News about grants, gifts
Six North Carolina counties and state highway patrols will receive a total of $10.5 million in federal grants for 911 system upgrades. The grant recipients include Chatham County, Cumberland County, Currituck County, Davie County, Franklin County, Pender County, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
Former trustee John O. McNairy was commemorated by Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation with a $250,000 gift meant to help launch a Cars for College program at Lenoir Community College.
The Center for Craft accepted a $25,000 gift from John McKibbon to support the “Building a Future for Craft” campaign with a named space in honor of Asheville art advocate John Cram.
The Craven County Community Foundation distributed $185,936 in local grant awards to Backpack Blessings, Children’s Cancer Parts of the Carolinas, Craven Literacy Council, New Bern High School Robotics Club, Special Olympics North Carolina, and others.
News about people, groups
The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association launched a new brand, address, and location. They will now be known as Canopy and can be found at 1120 Pearl Park Way.
The North Carolina Community Foundation awarded their Andrew Stephen Hendrix scholarship award to Christopher Lane of New Hanover County.
News about opportunities, initiatives
On Friday, September 13th, in Thomasville, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina will hold The Nonprofit Summit, a one-day series “designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of nonprofit leaders and board members.” Click here for more information.
Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will hold their 2019 #FindingSolutions Young Researchers Breakfast on Friday, October 4th in Durham. Click here for registration information.
Artists United to End Poverty, a local benefit album, will be available for purchase on September 6th. The public is invited to celebrate and attend the album’s official release party where artists from the album will perform throughout the event on September 6th in downtown Greensboro.
The East Meets West Festival will be held in Morrisville during lunch on September 14th at Park West Village.
United Way of Henderson County will hold its “Campaign Kickoff Concert” by The Super 60s on Friday, September 6th.
The Association for Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Chapter will hold a joint webinar with Guilford Nonprofit Consortium on Thursday, September 12th titled “Launching a ‘Gift in Wills’ Program.” Click here for more details.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation will host their annual fundraising event on Thursday, October 10th on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Click here for more information.
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