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- Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro has received a grant of $44,655 from the Duke Endowment to expand its Kids Path program throughout the Carolinas. Kids Path, which was founded in Greensboro, NC, is a model of care for seriously ill and grieving children. This expansion will be accomplished through the establishment of a consortium of licensed Kids Path providers.
- At its August meeting, the Board of Directors named William G. Newman its new Executive Director, replacing Frank Mansfield who stepped down from the position in April 2002. Bill, a native of Boston, has been the Director of Shelter Operations since 1992. The Uptown Men’s Shelter is the only year-round shelter for homeless men in Charlotte, providing shelter for one or more nights to 2,026 clients in the year ending June 30, 2002.
- Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has created the Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), a research and education center dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial leadership in the social sector. CASE is being financed by a $2.5 million grant over five years from The Atlantic Philanthropies, which will be matched over 10 years by $2.5 million from Fuqua’s budget and money raised by the school. Atlantic is an international foundation that has supported social programs worldwide. Fuqua Dean Douglas T. Breeden said CASE is indicative of the school’s commitment to educating thoughtful business leaders worldwide. He said it also provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary cooperation among Duke’s business school, law school, divinity school, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and Office of Community Affairs.
- The Pittsboro Friends of the Library will hold an opening reception on Friday, September 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for an exhibit of New York City art and memorabilia. A donation of $10 is suggested for the opening reception. Donations will help expand the children’s book collection at the library. Reception tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 933-7664, 542-4494 or 542-7188. The show is organized by professional photographer, Claire Levitt of Fearrington. Mrs. Levitt is a native of New York City and has produced many stunning photographs of the city, including the World Trade Center buildings. The show will be open to the public during regular library hours from September 14 through October. The library is located at 158 West Street in Pittsboro. Call 542-3524 for further information.