12.15.11: News about people, groups

Gloria Scienski, executive director, Charlotte affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, retiring Dec. 30 after five years.

Salvation Army, High Point, housed nearly 800 people in its shelter in 2012, served nearly 32,500 meals and helped nearly 9,000 individuals with rent and utility assistance, along with food, clothing and furniture.

Triangle chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, will hold third annual Philanthropy Forecast on Jan. 30, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring luncheon keynote speech by Michael Walden, economist, N.C. State University, and panels on corporate giving, foundations, media, state government, and social entrepreneurs.

Leadership Triangle, Durham, awarded 2011 Goodmon Awards to Dennis Gaddy, Community Success Initiative; Mike Woodard, Durham City Council; Robyn Schryer Fehrman, Teach for America – Eastern NC; Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, or TROSA; and Falls Lake Stakeholder Project.

N.C. Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill, named a 2011 MarCom Gold Award Winner by Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals for its Annual Report 2010-2011.

Bob Wagner, former vice president of programs, and Lisa Forehand, program officer, both have left Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Asheville.

Bebee Bason Lee, former executive director, The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, Raleigh, named president, Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh.

High Point University developed new ongoing program, partnering with Food Donation Connection and Open Door Ministries to donate surplus food from the university.

Salvation Army of Winston-Salem aims to raise $735,000 over five weeks its annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Pamela Palmer, assistant professor of nonprofit leadership and management, High Point University, awarded 2011 Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Service Award.

24 Hours of Booty, Charlotte, expanding to Indianapolis.

Patton McDowell & Associates, Charlotte, launched PMA Pro Bono Project, annual effort to provide consulting services to a local nonprofit.

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem, named Kim McClure, former senior program director, childcare services branch, as executive director of the branch; John Coulter, former executive director, Kernersville Family YMCA, and Angela Blakely, chief operating officer, YMCA of Iredell County, both promoted to vice president of operations, YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Association.

Nonprofits in Cumberland County may apply until Jan. 6 to the Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County for grants up to $52,000 in the areas of homelessness and food insecurity for women and children.

SearStone, a not-for-profit continuing-care retirement community planned for Cary, and The Carying Place, a nonprofit that works to help homeless families become self-sufficient, are partnering to collect household items for families in need.

HopeLine, Raleigh, named three members to board of directors – Lauren Brown, S&A Cherokee; Nicolette Baglio, ProAnnecto; and Yancy Strickland, Strickland Consulting.

Fidelity Investments, partnering with Junior Achievement of Easter North Carolina, launched program to teach practical information on personal fiancé and career goals at Reedy Creek Middle School, Cary.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte selected by Extreme Makeover Home Edition, ABC TV, to co-design and fabricate two children’s bedrooms in upcoming build in Charlotte area.

Tom Walsh, former chief information officers, ACN, named executive director, NPower Charlotte Region, effective Jan. 30, 2012, succeeding Chris Meade, who is leaving to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

Chris Kukla, senior counsel for government affairs, Center for Responsible Lending, Durham, and Carl Rist, vice president for assets and opportunity programs, and director of asset building, CFED, Washington, D.C., named to board of directors, Action for Children North Carolina, Raleigh.

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