05.29.13: N.C. News Bits
A.J. Fletcher Foundation releases Year in Review report; WRAL hosts telethon to raise money for tornado relief; Junior League of Raleigh receives award; Community Foundation of Henderson County calls for grant applications, and more.
Damon Circosta: Marshaling energy into positive change for social good
Damon Circosta marks his first year as executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation with renewed focus on ensuring that all North Carolina children have the opportunity to receive a quality education and that pre-K programs provide young learners the tools for long term academic success. AFJ also is expanding its mission to embrace online engagement while it continues to invest in neighborhood revitalization through the East Durham Project.
Fletcher commits over $1 million to East Durham
Over the next three years, the Raleigh-based A.J. Fletcher Foundation will invest $1.135 million to help break the cycle of poverty in East Durham.
School of the Arts gets $500,000
Student productions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem will air on UNC-TV over the next five years, thanks to a $500,000 grant to the school from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh.
School of the Arts inches closer to goal
A decade after it received a challenge grant for its opera institute, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is more than halfway to reaching its portion of the match.
Fletcher Foundation heads home
The Raleigh-based funder has purchased the home built by its namesake, Alfred Johnston Fletcher, and plans to move in around the first of the year.
Philanthropy Journal joins Institute for Nonprofits
The move, supported by a multi-year gift from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, will strengthen the services the Journal and the Institute can provide to the nonprofit sector.
Progress Energy gift to help build law clinic
The law school at Campbell University plans to launch a clinic to provide legal services to underserved senior citizens.
Media discussion set for Feb. 17
Shaw University will host a panel of area news professionals who will discuss how nonprofits can get media attention in a rapidly changing environment.
Regional receive awards
Leadership Triangle recognizes four Goodmon Award recipients for their outstanding regional leadership.