Who’s in the news – Week of 02.04.08

* Robin Ganzert, former national director for philanthropic strategies, Wachovia Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services, Winston-Salem, N.C., named deputy director, donor relations, Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia.

* York County residents with incomes up to $39,783 can claim extra tax refund while having taxes e-filed by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance City of Greensboro.

* Credit Suisse employees to help paint Urban Ministries Community Shelter in downtown Durham.

* United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro accepting nominations for Arts in Business Award recognizing businesses providing outstanding support for the arts.

* American Express Philanthropic Committee to fund Coffee Cup Collaborative, Greensboro public art project commemorating Feb. 1, 1960 sit-in protest at Woolworth’s counter.

* United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro kicked off 2008 campaign United Arts Fund with $1.42 million goal.

* DHIC Inc., Raleigh, elected new board members: Kevin Harris, CRA officer, RBC Centura Bank; Isabel Worthy Mattox, attorney; Charles Rodman, retired.

* Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation raised $26.8 million during Partners in Progress Capital Campaign, topping goals of $25 million.

* United Way of Forsyth County to make initial investment of $705,000 to improve local high school graduation rate; investment could approach $2 million in next four years.

* Arts & Science Council, Charlotte, offering up to $5,000 to artists through Latino Initiative Program; application deadline Mar. 14.

* NC Policy Watch hosting George Lakoff, language and public discourse teacher, Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park on Mar. 1, 6:30 p.m.; register online.

* Mr. and Mrs. Larry T. Cloninger, Jr. received Wilson L. Smith Philanthropic Award from Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation for exceptional philanthropy and service to center.

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