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

News about grants, gifts

United Way of Central Carolinas, Charlotte, launched pilot project to increase graduation rates for at-risk youth; effort received $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo Foundation.

Black Philanthropy Initiative, Winston-Salem Foundation, made four grants totaling $17,544 from Black Philanthropy Fund to Ashley Elementary School, Forsyth Technical Community College, Kimberley Park Elementary School and Winston-Salem State University.

Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem received $21,153 from Dillard’s stores in Asheboro, Greensboro, Hickory, High Point and Winston-Salem through sales of cookbooks.

April 13 is deadline for submitting applications to BJH Foundation for Senior Services, Greensboro, for grants to nonprofits serving Jewish seniors in the Carolinas.

DHIC, Raleigh, received $478,500 grant from NeighborWorks America.

Blo, Raleigh, donated $12,000 from 24-hour “cut-a-thon” to SAFEchild, Raleigh.

News about people, groups

YWCA Greater Triangle, Raleigh, closed Feb. 29 after 110 years.

March 16 is deadline for registering for Healthy Community Institute, free two-day training April 4-5 in New Bern for staff and boards of nonprofits throughout North Carolina sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation, Durham, partnering with Duke Fertility center to provide Duke patients access to resources at the foundation, which works to help guide co8uples and individuals with infertility challenges through domestic-adoption process.

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, Cornelius, hosting 30 student volunteers from Ohio Northern University the week of March 5-9.

Care Share Health Alliance, Raleigh, elected three new members to board of directors – Dr. Shannon Brown Dowler, Hendersonville; Donna Grissom, Gastonia; and Jennifer Nixon, Reidsville.

Volunteer Karl Yena, former senior-level manager, RJR Nabisco, honored by Work Family Resource Center, Winston-Salem, for making significant impact by working to improve quality of life for children and families, particularly in area of early education.

Lotus Survival Foundation, nonprofit providing support to people affected by breast cancer, selected S&A Cherokee, Cary, as agency of record.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte, suffered fire at its store and donation center on South Boulevard, resulting in damage to building and destruction of contents; store had closed for the day and no one was inside at time of fire.

Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, North Carolina Museum of Art, along with other museum officials, will talk about nonprofits’ design and use of physical space to support mission at April 3 meeting of Community of Nonprofit Scholars, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle named four members of 2012 executive committee – Vince DeFreitas, Silver Developers, chair; Evelyn Contre, Springleaf Strategies, co-chair; Richard Mills, Capital Forensic Accounting; Tim Spence, BBH Design.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity dedicating five new homes in its Carney Place neighborhood, West Asheville.

Yvette Holmes, campaign director, United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, named director of community partnerships & development, DHIC, Raleigh; Jamie Ramsey, part-time consultant, DHIC, named project manager, rental housing development.

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