News about grants, gifts
The Duke Endowment awarded a $3.4 million grant to Davidson College and Duke, Johnson C. Smith and Furman universities to study increasing student resilience, or the ability to thrive in adversity and difficult circumstances.
The Stewards Fund issued a $100,000 matching gift challenge to the Carrboro-based Inter-Faith Council for Social Services. The challenge runs through Dec. 31.
News about people, groups
The Nature Conservancy marked the protection of more than 700,000 acres in North Carolina, most of which have been turned over to public ownership, and new initiatives to restore forests and water flow, improve water quality, reduce shoreline erosion and reduce the risk of large wildfires.
Debra Saunders-White, chancellor of North Carolina Central University, was elected to the board of directors of the United Way of the Greater Triangle.
Ken Atkins retired as Wake County economic development executive director for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Berlin has been named chairman of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County‘s board of trustees. New trustees are Amogh Bhonde, Natasha Gore, Sue Henderson, Mike Lancaster, Anc Newman, Stuart Parks, Wade Weast and Allison C. Perkins.
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Council for Children’s Rights gave awards to eight local attorneys and pro bono advocates at the 2013 Pro Bono Awards in Charlotte. For details, click here.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County presented the following awards: Lynn and Barry Eisenberg, The Arts Council Award; Festival Stage, Art Development Award; and Edward Hanes Jr., R. Phillip Hanes Jr. Young Leader Award.
Band Together NC named two new advisory board members-George Reddin and Jim Triandiflou-and seven new board of directors members: Sarah Crawford, Brendan Morrissey, Stephen Porterfield, Bob Ramseur, Bert Smith, Brent Sprinkle and Karen Zelden.
Christina Strader was named a fellow at The Duke Endowment.
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter launched a redesigned website featuring an information portal, enhanced visitor experience and expanded content on lupus.
Katie B. Crumpler joined the North Carolina Community Foundation as a regional associate for the northern Piedmont, serving Franklin, Granville, Johnson, Person, Vance and Wake counties.
News about opportunities, initiatives
In memory of Tim Rogers, a guitar from Alabama’s American Farewell Tour is being auctioned to benefit the Lexington Medical Center’s Fundraising Walk Team for the American Heart Association’s Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk in Clemmons on Oct. 19. Bids are accepted through Oct. 8.
The 2013 Triangle Signature Chefs’ Auction, celebrating the March of Dimes‘ 75th anniversary, will take place at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham on Nov. 17. Tamika and Brian
Duley will speak about how the March of Dimes helped when their daughter, Gabrielle, now 2, was born prematurely. For tickets and information, call 919-424-2156.
International House in Charlotte will hold its 25th Anniversary Gala, themed America the Beautiful, at the Westin Charlotte on Oct. 26. For reservations and sponsorship information, call 704-333-8099.
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