9.9.2019 NC News

Fort Dobbs is the only state historic site reflecting North Carolina’s involvement with the battle for global supremacy between France and England, in a struggle that touched five continents.

News about grants, gifts

The Winston-Salem Foundation released their scholarship totals for the 2019-2020 academic year: 615 scholarships totaling $1,015,177 awarded to 534 local higher education students in the Southeast.

Throughout the Durham Bulls’ season, Chiesi will donate to the featured nonprofits for every home strikeout by the Bulls.

The Durham Bulls partnered with Chiesi to awarded three $5,000 gifts to three Triangle nonprofits: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Children’s Flight of Hope, and Me Find Foundation.

Foundation For The Carolinas pledged $6 million to Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund.

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits was selected by Duke Energy for one of 65 grants to help North Carolina communities increase their capabilities for future weather events.

Canopy Housing Foundation awards a total of $90,722.22 in grant funds to recognize the good work of area nonprofits addressing unmet housing needs across Charlotte.

Triangle Community Foundation seeks proposals for their “Send A Kid To Camp” fall season initiative. Click here for more information about the grant applications, which are due Sunday, September 15th.

United Way of Central Carolinas was awarded a $100,000 gift from Charlotte residents Andrea and Sean Smith in support of displaced Lake Arbor apartment residents.

News about people, groups

The Association of Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Chapter named the award recipients to be honored at their 2019 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held later this November. John Googe of Winston-Salem will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy award.

Barbara Richter received a PhD in political science from the University of Cologne in Germany.

Barbara Richter joined the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art as the new executive director.

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall cautions North Carolina’s giving public to keep “a weather eye out for charity scams as Hurricane Dorian bears down on the coast.” Potential donors are advised to be wary of high pressure solicitations on social media and to make to give to established charities with robust Charity Navigator pages and a registered presence on the Secretary of State’s Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division.

The North Carolina Historic Preservation Office set up an online form for local governments and citizens to report damage to historic properties from wind and flooding associated with Hurricane Dorian.

News about opportunities, initiatives

North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association will host the “Parks, Recreation, and Outside Play Wellness Summit” on Wednesday, October 9th in Raleigh. Click here for registration information.

Liberty Arts will host “Fallapalooza!” on Saturday, September 21st in Durham. Click here for ticket information.

Overflowing Hands will hold its annual “Casino Royale” fundraiser on Thursday, September 26th in Raleigh. Click here to purchase tickets.

Kryst is a litigation attorney passionate about criminal justice reform. She has worked pro bono with clients serving excessive time for low level drug offenses.

Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, will be the keynote speaker at Dress for Success Triangle‘s “Women Making Change” annual luncheon on Thursday, October 10th in Cary. Click here for ticket information.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Triad Chapter will hold its monthly meeting “Better Boards: A Candid Conversation about Board Development, Best Practices and the Role of Board” on Tuesday, September 17th in Kernersville. Click here for registration, which will close Thursday, September 12th.

The NC Rural Center seeks nominations for the 2019 Awards in Rural Excellence to be awarded at the 2019 NC Rural Assembly. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination by Friday, October 18th.

NC Sustainable Energy Association will hold the “Powering Our Future” Gala on Thursday, October 10th in Hillsborough. Click here for more information.

Ericka Hines and Patti Digh will speak at the WNC Nonprofit Pathways 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Forum on Tuesday, October 8th in Asheville. Click here to register.


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