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2.23.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Duke Energy Foundation has donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross to support storm relief provided during this week’s ice storm that hit the Carolinas.

The Beehive Collective has an open Request for Proposals.  A $2,000 Small Grant will be awarded to a Raleigh nonprofit that addresses women’s empowerment. The deadline is February 27th, click here for more information.

NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson has announced the creation of the “Our Three Winners” scholarship endowment to honor three exceptional members of the Wolfpack family whose lives were cut tragically short. For more and how to donate to the scholarship, please visit the link.

Time Warner Cable has donate $10,000 in cash to Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines in an effort to support their STEM program.

The Sky High Growth Award recognizes fast growing business in the Asheville area. Applications should be submitted by March 18, 2015.  Learn more at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce website.

News about people, groups

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) has hired Ally Hunter as a patient services manager.“Ally [Hunter] brings a tremendous amount of passion and compassion to this role as well as a rich professional skill that will help her serve our mission as well,” said Christine John-Fuller, President and CEO of LFANC.

Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has joined the board of directors of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. Visit popecenter.org to learn more.

As part of its ongoing sponsorship of the SEAL Legacy Foundation, Infinisource’s iSolved Network of Certified Partners will be hosting the Foundation’s Fourth Annual Golf Classic on May 17-18, 2015, at the Golf Club of Houston.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Executive Board has selected North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to serve as president of the organization, effective immediately.

DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce the election of two highly esteemed individuals, Matt Stella and Donna Rice, to their Board of Directors .

Susan Feit announced to the Board of Directors of NCCJ (the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc.) that she will leave the organization no later than June 30, 2015, the last day of NCCJ’s fiscal year

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Golden LEAF Scholarship application deadline for the 4-year program to attend NC’s colleges and universities is fast approaching. You can find the application at CFNC.org/goldenLEAF. The deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2015 for the application, FAFSA and transcript.

Raleigh City Farm is seeking volunteers to assist in all aspects of marketing communications and event planning and coordination. Seeking those who are passionate about supporting their mission to grow new urban farms and farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems. Please email Lisa Barrie at lgbarrie87@gmail.com for more information.

Join the NC Center for Nonprofits at the 2015 Public Policy Forum on Monday, March 9th and the NC Nonprofits Day on Tuesday, March 10th. For registration and information, click here.

Switchpoint announces its SwitchPoint Youth Contest. To learn more about eligibility, contest, and the deadline visit event.switchpointideas.com.

The program American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. For information about the N.C. Museum of History visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Tanya Head, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Bladen County Schools in Bladen county, which is 1 of the 11 districts implementing the Rural School Initiative, is working with the initiative to help forge partnerships among the schools, Bladen Community College and businesses in the county.

The Special Olympics NC at the Run.Dance.Glow 5k will be held on Saturday, March 28th. Click the link for more information.

The Youth Empowerment Solutions! team completed a Youth Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina in January which focused on how adults can support the youth they partner with to advance food access work in their community.


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