Stories From 2006

Dec 26, 2006

Central Park North Carolina taking shape

Todd Cohen


Dec 26, 2006

Ronald McDonald House kicks off campaign for new facility.

* Ronald McDonald House of Durham announced $15 million capital campaign to build new seven-story facility with three times as many rooms as original, to house families with children undergoing treatment at Duke Children’s Hospital.

* American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina announced recipients of 38th Annual Frank Porter Graham Awards:

  • Frank Porter Graham Award, Sharon Thompson, attorney and co-founder, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys
  • ACLU-NC Award, Marisol Jimenez

Dec 26, 2006

Family House at UNC Hospitals gets $500,000 gift.

* SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, received $500,000 gift from Mr. and Mrs. William G.

Dec 26, 2006

Disney helps provide computers to pediatric patients.

* Walt Disney Company donated $2.5 million to support Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation’s PC Pal Program at the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, providing 400 laptop computers to pediatric patients ages 5 to 18.

* Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation awarded $25.5 million in grants to nine universities nationwide, part of $200 million initiative to support entrepreneurship education.

* Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago announced $150,000 in grants to 17

Dec 21, 2006

Solicitors take larger share

Professional solicitors seeking donations on behalf of North Carolina nonprofits are keeping more of the money raised than they pass on to the charities they serve, a new
report says.

The annual

Dec 21, 2006

Credit Union Foundation invests locally

By Rosie Molinary

The laundry at Durham Rescue Mission’s Good Samaritan Inn was piling up.

The former motel, now a shelter for women and children, had only one washing machine to meet the needs of 70 units of occupants, and Executive Director Ernie Mills was looking for a solution.

That solution came this fall in the form of a $10,500 check from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s micro-grant program. 

“The inn had a laundry room in it when we bought it, but the equipment was all shot,” says

Dec 21, 2006

Changing face of Canada

As the population of Canada ages, and as immigration to the country increases, changes in the philanthropic landscape are likely to follow, a new
study says.

The number of Canadians age 65 and older is projected to double to one in four by the year 2030, and after 2022 all the country’s population growth is expected to come from immigration, says the new study by TD Economics.

As the population grays, spending on health services is projected to account for about one-fifth of

Dec 21, 2006

Land conservation jumps

Millions of acres of land across the U.S.

Dec 21, 2006

A loss for nonprofits

To the editor,

Barbara Metelsky is a community asset, too valuable to lose over an academic issue [“Nonprofit institute chief leaving”, 12.13.06].

I trust that the outrage over this firing will produce sufficient community support so that she will find a local home to further her efforts, even though the academic aspect may be lost.

-- Tom Young, executive director, Executive Service Corps Affiliate Network, Raleigh, N.C.

Dec 20, 2006

Symphony endowment turns 20

Todd Cohen