9.16.2019 NC News

News about grants, gifts

More than 107,000 donors made $507 million in gifts to Duke University in fiscal year 2019 to support such university priorities as financial aid, faculty excellence, research and campus renovations. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Duke raised more than $500 million.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund is now accepting applications for the PRISM (Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics) Award. This award, open to all public K-12 North Carolina teachers, provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies, with the possibility for an additional $1,500 professional development.

NetApp donated $5,000 to Dress for Success Triangle, contributing to the agency’s mission of providing services for unemployed and underemployed Triangle women. NetApp has been an agency partner since 2013, providing financial and volunteer support.

The Durham One Fund distributed $152,148 to Upstream Works Collaborative to support the individuals impacted by the explosion in downtown Durham on April 10. The funds will support 37 individual requests for financial assistance to cover costs incurred as a result of the explosion. Financial support will also be provided to families of the individuals who lost their lives. The Fund was established directly following the tragedy by United Way of the Greater Triangle, Triangle Community Foundation, Downtown Durham, Inc., and various city and county representatives.

News about people, groups

The Golden LEAF Foundation named Scott Hamilton the organization’s third president. Since 2014, Hamilton has served as the Executive Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Karen Beach, CFRE

Karen Beach, CFRE, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation Deputy Director and AFP Charlotte board member, will present a nonprofit professional insider’s view at the Nonprofit Community Conversation @MainLibrary on Friday, September 20th in Charlotte.

The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) has officially launched. The NCEOC provides education around Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) as strong exit options that also preserve jobs and community impacts. Dedicated to increasing community wealth and creating a more vibrant, inclusive economy, NCEOC has a particular focus on preserving minority businesses through employee ownership.

Kelley Bendheim

Project Impact appointed Kelley Bendheim Executive Director. Bendheim has served as Interim Program Manager for Project Impact since January of this year. Bendheim also serves as the Early Learning Coordinator for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system, a role she has held since November 2017.

The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund awarded 2019 undergraduate scholarships to Emily Atkinson, a graduate of East Lincoln High School; and Tanner Buff, a graduate of North Lincoln High School. Both students will attend NC State University. The Bulow Bowman Scholarship Fund was established through the Lincoln County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The 2019 Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofits will take place December 4-5th in Winston-Salem.

NC Stop Human Trafficking will host its annual fall fundraiser on October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Barn on St. Andrews in Greenville, N.C. Bluegrass band The Still Shakers will provide entertainment, and Duck Rabbit Brewing and Tarboro Brewing Company will provide beverages at the event.

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina’s 2020 Wish Ball will take place on February 21st in Charlotte.

The EmpowHERment 2019 Teen Summit will take place Saturday, September 21st at Butler High School in Matthews.

The Durham Arts Council’s 45th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival will take place on September 21st and 22nd.

The 2019 Dorcas Ministries Thanksgiving Breakfast that will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.

Black Philanthropy Initiative‘s 10th annual fundraiser, Advancing Equity in Education, will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Winston-Salem State University.


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