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6.20.16 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte have approved $7.2 million in grants to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina that are working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children, including Forsyth Medical Charitable Foundation and SHIFT NC.

With $2.4 million awarded in 2016, Duke Energy‘s investment in North Carolina Community Colleges has hit the $30 million mark. This investment was made possible through grants to 49 community colleges that have equipped students with industry-specific training.

News about people, groups

6.20.16 24 Hours of Booty_revised24 Hours of Booty announced that it has promoted Mallory Walsh, M.S. to executive director. Prior to joining 24 Hours of Booty, Walsh worked at Autism Speaks, where she served as director of field development for seven Midwest states and as manager of field development in Milwaukee.

The 2016 Triangle Golf Challenge was held June 17th at UNC Finley Golf Course where amateur golfers of all skill levels competed in a two-person scramble format. The event will benefit The Banks Foundation and Communities In Schools.

The Salvation Army’s Family Safety Day was held on June 11th and featured community partners including the Raleigh Police Department, Raleigh Fire Department, and Safe Kids of Wake County. The event was an opportunity to facilitate a relationship and engagement between families staying in the Barbara L. Goodmon Women and Children’s Shelter and local community agencies.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held June 11th in Raleigh. The race celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and thousands of survivors, friends and families came together to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

6.20.16 Teen Cancer America_revisedThe American Heart Association partnered with Dixon Hughes Goodman to bring the Inaugural Emerging Leaders Summit to Greensboro on Monday, June 13th. Over 100 Triad Emerging Leaders met with Keynote Speaker Angel Guerrero, learned about heart and brain health research and science breakthrough technology from Wake Forest School of Medicine researcher Dr. Bryan Wilson, and participated in a panel discussion on civic responsibility of upcoming leaders.

Professional golfer Daniel Berger, teaming with caddie and Cary resident Grant Berry, acted as a Teen Cancer America (TCA) ambassador during this year’s PGA tour. He won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis wearing the TCA logo on his gear.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle NC Chapter held its June Education Breakfast on June 16th. Erin Cleghorn, Director of The Meredith Fund at Meredith College, spoke on planning strategies, marketing outlines, engagement tools, and lessons learned.

6.20.16 Heart Math Tutoring 4_revisedHeart Math Tutoring has ended the 2015/16 school year by helping nearly 400 students fill critical gaps in math. Through its annual end-of-school-year assessments and surveys, Heart determined that 99 percent of students met program growth goals in math, growing in two or more building block concept areas. 

The Salvation Army of Wake County and BB&T partnered on June 14th to revamp the playrooms and nursery in the Barbara L. Goodmon Women & Children’s Shelter at the Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope. BB&T’s Lighthouse Project will have associates volunteer time away from work for the day by painting the walls, decorating, and clearing out toys to add in new ones.

On June 16th, The Mint Museum hosted another night in their Latin Music Concert Series with a special focus on Latin jazz and rhythms from Puerto Rico.

The Green Chair Project hosted its Summer Porch Sale on Thursday June 16th. All proceeds will go to help The Green Chair provide furniture, kitchenware, bed and bath linens, and children’s beds for families in need.

Tyson Foods honored Goldsboro resident, Kenzie Hinson, for her service to the community through her Make a Difference Food Pantry at a June 18th Father’s Day barbecue competition. Tyson Foods’ Meals that Matter Hero program recognizes people around the country who are taking an innovative and impactful approach to solving hunger in their communities.

News about opportunities, initiatives

6.20.16 GreenHill 3_originalGreenHill Center for NC Art announced that it will host M.A.D. | Motorcycle. Art. Design February 3rd through June 8th, 2017. The exhibit is a multimedia, experiential exhibition combining art, sound, industrial design and cultural elements of the 20th and 21st century motorcycle.

6.20.16 International House_revisedA group of youth ambassadors from Iraq will be visiting Charlotte July 9th-23rd, and International House will coordinate home hosts for them in the Charlotte area. The visiting teens will build relationships with their hosts, learn about diversity and the U.S. melting pot, and be introduced to American culture and home-life.

In partnership with the American Heart Association’s Winston-Salem Heart Ball, Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, LLP announced the first-ever Healthy Heart Challenge in Forsyth County. As part of the Healthy Heart Challenge, Womble Carlyle and the American Heart Association will be accepting nominations for men and women who have made lifestyle changes in exercise and eating habits to prevent heart disease and stroke.

6.20.16 NC Center for Nonprofits_revisedThe North Carolina Center for Nonprofits will hold their annual conference on September 21st-23rd. The keynote speaker will be Farai Chideya and she will speak on “Nonprofits’ Roles in Connecting Many Americas” which will address exclusion and inequity in the sector, organizations, and communities at large.

At the Arts Integration Institute presented by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County from June 20th-24th, teachers from Wake County elementary schools will gain knowledge about ways to incorporate the arts into all subject areas in order to create a richer and more lasting learning experience for their students. This year’s program is co-sponsored by Cary Arts Center and is funded in part through a recent $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant.


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