News about grants, gifts
Outdoor Nation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and NC Recreation and Park Association selected three projects to receive $7,500 GO NC! Health Challenge Grants: the town of Benson to install fitness stations along a walking track, the Outdoor Experience in Greenville which serves at-risk and underprivileged children and the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy for a half-mile trail in Hendersonville.
The 8th annual Joint Commercial Real Estate Networking Event on Sept. 12 raised $15,000 for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.
The Chance 4 Charity event on Sept. 22 raised more than $11,000 for the N.C. Lighthouse Foundation, which supports uninsured or underinsured adults with significant, chronic health needs.
Cary Family Dental raised nearly $8,000 for its Dentistry From the Heart initiative, which provides dental services to the uninsured, and Smiles For Life, which supports children’s charities worldwide.
The Orange County Arts Commission is accepting grant applications through Nov. 21 from nonprofits, schools and artists engaged in educational programs and arts projects.
News about people, groups
The Triad Association of Fundraising Professionals announced the winners of the 2013 National Philanthropy Day Awards. For details, click here. The awards will be given at a Nov. 25 luncheon in Greensboro, with High Point University President Nido Qubein as the keynote speaker. For tickets and sponsorship information, click here.
Luquire George Andrews is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Mecklenburg County for Goodstock 2013, when the agency provides pro-bono advertising, public relations and marketing services for 24 hours. Applications are accepted through Oct. 18.
The Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, a group of more than 60 volunteers who support cancer programs at Christiana Care Health System, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a gala in Wilmington. The group has raised more than $2 million to purchase surgical equipment and provide for patients’ special needs.
Marty Martin, with the Martin Law Firm in Raleigh, spoke as a panelist in the “Open Data in the Nonprofit Sector” session at the Oct. 7 National Association of Attorneys General and National Association of State Charity Officials‘ annual conference in Silver Spring, Md. He discussed recommendations from two reports for nonprofits filing taxes and seeking non-exempt status.
Communities in Schools Wake County will offer evening tutoring services for elementary and middle school students at its Duke Energy Learning Center in Raleigh, starting Nov. 4.
Joan E. Higginbotham, Kenneth R. Tindall, Allyson Siegel and Karyn S. Wilkerson joined North Carolina Central University’s Board of Trustees. Harold T. Epps and Paul R. Pope Jr. were reelected to the board.
Durham’s Partnership for Children‘s annual meeting on Oct. 17 will include the release of its 2013-13 annual report, a data walk showing how the partnership address five key early-childhood issues, the presentation of the Community Builder Awards and a speech by Dr. Judy Cameron, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Carver Living Center in Durham will hold a Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 12. Proceeds benefit the residents. For tickets, call 919-471-3558.
Donate any foreign currency to the United Way of Greater High Point on Oct. 16 at Wells Fargo, located at North Main and Kivett Drive, which will waive all exchange fees.
Evolve Movement studios and Goodnight’s Comedy Club in Raleigh will host a family friendly comedy and magic show featuring comedian Gary Shelton on Oct. 24 to support Free the Children’s Adopt a Village program.
Tickets are on sale for the all-volunteer Murphey School Radio Show on Nov. 2, featuring novelist Allan Gurganus and poet Phillip Shabazz. The event will benefit Hidden Voices, which tells the stories of underrepresented populations, and Partners for Youth, a year-round mentoring and summer job program.
Activate Good, which recruits volunteers in the Triangle, will hold Couture for a Cause on Nov. 9, a live auction and fashion show of outfits created by local designers and representing the organization’s nonprofit partners. For tickets, click here.
The first Super Hero Dash, hosted by High Point University’s Kappa Delta Sorority, on Nov. 9 will support Family Services of the Piedmont, which helps victims of child abuse. To register, click here. Participants are urged to wear super hero costumes.
North Carolina State University professor Cat Warren will discuss her book, “What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs,” at a fundraiser for the Raleigh Public Record at Cimos in Raleigh on Nov. 11. For details, click here.
The Glitz, Glamour and Gatsby Gala on Nov. 16 will support the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center for seniors in Chapel Hill. For tickets and sponsorship information, email PatrickToal@yahoo.com or call 919-968-2070 or 919-402-8000.
Guiding Lights, a support center for caregivers, will hold its annual Share to Care fundraiser, themed the Big Easy Gala, on Feb. 22 at the Cypress Manor of Raleigh. For sponsorship information, click here.
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