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Women and Giving in the news – 12.13.07

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* Judy Martinez of Raleigh and Katy MacDonald of Hillsborough honored by Ronald McDonald House of Durham for long-term volunteer efforts on behalf of the charity.

* Jane Pinsky, former lobbyist, named director, N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, Raleigh.

* College of Nursing at East Carolina University received $667,000 challenge grant from C.D. Spangler Foundation and $333,000 in state matching funds from Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund to endow Chancellor Richard R. Eakin professorship.

* Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, sorority committed to public service, presenting fifth annual Legacy of Black Women, short film showcase featuring African-American female filmmakers, Jan. 18, Spirit Square, Charlotte.

* WoW, social group for widows and widowers, holding free Holiday Open House Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m., Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Winston-Salem; registration required at 336.577.8895.

* Harriet Frink Davis, former director of development and alumni affairs, North Carolina A&T University, named assistant vice president for development, Hampton University, Hampton, Va.

* Veronica Cruz Sanchez, Human Rights Watch’s 2006 Human Rights Defender of the Year, to speak in Triangle:

  • Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m., El Peublo, Raleigh
  • Jan. 27, 5 p.m., Chicle, Carrboro

* Catalyst Fund at Tides Foundation awarded $800,000 in matching grants to eight public foundations to support reproductive justice work by women of color.

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