* Shelley Crisp, associate director, College Foundation of North Carolina Resource Center, named executive director of North Carolina Humanities Council.
Bill Carruthers, senior director of administration, Wake County Public School System, named recipient of National Grants Management Association’s Special Achievement Award.
* Deadline to apply for Facility Grants through Durham Arts Council is April 16; visit website for guidelines.
* North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation announced 2006 fiscal year grants, launched Ribbon of Hope Program to assist nonprofits across N.C. and expanded Women in Science Scholars Program to 29 colleges and universities.
* North Carolina Zoo coordinated annual watershed cleanup program, North Carolina Big Sweep’s Spring Sweep, in Randolph County.
* “Working Mother” magazine named Women’s Edge Coalition one of “25 Best Small Companies” for 2007, honoring the global public policy group for using innovative combinations of traditional and creative benefits.
* Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. to host 6th Annual Empty Bowls April 25 to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in Piedmont region; Texas Pete Sauces and Wachovia signed on as sponsors, with sponsorship openings still available.
* Meredith College Society for Human Resource Management Chapter hosted March clothing drive to benefit The Healing Place of Wake County.
* Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, Cary, named five new board members: Burton Craige, Jeff Eakes, Anders Franzen, Greg Paul and Scott Ryan.
* United Way of Forsyth County announced Susan M. Ivey, chair and CEO, Reynolds American Inc., will lead 2007 United Way of Forsyth County campaign.
* University of North Carolina Asheville’s Alumni & Development office named two new staff members: Jim Brewer, former director of development, UNC Charlotte William States Lee College of Engineering, named associate vice chancellor for major gifts and endowments; and Michelle Eudy, former assistant director for advancement services and technology support analyst, UNC Wilmington, named information technology support manager.
* Children’s Home of Winston-Salem to host Outback on the Farm benefit with Outback Steakhouse to raise awareness and money for the Home.
* Wake Education Partnership launched annual campaign, “Wake Ed ’07 – Join the Conversation,” with goal of raising $1 million by June 30.
* Urban League of Central Carolinas announced Enterprise Rent-A-Car as title sponsor for 2007 Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala for second year in a row, through $15,000 gift.
* Micole Holley, 14-year-old cancer patient from Butner, will represent North Carolina at National Children’s Miracle Network Celebration, “Champions Across America,” sharing children’s remarkable survival stories.
* Sorien K. Schmidt, former legislative director, N.C. Justice Center, named Action for Children North Carolina’s senior vice president, to help set organizational direction and strategy.
* David W. Julian, former consultant, Charlotte Center City Partners, named vice president of development, Foundation For The Carolinas.
* Animal Protection Society of Durham to hold Walk for the Animals May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University.
* In recognition of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Interact will launch public awareness campaign in April, “Rape: Shatter the Silence! Every Victim Has a Voice.”
* Alexander Youth Network, Charlotte, announced plans to expand Multisystemic Therapy services to Cleveland and Lincoln Counties through contract with Pathways Area Mental Health.
* United Way of Cumberland County to hold 2007 Days of Caring May 10-12, with range of service projects available for interested volunteers.
* Conway and Greenwood, Raleigh-based executive search firm, created higher education practice to recruit academic and executive-level administrators for colleges, universities and secondary schools.
* Action for Children North Carolina and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights released report, “What Stands Between North Carolina Students and A Sound Basic Education?” documenting wide discrepancies in school system resources and outcomes, as well as possible policy solutions.