News about grants, gifts
New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the State Employees Credit Union broke ground on the SECU Family House in Wilmington, a 24-room facility for hospital patients and their families. The building is funded by a $2 million grant challenge from the SECU Foundation.
The North Carolina Museum of History has launched its first Indiegogo campaign to support Starring North Carolina, an exhibit on the state’s involvement in the film industry to open in November 2014. The campaign runs through Nov. 29.
Thousands participated in the 2013 Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk & Run on Oct. 20 and raised nearly $200,000 and several hundred pounds of food. Local students also held walks throughout the week. The events benefit Greensboro Urban Ministry‘s Potter’s House Community Kitchen and Church World Service, which fights hunger around the world.
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas awarded $1,000 scholarships to the students who held the top five producing blood drives as part of the Students Saving Summer program: Abbey Moose, Mikhayla Jarrett, Karla Perez Lopez, Amelia Bruce and Bartley Bess.
News about people, groups
Alley Cats and Angels, an all-volunteer, non-profit, foster home-based cat rescue organization in the Triangle, was recently named Top Nonprofit of 2013 by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.
Katherine Baer was hired as director of conservation for the Triangle Land Conservancy.
The North Carolina Medical Society completed a 10-month, $5 million renovation to its headquarters in downtown Raleigh.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Voting has opened for 38 bands and musicians participating in Bands4Good Challenge 2013, which will raise funds for military-related nonprofits in North Carolina. The campaign, organized by the Doing Good Network, will culminate with a concert at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh on Nov. 10.
Working with Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina, 19 volunteers from Lincoln Financial Group gave financial education to all students at Brooks Global Studies Extended-Year Magnet School in Greensboro.
The first Simple Crepes (Midnight in Paris) Gala on Nov. 1 will benefit Alzheimer’s Inc. For details, call 919-832-3732.
Haven House Services, which focuses on youth development, will host its 4th annual Monday Night Knockout event, with live boxing demonstrations and live and silent auctions, at Cameron Bar & Grill in Raleigh on Nov. 4. For tickets, click here.
At a 30th anniversary celebration, Action for Children North Carolina will give the Shining Star Award to state Sens. Linda Garrou and William R. Purcell, Doris Mack and John and Claire Tate. To register for the Nov. 6 event at the N.C. History Museum, click here.
International House in Charlotte will host a welcome reception for eight Parliament members and government officials from Georgia at the Urban Sip on Nov. 12.
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