* University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Max Carrol Chapman Jr.’s $5 million gift to College of Arts and Sciences to help fund newly-dedicated building in Carolina Physical Science Complex, named in honor of Chapman.
* Gift of $2.5 million by late Frances Joyner Monk, Farmville, to fund Frances J. and Robert T. Monk Sr. Geriatric Center planned for East Carolina University’s family medicine center.
* Bank of America announced recipients of third annual Neighborhood Excellence Initiative awards in Charlotte: Charlotte Emergency Housing and Jacobs Ladder Job Center each received $200,000 in unrestricted grants; Michael Harper, Frank Reed, Billy Reid, Dorothy Waddy and Deborah Warren named as local heroes, received $5,000 grants to direct to nonprofit of choice.
* Belk Foundation awarded gift to Montreat Conference Center to create Belk Endowment for Youth supporting Montreat’s Youth Conference Program.
* Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership received $25,000 grant from Wachovia Foundation to fund homebuyer-education workshops for low- to moderate-income families.
* Capital Bank, Burlington, donated $10,000 to Eastern Guilford High School to aid recovery from chemical fire that destroyed school building.
* Molly Maid of Cary and Central Raleigh raised $4,980 for Interact, Wake County nonprofit serving domestic abuse and sexual assault victims, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Interact received $1,000 from Cheri Young, Raleigh resident, as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Pay It Forward Challenge.
* Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and Weaver Foundation awarded $7,500 and $5,000, respectively, to Special Olympics North Carolina to further recruitment, training competition opportunities for Guilford/Greensboro program.