09.05.12.: NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

Women’s Impact Fund will kick off its tenth year of grant making is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for the 2012-2013 grant cycle. The organization will plan to award five high impact grants ranging from $40,000 to $100,000 to non-profit organizations in Mecklenburg County. The Letter of Inquiry is the first step in the grant process and is available online. The final deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is October 22, 2012. Early submissions are encouraged.

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina has received a $5,000 grant from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation to enhance financial literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education as part of its K-12 “Full STEM Ahead! Skills for a Global Economy” initiative.  Funding will serve up to 500 K-12 students in Guilford County during the 2012-2013 school year.

News about people, groups

United Way of the Greater Triangle, a nonprofit organization that works to improve lives by mobilizing local partner agencies, nonprofits, government volunteers and experts in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties, has announced that it will welcome its new Chief Executive Officer Mack Koonce on Tuesday, Sept. 4. He will replace outgoing CEO Craig Chancellor, who has previously announced his plans to retire. Koonce was selected out of 178 candidates from more than 29 states across the nation in United Way of the Greater Triangle’s search.

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia has hired Brooke Porter as development manager for the Charlotte market.  Porter will be responsible for managing the organization’s annual fundraising events, such as Walk With Me and Moonlight Martinis. Money raised through fundraising events supports lifelong programs and services that provide support, care and hope to children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges.

Zanna Swann has been named Executive Director of the Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation Board, Inc., and began her role as Executive Director August 1. Ms. Swann has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and will graduate in September from Seton Hall University with a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership.  She has extensive experience in fund-raising, ranging from volunteer management to capital campaigns.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has been selected to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation. The Repair Corps program helps low-income veterans make much-needed repairs to their homes – from roofing, electrical, caulking and weather stripping to installing wheelchair ramps and remodeling bathrooms for accessibility.

The Board of Directors of Curamericas Global, a global health non-profit organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesca Florey as the organization’s next Executive Director. Florey will commence her new role on September 10, 2012. A seasoned program and operations management professional with 26 years of experience, she will lead the organization’s services that currently reach 257,000 people in three countries: Haiti, Guatemala, and Liberia.

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