01.23.13.: NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher and Clayton, N.C., native Chris Archer has partnered with Good Sports – a national nonprofit that provides athletic goods to disadvantaged youth – to provide $58,000 worth of sporting equipment to Raleigh Boys and Girls Clubs.

United Way of the Greater Triangle’s board of directors released the results of the 2012 campaign. Highlights include: 2012 total revenues are projected to be $15 million, equal to the prior year; $10.6 million in donations, including donor-designated as well as Give United funds, will be distributed to nonprofits this year; and $5.3 million in Give United funds will be distributed to United Way approved programs, a two percent increase in available funds, the first increase in five years.

The Raleigh affiliate of the National Christian Foundation (NCF) reported record growth in 2012 charitable giving compared to 2011. Contributions increased by 50 percent from 2011 to 2012. There were 40 new fund accounts opened, bringing the total to more than 200 active funds. Since 1982, at the national level NCF has received more than $5 billion in contributions from generous givers and granted $3.3 billion to more than 30,000 churches, ministries, and charities.

The Lucy Daniels Center has been selected as a local nonprofit partner in Saks Fifth Avenue’s Saks Loves Your Cause program. The store will donate 5 percent of purchases made by new or existing Saks Card users when they designate the center as their local charity of choice. The program runs Feb. 1-28.

News about people, groups

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has named Devon Healy Mackay as director of major gifts.  Mackay has seven years of experience in marketing and events management that included positions at the Yale Center for British Art and the City of New Haven, Conn., and, most recently, the Mullen advertising agency in Winston-Salem.

The Autism Society of North Carolina has hired Dr. Alexander Myers as clinical director, funded through a $100,000 gift from the Ireland Family Foundation. Myers has more than 30 years of experience working with individuals with autism.

DHIC Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves more than 3,000 lower income individuals in the Triangle area, announced that Ralph Recchie, director of real estate at NC State University, has been appointed to its board of directors. Sam Crutchfield with Grubb Properties has been elected to serve as chair and Dr. Norman Camp will serve as vice chair.

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina announced that Ben Brookhart and Frank Gozzo have been appointed to its board of directors.  Led by chair John Elmo and chair elect Rick Deckelbaum, the board serves to protect the chapter’s assets, ensure its accountability and maintain its legal integrity.

The March Forth with Hope Foundation, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases, unveiled a newly designed website, MarchForthWithHope.com, to communicate its mission, organization news and fundraising events.  The social and mobile-friendly site was designed by L.A. Management Company.

The North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host the Inaugural Wilmington Race for the Cure® on March 2. To register for or to find out more about Komen for the Cure, visit www.komennctc.org.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter (LFAPC) will be hosting its annual Walk to End Lupus NowTM at 2:30 p.m.  April 28  at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte  LFAPC will host three other Walk to End Lupus NowTM events in North Carolina this year including: Raleigh (April 21); Asheville (May 18); and Fayetteville (Sept. 14).

Our Children’s Place will host the first North Carolina screening of Mothers of Bedfordon at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Meredith College in Raleigh. Mothers of Bedford is a documentary that follows five women incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York and looks at their lives through the lens of motherhood. A Q&A session with Jenifer McShane, the filmmaker, will follow the screening. Go online for additional details and to purchase tickets. 

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