* WakeMed Foundation named new board members: Bill McNeal, former Wake County Schools superintendent; Holly Burge, radiologist; Charles Helton, cardiothoracic surgeon.
* Richard Waters, doctoral candidate, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, named assistant professor, Department of Communication, N.C. State University, Raleigh, effective August 2007; area of scholarly expertise involves relationship between nonprofits and donors, particularly as mediated online.
* Icehouse Center for Creativity, Craft & Design, currently located in Davidson, to relocate to Oak Street Mill Village, downtown Cornelius, and change name to Creative Art Exchange.
* Jiffy Lube in Mocksville held Lube-A-Thon to provide discount oil changes and donate portion of each to Davie County United Way.
* City of High Point and United Way of Greater High Point announced partnership with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to help lower-income families prepare taxes.
* Hoggard High School art students created greeting cards with original artwork and gave $2000 in proceeds from community sales to Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington.
* Win-Win Resolution Inc., Triad-based conflict resolution agency, named new board members and officers; Phillip McAlpin, executive director of Victory Club Foundation at North Carolina A&T State University, named president.
* North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation honored for outreach to Latino women, infants and young children with award from La Conexion, Spanish-language newspaper.
* Maitland & Maitland law firm, Chapel Hill, created SantasLawyers.com, website raising money for Chapel Hill Rotary Foundation and charity of visitor’s choice, through opportunities for children and parents to e-mail Santa, get his autograph, write him letters and schedule personalized phone call from him.
* Catawba Lands Conservancy acquired 50-acre conservation easement in Mecklenburg County from Tom and Robin McCoy, backing up to additional 253 acres of preserved land.
* Durham Arts Council to honor 12 artists with total of $18,000 in Emerging Artists Grants at Jan. 12 ceremony.
* Andrea S. Kurtz, former managing attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northwest N.C., named implementation director of Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness at United Way of Forsyth County.
* Susin Seow, formerly of Triangle United Way, named development officer for corporate outreach at Triangle Community Foundation.
* Lauren Rutherford, benefits administrator at Community Bank Services, subsidiary of North Carolina Banker’s Association, promoted to assistant vice president.
* North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation conducted free workshop at Guilford County Health Department to train health professionals in practices to reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
* Arts & Science Council, Charlotte, and Stanford Group Company announced “Stanford Financial Excellence in Culture Award” to provide grants to Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural organizations demonstrating exemplary financial management.
* Mary Lou Powell, chief nursing officer, Rex Healthcare, named senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.
* Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro received piece of original art from Dan and Dawne Deuterman, parents of former patient; painting bought at Chef’s Auction, fundraiser benefiting March of Dimes.
* Charles Kraft, chief financial officer of Smart Start of Forsyth County since 2004, named organization’s executive director.
* Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region’s Davidson office received $500 on behalf of Evelyn Carr, honoree at G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award Ceremony.
* United Way of Randolph County celebrated car give-away fundraiser by giving car to Rosemary Bray, one of 2,500 donors who entered name in drawing for free Nissan Versa or Honda Fit.
* Jiffy Lube, Pennzoil and United Way hosting Lube-A-Thon to provide discounted oil changes to drivers in Greater Charlotte area Dec. 16, benefiting United Way of Central Carolinas.