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9.14.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The V Foundation for Cancer Research‘s 17th  Annual V Wine Celebration hosted by Duke University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, raised $7.8 million, $3 million of which was a matching grant from an anonymous donor. Additionally, in recognition of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month during September, the V Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in pediatric cancer research grants nationwide in honor of Leah Still and in memory of Lauren Hill.

9.14.15 Heart Math TutoringFor the second consecutive year, a grant of $20,000 from Wells Fargo will allow Heart Math Tutoring  to provide its volunteered-delivered, math intervention program at Billingsville Leadership Academy. Heart Math Tutoring is a nonprofit group dedicated to helping disadvantaged students develop math skills and academic confidence. It recruits and supports volunteers to work as tutors for elementary students who are performing below grade level in high-poverty schools.

Bethlehem Center of Charlotte (BCC), which operates Mecklenburg County’s Head Start Program, has received federal funding in the amount of $31 million ($6.2 million annually for 5 years) that will secure its early education program through 2020. In collaboration with Thompson Child and Family Focus and Care Ring, BCC will also implement Early Head Start serving expectant mothers, infants, and toddlers. With the addition of Early Head Start, Mecklenburg County is now part of the National initiative to provide high-quality Early Education for ages 0 to 5.

News about people, groups

The 15th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament broke a record in taking a swing against lupus, raising $51,000 to support the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. The 15-year tournament has raised more than $500,000 since its inception.

9.14.15 MAC_ Ada Jenkins Center OriginalMooresville Area Cyclists (MAC), Inc. raised $5,000 at its first annual MAC Poker Ride to raise money for the Ada Jenkins Center.

North Carolina Humanities Council trustees have selected Harvey Gantt, who the Harvey B. Gantt Center  was named after, as the recipient of the 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award recognizes Gantt for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina. The Caldwell Award ceremony will be held on October 15, 2015, at the Mint Museum in Uptown.

WakeEd Partnership‘s annual Stars of Education Awards gala is several weeks away on October 14th. Honoree’s include Harvey Schmitt, Valerie Brown Schild, Tom Oxholm, Marshall Butler, Bobby Guthrie, Nita Fulbright, and Gary Greene.

After eight years of leadership of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and a career of distinguished contributions to North Carolina, Executive Director Leslie Winner will retire in the first quarter of 2016.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Explore the Triangle music and dance scene at Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival presented by Food Lion, featuring performance art, music and dance that will appeal to all ages and tastes. Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival takes place October 4th, noon to 6 pm in downtown Chapel Hill.

Industry leaders will come together on Tuesday, September 15th at Marbles Kids Museum to discuss best practices and exciting trends in the event space for 2016, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter. Jill Santalucia, Ben Farrell, and Ashley Moss Kurkiewicz will present.

Cultural Mill, a Saxapahaw artist driven nonprofit, will host French physical theater Company: Compagnie Lasko in residence in Saxapahaw from October 2nd until the 20th. Lasko will offer one public workshop on physical theater and performances in Saxapahaw and Durham.

The NC State Fiction Contest is now accepting entries for its 2015 cycle which is open to all North Carolina residents. Postmark deadline is October 12th.

The Raleigh Nonprofit Communicators September Brown Bag will feature Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. It will take place on Tuesday, September 15th at Wake County Smart Start.

The 12th Annual Tammy Lynn Golf Classic will be held on October 19th at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Over the last eleven years, the Tammy Lynn Golf Classic has raised nearly a half million dollars.

9.14.15 IntraHealth InternationalOn September 17th, IntraHealth International will host a day of knowledge sharing as the CapacityPlus project comes to an end. Staff and partners will share their experiences about strengthening the health workforce across 26 countries over the last five years.

9.14.15 Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC FoodBank24Friday, September 11th, the Food Bank of Central & Easter North Carolina streamed #FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon via their website for 24 hours beginning at noon. The goal of the telethon is to raise $50,000 which equate to 250,000 meals and was to highlight Hunger Action Month and the 9/11 Day of Service.

Greenhill Center for NC Arts will host Art + Dialogue, a Multi-Organization collaboration September 24th – October 11th, based on themes intersecting with race such as gender, age, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability and other identities. This partnership between Greenhill and the African American Atelier, Center for Visual Artists, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and the National Conference for Community and Justice have will feature a juried art exhibition at Guildford College, performance art and spoken world, and panel-based discussions, Open Dialogue Sessions and interactive workshops.

Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens NC will host Storytelling for Sustainability workshop September 22. The workshop is presented by Sea Change Strategies, a nationally recognized organization of trainers and storytellers.

Kidznotes and Chamber Music Raleigh Present, The Sphinx Virtusoi in Concert on October 3rd and 4th. While admission is free, all donations benefit both nonprofits.

The Latta House Foundation seeks volunteers for a lawn maintenance project on September 26th at 1001 Parker St. in Raleigh. Volunteers will be working alongside the Latta House Foundation & Raleigh’s Parks & Rec staff, where all hand equipment is provided.

John Greenhoe of CFRE will examine the trend of donor attrition and provide helpful major-gift focused strategies to keep benefactors on Wednesday, September 16th at the Association for Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Chapter webinar series.


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