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10.26.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Me Fine Foundation raised over $178,000 due to the support of our sponsors, donors and attendees at their September 2015 Me Fine Gala

WakeEd Partnership‘s Stars 10.26.15 Me Fine Galaof Education awards gala raised more  than $50,000 that will go directly towards supporting educators in local Wake County Public schools.

About 400 business owners, entrepreneurs, business leaders and politicians from throughout the Triangle attended Miracle League of the Triangle‘s Joy Celebration and raised more than $250,000 in contributions.

10.26.15 SECU FoundationWith support from the member-funded SECU Foundation, other capital campaign donors, and the local community, Cleveland County Rescue Mission opened its doors to a larger facility in Shelby, N.C. earlier this year, providing shelter for homeless men who are trying to improve their lives.  SECU Foundation provided a $500,000 no-interest construction loan to the Inter-Faith Alliance Corporation for the renovation of a three-story building that is now the Rescue Mission’s new home.

News about people, groups

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s latest production, Coraline, based on the popular book by Neil 10.26.15 CoralineGaiman, opened the Halloween season on October 16th. The music also featured a special 21-and-older Adult’s Night on October 24th.

On October 20th through October 23rd, Chapel Hill’s Festifall hosted a virtual Handmade Artist Market, featuring 30 artisans from all over the South representing the finest in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media artworks.

The North Carolina Economic Developers Association held its 2015 Fall Conference on October 21st. The conference featured presentations from a range of presenters talking about efforts to keep North Carolina competitive.

Eleven school districts and 60 high schools in North Carolina were honored by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having the highest four-year cohort graduation rates among all districts and schools in the state in 2014-15. Nearly two-thirds of the high schools on the list of those graduating 100% of students are part of the NC New Schools/Breakthrough Learning network.

10.26.15 Adelante AwardOn October 24th, Adelante Education Coalition was recognized for its dedication to Latino and immigrant students through the Latino Diamante Award in the Education Category. Adelante has partnered with Hispanics in Philanthropy and United Way of the Greater Triangle to work with ​students, parents, and educators ​to ​increase ​Latino students’ access​ to and success in higher education.

Burning Coal Theatre Company presented Marci White, Executive Director of Mental Health America of the Triangle, for a lobby lecture on the history of the public mental health system in America, the kinds of infrastructural challenges it has faced, and what we can do to support individuals living with mental illness in our own communities

Michelle Bucknor, MD, MBA, will serve as the new Chief Medical Officer 10.26.15 Michelle Bucknorof Advance Community Health. Dr. Bucknor is a board-certified primary care pediatrician with over 20 years of clinical experience offering families living in underserved communities access to affordable, quality care.

The Jay Walker Memorial Golf Fund, an endowed fund at Community Foundation of Henderson County, is celebrating a decade of providing charitable funds to support local high school golf programs. Since its inception, the fund has awarded a total of more than $28,450 to the men’s and women’s golf programs at Hendersonville, East, North and West Henderson High Schools.

News about opportunities, initiatives

“The ABCs of Dementia” will be presented by Occupational Therapist and Dementia Care Specialist Heather McKay on November 4th. The training will cover recognizing signs of dementia, understanding, care, and communication and is hosted by Meridian Senior Living.

Step Up Ministry and Alliance Medical Ministry are hosting “Share the Pie,” a bake sale of donated pies from local bakers. All proceeds from the event will benefit Step Up and Alliance Medical Ministries.

The Duke Endowment is currently accepting applications for the 2016–2018 Fellowship. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for those who aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector,  have demonstrated an interest in the nonprofit sector, and have exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional lives.

On October 27th, Triangle ArtWorks will host several local lawyers for a discussion of legal issues frequently facing photographers, including model releases, photographing in public, copyrights, fair use and more.

Triangle Community Foundation‘s Capacity Building Partnerships Program is currently accepting proposals for the 2015-2016 cycle from organizations addressing community development and youth literacy.  This program will provide funding for organizational assessments and capacity building projects to organizations that fit within these areas.

Grants Management Systems, Inc., an accounting and revolving loan software for nonprofits provider, announced its partnership with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor of Public Law and Government, Robert Joyce, and faculty member with the School of Public Health, Drake Maynard to host a live webinar titled The Basics of Employment Law and Human Resources Practice on December 2nd.

Activate Good has paired nonprofit partners with local fashion designers to create innovative outfits inspired by the missions of those causes. Couture for a Cause, to be held on November 7th at the Raleigh Convention Center, will showcase these looks alongside a silent auction marketplace to benefit the nonprofit partners.

WomenNC will host its annual Fall Reception on November 5th in Raleigh. There will be a meet and greet with Commission on the Status of Women Fellowship Alumni and WomenNC Board Members, featuring an introduction of the new 2016 CSW Fellowship recipients.

On November 12th, Leadership Triangle and WUNC‘s The State of Things will hold the Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline Forum, one in a series of events organized to educate the public on important issues facing the region.

10.26.15 Spanish NiteThe Hispanic League is now accepting applications for its annual Hispanic League Scholarship Program. In keeping with the League’s mission to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health, and multicultural understanding, the program was established to provide scholarships for deserving students.

Orange County Arts Commission has announced a December 1st deadline for receipt of grant applications for the fall cycle. Arts grants are available to nonprofit organizations, schools and individual artists.


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