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Charlotte library gets national award.

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* Institute of Museum and Library Services presented 2006 National Award for Museum and Library Service to Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, one of three libraries and three museums nationwide to receive award.

* Music for a Great Space, Triad nonprofit and affiliate of United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, announced plans to contract with consultant Doug Borwick to form strategic plan for board of directors.

* North Carolina Council on Economic Education announced partnership with North Carolina Bankers Association to support Camp Challenge, camp teaching financial literacy, entrepreneurship, citizenship and conflict resolution to middle school students.

* F8 Photo Studios donated photographic services at gala fundraiser and art auction hosted by Porto, Raleigh home furnishings store, with $12,000 raised for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

* Durham Arts Council presented 12 Triangle artists with Emerging Artists Grants of up to $1,500 at 23rd Emerging Artists Awards Ceremony Jan. 12.

* Harvey Schmitt, president, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, earned recertification for Certified Chamber Executive designation from American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

* Autism Speaks, nonprofit supporting autism research through fundraising and awareness, announced 5th Annual Carolinas Walk for Autism Research, to take place Oct. 6, 2007.

* American Cancer Society chose Allen Tate of Allen Tate Realtors, Charlotte, to serve as honorary chair of Swordsman’s Ball April 21.

* United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro announced creation of Arts Education Teacher of the Year Award for Guilford County arts educators; nominations due by Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.

* Center for International Understanding, program of University of North Carolina, announced trip to Mexico as part of Latino Initiative, open to state’s foundation and other philanthropic leaders; visit website for information.

* Video produced by Burke Communications for Carolina Raptor Center’s October fundraiser received praise from Jack Hanna, host of television’s Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and keynote speaker at fundraiser.

* Moses Cone ~ Wesley Long Community Health Foundation, Greensboro, released 2006 annual report, “Making Good Health Happen – One Story at a Time.”

* National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, released 2005-2006 annual report.

* Trineka D. Greer, former operations manager, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Charlotte, named director of development for Urban League of Central Carolinas.

* Cardinal Capital Management, Raleigh, announced partnership with Triangle Community Foundation to allow clients to establish donor-advised funds at foundation under Cardinal Capital’s management.

* Triangle Society for Human Resource Management announced new board members for 2007; Barbara C. Thomas named president and Georgia Rothschild named president-elect.

* LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, Asheville Christian retreat center, celebrates 100th anniversary in 2007, to be commemorated with opening of new hotel, centennial luncheon and staff alumni reunion.

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