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Winston-Salem Salvation Army launches $3.15 million campaign.

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* Salvation Army of Winston-Salem to celebrate 100th anniversary in March, announced plans for $3.15 million capital campaign to fund building improvements and construction, including new Families and Single Women Shelter and new Boys and Girls Club.

* Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi named honorary chair of 22nd Annual A Toast to the Triangle, April 1 event benefiting Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

* Donna Rader, vice president of grants and initiatives, Winston-Salem Foundation, to join Vermont Community Foundation as executive vice president of philanthropic services; Brittney Forman, foundation’s program officer, promoted to director of grants.

* Friends of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County placed book plates on last of the 1,100 books it donated to Spangler Children’s Library, located in ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

* Burke Communications, Charlotte, launched Website for 24th Annual Great Gold Rush Auction benefiting University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s athletic scholarship program.

* Pat Farmer, founder and executive director, Allegro Foundation, Charlotte, appointed by Dana Gioia, chair, National Endowment for the Arts, to serve on Coming Up Taller Committee on arts and humanities.

* Holiday collection drive at Friendly Center, Greensboro, brought in more than 800 toys for Toys for Tots, nearly 2,000 pounds of food and toiletries benefiting Greensboro Urban Ministry.

* Blair Wicker, meetings assistant for North Carolina Bankers Association, named meetings director.

* Action for Children North Carolina appointed two new board members: Stafford L. Thompson Jr., vice president and corporate actuary, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; Gregory Richardson, executive director, N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs.

* Carolina Hurricanes hockey team announced partnership with Communities in Schools of Wake County to implement Danielle Karmanos Work It Out Program, health and well-being education program, at Hurricanes Academy, Raleigh after-school learning center for at-risk children.

* Capital Bank branches and Jiffy Lube collected more than 5,000 donated coats during 2006 Coats for the Children Campaign; Coats for Children Telethon, co-sponsored by WRAL-Raleigh, raised $79,000 for needy families.

* United Way of Cumberland County to kick off Multicultural Leadership Development Program in March; seeking candidates for program to train minorities in volunteer leadership and policy-making roles; applications available at office.

* St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, announced February kick-off of “30-Hour Famine” to raise money for Seattle-based World Vision’s work fighting world hunger.

* A Helping Hand, Chapel Hill, to hold sixth annual “Valentine delivery and serenade;” last year 78 community organizations helped make and deliver 5,800 valentines, red roses and serenades to elderly and disabled Triangle residents.

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