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- 2002 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – OCTOBER 18, 2002 DEADLINE Through the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, New Ventures in Philanthropy invites proposals from US organizations or coalitions working regionally to promote to potential donors and other key audiences the FULL range of options available for establishing permanent funds to be used for grantmaking. For more information about the Forum and its New Ventures in Philanthropy initiative please visit our website. This year, New Ventures has $1,150,000 available for grantmaking. Annual grant amounts have ranged from approximately $25,000 to $125,000. Applicants may request single or multiple-year grants (up to three years of funding). Proposals must be received no later than OCTOBER 18, 2002. Grant awards will be announced on or before December 31, 2002
- The John T. Kimbrough, Lawrence M. Kimbrough, and Patty Kimbrough King families have made a generous gift to Davidson College to honor recently retired Richardson Professor of Mathematics L. Richardson “Richie” King. They have endowed the new L. Richardson King Professorship, which will be awarded to a non-tenured faculty member, providing Davidson the opportunity to attract and retain gifted, new educators. By design, the professorship will turn over periodically as those who hold the chair move into tenured positions, providing support for promising teachers on the horizon. Raised in the Davidson community, and as children of a former Davidson College professor, the donors said they want to support classroom teaching and help the college retain a strong faculty. Richie King, a 1959 Davidson graduate, retired in May 2002 following a thirty-eight year mathematics teaching career at the college. Recognized for his devotion to students, King’s scholarship involved developing models of ecology to help students understand real-world applications of mathematical principles. Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson is engaged in “Let Learning Be Cherished,” a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.
- More than 150 motorcyclists from across the Triangle were led by members of North Carolina’s Highway Patrol, the Durham Sheriff’s Department, the Raleigh Police Department and the Durham Police Department on a 90-plus mile tri-county ride to raise money for the future of North Carolina’s babies. The second-annual Ride For Healthier Babies raised a total of $17,000 for March of Dimes Eastern Carolina. Sponsors for the second-annual ride include host sponsor Kawasaki-Suzuki of Durham, pit stops sponsors Metro PowerSports in downtown Raleigh and Motorcycle Maxx in Wake Forest. Other sponsors are Raleigh Harley Owners Group, Performance Honda, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, 96Rock and NBC-17. The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies. More information is available on the March of Dimes website.