6.11.18 NC Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

Vance County Community Foundation announced $7,100 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund on May 31st.

Blue Ridge Orthodontics announced that they will be donating 100% of the profits from their in-house spa services to Mission Children’s Hospital on June 1st.

The first class of Coach Bob Pittard Scholars were given college scholarships thanks to the late Mr. Pittard’s $2.7 million gift to WakeEd Partnership.

The Jane Graham McKay and Katherine Hill McKay Scholarship Selection Committee recently announced $35,000 in scholarship awards to seven Scotland County students.

The Watauga County Community Foundation announced $22,100 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund.

Jewelers for Children donated $575,000 this year to Make-A-Wish to grant 62 wishes across the country.

Greensboro Urban Ministry has raised more than $37,600 in private donations to provide tornado relief funds through the agency’s Emergency Assistance Program, as of June 5th.

Marbles Kids Museum received a $99,500 grant to create and install a new exhibit called River Play-Way. The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund.

News about people, groups

The NC Rural Center launched Thread Capital on May 29th.

Kahei Shum was selected as the first Wake County Visiting Artist on May 30th.

The Center for Craft hosted Craft City Workshop: Mini-Macramé Plant Hanger on June 1st.

ArtsGreensboro hosted Community Voices on June 6th.

Durham Arts Council’s summer arts camp began on June 8th.

High Point Baseball Club’s BB&T Point 1st Progress Party took place on June 7th.

The California Closets Raleigh team and the Me Fine Foundation announced a new partnership on May 31st that will benefit families whose children are receiving treatments at Duke, UNC, and WakeMed Children’s Hospitals.

Project L.I.F.T. announced the continuation of the program for the 2018-19 school term on May 29th.

Randolph County Young Life will welcome Will Sherrill as the new Area Director on August 1st.

The Southern Highland Craft Guild hosted its annual Clay Fest on June 9th.

In May, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce named IFC the Business Excellence Awards Non-Profit of the Year.

United Way of Greater Greensboro announced that its 2017 campaign raised a total of $11,230,000.

Triad Goodwill hosted a Career Fair on June 7th at Destiny Christian Center in Greensboro.

Firebirds restaurant sold lemonade on June 8th-10th to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Embodied Fluidity: Art + Yoga Workshop was hosted by Courtney Potter on June 5th.

Urban Ministries of Wake County raised more than $20,000 on Saturday at its annual fundraiser, Tour D’Coop.

The Mint Museum celebrated Worldwide Knit in Public Day on June 9th.

The Emily K Center announced the launch of the three-year, $15 million Game Changer fundraising campaign on May 30th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Advance Community Health will host a Yard Sale & Cookout on June 23rd.

The North Carolina Planned Giving Council present Planned Giving 101 on July 26th at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, NC.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge’s Camp Compassion 2018 will be held June 18th-22nd.

Housing for New Hope’s 2018 Annual Breakfast Fundraiser will be held on Jun 19th at The Cotton Room.

On June 1st, United Way of the Greater Triangle began accepting applications for 10 to Watch.

The National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be November 19th at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

Trauma- Informed Policing Training will take place on June 14th-15th at the PCC Law Enforcement Training Center in Winterville, NC.

Volunteers for Triangle Restoration House’s community event on June 23rd are being accepted.

The Caregivers Summit will take place on June 14th at the Sheraton Imperial.

The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter is teaming up with the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center to host the “The Confident Caregiver” education workshop on June 29th.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals North Carolina Triad Chapter’s monthly meeting will take place at The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden on June 26th.

Diversity & HR Solutions 3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference will take place on August 9th at the Brier Creek Country Club.

The 2018 Triangle Race for the Cure Raffle is still open for ticket purchase.

Activate Good’s Teen Leadership & Service Summer Program begins on June 18th.

Volunteers are being accepted for the 17th Annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute.

The 2018 Conference for North Carolina Nonprofits will be September 12th-14th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center.

Hispanic League’s Fiesta 2018 will be held on September 22nd.

Dorcas ministries is celebrating 50 years of service with a 50% off sale on June 15th-16th.


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