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

News about grants, gifts

North Carolina Central University, Durham, received $1.5 million grant from North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation for science and math student scholarships and program enhancements to help increase number of women and minority students who graduate with a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and pursue careers in those fields.

Kramden Institute, Durham, has awarded 10,000 refurbished computers since 2003 to students and their families in 57 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

News about people, groups

NPower Charlotte Region changed name to Apparo, meaning “to provide” in Latin.

Perry Colwell, volunteer and former board member, Executive Service Corps of the Triangle, Durham, received Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service for Durham.

Elizabeth Biggerstaff, former intern, Carolina Hurricanes’ Kids ‘N Community Foundation, named annual fund manager, John Avery Boys & Girls Club, Durham; Lee Cheney, former nonprofit volunteer and employee, named program director.

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