11.18.19 NC News

News about grants, gifts

Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina will provide $84,000 in grants to a dozen non-profits and organizations across the state that are “dedicated to making an immediate and positive impact on children who need it most in the areas of health care, education, and social services.”

The Komen Affiliate cancer study is the next step in supporting the organization’s ultimate goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast received a $150,000 challenge grant from the SECU Foundation for a two-year initiative to collect data in support of a new community-based model for breast cancer care. Rocky Mount and Charlotte were selected as pilot sites.

The recent sale of LORD Corporation, a privately-owned global manufacturing company based in Cary, triggered the distribution of more than $1 billion to four organization, including $261 million to Duke University to “support science and technology education and research at the Pratt School of Engineering as well as financial aid for undergraduate students.”

Durham Technical Community College Foundation and Families Moving Forward each received $200,000 in funding and leadership resources from Bank of America to strengthen nonprofit leadership and “help communities thrive.”

News about people, groups

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall will release the “2018-2019 N.C. Charitable Solicitation Annual Report” on the morning of Tuesday, November 19th during a press conference in Raleigh.

For the first time in it’s history, the museum can now host major traveling exhibitions from nationally recognized museums.

The Asheville Art Museum opened a new $24 million facility on Thursday, November 14th that preserves a historic library building while expanding the gallery space for its permanent collection. The Center for Craft celebrated its public reopening after nearly a year of renovations to its historic 1912 building, both in downtown Asheville.

Golden LEAF Foundation and NC State University partnered to open the NC Food Innovation Lab, a facility “intended to keep more of North Carolina’s agricultural products in the state throughout processing – transforming North Carolina’s agricultural industry along with it.”

The Smith Anderson law firm released a 2019 North Carolina Tax Legislation alert, a summary of “the more significant tax provisions enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2019.” Click here to access the alert.

News about opportunities, initiatives

William Henry Curry, former conductor for the NC Symphony, will be giving a post-show lecture after Burning Coal‘s afternoon performance of Camelot on Sunday, December 15th in Raleigh. Click here for tickets.

Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will present “Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars & Survivors Research Luncheon” on Thursday, December 5th in Chapel Hill. Click here to register.

The Winston-Salem Chamber will hold their 134th annual meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 19th at the Benton Convention Center. Click here for event information.

Event participants bid on over 35 silent auction packages, including trips to Turks & Caicos, Zion, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, and Mexico.

Tickets are now available for the Triangle Family Services annual Gingerbread Benefit to be held Thursday, December 5th in Raleigh. Click here for tickets and more information.

The city of Winston-Salem seeks service project submissions as part of their Friday, January 17th 2020 “Helping Hands Day,” an initiative that will help with “15 to 30 total projects scattered across the city.” Projects should be submitted via email by Wednesday, December 4th.

Presented by Orange County Arts Commission and Triangle Art Works, two local lawyers from the Triangle ArtWorks Law + ArtWorks Resource Group will present “What Intellectual Property Is and Isn’t – and Why It Matters” on Monday, November 18th in Chapel Hill. Click here for more details.

On Thursday, November 21st in Greensboro, the Greensboro Urban Ministry will present a lunch and dinner celebration in anniversary of their 28th “Feast of Caring”. This year’s event will feature soups and breads, a silent auction, and live music. Click here for tickets.

SHIFT NC will present “Communicating the Right Stuff: How to Use Storytelling, News, Data, and More to Persuade and Convince” on Wednesday, November 20th in Durham. Click here to register.


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