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7.3.17 NC Nonprofit News

 |  Haily Jones

News about grants, gifts

Nearly 100 Women’s Fund supporters gathered last month for the second annual Fund Do Party and raised over $13,500 for the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. 

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point approved $393,842 in grants to local organizations and non-profits as a part of the Foundation’s Spring Grant cycle.

Vance County Community Foundation awarded $7,130 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

The Triangle Golf Challenge Reception, hosted by The Banks Foundation raised over $27,000.

Chowan Community Funds Foundation announces $16,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem will grant over $100,000 to local nonprofits.

The General Assembly appropriated an additional $30 million to the Golden LEAF Foundation through Senate Bill 338 to aid in disaster recovery efforts related to Hurricane Matthew, the western wildfires, Tropical Storm Julia and Tropical Storm Hermine.

News about people, groups

Mint Museum began the Latin Music Concert Series on June 22nd to highlight the talents of local musicians.  

The Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County appointed Mrs. Maureen K. Graham as Executive Director of the Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County, Inc.

Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders hosted a night-out networking event in Durham at The Mothership on June 29th.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro started a free support group to help people who are grieving the overdose death of a loved one.

Triangle Land Conservancy hosted their Wild Ideas for Clean Water event on June 27th in Durham.

Michael Jordan Nissan Automotive Group Partner, Mike Mason, spoke with Durham Rescue Mission’s victory students on June 28th about his career in the automotive industry.  

The Lenora Borchardt Spay Neuter Center held its dedication on June 23rd.

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the Cleft Palate Foundation merged operations effective June 30th.

Dining for Friends supporters held 24 parties in and around Greensboro and High Point, including BBQs, Italian fests, birthday celebrations, church fish fry’s and more.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals hosted their Fun with Ethics Pop-Up on June 28th at Only Burger in Downtown Durham.

The Collider welcomed more than 100 fans to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium to hear astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, speak.  

Orange County Animal Services and Orange County Arts Commission unveiled Calypso Cat by Mark Elliott on June 29th as the newest public art piece.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Hispanic League will host their 2017 Fiesta on September 23rd offering food, art, live music, and more.

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is launching Volunteer Corps to connect individuals with opportunities to serve the park. Applications and nominations are now being accepted until July 31st for Friday Fellows.

Registration is now open for the Post Best Banquet to be held on September 16th at the Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Southern Coalition for Social Justice will celebrate their 10th anniversary on October 6th in Durham.

Individuals are invited to donate to Student Action with Farmworkers as part of their $25k for their 25th anniversary.

The Carying Place’s Tenth Annual Labor Day “Race for Home” event will take place on September 4th for guests to participate in a 10K, 5K, or family fun mile, benefiting homeless, working families with children.

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges is sponsoring a free professional development conference on July 20th at The Friday Institute on Centennial Campus.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a naturalization ceremony as part of Downtown Raleigh’s Annual 4th of July celebration, welcoming 30 new U.S. Citizens.

Dorcas Thrift Shop will be hosting Christmas in July all month at their location in Cary.  

The North Carolina Planned Giving Council and East Carolina University will host a seminar called “Planned Giving 101” on July 20th at the East Carolina Heart Institute.

Cultural Arts Representative Training Sessions will be held August 3rd,5th,and 9th, for individuals seeking to be involved with Artists in Schools.

Volunteer positions are available for those interested in being on the planning committee for the Raleigh Jingle Bell Run in December.

Teen Cancer America will host the 2017 Nolan Smith TCA Hoop-a-thon Challenge on July 22nd at the Emily K Center.

ViiV Healthcare will offer a free Educational HIV Event on July 12th at the Charlotte Convention Center to learn about treatment options and connect with local organizations that are available to help individuals and families.

The Barnabas Network’s Retail Store will be holding a Renovation Wrap-Up Sale July 5th-8th.

The Rotary Clubs of Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor selected The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as the main charity beneficiary for this year’s fourth annual Triangle Oktoberfest, being held at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre October 6-7th. Tickets are on sale now.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Triangle NC will host a free professional development session focused on leadership development in Durham on July 17th.

Registration is open for the Chapel Hill Caregivers Summit being held on August 22nd.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Triangle North Carolina will offer coffee, pastries, and discussion during Coffee Talks: Effective Meeting Strategies on July 5th at Café Carolina & Bakery.


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