News about grants, gifts
Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte approved $7.5 million in new grants to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina that are working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children.
Over the last three years, First Tennessee Bank has donated $30,000 to the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of The Winston-Salem Foundation. Thanks to the endowment, in 2015, BPI disbursed grants totaling $17,433 to Authoring Actions, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charlotte, Hanes Magnet School, and Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts. The grants for 2016 will be announced by the end of December.
News about people, groups
Nolan Smith is joining the national non-profit Teen Cancer America as a celebrity sports ambassador.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation released their annual report for 2015-2016.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro named Kristen Wither Yntema, MBA, MHSA as its new president and chief executive officer.
Mimi Herman, Director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute, was named the 2017 Piedmont Laureate. The Piedmont Laureate program is co-sponsored by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, the Durham Arts Council and the Orange County Arts Commission.
News about opportunities, initiatives
SHIFT NC is currently accepting proposals for breakout sessions at their 2017 conference – Superheroes Activate: Uniting Our Powers for Impact – which will take place May 24-26 in Greensboro, NC. The deadline for proposal submissions is January 20.
ENC Stop Human Trafficking encourages women to join the “Dressember” movement in December to raise money to end Human Trafficking.
The city of Raleigh is seeking qualifications from artists interested in creating a fun and exciting gateway sculpture for the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, applications are due January 20th.
Guilford Green Foundation is seeking 100 donors to contribute to their “100 Strong” campaign to support equality and inclusion for LGBTQ communities through unity.
Registration for Durham Arts Council Winter Classes and Intersession Camp are now open.
The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and their partners will hold free Nonprofit Town Hall meetings throughout January to get a preview of major trends, threats, and opportunities for nonprofits in 2017.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on December 30th will hold a viewing of the ‘60s classic “Fantastic Voyage.”
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