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Oct. 28: Family Services, corporate philanthropy, social value, and more

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Family Services, Winston-Salem, has closed $1 million in auto loans in nearly a decade for over 250 families with challenging credit histories through Ways to Work, with support from United Way of Forsyth County and other agencies.


Forum on corporate philanthropy to be held Nov. 7 at Harris Conference Center, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte; free event is for nonprofit executive directors and their volunteer leadership. Contact Don Jonas at jonasdonaldk@hotmail.com.


Social Venture Partners Charlotte has launched SEED20, an annual competition to discover and spotlight 20 of the most innovate ideas for building social value in the region.


SECU Family House, Winston-Salem, held dedication celebration and open house on Richard J. Reynolds III and Marie M. Reynolds Campus.


Gov. Beverly Perdue has designated November as “Philanthropy Month in North Carolina.


Bill Bryant, president, Bryant Investment Management Group, named board chair, Durham’s Partnership for Children; Ann Karasek, national technical assistance Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, named vice-chair.


The Fletcher Academy, Raleigh, to host Veteran’s Day Program on Nov. 11 featuring Raleigh Concert Band.


27th annual A Toast to the Triangle, benefiting Tammy Lynn Center for Development Disabilities, Raleigh, to be held March 18, 2012 at McKimmon Center, N.C. State University.


N.C. Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill, to receive Healthy Living Innovation Award from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its work promoting healthy eating in North Carolina hospitals.


Sallye A. Liner, chief clinical officer, Novant Health, and chair, 2011 campaign, United Way of Forsyth County, received inaugural Susan Ivey Award, and Reynolds American, Winston-Salem, received 2011 Corporate Award, both from Women’s Leadership Council.


NPower Charlotte Region accepting applications for 2012 Technology Innovation Award that provides consulting and funding support for technology innovation.

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