11.21.16 NC Nonprofit News

News about grants, gift

NewsON, through support from NewsON consumers, donated $10,000 to the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity chapter of North Carolina to assist in rebuilding communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. NewsON presented the donation on November 1st.

11-21-16-secu-foundation_revisedThe SECU Foundation donated an interest-free loan of $413,000 to Pearce House, a permanent supportive housing complex developed by Housing and Economic Opportunities (HEO), Inc. 

On November 17th, the annual GSK IMPACT Awards, in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation, honored ten local nonprofits with $40,000 each for their achievements in contributing to a healthier Research Triangle Region.

High Point University received a $10 million anonymous gift that will support a new undergraduate sciences school and building; construction will begin Summer 2017. 

Wells Fargo and Company donated $160,000 to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity as part of $6 million in grants awarded across 56 nonprofits through its 2016 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program to help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy.

New Hanover County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, awarded more than $30,000 from the Riegelwood Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund in local grants. Wesley United Methodist Church received more than $30,000 for its programming assisting victims of Hurricane Matthew in the Riegelwood community.

The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life has received a $1,063,800 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund an online platform for individuals to gain better understanding of their health, while developing advance care plans to address life’s uncertainties.

News about people, groups

11-21-16-the-mint-museum_revisedThe Mint Museum hosted an ArtBreak—Labels: Do We Need Them?—on November 17th at The Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. 

Touring Theatre of North Carolina performed Star-Spangled Girls, a play honoring women who served in the military in World War II, on November 11th, at the UpStage Cabaret in Triad Stage, Greensboro.

Durham Arts Council presented the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market from November 19th-20th, featuring artwork and love performances at the DAC Pavilion.

College Application Week, sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ended November 18th; some colleges and universities chose to waive their application fee for the week.

Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast hosted Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars and Survivors: A Luncheon Benefiting Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast on November 16th, in Chapel Hill.

11-21-16-marbles-kids-code_revisedMarbles Kids Museum held their second Marbles Kids Code on Saturday, November 19th. 

United Way of Alamance County will hold a ribbon cutting even on December 2nd to unveil the county’s third StoryWalk. 

Window World completed its 100th Veterans Airlift Command mission and honored World War II veteran Army Air Corp Staff Sergeant Karnig Thomasian by transporting him to the Wings Over Dallas Air Show. 

Activate Good hosted Family Volunteer Day on November 19th, in Raleigh, with two family-friendly projects. 

15 Raleigh celebrities took a pie in the face to kick off#ShareThe PieFace, part of StepUp Ministry and Alliance Medical Ministry‘s Share The Pie initiative.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore will donate a portion of their proceeds through December 31st to help rebuild the 93 Fayetteville Habitat homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew.  

The 25th Annual Triad Health Project Winter Walk for AIDS and Ron Johnson 5K Run will be held on December 4th, in Greensboro.

Zoo City Young Life will host a Pumpkin Pie Fundraiser to help kids reduce the cost of summer camp; orders will be accepted online with the pick-up date on November 22nd.

11-21-16-artsgreensboro_revisedAmerican fiddler Mark O’Conner and the O’Connor Band will launch the Great American Music Series presented by Wrangler and ArtsGreensboro on December 1st at the Van Dyke Performance Space in Greensboro. 

WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel will host a new Town Hall discussion — “Life on Land: Today and in the Future” — at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,on December 1, featuring Paula J. Ehrlich, President and CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and Mark Anderson, Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy‘s Eastern U.S. Region. 

AFP NC Triad Chapter will hold an “Importance and Opportunity of Diversity and Inclusiveness in Fundraising” presentation on December 8th in Greensboro. 

SHIFT NC is now accepting conference proposals for the 2017 SHIFT NC Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health.

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