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8.14.17 NC Nonprofit News

 |  Haily Jones

News about grants, gifts

Duke Forward concluded by surpassing it’s goal and raising $3.85 billion over the past seven years, thanks to gift from over 315,000 donors and foundations.

The Jane Graham McKay and Katherine Hill McKay Endowment announced $20,000 in scholarship awards to seven local students and a $25,000 grant to the Scotland County Humane Society on August 10th. 

Carolina For The Kids of Chapel Hill gave 17 grants totaling $70,755 to advance programs, services and other hospital-based initiatives to support the care and specific patient-related needs for patients and families of UNC Children’s Hospital.

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 23 Community Grants totaling $467,632 to organizations of various program areas in Forsyth County on August 10th.

News about people, groups

A new access area to serve the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park in Avery County was formally dedicated by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation on August 11th.

GoRaleigh, GoCary, and GoTriangle transit expanded bus services on August 6th.

A ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd marked the official opening of SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin.

Block Gallery has a new exhibition opening from August 2nd- September 15th called “Marks of Clarity.”

Johnston Community College hosted the National STEM Guitar Project in July, where seventeen faculty members from different colleges worked hands-on to make guitars.    

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle North Carolina Chapter hosted a creativity and innovation discussion pop-up on August 9th at Clouds Brewing.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge presented Ancient Grains, a free vegan cooking class on August 13th, at Pacifica Community Kitchen.

The Mint Museum presented a lecture with Jeff Whetstone on August 9th in the Mint Museum Uptown Auditorium.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Raleigh announced a new partnership on August 8th.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design hosted Craft After Dark on August 10th. 

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County hosted the annual Cultural Arts Booking Fair on August 12th at Wakefield High School.

ArtsGreensboro celebrated Good Works Wednesday at Natty Greene’s on August 9th. 

Kroger partnered with Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC with the Fill the Bus Food Drive to benefit Durham Rescue Mission on August 12th.

Now through August 31st, RomanticAsheville.com is matching every gift designated for repairs to Craggy Flats Bald Trail and new exhibits at the Visitor Center until the goal of $5,497 is reached.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Gorges State Park will host three days of events related to the August 21st total solar eclipse. The events will begin on August 19th and are free and open to the public.

The inaugural Bourbon for Booty will take place on September 14th at Hart Witzen Gallery in Charlotte.

Diamond Brand Outdoors is hosting The Collider Day on August 15th, where 10% of sales will be donated to The Collider.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Triangle will host Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Efficient & Effective Teams on August 23rd at Caribou Coffee in Chapel Hill.

The International House Annual Benefit Gala will take place on October 14th at Hilton Charlotte Center City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the next B. R. Ashby, M.D. Award for Outstanding Community Service.

North Carolina PTA is hosting the Family Engagement Leadership Forum on September 16th at the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University.

Applications are now being accepted for United Way of the Greater Triangle’s SPARC Nonprofit Board Training, taking place from September 12th to November 2nd.  

Durham Arts Council is seeking volunteers for CenterFest being held on September 16th and 17th.

The 36th Annual Greek Festival will be held at The Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh September 8th-10th.

200 individuals have the opportunity to step Over the Edge and rappel Raleigh’s Wells Fargo Capitol Center on September 30th to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina.

The deadline to sign up for the Benevolence Community Supported Agriculture membership is August 15th.

Right at Home is hosting Hot Dog Wednesday on August 16th to support the National Parkison Foundation and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Rexwoods IV Parking lot.

Compass Center is seeking Information and Referral Volunteers, Childcare Volunteers, and Community Awareness Volunteers for the fall.

AFP Triangle National Philanthropy Day award nominations are open through September 1st.

Pruitt Health and Elmcroft Senior Living invite individuals to attend their Dine and Dash on August 16th at Elmcroft of North Ridge.  

Early registration is open for the 6th annual North Carolina Bike/Walk Summit

Jasmine Sickle Cell Warriors Foundation, Inc. is looking for volunteers for the annual Sickle Cell Walk on September 23rd.

The Shore Grief Center’s annual Walk Along the Shore will take place on November 11th.


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