11.14.12.: NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced the recipients of its annual IMPACT Awards. Five nonprofit healthcare organizations in Greensboro, N.C, and one in Philadelphia will receive $200,000 in grant funding ($40,000 each) for providing access to healthcare. The awards ceremony on Dec. 11 in Research Triangle Park will recognize: Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency; Restoration Place Ministries Inc.; The Servant Center Inc.; Triad Health Project; and Philadelphia-based Institute for Safe Families.

The John Rex Endowment announced the approval of an injury prevention grant for InterAct and capacity building grants for PLM Families Together, the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, and the North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation. The four grants total more than $160,000.

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh sponsored the “All Dressed Up…with places to go!” fashion show, luncheon and auction event on Nov. 2 to benefit Dress for Success Triangle and other Woman’s Club community programs. The event raised $10,000.

The Emily K Center raised more than $100,000 at an Inside Duke Basketball event. The monies raised at the event will go towards the day-to-day operations of the Center, which is located in downtown Durham.

The Cary-Apex Elk’s Lodge presented a check for $2,000 to Dorcas Ministries, which helps people through an immediate crisis and then teaches them new skills and habits to reduce their vulnerability to future crises.

Through Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together fall initiative, an anonymous North Carolina resident was randomly selected to win a “Golden Spark” award to support hunger relief. The winner chose the Mayodan/Madison communities to receive a $50,000 grant from Walmart to help fight Childhood Hunger. Walmart awarded the $50,000 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to implement these programs.

News about people, groups

The nonprofit public access channel Durham Community Media (DCM18) will host an event “Celebrating Space(s)” on Friday, Nov. 16, during the Third Friday Artwalk. DCM18 will hold the official grand opening of its new location in the Cordoba Center for the Arts at 923 Franklin Street in Durham and will launch its new website.

The Junior League of Raleigh announced the 32 community and business leaders who will serve on its 2012-2013 Community Advisory Board. Click here for a full list of advisors.

On Nov. 6, the High Point Area Arts Council purchased Centennial Station. For at least 20 years, the Arts Council has worked to purchase a building that would house the Arts Council and its affiliated arts organizations. The purchase was made possible through an interest-only, three-year loan of $731,000 by High Point Bank. The Arts Council already has $125,000 in pledges towards the repayment of the loans.

Six local leaders were recently inducted into the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Hall of Fame. Inductees include Marty Martin, Martin Law Firm; Marjorie Menestres, SAFEchild; Barbara Mulkey, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants; Gray Reed, Branch Banking & Trust Co.; J.R. Shearin, Deloitte; and Kurt Weaver, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. The Leadership Raleigh Hall of Fame was created in 2011 to recognize the accomplishments of its most distinguished alumni.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina Inc. held its Annual Awards Banquet on Nov. 1. The event honored Goodwill program participants who have overcome barriers to employment to become successful, productive members of the community. Also recognized at the event were local businesses and members of the community who have significantly contributed to the success of Goodwill and its mission. For more information and a list of award recipients, visit www.goodwillnwnc.org.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter will celebrate National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, honoring philanthropists that impact Western North Carolina. For a list of awardees visit http://www.afpwnc.org.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Atlantic Tire & Service Triangle Tennis Challenge brings touring pros and top collegiate players to Raleigh to compete for $45,000 in prize money. Proceeds from the tournament, to be held Nov. 15-19 at the Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium at N.C. State’s J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, will benefit ovarian cancer research.

Hope for Haiti Foundation (HFHF) announced The Midwife Project, a three-month concert series kicking off this month that will raise money for the organization to hire two midwives in Haiti. Go to hopeforhaitifoundation.org to learn more about project and concert series.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced that applications for the 2013 Appalachian Trail (A.T.) License Plate Grant Program are currently being accepted until Jan. 7. The ATC will award a total of $35,000 for a range of A.T. related projects in North Carolina. To view the grant guidelines or to obtain a grant application form, visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2013 Front Porch Grants Program. The program fosters building social capital between individuals, communities, neighborhoods and organizations. To register and begin the application process, grant seekers should visit www.fftc.org/frontporch.

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