07.31.13: N.C. News Bits

News about grants, gifts

The Triangle Community Foundation increased its new funds, total gifts, grants and scholarships, and endowment and assets over the past year. The foundation gave $13.8 million in grants in the past fiscal year. In addition, it awarded scholarships worth $654,000 to 145 students for the 2012-13 school year and scholarships worth $628,000 to 115 students so far in the 2013-14 school year. For details, click here.

The North Carolina Bar Association Foundation awarded $127,874 in 16 grants for statewide, regional and local project for July to December 2013. Grant recipients include support for four legal service projects, three law school projects, two law student outreach programs, two youth outreach projects, one judicial project, and one project each in Wake County, Winston-Salem, Asheville and Charlotte. For more information, click here.

Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel raised the funds to build a well in the village of Wingogo in the upper east region of Ghana. The project is a joint effort with Chowan University religion instructor Jill Awuni, whose mother lives in the village.

The Lucy Daniels Center received a $13,500 grant from the Cisco Foundation to support the SecurePath program, which provides behavioral and emotional health interventions for children up to age 5 in Wake County.

We-Care.com featured Durham’s DiabetesSisters in April as a partner cause working to spread awareness and support of those affected by diabetes. Over the month, We-Care.com users donated $2,039.14 to DiabetesSisters.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas randomly selected 10 high schools that held blood drives to receive a $1,000 grant: East Rutherford High, Southern Alamance, Phillip O’Berry, Crest High, Cutherbertson High, Jesse Carson, Floyd D. Johnson Tech, West Wilkes, Newton Conover and East Mecklenburg High.

News about people, groups

Nancy Young, Brandon Neal and Susan Shore Schwartz were elected to the statewide board of directors of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Brian Allen has been appointed director of communications and development for the Salvation Army of Fayetteville.

The Community Foundation of Henderson County elected new members to its board of directors: Cindy Causby, Tom Darnall, Gary Eblen and Chuck Edwards. George Bond and Stan Shelly retired from the board on June 30.  The board’s elected officers for the fiscal year 2013-14 are Randy Romeo, chair; John Bell, vice-chair; Steve Greene, treasurer; Lauretta Sthreshley, secretary; David Marshall, assistant treasurer; and Jana Johnson-Humleker, past chairperson.

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina is accepting nominations for its Women Inspiring Strength and Hope (W.I.S.H) Society. Nominees are recognized for their career success, community contributions or commitment to Make-A-Wish. They will be honored at a social in Charlotte on Sept. 12. Call 704-339-0334 or visit ncwishsociety.org
to submit nominations through Aug. 15.

Weejee Learning, a global provider of custom, interactive enterprise-wide e-learning solutions, has expanded its services to include a dedicated approach to helping associations and nonprofits with online learning programs and strategy. The company is offering nonprofits a 10 percent discount during the fourth quarter 2013.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina plans to hold three Walks for Wishes this fall at: Pack Square Park in Asheville on Nov. 2, zMAX Dragway in Charlotte on Nov. 9 and Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem on Nov. 16. Volunteers who register and raise $500 by Aug. 9 will receive four tickets to Carowinds.

The Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sept. 7. Events include a wall raising, two home dedications, a silent auction and festival. A challenge grant has been issued by Blue Ridge X-Ray Company, which will match all donations to the 30th Anniversary House up to $30,000. Donations can be made online.

Book Harvest‘s 2013 Books on Break program has given more 20,000 books to 2,000 low-income children in Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro this summer. The organization is still accepting donations of books and monetary assistance for the summer program.

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation will hold its second annual golf tournament at Henderson Country Club starting at noon Sept. 17.  The event, sponsored by Maria Parham Medical Center, will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina‘s obesity prevention and healthy lifestyles programs. Golfers and sponsors can register at the Henderson County Club, Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce, and online or by contacting Val Short at 252-430-8643 or via email at vshort@tnhfoundation.org.

Leveling the Playing Field is running a sports equipment drive to benefit The Children’s Home, Boys & Girls Club and the Big Brother Big Sister Program in Winston-Salem. The equipment will be donated during a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Sept. 28. Donation bins are at sites including Calvary Baptist, Forsyth Country Day School and Union Baptist. Donors can also send an email to info@levelingtheplayingfield.org to schedule a pick-up. All sports equipment is accepted, except for clothing and shoes.

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