Surf charity helps at-risk youth build confidence, one wave at a time
Wilmington, N.C.-based Indo Jax Surf Charities provides camp experiences to help at-risk youth around the world build self-esteem and overcome challenges. A series of programs for differently abled youth is being offered this summer in Wrightsville Beach.
Nonprofit Jazz Arts Initiative launches new, old-school jazz series in Charlotte
Jazz Arts Initiative of Charlotte has launched a new performance series that will feature some of the region’s most gifted contemporary musicians recreating the aura of classic jazz from a bygone era.
NC Symphony depends on donors to meet education mandate
The North Carolina Symphony’s mandate to provide educational outreach to all 100 counties, including performances for schoolchildren and curriculum support for teachers, requires constant and creative fundraising by the organization. “We operate as a model of public-private partnership,” says President and CEO Sandi Macdonald.
Postcards: Travel inspires purposeful career choice
It was during an alternative service break trip to Rome that it dawned on Camille Smith: she really could build the career she wanted, one she built around serving others through development work.
Old Salem charts new course
Old Salem Museums & Gardens has a new president and CEO, has embarked on a new strategic plan, and is planning a $15 million campaign to support the plan and build its endowment.
N.C. Museum of History lands new grants
With almost $130,000 in new grants, the North Carolina Museum of History is planning to launch a new emphasis on the state’s growing Latino community and will expand educational outreach for students across the state.
Community Theatre launches drive
The Community Theatre of Greensboro has kicked of a capital campaign to raise $2 million to buy the Broach Theatre property at 520 South Elm St. downtown.
Arts funding ‘disregards’ underserved
Arts grantmaking in the U.S. ignores big chunks of culture and society, a new report says.
Website aims to boost giving to culture
Converting cultural patrons into donors, and generating more support for cultural groups, are the goals of a new website the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte will launch in August.
SECCA aims to reconnect with community
When the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem reopened in June 2010 after 18 months of renovations, it had become a state institution and no longer charged an admissions fee.