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9.26.16 NC Nonprofit News

Community Leader's Speak on investment in United Way of Transylvania County

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News about grants, gifts

Victory Junction receives $125,000

State Employees’ Credit Union, in conjunction with credit unions of North Carolina and South Carolina, presented a $125,000 check  in support of Victory Junction’s REACH program.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University in partnership with Duke Cancer Institute were awarded $2,965,500 in research funding from Susan G. Komen, September 19th.  

Duke Energy, through Raleigh-based nonprofit NC GreenPower, will invest $300,000 in solar PV systems for up to 10 schools in the state to spur the generation of more clean energy, while creating a learning environment for students.

Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County (WIN)-a program of North Carolina Community Foundation presented the SkyWatch Bird Rescue Center with a check for $35,000 at WIN’s 2016 award luncheon on September 16th.

Nourish International and local chapters held a fund and friend-raiser on September 22nd in Cary, NC. 

News about people, groups

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits held the 2016 conference for North Carolina Nonprofits September 21-23. Philanthropy Journal live streamed FailFest2016 at the event, the video can be found on Philanthropy Journal’s Facebook page

On September 14th, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources hosted a Historic Joint Meeting of the N.C. Historical Commission and the N.C. African American Heritage Commission in Raleigh. 

Say Yes Guilford hosted the Say Yes Private College Forum and Reception on September 13th, at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

Say Yes Private College Forum

Say Yes Private College Forum

Points of Light hosted its 9/11 National Day of Service with more than 15,000 members of the military, veterans, first responders and their families participating in service events nationwide. Points of Light joined with the Citi Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and a third-year ServiceWorks Los Angeles VISTA Alonzo Warren for the event. 

Say Yes Guilford hosted Say Yes Guilford McDonald’s Night on September 21st, at various McDonald’s Restaurants in Guilford County; 15 percent of the proceeds from the event were donated to Say Yes Guilford.

Leadership Triangle announced the retirement of president Winkie La Force. Jesica Averhart will assume executive director duties by first quarter 2017.  

The North Carolina Award was presented to seven distinguished North Carolinians by Governor Pat McCrory on September 22nd, in Raleigh. The awards were administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Community Leader's Speak on investment in United Way of Transylvania County

Transylvania County Superintendent of Schools Jeff McDaris spoke to other community leaders about the importance of community investment through United Way of Transylvania County at the local non-profit organization’s annual campaign kick-off on September 13th.

Campbell Law and area nonprofits joined Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem Kay Crowder on September 23rd to cut the ribbon on the Community Clinic of Campbell Law, located in a renovated historic home near Moore Square. 

News about opportunities, initiatives

The John William Pope Foundation will accept applications for the 2017 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts and the 2017 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services until October 17th. Each grant will award $100,000 to a selected nonprofit for an innovative project.

9-26-16-enc-stop-human-trafficking-now_revisedOn October 15th, Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking NOW will host their annual fall fundraiser at the Greenville Museum of Art.

More than 50 regional potters will participate in the Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival on November 12th, at the Leonard Recreation Center in Greensboro. Potters of the Piedmont will partner with Greensboro Urban Ministry‘s Feat of Caring Mosaic-A Lifespan Studio.

International House will present Bella ITALIA on October 15th, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City; proceeds will benefit International House programs for Charlotte’s immigrants and globally-minded residents. 

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health will host its third-annual No Limits Gala on November 17th, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Dorcas Ministries will elect new board members at its Annual Membership Meeting, which will be combined with the Annual Worship Service on December 1st, at Saint Francis United Methodist Church. 

2016 Eisenhower Fellow Salim Mohamed, Co-Founder of Carolina for Kibera, will give a talk on “Finding Purpose and Passion in Your Work” and will be featured at a luncheon on October 18th, in James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, Raleigh. Contact the Kenan Institute to attend. 

Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center will host the Caregivers Summit on October 4th, at Campbell University. 

nascar-revisedSusan G. Komen Charlotte and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC will host “Paint the Wall Pink” at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 28th, with Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s World Cup winner Mia Hamm and six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

World Beer Festival Durham 2016 is looking for volunteers on October 14th and 15th, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Activate Good will be the official charity of the event.

Join a Cheer Station to support runners of the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on November 12th. 

United Way of Alamance County will hold a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the second StoryWalk to be opened in Alamance County. 

Rip Rapson President and CEO of the Kresge Foundation will present on Post-Bankruptcy Detroit at Duke Sandford Building on October 5th. 

Keep Durham Beautiful is seeking project proposals for green/beautification projects to take place at a Durham based public school for Green Apple Day of Service. 


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