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

News about grants, gifts

Nine rural health clinics getting equipment and facilities improvements, thanks to $1 million grant last year to N.C. Rural Center, Raleigh, from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston-Salem.

Nearly 11,000 volunteers served students through Communities in Schools of North Carolina network in last school year, giving over 225,000 hours of their time worth $4.8 million.

YWCA Central Carolinas, Charlotte, raised over $213,000 at annual fundraising luncheon.

Urban Ministries of Durham raised over $35,000 at Empty Bowls event.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh, received $10,000 from Makhteshim Agan of North America, to support its mission to end childhood hunger, and $5,000 from Food Lion Charitable Foundation.

John Rex Endowment, Raleigh, giving early-childhood-development grants of $926,497 to Lucy Daniels Center, Cary; $16,500 to Wake County Human Services, Raleigh; and $53,587 to Wake County SmartStart, Raleigh.

John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham getting $60,000 grant from DPR Construction to enhance its gang-prevention program.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina, Raleigh, donated to National Park Service 12.7-acre property along Blue Ridge Parkway near Cumberland Knob.

Storr Office Environments, Raleigh, giving $100 to each of its 220 employees, including 120 in Raleigh and 30 in Greensboro, to give away in a creative way.

United Way of the Greater Triangle, Morrisville, gave President’s Award to GlaxoSmithKline; Employee Campaign Performance Award to Lord Corp.; Corporate Involvement and Support Award to The Redwoods Group; Employee Education and Volunteerism Award to RTI International; and Best Overall Campaign Performance Award to Frist Citizens Bank.

Fifty-eight students from colleges in Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont volunteered during spring break for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Partnership sponsoring house at Habitat Greensboro, the 399th house it has built.

Dorcas Ministries, Cary, received shelves donated by Food Lion, which closed store in Northwoods Market, Cary.

Fifth Third Bank made $30,000 grant to Raleigh Area Development Authority to help local employers assist employees with restoring credit and strengthening savings.

Nearly 20 students at High Point University volunteering to help patients at Cornerstone Health Care at Westchester, High Point, through school’s Student Ambassador program.

News about people, groups

Damon Circosta, executive director, North Carolina Center for Voter Education, Raleigh, named executive director, A.J. Fletcher Foundation, Raleigh.

Shaheen Syal, former director of communications and outreach, e-NC Authority, named direction of communications, a new position, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Winston-Salem.

Megan Shuford, former development assistant, Stone Circles, Mebane, named coordinator, StoryLine program, ECHO Network, Winston-Salem.

John Rex Endowment, Raleigh, undertaking six-month assessment of its funding areas that will result in five-year commitment to four funding areas, including continued commitment to nonprofit capacity-building and to prevention of childhood overweight and obesity, and to two areas to be selected from access to care; healthy infants and early child development; injury prevention; and mental health, social and emotional well-being; two new areas to be announced in November, with first request for proposals based on new plan to be released in May 2013.

Anne Krishnan, former communications manager, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, Philadelphia, National MS Society, named director of development and communications, NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, Greensboro; April Atchley, former associate director, Adult Degree Program, Guilford College, named program director, NCCJ; and Charles Jones, formerly in marketing and development department, Greensboro Children’s Museum, named community outreach coordinator Joining NCCJ board are Annah Awartani, owner; Zaytoon Mediterranean Café & Catering; Annie Tyson Jett, president and chief operating officer, B&C Associates; and Anthony Petitt, vice president, chief accounting officer and controller, Lorillard Tobacco Co.

Richard L. McNeel, CEO, LORD Corporation, Cary, named 2012 campaign chair, United Way of the Greater Triangle.

Band Together NC, Raleigh, named The B-52sas top bill for annual charity concert, May 12 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, benefiting Urban Ministries of Wake County.

Brookstone School, Charlotte, holding fundraising and ‘friend-raising’ event March 22, Mint Museum, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Goodwill Industries of the Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem, placed 6,757 people in jobs in 2011, up 23 percent from the previous year and the most ever in its 86-year history.

Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, Raleigh, hosting 8th Annual George Thanhauser Bike for Hope, April 28, at Trek Bicycles, Durant Road.

Triangle Community Foundation, Durham, named three new members to board of directors, including Ruth Dzau, Durham civic leader; Paul Harrison, former executive director, Wake County Medical Society Community Health Foundation; and Mark Kuhn, president, Kuhn & Carson.

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