02.10.12: NC this week — Nonprofits & giving

News about grants, gifts

Lorillard Tobacco Co. giving $100,000 to annual fundraising campaign, United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro; goal for campaign, which kicks off Feb. 21 and is chaired by Frank LoNano, president of LaNano Financial Advisers, is expected to exceed $1.1 million raised last year; Lorillard’s support of United Arts Council has grown from $50,000 in 2002.

Mid-Atlantic affiliate, American Heart Association, gave $770,000 grant to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, to support five cardiovascular disease research projects.

North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, Cary, awarding 20 grants totaling $215,317 for January-June 2012.

Grifols named lobby of new Learning Resource Center, Johnston Community College; company since 2008 has donated over $190,000 to the school.

Yes! Solar Solutions, Cary, and Argand Energy Solutions, Charlotte, installing solar photovoltaic rooftop system at Dorcas Ministries, Cary; Argand and its investor will own and operate the system, with no out-of-pocket expenses for Dorcas, which will receive annual lease payments for the roof-space from the investor; under power-purchase agreement with Progress Energy, investor will  sell electricity generated by the system to Progress Energy for 20 years; starting in seventh year, Dorcas will have option to buy the solar system at fair-market price.

Winston-Salem Foundation awarded $491,029 in grants in January to local nonprofits.

Time Warner Cable investing $320,000 in cash and in-kind support to North Carolina Science Olympiad as part of tis Connect a Million Minds initiative.

April 1 is deadline for submitting grant proposals for Fletcher Community Fund at Community Foundation of Henderson County, Hendersonville; fund serves community of Fletcher, N.C.

North Carolina New Schools Project, Raleigh, getting $300,000 over three years from BB&T, and $130,000 over two years from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, to improve skills of leaders of innovative secondary schools across state.

SECU Foundation, partnering with N.C. Housing Finance Agency, provided zero percent construction loans for group homes in Lee and Randolph counties.

News about people, groups

Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County to merge with The Women’s Center, both in Chapel Hill; merger agreement expected to be finalized during first quarter 2012.

J. Nelson-Weaver, quality-improvement consultant, Northwest Community Care Network, Winston-Salem, and former executive director, Health Partners, Asheville, named senior program officer, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston-Salem, where she will work with counties in Eastern North Carolina and on some statewide initiatives.

Terri Dillon, former vice president of development, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, named vice president of client services, Whitney Jones Inc., Winston-Salem.

Triangle Greenways Council, Raleigh, acquired section of propose greenway corridor along Lick Creek, Durham; group acquired three adjoining properties, totaling 4.35 acres, in December.

Junior League of Raleigh partnering with Belk to host Fashion Forward fundraising benefit March 25, Crabtree Valley Belk store, Raleigh.

Winston-Salem Foundation will hold 2012 community luncheon on May 2, highlighting local foods movement; keynote speaker will be Nancy Creamer, professor of horticultural science and director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, N.C. State University, Raleigh.

Guilford County recipients of Spirit of North Carolina Awards for Campaign Excellence from United Way of North Carolina include Cone Health, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Pilot Elementary School, High Point Regional Health System, High Point University, Lorillard Tobacco Company, and VF Corporation.

Amanda Osborne, Hartsook Companies fundraising consulting firm, will speak on “Preparing Your Board for Fundraising Success” at monthly luncheon of N.C.-Triad chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Magnolia Manor, Colfax.

March 30 is deadline for submitting nominations to National Conference for Community and Justice, or NCCJ, Greensboro, for 46th annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award honoring Piedmont Triad leaders committed to building just and inclusive communities.

April 16 is deadline for submitting nominations for Arts in Business Award to United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro in partnership with Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford Merchants Association, and North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Community Foundation of Henderson County, Hendersonville, will hold 7th Annual Vintage Carolina event March 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hendersonville Country Club.

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