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Women and giving in the news – Nov. 12, 2007

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* Triangle United Way Women’s Leadership Council, with 938 members who donated over $1.5 million in 2006, hosted Tea Up for Teens 2007 annual awards lunch for young teen girls and women leaders:

  • Ayejah Powell, 15, John Avery Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Caitlin Hooks, 15, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Phyllis Drummer, 14, Teens Climb High
  • Noel Lichtin, former board chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County

* Amanda F. Ableidinger, former fiscal policy analyst, Fiscal Affairs Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, named director of policy and budget analysis, Action for Children North Carolina.

* N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Raleigh, named winners of 2007 Stewardship Awards at annual conference in October: Crisis Control Ministry, Winston-Salem; N.C. Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill; Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill.

* Onslow Women’s Health Fund held indoor community yard and craft sale Nov. 17 benefiting uninsured and underinsured women in need of medical procedures related to women’s health.

* Lane D. Cook, former deputy director for Institutional Advancement, Culture & Heritage Museums, Rock Hill, S.C., named vice president of development, Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte.

* Dorothy Cilenti, deputy director for management and operations, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, named to board, North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, Raleigh.

* Katie Dorsett, state senator, Greensboro, named a winner of North Carolina Justice Center’s 2007 Defenders of Justice Awards.

* Henderson County held “Speak Out for Kids,” community engagement event attended by more than 280 residents and more than 100 volunteers.

* Gloria Lopez, community relations representative, Rex Healthcare,  and Cindy Sheldon, Wake Tech alum and branch manager, DHI Mortgage, named to board of Wake Tech Foundation.

* Omisade Burney-Scott, former project officer, Active Living by Design program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, named director of constituent relations, Southern Rural Development Initiative, Raleigh.

* High Point University received $2 million from estate of Pauline Hayworth, life trustee and long-time benefactor of school.

* Children and Family Services Center, Charlotte, hosting Pottery Sale and Limited Silent Auction Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., 601 E. 5th Street, Charlotte, to benefit center and its partner agencies.

* Rena Norwood, High Point, inducted into National Volunteer Hall of Fame, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, for efforts as volunteer on behalf of organization at national and local levels.

* North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation and Karen Gupton, group’s website/information technology administrator, received 2007 Baby Bootie Business and Industry Award from North Carolina Perinatal Association for online newsletter.

* DSI Comedy Theater, Chapel Hill, donated portion of proceeds from 24LIVE comedy marathon to Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign, which funds scholarships for programs, memberships.

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