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6.15.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

A former guest, Debra Harvey, has donated $12,000 to Hospitality House of Charlotte to help other families with terminally ill loved ones.

Window World Chairman and CEO, Tammy Whitworth presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a check for $50,000, bringing the company’s total fundraising for the hospital to over $5 million.

News about people, groups

Jay Sloan, Asheville Area Habitat’s long-time ReStore Manager was recently bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Communities In Schools has released its 2014 Annual Report which reflects on programming and academic assistance for children in Durham schools.

Sandy Dunbeck

Sandy Dunbeck, 2015 Economic Developer of the Year

The North Carolina Economic Developers Association has selected Sandy Dunbeck, Senior Vice President of the High Point Economic Development Corporation, as the 2015 Economic Developer of the Year in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

Transitions HospiceCare has been named a 2015 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta, a data-driven management company.

N.C. Center for Nonprofits has released a statement concerning the Senate Tax Plan which will affect nonprofits and the communities that they serve.

The N.C. Center for Nonprofits released its first comprehensive report about the economic impact of the nonprofit sector, Essential: Our State’s Nonprofit Sector Is a Vital Economic Engine. The information in the report demonstrates why a healthy nonprofit sector is critical to North Carolina’s prosperity.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” will sponsor its 24th annual Independence Day Open House on Friday, July 4, 2015 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested.

From June 12-14, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill participated for the second consecutive year in Alex’s Lemonade Days. This year Firebird’s goal was to raise $75,000 through this year’s sales.

Representatives of the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Inc.  officially kicked off the public phase to renovate and restore the Appalachian Theatre on King Street in downtown Boone.  The kickoff included an open house event with speakers, live music, food, and refreshments from downtown restaurants and merchants.

The Lucy Daniels Center would like to thank all of the runners, walkers, and volunteers for making the 2nd Annual Inside Out Run/Walk 5K a great success!  More than $25,000 was raised to benefit the Center’s Family Support Fund which bridges the gap between the actual cost of services and what families can afford to pay.

On Wednesday, June 17th, undocumented students and allies from across North Carolina will gather at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh in an effort to work towards educational equity. This event, Undocugraduation 2015, is a component of Adelante Education Coalition’s initiative Let’s Learn NC.

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter  will be hosting its “2015 Lupus Empowerment Workshops” in Winston-Salem and Wilmington on Saturday, July 25.

Prior to the NC Philanthropy Conference, join the Association of Fundraising Professionals for two days of intensive fundraising education on August 18-19.

Local businesses in Durham have partnered with Durham Arts Council (DAC) through the Fine Art of Durham Dining & Living Summer 2015. By purchasing with these businesses, a portion of the proceeds supports DAC.

CauseWorthy, a new social giving platform, is providing a new way for individuals and corporate sponsors to support and celebrate charitable work around the world. The new site features thoroughly vetted, start-to-finish charitable projects in the U.S. and abroad and allows users to donate their time and talents, resources, or funding.

Registration is now open for a free Carolina Public Press training webinar to help journalists, public officials, and community members understand when, according to North Carolina state laws and guidelines, government agencies and officials may close public meetings.

Yadkin Riverkeeper TOUR 2015 moves to Wilkes County June 26-28.

Join ArtsGreenbsoro on Wednesday, June 17th for their Annual Meeting to recognize the 2015 ArtsGreensboro Award recipients and Betty Cone Award Medal recipient.

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem is accepting applications for its 2015 Academy of Music and Arts Summer Conservatory.

Tuesday, June 16 support Communities in Schools Charlotte by dining at local restaurants sponsoring Dining Out For Kids. Proceeds benefit retention keep students on the track to graduation.


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