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11.30.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, will serve 105 additional children in the 2015-16 school year through the NC Pre-Kindergarten and Durham Early Head Start programs. Funding for the increase in slots comes from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Administration for Children and Families, respectively.

The Emily K Center is one of ten local nonprofit organizations recognized by GlaxoSmithKline with an IMPACT award of $40,000 for doing work that is innovative and transformational and is making the community better.

11.30.15 NC Nonprofit NewsState Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation have teamed up with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to help Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership (The Housing Partnership) address the lack of affordable housing for low-income military veterans and their families. The Housing Partnership received a no-interest construction loan of $600,000 from the SECU Foundation to build Tyvola Crossing Phase II, a 20 unit apartment complex, the first supportive housing development of its kind in Charlotte designated for area veterans in need.

News about people, groups

11.30.15 Mint MuseumOn Saturday, November 28th, The Mint Museum Uptown will open “New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason,” an exhibition of the artist’s work owned by The Johnson Collection.

11.30.15 NC Nonprofit NewsThe Salvation Army of Wake County registered just over 8,000 children to be a part of the Christmas Cheer Program, where children in need will receive toys, stockings, and clothing. The Angel Tree program is a part of the umbrella program, Christmas cheer. By adopting children through the Angel Tree, donors are specifically providing new clothing for that child.

Triangle Family Services’ 13th Annual Gingerbread Auction opened on November 24th. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Triangle Family Services.

On Thursday, November 26th, the Durham Rescue Mission hosted their annual Thanksgiving community dinner with the help of over 500 volunteers. In additional to the traditional Thanksgiving meal, the Mission provided groceries, clothing and carnival fun for families and children.

11.30.15 DHIC 211.30.15 DHICDHIC welcomes two new staff members to their team: Ms. LaTonya McKoyand Ms. Kayla Rosenberg. LaTonya joined the DHIC team as the Community Services Coordinator. Kayla joined DHIC’s team as the Multifamily Project Manager.

Fayetteville Technical Community College announced that Tamara Bryant was awarded the Director of the Year by the North Carolina Community College System – Small Business Center Network. The Director of the Year is recognized for going above and beyond in providing significant support, time, and service to the clients within their center’s service area as well as in support of the SBCN mission at the state level.

The fifth annual SwitchPoint conference will be held April 21st and 22nd, 2016, at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Produced by IntraHealth International, this event brings together innovators and big thinkers from all over the world in the fields of global health, ethics, technology, communications, development, the arts, and business.

Bring in the holiday festivities as Dapper Street presents Christmas On Jazz Street: Evening of Jazz, Soul & Blues featuring singing sensation, Nicci Canada & the Nicci Canada Quintet on Dec 5 at the Little Rock Cultural Center in partnership with the Behailu Academy and A Better World Charlotte.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Join The Charlotte Post in support of the 4th Annual Gray Holiday Party at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture on Dec 12. Proceeds benefit the exhibitions, educational programming and community initiatives of the Center.

The 10th Annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2016 and will benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina ChapterPresented by the Dickerson Family Trust, the event will feature entertainment by Hot Sauce, Creole cuisine, a silent auction, photo booth, fortune teller and more.

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. The deadline for submitting applications is January 4, 2016. An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015. 

The Salvation Army held its annual Red Kettle Kick-Off Campaign at on November 25th to raise funds for families in need during the holiday season at North Hills Shopping Center in Raleigh, NC.

On December 4th, the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will sell Greek food and pastries prepared by members. Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to Transitions LifeCare. Remaining proceeds benefit local, national and international charities.

11.30.15 NC Nonprofit NewsJoin Jaki Shelton Green, Scott Huler, Ian Finley, John Claude Bemis, Carrie Knowles and James Maxey for a festive gathering of Piedmont Laureates, past and present on December 2nd. Q&A and reception will conclude the event. Co-sponsored by the Durham County Library, organized by 2015 Piedmont Laureate James Maxey.

Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations , at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is a nonprofit capacity building organization will present “The Nonprofit Leadership Academy – Adaptive Leadership” workshop in conjunction with Cambridge Leadership Associates on December 8th and 9th. Registration closes the 3rd.

YourDoorbellRings.com is the latest project between McKinney and Urban Ministries Durham (UMD), an interactive experience which have raised awareness about poverty and homelessness, helps others learn why places like UMD are necessary. In addition, McKinney has raised more than $155,000 for UMD.

Association of Fundraising Professionals NC Chapter Triad presents The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation by Jill A. Pranger, ACFRE on December 10th at Pennybryn at Maryfield.


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