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06.13.12.: NC News Bits

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News about grants, gifts

Guilford Education Alliance is proud to announce more than $2 million in classroom resources has been raised through DonorsChoose.org and the Teacher Supply Warehouse. This school year, nearly 600 people donated more than $61,000 through Guilford Education Alliance’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org, and the Teacher Supply Warehouse provided more than 2,000 teachers with an estimated $500,000 worth of donated school supplies.

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) allocated grants from its statewide Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts in Cherokee County related to the March tornadoes. NCCF also allocated grant money to support continued relief and rebuilding efforts in Pamlico County related to Hurricane Irene.

NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, has awarded over $201,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups in its largest and most competitive grant cycle to-date. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s grants program has awarded over $2.5M to 67 companies across the state.

News about people, groups

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, a non-profit serving children and adults with special needs, announces a new slate of officers to its board of directors. The new officers include Rob Burlington, Chairman, Debra Brown, Chair-Elect, and Jeffrey D. Link, Vice-Chair of Finance and Communications.

Craig Wood, founder and CEO of Clarity Group, was elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF), a national organization that works to build the marketing talent pool by attracting, educating and placing college students in marketing careers.

Four Wake County business leaders were recently selected to serve as the newest members of Wake Education Partnership’s Board of Directors. Those selected for the three-year appointments are: Jason Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy, Rita Jerman, Senior Vice President for Student Services of Wake Technical Community College, Andrew Krieman, leader of the Culture and Community Team at Allscripts, and Pamela Young, Director of Staff Development and Training for WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

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