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02.24.12: This week in N.C.: Nonprofits & giving

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News about grants, gifts

North Carolina Museum of Art received $2 million grant through 2016 from GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to support series of professional-development programs and Web resources to assist teachers in the state in integrating art across disciplines from kindergarten through 12th grade.

YMCA of the Greater Triangle, Raleigh, received $10,000 grant from Caterpillar Inc. to benefit after-school tutorial program.

No-fee coin-sorting machines installed by State Employees Credit Union at 240 of its branches throughout state starting in 2005 have sorted over $1 million for nonprofits, saving them roughly $75,000 in fees.

N.C. Housing Finance Agency awarded over $374,000 to CASA for construction of 10-unit, $1.3 million apartment community for homeless veterans with disabilities in Durham.

Conservation Trust of North Carolina, Raleigh, donated Falconhurst Natural Area, eight wooded acres near downtown Asheville, to city of Asheville in agreement that will bar development of site but allow some improvements for public use such as unpaved hiking trails and footbridges.

News about people, groups

Barbara Bradley retiring in mid-1012 after seven years as CEO, Action for Children North Carolina, Raleigh; search committee to be assisted by Elinvar Integrated Leadership Solutions, Raleigh executive-search firm.

United Way of Gaston County raised $2.4 million in 2011 annual campaign; named Maribeth Jenkin of Surge Marketing and Tracy Philbeck, Gaston County commissioner and owner of Treescape, as co-chairs of 2012 campaign.

Kevin A. Trapani, president and CEO, The Redwoods Group, and Chuck Purvis, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Coastal Federal Credit Union, named to board of directors, United Way of the Greater Triangle.

DHIC, Raleigh, named five members to board of director – Dan T. Blue III, Blue Stephens & Fellers; Gary Blum, Wells Fargo; Angela Connor, Capstrat; Angel Wright-Lanier, eCivis; Glenn French, St. Augustine’s College. Sam Crutchfield, Grubb Properties, to serve as board chair, and retired educator Norman Camp to serve as vice-chair.

Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem released issue brief, Teen Pregnancy and Parenting: Community Concern, Community Solutions, as well as guidelines for applications for teen pregnancy prevention mini-grants.

Event to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation in support of children’s cancer research to be held March 3, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, Raleigh.

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