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

News about grants, gifts

Greensboro Day School received first gift of over $1 million, from Jackie and Steve Bell, founder, Bell Partners, and their family, for $7 million capital campaign to fund new middle school, tennis complex and new  front entrance on Lake Brandt Road; school will name planned new middle-school building for Bell family.

Crosby Scholars Community Partnership, Winston-Salem, launched $3.7 million capital campaign to support anticipated growth of serving 10,000 students by 2015 and 13,000 by 2018.

Greensboro Urban Ministry raised 77,055 pounds of food and $2,565 at spring grocery story food drive, coordinated by Leadership Greensboro Seniors, and held over two weekends at Lowes Food, Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Bestway stores.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $10 million commitment from Dr. Hugh A. “Chip” McAllister Jr., Houston, to benefit Ackland Art Museum and heart-disease research at School of Medicine.

Farm to School program at five Haywood County Schools received $22,200 grant from Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and its affiliate Fund for Haywood County.

News about people, groups

Latin American Coalition and United Family Services, Charlotte, moved programs educating and counseling first-time homebuyers with low-to-moderate income to Community Link.

Walter Davenport, retired partner, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, and consultant and corporate director, Walter C. Davenport CPA, Raleigh, named chair, board of directors, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Morrisville.

IntraHealth International, Chapel Hill, launching SwitchPoint, inaugural conference, retreat and benefit concert in Saxapahaw, N.C., April 20, focusing on global-health challenges; keynote speaker will be Michael Tiemann, vice president of open source affairs, Red Hat.

Open Door Ministries, High Point, to host annual banquet May 3, High Point Country Club, with silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.

Brad Rable, executive vice president, product development and strategy, United Guaranty Corp., serving as chair, 2012 March for Babies 5K, March of Dimes, April 28, NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, with goal of raising $225,000.

The Healing Place of Wake County, Raleigh, installed a 1,536-square-foot, 1,750-gallon solar hot-water system at its main facility.

Meals on Wheels of Wake County, Raleigh, awarded Seal of Excellence from Standards for Excellence Institute.

Guilford Nonprofit Consortium, Greensboro, graduated first class of 30 leaders from its Board Development Academy; second class will begin this fall.

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, Greensboro, will celebrate its 75th anniversary and 25th anniversary of its ANYTOWN summer leadership institute at 2012 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award Dinner, Nov. 8, Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

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