News about grants, gifts
The SECU Foundation will provide a $1.5 million challenge grant to the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry to fund initial construction of a 90-bed transitional housing facility and community center.
The Wilkes Community Foundation distributed more than $6,000 in local grants to organizations throughout Wilkes County.
Five local organizations in Avery County received community grantmaking funds from the Avery Community Foundation. The organizations include Blue Ride Partnership for Children, Children’s Hope Alliance for the Supporting Success, Mountain Alliance for the Mountain Alliance, YMCA of Avery County, and Spirit Ride Inc.
The Carteret Community Foundation selected 22 local organizations to receive grant awards totaling $64,460. The awarded organizations include BackPack Friends, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, Hope Mission of Carteret County, Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, and others.
The Jones County Community Foundation distributed $2,190 in local grants: $690 to the Maysville United Methodist Church, $800 to the Comfort Fire Department, and $700 to the Jones County Public Library.
News about people, groups
Six North Carolinians were presented the North Carolina Award by Governor Roy Cooper at the 2019 ceremony. The award “recognizes significant lifetime achievements in the areas of fine arts, literature, public service and science.” The honorees include Rev. Dr. William Joseph Barber II of Goldsboro for Public Service; W. Earl Britt of Raleigh for Public Service; Philip Gerard of Wilmington for Literature; Deborah S. Proctor of Wake Forest for Public Service; Lawrence J. Wheeler of Chapel Hill for Fine Arts; and Catherine M. Wilfert, M.D. of Chapel Hill for Science.
Triangle Area Parenting Support (TAPS) hired Leigh Greene as the new program coordinator. Leigh previously participated in a TAPS newborn group.
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities selected two local disability advocates for 2019 leadership awards. Renate Macchirole, received the “Jack B. Hefner Award” posthumously in honor of her extensive work with people with disabilities throughout the Outer Banks. Recognized for her professionalism and lasting contributions, Karen Luken was honored with the “Helen C. ‘Holly’ Riddle” award.
The Urban Ministries of Wake County raised more than $107,000 at their Stone Soup Supper event.
Maurice Smith and Mark Fleming joined North Carolina State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues national advisory board.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Durham Rescue Mission invites “the homeless, needy, and children in the Triangle” to join them at their annual Thanksgiving community dinner on Thursday, November 28th in Durham.
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