Central Park North Carolina taking shape
By Todd Cohen
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Land conservation jumps
Millions of acres of land across the U.S.
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.
Symphony endowment turns 20
By Todd Cohen