10.22.2018 NC News

News about grants, gifts

Connor Asbury and Mitchell McKinney from Boy Scout Troop 601 were each awarded a $500 college scholarship from the Dan Barber BSA Troop 601 fund held at the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

KJ Construction hosted a fundraiser at Logan’s Lair, its entry to the 2018 Triangle Parade of Homes, on Oct. 10 to benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind, netting $70,000 for the organization.

A $2 million grant from the member-funded SECU Foundation will help revitalize the Southeast Raleigh community.

Monarch was awarded $1.6M federal grant to expand mental health and substance use disorder services in Stanly County.

The Carying Place  held its Annual Labor Day “Race for Home” & 25th Anniversary Celebration on September 3rd. The event raised approximately $20,000 worth of proceeds directly befitting homeless, working families.

The 11th annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer and 1-Mile Run organized by The Isabella Santos Foundation held September 29th raised $225,000 for research for neuroblastoma, other rare pediatric cancers, and charities that directly impact the lives of children with cancer.

The Junior League of Raleigh awarded $5,000 grants to three local nonprofits as part of their ongoing Legacy Fund initiative. This year’s recipients each focus on different nonprofit missions, namely housing, healthcare, and education; the 2018 grant winners were CASA, The Helene Foundation, and Learning Together.

News about people, groups

Triangle Family Services was contracted to expand the Supervised Visitation program by providing our trauma informed care offsite in the Wake County centers. This allow families to have stronger visits and provides them with better and easier access to services.

Working It Out in the Workplace was held on October 18th, thanks to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Friday, November 16th, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The 2018 honorees are Carolyn Q. Coleman of Pleasant Garden for Public Service, Bill Leslie of Cary for Fine Arts, Michael A. McFee of Durham for Literature, Barbara B. Millhouse of Winston Salem for Fine Arts, Gene Roberts of Bath for Public Service and William L. Roper of Chapel Hill for Public Service. 

Governor Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in North Carolina. The initiative is part of a monthlong campaign by the Department of Information Technology to educate people about cybersecurity threats and ways they can guard against them.

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence, a bipartisan group of current and former North Carolina education leaders formed Florence Aid to Students and Teachers of North Carolina (FAST NC). 
 
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018/19 Executive Committee, led by Jim Hansen (PNC) as the chair of the board of directors. The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is the Triangle’s largest nonprofit business membership organization made up of more than 2,000 member firms, representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Burning Coal Theatre is offering a new class  to assist young actors in sharpening their audition skills. The class will be held on Mondays evenings from November 12th to December 3rd at 5;30 p.m. Registration is open now.

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits will host Executive Succession: It’s Inevitable on November 13th.

The sensory-friendly performance of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is November 3rd at Raleigh Little Theatre.

The Durham Rescue Mission  rescheduled their annual fundraising banquet due to Hurricane Michael. The banquet will honor Dr. Ernie Mills for his 50 years of service to the addicted and homeless and will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, at the Sheraton Imperial. A reception starts at 5:30 p.m.

Kennedy Home in Kinston is hosting special workdays on October 27, November 10 and December 8 to help with campus repairs and clean-up from Hurricane Michael. Registration is open now.

The Interfaith Council for Social Service will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, October 25th at 5:15 at Orange United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

Foundation For The Carolinas is making an open call to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, governments and community-based groups for competitive grant applications for its Hurricane Florence Response Fund. Priority will be given to groups serving residents in FEMA-disaster-declared counties. For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.fftc.org/grants.  

“Two Artists | One Space” opens at GreenHill on February 1. In GreenHill’s gallery, concurrent one-person exhibitions by Cathy McLaurin and Dane Winkler ask us to question “what is authentic?”

The 2019 Bringing It Home Conference on Ending Homelessness in North Carolina will be held on May 21st-22nd, 2019 and the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Coalition to End Homelessness, and the NC Housing Coalition are calling for presentation proposals. 

 Triangle Community Foundation rescheduled their Coffee with Community Foundation for Friday, November 2nd at 9 a.m.


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