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06.27.12.: NC News Bits

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06 27 12 NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

The Caterpillar
Foundation is providing a grant of $150,000 over three years to the North
Carolina New Schools Project to support the development of a network of
innovative secondary schools focusing on preparing students with strong skills
for careers in advanced manufacturing as well as aerospace and security.

A total of $116,300 was
recently awarded to seven projects by the Pigeon River Fund (PRF) of The
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to environmental groups working
in Western North Carolina.  The fund was created in 1996 to improve
surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife management habitats, expand
public use and access to waterways and increase awareness to help protect these
resources. 

News about people, groups

The Rev. Kristen
R. Richardson-Frick has joined The Duke Endowment as a program officer in the
Rural Church program area.

The Salvation
Army Southern Territory and Divisional Headquarters has appointed Majors James and Lois Allison to
lead the Winston-Salem Area Command. The Allisons come to Winston-Salem
from the Washington, DC area where they served as General Secretary and
Secretary of Women’s Ministries respectively, for The Salvation Army’s National
Capital and Virginia Division for the past six years.   

Kernersville
Medical Center Hospital has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Go
Red For Women program, joining NewBridge Bank as the Guilford County Sponsors
for Go Red For Women in 2012 and 2013.

The CAM Raleigh
Advisory Board members have elected Dean Hamric as chair and Leah Goodnight
Tyler as vice-chair. 

The North
Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has once again met the nation’s highest
philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability,
according to Diane Miller, manager of the Community Foundations National
Standards Board, an accreditation organization of the Council on Foundations
(COF). This is the second time NCCF has received the National Standards Board’s
top designation and a renewal of the initial 2007 award.

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