News about people, groups
The first annual Create Good Conference took place on March 16th in Raleigh. This event for nonprofit communication professionals, the first of its kind in the country, was sponsored in part by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
The Ability Experience has named Basil Lyberg as its new chief executive officer. He will oversee operations for the national nonprofit that uses shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders.
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis was presented with the Durham Arts Council’s Ella Fountain Pratt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts on Friday evening, March 13, at the 31st Annual Emerging Artists Awards Ceremony. Click here for more.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) awarded the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association with a Community Outreach award at the annual NAR AEI Conference held in Vancouver, Canada. The association was recognized for the outstanding work done within the region through its charitable-arm, the Housing Opportunity Foundation, which is celebrating 30 years of service this year. Click here.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Mint Museum in Charlotte will open its “Body Embellishment” exhibit on Thursday, April 9th which is dedicated to celebrating diverse bodies. For more, click here.
Join Postpartum Education and Support for a screening of a revealing new documentary about American motherhood, Dark Side of The Full Moon at The Cary Theater on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. For more information about Postpartum Education and Support, visit: pesnc.org.
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will be hosting its “2015 Lupus Empowerment Workshops” in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham on Saturday, April 11.
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is teaming up with the Mad Monster Party – the Carolinas’ Horror Convention – to host a two-day blood drive on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29.
Buy gifts and jewelry while giving back to Genesis Home at Kendra Scott’s Kendra Gives Back Party! On March 26, 2015, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Kendra will donate to Genesis Home 20% of the sales from her shop at the Streets at Southpoint in Durham.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month on Thursday, March 26th with Stephanie Hart, Speech Therapist, at Liberty Homecare and Hospice for Afternoon Tea. For more, click here.
In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Month, the Lucy Daniels Center and the Lucy Daniels School will host their second annual Inside Out 5K Run/Walk race which will be held May 2.
AC&M, a multicultural marketing firm, has announced the launch of its 3XP initiative to foster philanthropy and goodwill in Charlotte and beyond. 3XP – short for three times the philanthropy – combines AC&M’s inaugural Nonprofit Giveback, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Volunteer Time Off (VTO) programs. Click here.
The International House will be welcoming 15 High School Youth Ambassadors from Chile and Argentina coming to Charlotte March 27 – April 7. International House is seeking more host families to accommodate the international students. Click here.
The “Chair Affair” benefiting The Barnabas Network will be held on April 16. This Barnabas Network seeks to provide furniture to its newly housed citizens. Click here.
On Friday, March 20th, seniors at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts became High School Heroes through Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina. High School Heroes provides high school students, primarily seniors, the opportunity to become role models by teaching and inspiring younger students through Junior Achievement programs. Follow the link for more information.
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and the North Carolina Association of Historians announced that Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger, USA, Ret., will be the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Association of Historians’ Conference being held on the FTCC Fayetteville campus, March 27-28, 2015. For more, click here.
The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina presents SIHLE (Sisters Informing Healing Living and Empowering), a small group based on skills training intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviors among African American adolescent girls ages 14-18. April 28-30, SHILE will hold a training session for facilitators. For more, follow the link.
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