10.16.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

The SmartMail sponsor team at the Charity Golf Outing, organized by Eastwood Homes, in Charlotte on Sept. 30. The event raised $56,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital.
The SmartMail sponsor team at the Charity Golf Outing, organized by Eastwood Homes, in Charlotte on Sept. 30. The event raised $56,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital.

News about grants, gifts

The Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community Assistance Initiative awarded 201 grants totaling $89 million for projects in 46 counties affecting education, workforce training, economic development, health care, agriculture and community development.

The Raleigh Chapter of the National Christian Foundation disbursed $1.25 million in grants to national and international charities in September and, by October, will have given more than $50 million since its founding in 2005. Recipients include Seeds of Hope, which provides food, medical care and education and job services in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and Gideons International.

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Robert Woods Foundation, Cone Health Foundation and Reidsville Area Foundation donated $610,000 to Enroll America to inform low-income, Spanish-speaking and rural North Carolinians about insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

The inaugural Charity Golf Outing, organized by Charlotte-based Eastwood Homes, raised more than $56,000 for the Levine Children’s Hospital.

Cary-based The Pantry, Inc. raised $25,000 as part of Kangaroo Express’s $2.7 million Salute Our Troops campaign.

Housing Opportunity Foundation, the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, awarded eight local nonprofits grants totaling $15,000. For details, click here.

Raleigh-based Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance gave $7,900 from customers who opted to donate the incentives for participating in a survey to five charities: the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and Stop Hunger Now.

News about people, groups

The Duke Endowment is accepting applications for the 2014-16 Fellowship, a two-year, full-time position for recent graduates who aspire to be leaders in the nonprofit sector. Applications are due by Jan. 6.

Wake Education Partnership celebrated its 30th anniversary on Oct. 3 and inducted the first class of the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame: Bill McNeal, Ann Goodnight, Sherry Worth, Zach Clayton, David West and Elizabeth Grimes-Droessler. Bob Bridges and G. Smedes York also received Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Bruce LaRowe is stepping down as executive director of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte at the end of December.

Inspire Media Foundation, a new Triangle nonprofit, aims to create pathways for those who do not have the means to share their inspiring stories.

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia presented six Community Impact Awards to leaders in improving the lives of those with disabilities. Recipients from North Carolina are Mary Ann Hooks, Logan’s Road House, Challie Minton and Richard Worrell.

Brad Brinegar, Bucky Oliver and Bob Whalen were elected as lifetime members of the board of directors of The Hill Center of Durham in recognition of their long-time service and commitment.

The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America is accepting applications for the 2014 Pope Family Eagle Scout Scholarship, which awards $20,000 to Eagle Scouts majoring in business. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 28.

The North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation recertified four hospitals as Infant Safe Sleep Hospital Models of Excellence: Levine Children’s Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center – Main, Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville and Carolinas Medical Center – Union.

Pam King was hired as the director of advancement for the YWCA of Asheville.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Greensboro Urban Ministry is seeking donation sites to help with an emergency drive for infant formula for those affected by the government shutdown. Groups in helping with the drive should call the Urban Ministry Food Bank at 336-553-2672.

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service has appealed for donations of essential food items for its food bank in Chapel Hill in the wake of the government shutdown.

Raleigh-based Bandwidth employees are raising funds for Hope International by selling each other services, such as homemade beer and business advice.

Employees from Biltmore Farms Hotels volunteered more than 100 hours with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity as part of Hilton’s Global Week of Service, in which nearly 300,000 Hilton team members in 90 countries participated. Volunteers helped build new homes in Habitat’s Swannanoa subdivision.

Through a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Methodist University‘s Friends of Music Program is offering a guest art series of free concerts and workshops open to the public. For more information, call 910-630-7100.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will hold Cooking Matters at the Store, a nutrition education program, at 11 Triangle and eastern North Carolina Food Lion stores on Oct. 24. Food Lion donated $10,000 to the event. For information, call 919-390-1970.

Models for Charity will walk the runway wearing pieces from dress Raleigh at earlier.org‘s Gathering of Friends Gala Dinner by on Oct. 26. The fashion show benefits ma Cares, a Greensboro nonprofit that supports children, families, veterans and animals.

The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic will hold a Halloween 5K Run on Oct. 27 at TPC at Wakefield Plantation Sports Club. Proceeds benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will be the beneficiary of Cauble Creek Vineyard’s 2013 Vineyard Artist Invitational Opening Reception in Salisbury on Nov. 1.

The annual Teddy Bear Ball on Dec. 7 will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.

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