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Notices for 11-19-02

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  • Blackbaud is looking for speakers for its 2003 Conference on Philanthropy. All session proposals should be submitted via the web site at http://www.blackbaud.com/events/preregister_speaker_2003.asp by January 15, 2003. Speakers who are chosen to present will receive one conference registration at no cost.
  • Students recently competed at the Wade Edward’s Mock Trial Competition at nine different locations on Saturday, Nov. 16 in North Carolina. Teams practed to be on the case of Estate of Hunter Knox vs. Drew Greene, which is available at http://www.ncatl.org. The top 16 teams will advance to the state finals to be held at the Wake County Courthouse on January 25-26.
  • The Wade Edward’s Mock Trial national competition will be held May 8-11, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • The Contemporary Arts Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina is searching for a new Executive Director. Denise Dickens, former curator and executive director, gave her resignation on October 18, 2002. The museum hopes to conclude its search by December 2002.
  • The Skoll Community Fund awarded more than $2.2 millin to 20 public benefit organizations. It also awarded the Social Innovator Award to College Summit Inc. and the Social Entrepreneur Award to Ashoka, Innovators for the Public.
  • fifty over fifty will be called the Funding Arts Network, starting Dec. 3.
  • Catawba College announced 65 students as the recipients of the Ralph W. Ketner Rowan County scholarships.
  • College Summit Inc. and its founder, J.B. Schramm, were selected to receive the 2002 Manhattan Institute Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
  • The Wade Edward’s Mock Trial Competition will hold its state finals at the Wake County Courthouse January 25-26, 2003. The winner will advance to the national competition on May 8-11, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • BB&T Foundation gave a $1 million gift to the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to be used to help increase awareness of the role of capitalism in society.
  • The Cherokee County Community Foundation recently made four grants totaling $6,125 from its Public Safety Fund to the American Red Cross-Piedmont Chapter, the Blacksburg Police Department, Cherokee County Emergency Management, and the Gaffney Fire Department.
  • The Skoll Community Fund recently awarded the Social Innovator Award to College Summit Inc. and the Social Entrepreneur Award to Ashoka, Innovators for the Public.
  • Community Learning Partners changed its name to Communities in Schools of Wake County, effective Oct. 23.

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