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

News about grants, gifts

Progress Energy Foundation will invest over $350,000 in the Carolinas this year to support energy education and workforce development in public schools.

Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham received $100,000 gift from BB&T for capital campaign to support construction at museum’s future site in downtown Rockingham.

Stewards Fund of Raleigh will give $50,000 to Urban Ministries of Durham if it can raise $50,000 in new contributions by May 31.

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina, Greensboro, received $1,500 grant from Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation.

2012 Human Race, Greensboro, attracted estimated 4,500 people and generated roughly $200,000 for 100 nonprofits.

Over 60 employees of Lenovo North America volunteer on April 13 for variety of projects at Raleigh Boys Club and Raleigh Girls Club.

Wells Fargo made commitment of $10,000 as event sponsor for Bookmarked! 2012, primary educational outreach program of Lucy Daniels Center, Cary.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation made challenge to match up to $20,000, dollar for dollar, raised online by NCGives, Raleigh, by April 26.

Thirty employees of BB&T volunteering at warehouse in New Bern of Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh; the Food Bank also worked with 400 volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cisco, BASF and IBM who sorted 40,000 pounds of food to provide 35,000 meals to families in the region.

Egg farmers, through United Egg Producers, donating over 43,200 eggs to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem.

Asheville Brewers Alliance donated $10,000 to help fund construction of home for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

News about people, groups

Toni Freeman, chief operating officer, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, and former president, Junior League of Charlotte, to be named president, The Association of Junior Leagues International, New York City, for two-year term.

Mary Freeman, president and CEO, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, Raleigh, retiring in May; Holly Lemieux, former executive director, Hilltop Home, Raleigh, named CEO.

Susan Jenkins retiring, effective Dec. 31, as executive director, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, which in its 10 years has made 731 grants totaling over $58 million to Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and regional projects and programs in surrounding seven-county region.

Dottye Law Currin, retired medical education specialist, department of pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine, named manager of educational services, SECU Family House, Winston-Salem.

Frenzel Properties, Charlotte, holding benefit concert May 11 at Andrew Blair’s, 1600 Montford Drive, Charlotte, to benefit A Child’s Place.

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