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2.13.17 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors announced a $2 million grant for the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals.

First Tennessee Bank donated $20,000 to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to support the organization’s BackPack Buddies program, which provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year.

The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund awarded more than $10,000 to relief efforts in Pender County for those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

CVS Health provided $5,000 to Fayetteville Technical Community College for the CVS Health scholarship for veterans and their families in health programs in the college. 

The North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program is awarding $2.44 million to 41 science centers across North Carolina.

High Point University announced that the head men’s basketball coach for University of Memphis, Orlando “Tubby” Smith and his wife Donna Smith donated $1 million to support High Point University’s new Nido and Mariana Quebin Area and Conference Center. 

News about people, groups

International House announced that Associate Director Rusty Reynolds will be taking over as executive director of the organization. 

Durham Rescue Mission held a Super Bowl Party for the local homeless on February 5th. 

AFP Triad NC Chapter held a talk regarding Charitable Gift Planning for nonprofits February 9th in Greensboro.

The Historic Thousands on Jones St. People’s Assembly Coalition held their annual march on February 11th at South Street in Downtown Raleigh. 

The Mint Museum in Charlotte on February 9th held a Museum Mashup which was aimed at promoting experimental experience with the arts.

The REX Mobile Mammography Unit visited the Durham Rescue Mission’s Good Samaritan Inn on February 10th to provide free screening to homeless women.

News about opportunities, initiatives

“Painting for a Cure” is an art painting event on February 21st at Brookdale Chapel Hill aimed at creating awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease as well as supporting the Alzhiemer’s Association. 
 
The AFP NC Triad Monthly Meeting is titled “Story-Selling: How to Help Your Constituents Make Your Case” and will be held on February 28th in Kernersville.  
 
“Cooking for a Classic,” a friendly cooking competition which aims to raise awareness for children’s mental health benefiting the Lucy Daniels Center and will be held on February 20th.
 
Public Allies North Carolina is accepting applications for host Partner organizations to build an Ally for their respective organizations from March-December 2017. 
 
Association of Funding Professionals, Triangle Chapter, is having “altru 2017, the gathering place for all things good in RDU” on March 9th at Brier Creek Country Club.
 
NC Museum of History will have young people from all over North Carolina to discuss with legislators on issues regarding adolescent health in honor of Adolescent Health Advocacy Day on March 7th. 
 
Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting applications up until March 15th for both its Awareness grants and Public Benefits grants, both of which are awarded to non-profit organizations. 
 
The Hispanic League and American Heart Association are collaborating to bring the Hispanic League Beating Hearts Zumbathon in Winston Salem on February 24th. 
 
Nominations for the Leadership Triangle Alumni Board are open until February 20th. Elections will be held from February 24th to March 3rd.
  
“Growing in Place,” a symposium regarding environmental literacy for the youth, will be held on March 17th at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
 
NCTech4Good’s opened opportunities for people to submit a concurrent session proposal for the conference on June 6th in Durham
 
The Golden LEAF Foundation and the NC Department of Commerce is holding a series of meetings with local government officials which started on February 9th and will finish on February 17th. The meetings are aimed at discussing disaster relief funds.
 
Dorcas Ministries is sponsoring the NC Baptist Men’s Dental Bus on April 22nd, 2017 and is looking for dentists, hygienists, and volunteers to provide services to those in the community who are in need. 
 
WomenNC will hold its annual February event, entitled the Durham Local to Global Women Forum: Cities for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on February 23rd.
 
The African American Community Foundation is hosting a grant writing seminar on March 1st in Charlotte. 

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