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Greensboro arts council spins off Carolina Theatre.

* United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, former owner of Carolina Theatre, announced Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Inc., established as independent nonprofit entity that owns and manages facility and operations.

* Saint Mary’s School Admissions Office, Raleigh, received the grand award in category of slide and multimedia programs and award of excellence in category of printed publications/paid advertisements from Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, District III.

* Earth Share of North Carolina, Durham, to hold Annual Campaign Awards Luncheon April 19, Lake Wheeler Waterfront Program Center; for more information, contact Miriam Biber at Miriam@earthsharenc.org or 919-687-4840.

* Carolina Computer Access Center to sponsor viewing of film “Freedom Machines” with guest speaker Andrea Raby, March 15, Main Library, 310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte; for more information visit website.

* First Books and International House of Pancakes partnered in National Pancake Day, Feb. 28; from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Winston-Salem IHOPs gave customers free short stack of pancakes with suggested donation of price of pancakes to child in need.

* United Way of North Carolina presents awards to Forsyth County groups and individuals at its annual meeting:

  • Forsyth Medical Center/Novant Health Triad Region won Employee Spirit Award in Hospital/Health System category
  • B/E Aerospace won Corporate Spirit Award in Business Campaign category
  • Blue Rhino won Corporate Spirit Award in Business Campaign category
  • First Community Bank won Corporate Spirit Award in Business Campaign category
  • Edwin L. Welch, Jr., president, I.L. Long Construction, and 2005 United Way of Forsyth County Campaign Chair, recognized as North Carolina Volunteer of the Year.

* Tiffany & Co. at SouthPark Mall, Charlotte, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, partnering to host Dinner of Champions March 25 to benefit National MS Society; for more information contact 704-525-2955 or matt.honeycutt@ncp.nmss.org.

* John McCutcheon and band to hold benefit concert for Greensboro Urban Ministry March 25, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant; tickets available at Greensboro Urban Ministry.

* Katherine W. Hellinger, former director, Dorothy Spainhour Center and Cape Fear Children’s Center, Fayetteville, named director of Early Childhood Services, Methodist Home for Children’s Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center, Raleigh.

* N.C. Representative Verla Insko received Child Care Services Association’s Public Service Award, at Triangle Child Care Awards Breakfast.

* United Way president Gloria Pace King received Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award from Urban League of Central Carolina for work building understanding among people of all socio-economic stations.

* Jill Burda, former executive director, Special Children’s School Inc., Winston-Salem, named development director, Sawtooth Center for Visual Art.

* DineAround, signature event of Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation, Asheboro, involved 300 participants at 11 different homes, raised about $50,000.

* Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem received Jill Ireland Award for Voluntarism from Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for efforts on behalf of Komen North Carolina Triad Affiliate; New Office Site Committee, established to find new offices for Triad Affiliate, received Komen’s Outstanding Volunteer Group Award.

* Fred Proctor, Sr., Spanco founder, received Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award,Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina, Greensboro.

* Jack Kent Cooke Foundation joined partnership involving UNC-Chapel Hill and other universities to enable more community college students to earn bachelor’s degrees from select four-year institutions; UNC-CH to receive about $900,000 as result of partnership.

* Volunteer Center of Durham’s 11th Annual 5K Great Human Race to be held at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, March 25; for more information and to register visit website.

* Triad Health Project to hold annual Dining With Friends event May 20 at Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center; for more information and to register visit website.

* William Barnet III, CEO of The Barnet Company and Barnet Development Company, and chair of William Barnet & Son Inc., Spartanburg, elected trustee of The Duke Endowment.

* Maria Manning promoted to regional associate, North Carolina Community Foundation, Raleigh, to support Alleghany, Avery and Wilkes counties.

* Greensboro Children’s Museum sponsoring First Book-Greensboro Read-a-Palooza, event encouraging elementary age students in Guilford County to read 10,000 books over five weeks.

* United Way of North Carolina presented “Spirit of North Carolina” awards to High Point Regional Health System and Advanced Home Care for outstanding United Way campaigns.

* North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, Raleigh, announced launch of Spanish language website as part of effort to better serve North Carolina’s growing Latino population.

* Triangle Land Conservancy to host June 3 “Ride for the Land” bike tour, training ride for Eastern NC Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS 150 Magical Mystery Tour; for more information visit website.

* North Carolina Zoological Society, Asheboro, reported that individual contributions of more than $40,000 pushed total fundraising for Project: Pachyderms over initial goal of $6 million.

* Carrie Gray, vice president of membership, Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh, named Northern Piedmont regional associate and Women’s Fund coordinator, North Carolina Community Foundation.

* North Carolina Administration on Developmental Disabilities Network, Raleigh, to hold listening sessions across state in March to allow people with disabilities, their families, and interested parties to provide feedback on network’s activities; for session schedule visit website.

* Shelly Bowers-Roghelia, former NetCorps managing director, named development director, Urban Ministries of Durham.

* http://www.charitableremaindertrust.com/ launched program designed to help realtors learn about and provide charitable remainder trust services to clients.

* World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosted 10th anniversary of WorldQuest, international trivia competition to support funding for educational programming and outreach.

* Robb Webb, recent Duke University master of divinity recipient, joined Duke Endowment, Charlotte, as associate director of Rural Church Division.

* Committee for Promoting Change Through the Nonprofit Sector, Chapel Hill, requesting proposals for 2006 grants to be submitted by March 22; $500 to $1500 grants to fund groups serving disadvantaged youth; for more information contact philanthropy@unc.edu or 919-914-1989.

* North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute published data cards showing challenges facing families are similar across each U.S. Congressional district in North Carolina; cards available on website.

* Volunteer Center of Greensboro to kick off Fill the Bus program allowing businesses to adopt and support Guilford County public schools.

* Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill, presented Public Service Award, Mary Y. Bridgers Child Care Provider Award, and Dorothy B. Graham Child Care Leadership Award during sixth annual Triangle Child Care Awards Breakfast.

* U.S. Department of Labor’s One-Stop Career Centers, based in Washington, D.C., to receive total of $3.5 million in cash and software, and Digital Literacy training curriculum from Microsoft Corp. to further advance technology skills and training programs.

* Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, received $2.5 million from Walt Disney Company Foundation to fund memorial construction; Disney Foundation also underwriting Dream Dinner fundraiser.

* City of Hope Cancer Center’s Division of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology, Duarte, Calif., received $1.5 million from estate of Marcelle S. Schwartz to fund research; received $2 million from Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation to create Les & Sheri Biller Patient & Family Resource Center.

* Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Md., awarded $10 million to fund 13 innovative graduate programs in clinical medicine.

* Baxter International and Baxter International Foundation, Deerfield, Ill., announced 2005 charitable giving totaled more than $35 million, including more than $4.3 million to support disaster relief efforts worldwide.

* Stanford University Law School, Stanford, Calif., launched Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance with $10 million from Rock family.

* TB Alliance announced total of $14 million in new grants from British, Dutch and Irish governments to accelerate development of new drugs to treat tuberculosis.

* Peninsula Community Foundation, San Mateo, Calif., announced first round of quarterly community grants in 2006, providing $980,100 to support 17 nonprofit programs throughout San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.* University of Southern California Los Angeles received $25 million from Broad Foundation to create Broad Institute for Integrative Biology and Stem Cell Research at Keck School of Medicine.

* PGE Foundation, corporate foundation of Portland General Electric, awarded total of $874,428 to 95 Oregon nonprofit organizations in 2005.

* Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena, Calif., presented 2005/2006 Awards for Visual Artists, including $25,000 each, to 10 artists.

* Life Rolls On, grassroots resource and advocate for young people with spinal cord injury, San Diego, presented $10,000 check to University of California-San Diego School of Medicine’s Center for Neural Repair.

* Baxter International, Deerfield, Ill., donated more than 280,000 doses of NeisVac-C vaccine, meningococcal group C vaccine, to International Health Partners.

* California Endowment, Los Angeles, awarded $2 million grant to develop 900 housing units that will also provide health and human services.

* Rose Community Foundation, Denver, awarded more than $2.9 million in grants during fourth quarter of 2005.

* Microsoft to donate $41 million in software and cash to NetHope and Interagency Working Group on Emergency Capacity Building Project to enable efficient and rapid communication among nongovernmental organizations during times of crisis.

* California Endowment, Los Angeles, committed $11.3 million over three years to the Health Consumer Alliance to ease problems created by new Medicare program.

* Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Scottsdale, Ariz., awarded more than $6.7 million to 18 nonprofits serving Maricopa County residents.

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