News about grants, gifts
The Thomas R. and Elizabeth E. McLean Foundation pledged $2.6 million to Methodist University, which will name its new Health Sciences Building in their honor.
The UNC Lineberger Cancer Center received $150,000 that Crown Imports raised through its Corona Cares campaign in North Carolina. The funds will go to the center’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, which helps patients and their caregivers through treatment, recovery and survivorship.
Monarch Charities’ 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $200,000 to benefit 30 children’s organizations in the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads area.
The deadline for applying for Biogen Idec Foundation Micro-Grants in Science Education Fund grants has been extended to Nov. 15. Grants of $250 to $2,500 will be awarded for K-12 science education projects by nonprofits in Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties.
News about people, groups
Lori Lee, founder of Me Fine Foundation, was selected as one of 10 Woman of Worth honorees by L’Oreal Paris, which donated $10,000 to the foundation. Online voting to select the top nominee, whose charity will receive $25,000, runs through Nov. 20.
Durham’s Partnership for Children elected Linzie Atkins as chair, Daniel Robinson as vice chair and Karen O’Mansky as treasurer of its board of directors. Joy Sotolongo was also elected to the board.
Dexter Hebert and Elizabeth Weddington Voltz were appointed to the board of directors of DHIC.
Levy Schroeder was appointed the executive director of Toxic Free NC.
V. Dianne Pledger has been hired as director of development for the Genesis House in Durham.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Windsor Point residents are collecting items to make special holiday treat bags for the 600 families served by the Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours through Nov. 23. For information, call 919-552-4580.
During the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas‘ Puppies for Patients campaign, a stuffed toy puppy with a card signed by a blood donor will be given to children at local hospitals for each blood donor. To make an appointment, call 704-972-4700.
Novant Health and the American Heart and Stroke associations have launched a F.A.S.T. partnership to raise awareness of the warning signs of stroke. A luncheon honoring stroke survivors and their caregivers will be held at Forsyth Medical Center’s Conference Center on Nov. 21. For information, call 336-718-7597.
Part of the proceeds from Night of Gypsy Music and Dance concert at Midwood International and Cultural Center Auditorium in Charlotte on Nov. 23 will benefit the International House. For tickets, click here.
The High Country Turkey Trot will kick off Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail to raise money and food for the Hospitality House of Boone, which assists those experiencing crisis, poverty or homelessness. To register, click here.
More than 30 leaders and innovators from over 15 countries at the SwitchPoint 2014 conference in Saxapahaw on April 24-25. The conference seeks to promote innovations and foster partnerships in the fields of global health, technology, the arts, business and others. To register, click here.
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