd birthday, the Cardinal Club is sponsoring a special membership drive through June 30th where a $200 donation to the KidsCenter satisfies the initiation fee requirements. For membership information, contact Rachel Hearn at 919-834-8829. For more information about the program, contact Lisa Ferguson, program director at
  • Lyerly Agency, Inc., an advertising, marketing, public relations, and interactive firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross recently announced the appointment of Lyerly Agency president, Elaine Lyerly, to the American Red Cross National Board of Governors.
  • The North Carolina School of the Arts recently honored Thomas S. Kenan III of Chapel Hill with an honorary doctorate for his longstanding support of programs at the school.
  • 2002 AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference, sponsored by The Home Depot with the support of the Independent Sector and The Donors Forum of Chicago will be held July 8-10, 2002, at Wyndham Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. For more information about the conference and registration, visit the website.
  • The Performance Institute, Inc. and Cyber Grants present the E-Philanthropy Summit 2002 to be held July 18-19, 2002, at the Wyndham Center in Washington, DC. For more information, contact Alexandra Klein at 703-519-6270 x218
  • The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently awarded 29 grants totaling over $3 million. For more information, please visit the website.
  • New American Schools will host their annual funders’ conference “Making a (Sustainable) Difference: Philanthropy’s Role in the School Improvement Market” on Thursday, June 20, 2002, at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, The Rotunda (North Tower, 8th Floor) in Washington, DC. For more information, visit their website.
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has invited nearly 300 institutions nationwide to compete for almost $12 million in new grants to do science-education outreach. For the first time, schools of dentistry, public health and veterinary medicine are included. Four-year grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded in 2003. HHMI is encouraging applicants to involve graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their proposed programs, to foster concern and commitment to community science education among the next generation of research scientists. For more information, contact Lori Washington, at or call 301-215-8696.
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry recently named Doug Hartjes, former Senior Acquisitions Marketing Manager for GE Capital, as its new Director of Fund Development and Communications, and Caroline K. Clark, former Communications Coordinator for Barium Springs Home for Children, as Assistant Director of Fund Development and Communications.
  • The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation recently awarded a two-year $425,000 grant to Save Our State for operating support. The funding will allow Save Our State to undertake a comprehensive education and policy development campaign.

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