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11.28.16 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

11-28-2016-100-woman_revised100 Women Who Give a Hoot donations for 2016 exceeded $45,000 so this year. The organization expects to distribute an additional $15,000 during their final quarterly awards event on December 7.

MiracleFeet celebrated their 20,000th donated treatment to children with untreated clubfoot. 

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina approved grants totaling $1,211,583 to nonprofits across the region to nonprofits serving economically-disadvantaged populations across the Foundation’s 18-county service area. 

The Winston-Salem Foundation made 15 Community Grants totaling $339,338. Grants were awarded to organizations in these program areas: arts and culture, community and economic development, environment, human services, public interest, and recreation.

Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte approved more than $16 million in 35 new grants to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

News about people, groups

11-28-2016-special-olympicsSpecial Olympics NC Fall Tournament announced the selection of Dr. Michael Milano as the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Golisano Health Leadership Award. 

The Hope Center at Pullen named Jennifer Weiss as the new Executive Director of the organization. Weiss, a lawyer and community volunteer, previously served in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

The Durham Rescue Mission hosted their Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner with the help of over 500 volunteers on November 24th. 

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina announced its Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Partnership Recognition Program, which honors the generous support of corporate, foundation, government/civic donors across its 34 county service area.

11-28-2016-say-yes-guilfordSay Yes Guilford held their first ever Community Leadership Council meeting on November 14th. Learn more about Say Yes Guilford in this recent Philanthropy Journal Feature

The John Rex Endowment announced new members and officers of the board of directors. New board members include Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom and Matt Leatherman, policy analyst for NC Department of State Treasurer. 

East Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now had a Fair Traders booth at the Holly Jolly Holiday show in Kinston, NC on November 18th and 19th. 

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Smithsonian‘s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” is now open at the City of Raleigh Museum. 

NC WARN will hold its Annual Meeting on December 3rd in Durham, NC to discuss current projects and 2017 strategies. 

Triangle Arts Workshop will hold a Nonprofit Law Workshop on December 7th. 

YNPN Triangle will hold its final networking event of the year at the NC Museum of Art on Friday, December 2nd. 

11-28-2016-lnc_originalLeadership North Carolina has began recruiting for the next class of leaders from across the state.

Former ESPN president George Bodenheimer will share his insight at the Greater Raleigh Chamber’s Sports Report 2016 on November 29th.

AFP Triangle‘s will host an audio conference on High Net Worth Donors on November 29th.

Durham Arts Council will be the beneficiary of a l’ ART Culinary Series sponsored by The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham on December 10th. 

The Orange County Arts Commission opened the application period for grants arts grants. Artists, schools, nonprofits and other organizations are encouraged to apply by December 6th. 

Student Action with Farmworkers is seeking applications for their Into the Fields program, the application deadline is February 4th. 


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