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12.7.15 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) is launching a 30 FOR 30 Challenge Grant to raise $30,000 for its 30th Anniversary. Donations that the LFANC receives between now and December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000 for a grand total of $30,000 to kick off its 30th year of providing services to the lupus community in North Carolina.

12.7.15 Passage HomePassage Home, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Wake County communities, has been awarded a 2015 Basic Human Services Grant from Bank of America. This grant is given to organizations that provide access to food, shelter, and medical care, and other critical survival items for those in need.

Duke Energy announced 13 nonprofit organizations from North Carolina and South Carolina that will share more than $1 million in grants through the Water Resources Fund. The Water Resources Fund is a $10 million, multiyear commitment to help nonprofits protect and improve the environment, including waterways used year round across the Carolinas and neighboring states.

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at received a $10,000 grant from the Red Nose Day Fund to support the First Baptist Church Kids Cafe in Johnston County. Funding for the Kids Cafe will help serve 60 children nutritious dinners five nights per week, providing a total of 10,200 nutritious meals during the 2015-16 school year, as well as help ensure the children are given the support they need to achieve academic, social, and behavioral development goals.

News about people, groups

The Durham Arts Council hosted a reading and discussion on December 2nd titled “The Laureate’s Gift” with Jake Shelton Green, Scott Huler, Carrie Knowles, and other Piedmont Laureates to discuss gift-giving and the holidays.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and ESPN began the ninth annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research. To raise awareness and drive donations, ESPN broadcast original content and graphics throughout the week on air and online to encourage supporters to donate to The V Foundation or the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund.12.7.15 CAM Raleigh

On November 20th, more than 100 guests attended Saint Savior’s Center‘s annual event, Celebrate Saint Saviour’s Center! Supporters raised over $30,000 toward the Fall Campaign goal to benefit many families, children and seniors in Wake County.

The Triad Health Project held its 24th Annual Winter Walk for AIDS and Ron Johnson 5K Run this Sunday, December 6th at UNC-Greensboro.

Student Action with Farmworkers in collaboration with NC Farmworkers’ Project and Hatch Rockers Immigration is coordinating a series of legal assistance workshop around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The most recent workshop took place on December 5th.

Under the leadership of BC/DC Ideas, Raleigh Nonprofit Communicators will become Triangle Nonprofit Communicators, reaching out to meet the needs of nonprofits outside Raleigh.

The North Carolina Museum of Art12.7.15 NC Nonprofit News has opened a newly renovated auditorium, distance learning classroom, and an outdoor classroom, funded by a $1.9 million grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. The spaces are digitally connected and equipped with the latest technology to share the Museum’s programs and resources with audiences across the state.

On October 8, the third annual Wine Women & Shoes event successfully raised $130,000 for Communities In Schools of North Carolina, whose mission is student success in school and life. The event was held at Talley Student Union at NC State University and attracted over 300 attendees and volunteers.

YNPN Triangle NC has named its 2016 Board Members. The group will host a social on December 10 at House of Hops in Raleigh so members may meet the new board members.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is hosting a ticket drawing for two Carolina Panthers Club Seat tickets and a parking pass for the January 3rd game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as a thank you to donors who donate blood or platelets at one of CBCC’s blood centers or mobile blood drives now through December 30th.

Leadership Triangle will host its annual Leadership Triangle Awards Gala on the American Tobacco Campus in Durham on December 9th.

The exhibit Southern Impressions: Paintings From the James-Farmer Collection will open Friday, December 11th at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The exhibit features 40 loaned paintings from the collection of Dr. Everette James and Dr. Nancy Farmer of Chapel Hill. Museum artifacts complement the exhibit and further illustrate the complex stories of the southern experience.

On Tuesday, December 8th, the Association of Funding Professionals N.C. Triad Chapter will host a webinar on major gift solicitation, presented by Jill A. Pranger, ACFRE.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, December 12th. Presented by the Jaycees and the Town of Chapel Hill, the parade will highlights the diversity of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 12.7.15 Joel Lanecommunity.

On Friday, December 11th, Warren Haynes will join Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, “Before the Jam, Lend a Hand” volunteers and the Trantham-Roper family to raise the first wall of the 2015 Christmas Jam House.

The Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture on “Gambrel Roof Houses of Northeastern North Carolina” by Reid Thomas on Thursday, January 28th. Thomas will explore unique examples of gambrel roof houses in northeastern North Carolina and beyond.

12.7.15 KomenThe Susan G. Komen Foundation North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will host a luncheon titled Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars and Survivors Wednesday, December 16th. The luncheon will feature research taking place in the local community. Local Komen Scholars Dr. Lisa Carey, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Neil Spector, Duke Cancer Institute, will discuss their research findings.


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