08.28.13: N.C. News Bits

Mike Condrey, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual’s Raleigh Network Office (center, in blue shirt waving) joins hundreds of Northwestern Mutual representatives and their families in the 36th Annual Roots & Wings 5K in Milwaukee to support pediatric cancer research
Mike Condrey, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual’s Raleigh Network Office (center, in blue shirt waving) joins hundreds of Northwestern Mutual representatives and their families in the 36th Annual Roots & Wings 5K in Milwaukee to support pediatric cancer research

News about grants, gifts

The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers seeks to connect nonprofits and funders with similar missions and values at the 2013 Foundation Fair at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock on Oct. 11. Register online.

East Carolina University‘s TeleTEAM will develop a telemedicine program to deliver diabetes care to rural areas financed by a three-year $750,000 grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy and a two-year $325,478 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

During the 36th Annual Roots & Wings 5K, Northwestern Mutual staff from Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Wilmington raised more than $24,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support childhood cancer research.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas gave $500 scholarships to 50 students at high schools that held at least two blood drives in the 2012-13 school year. The center also gave $1,000 grants to 10 high schools.

The Durham Arts Council seeks applicants for the Ella Foundation Pratt Emerging Artists Grants. The grants of up to $1,500 will fund a project completed by Dec. 31. Applications can be submitted online.

News about people, groups

Wake Education Partnership announced that it will give lifetime achievement awards to Bob Bridges and G. Smedes York and induct its inaugural class for the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame: Bill McNeal, Ann Goodnight, Elizabeth Grimes-Droessler, David West, Sherry Worth and Zach Clayton. Tickets can be boughtonline for the 30th anniversary celebration at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on Oct. 3.

Second Helping Charlotte opened a kitchen and carry-out location on Central Avenue to employ formerly incarcerated women.

Greensboro Urban Ministry finished emergency repairs to its facilities and reopened its 305 W. Lee St. location, including the Potter’s House, Interactive Resource Center, Weaver House Night Shelter and Emergency Assistance Program.

The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities hired three staff members to help expand its services: Ramona Ivy as chief program officer, Datanya Betts as a nurse practitioner and Bradford Brady as major gifts officer.

Lacy M. Presnell was elected chair of the board of directors for the Triangle Community Foundation.

John Dorward was appointed executive director of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service in Carrboro.

Laura Patel was hired as hospice and palliative care medical director Hospice of Wake County.

News about opportunities, initiatives

On the Activate Raleigh 9/11 Day of Service, local businesses, groups and individuals will volunteer in more than 40 service projects. For more details, click here.

A Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk will take place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on Sept. 21 to raise funds for two Building America’s Bravest homes for wounded veterans in Fayetteville. Register online.

HopeLine will host Walk-A-Mile-In-My-Shoes at Mission Valley Shopping Center in Raleigh on Sept. 21 to raise awareness about suicide prevention and funds for the group’s services. Register online.

The Lucy Daniels Center, which provides childhood mental health services in the Triangle, will hold a fundraiser, Expressions: A Celebration of Food and Art, Oct. 11 at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchasedonline.

Durham’s Partnership for Children will offer an Early Childhood Bus Tour on Sept. 25 to introduce community leaders to services that promote healthy development and learning in early childhood. Reservations can be made by calling 919-403-6960 or sending an email to krissy@dpfc.net.

Student Action with Farmworkers seeks applicants for the Student Organizing School program. Applicants must be college students and will receive training in the farmworker movement. Applications can be submitted online through Sept. 6.

The North Carolina Bankers Association distributed a poster picturing all the governors of North Carolina to all public and private schools in the state.

Spring Arbor of Raleigh will hold its annual Community Family Health Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at 1810 New Hope Road. Proceeds will support Alzheimer’s NC Walk. For information, call 919-250-0255.

The E3 Project will launch Big Fitness, a 10-week fitness program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, on Sept. 7. A cross-country race will be held on the Dorothea Dix campus on Oct. 26 to raise money for the project.

The Galloway Ridge 5K benefitting Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., will take place Sept. 28 in Pittsboro. Register online, or send an email toprichardson@gallowayridge.com for more information.

The first Hibernian North Raleigh Charity Golf Course will benefit the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society. It will take place Sept. 10 at the River Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh. To sign up, call 919-803-0290 or send an email to gerry@hibernianpub.com.

A Pet Life Celebration will be held Sept. 8 in Mooresville to benefit the Humane Society of Iredell. Donations of pet supplies will be accepted.

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