10.7.19 NC News

Oct 7, 2019 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Wrangler awards land conservation grant to Ducks Unlimited, Durham Tech builds first capital building since 2008, ReCONNECT Economic Opportunity forum comes to Charlotte, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Ducks Unlimited received a $100,000 donation to be dispersed over five years from Wrangler for conservation and land acquisition in North Carolina.

The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the HCWGMW Donor Advised Fund. Click here to apply. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 22nd at noon.

Nina Simone’s childhood home sat vacant for decades and was scheduled for demolition when four artists purchased it in 2017.

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Arts Council, the N.C. African American Heritage Commission, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation raised more than $60,000 during the North Carolina Year of Music to benefit the rehabilitation and preservation of Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, North Carolina.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation seeks applicants for its Social Capital Grants cycle. Applications will be accepted from eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations until Friday, November 1st at noon. Click here for more information.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is now accepting applications for its Community Progress Fund. Click here for more information. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 3rd at noon.

News about people, groups

On Thursday, October 10th in Charlotte, The Mint Museum will present at the public opening a prize purse totaling $16,000 to the artists of Coined in the South, a juried exhibition showcasing 45 “emerging artists ranging from 23 years old to 82 years old and hail from across the Southeast.” Click here for details.

The groundbreaking was attended by government, college, and local business representatives.

On Friday, October 4th, Durham Technical Community College held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new applied technologies building, the “first capital building since 2008 and the first phase of our Campus Master Plan.”

Three new members have joined the North Carolina 911 Board. The new members are Earl Struble, Stacey Gonyer, and Greg Coltrain.

Triangle Community Foundation added two new members to its Board of Directors, as well as a new Board Chair. The Foundation’s new chair is Farad Ali, and new members are Rebecca Balter and Melinda Wiggins.

News about opportunities, initiatives

On Saturday, October 12th in Chapel Hill, Transplanting Traditions Community Farm will hold Audio Bites, a series of short stories collected by Translating Traditions youth leaders from refugee elders from Burma. Click here to buy tickets.

The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce will present the 2019 Minority Enterprise Development Week Minority Business Fair. The week’s free events will be held from October 7th to the 11th in Durham. Click here for more information.

Featured speakers at the event include Governor Roy Cooper, executive vice president of the Foundation of the Carolinas Brian Collier, former Governor James B. Hunt, NC State’s IEI director Leslie Boney, and others.

The North Carolina State University Institute for Emerging Issues “ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity” forum will take place Tuesday, October 15 in Charlotte. Click here for more information or to register.

HART (Health Affairs Round Table) will hold a HART networking luncheon Death Cafe, “an international program intended to allow guests to discuss topics related to death and dying” on Thursday, October 17th in Raleigh. Click here to register.

Health Afford Round Table (HART) will hold a HART networking luncheon Death Cafe, “an international program intended to allow guests to discuss topics related to death and dying” on Thursday, October 17th in Raleigh. Click here for details.

WomenNC will hold a leadership training program kickoff luncheon on Thursday, October 17th at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh. Click here for tickets.

The Junior League of Charlotte will hold their annual “Lights Camera Fashion” fundraiser on Sunday, October 20th at SouthPark Mall. Click here to purchase tickets.

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor is a feature-length documentary that “tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality.”

On Friday, October 11th in Greensboro, the Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center will host a free screening of To A More Perfection Union: U.S. v Windsor to commemorate the 5th anniversary of marriage equality in North Carolina. Click here for more details.

The Equity Paradigm launched their Racial Equity Learning Cohort program. Cohort members can attend three events: Foundations in Racial Equity (Thursday, October 17th), Foundations in Internalized Racism (Thursday, January 23rd, 2020), and Decentering White Supremacy Culture (Thursday, March 26th, 2020). Click here for more information or to RSVP.

The annual Carolina Conference on Queer Youth: Intersectionality: The Starting Point will be held Friday, October 18th in Charlotte. The conference is presented through a partnership of Equality, NC; Time Out Youth Center; and the UNC Charlotte’s Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement. Click here for more registration and information.

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