5.28.18 NC Nonprofit News

May 28, 2018 | News, Philanthropy Journal

Novant Health received a $1.2 million gift from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, The 9th annual SEEDS Pie Social took place on May 27th, Kidznotes’ New Heights Block Party will be on June 2nd, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool received Apparo’s Mission Possible Economic Opportunity Grant on May 12th at the 12th Annual ConnectivIT Ball.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina awarded a $250,000 grant to Leadership North Carolina (LNC) to increase participation from rural communities and underrepresented groups in future LNC cohorts.

Trustees of The Duke Endowment have approved more than $32 million in new grants to health care organizations in the Carolinas for 2018.

Novant Health received a $1.2 million gift from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation during the 9th annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraising event.

ArtsGreensboro announced the receipt of a $25,000 challenge grant on May 22nd from the Cemala Foundation to support the final five weeks of the 2018 ArtsFund Campaign.

Avl Technologies offered a $25,000 matching grant for Asheville Habitat for Humanity’s 35th Anniversary House.

Cary Women’s Giving Network announced $14,000 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund on May 23rd.

Foundation for the Carolinas made a $5 million program-related investment to address Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis on May 24th.

News about people, groups

The National Rural Assembly held their annual conference, this year titled, “Building Civic Discourse,” in Durham on May 21st-23rd.

Orange County Arts Commission held Tibetan Buddhist construct sacred sand mandala on May 21st and 22nd at The ArtsCenter.

The Durham Art Guild and Student U presented Brought to Life at Golden Belt in Durham on May 22nd.

Marbles Kids Museum’s new exhibit, Piece Out, opened on May 16th. 

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle’s #NonprofitSTRONG Summit took place on May 18th.

Athenian’s Author Talk with Anna Lena Phillips Bell took place on May 26th.

The Dean Thomas Moinet Foundation and Chatham Street Winery hosted a Wine Night Out Benefit on May 21st.

On May 10th, Leadership North Carolina held their 25th graduation ceremony.

The Livestock Conservancy celebrated International Heritage Breeds Week this past week.

Hank Donaghy of MassMutual Carolinas was recognized as one of the oldest Eagle Scouts in Mecklenburg County by the Mecklenburg County Council of The Boy Scouts of America this past week.

IntraHealth International will attend the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland this week.

Durham’s Partnership for Children announced that it is the lead organization bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Durham County this week.

The 9th annual SEEDS Pie Social took place on May 27th.

The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter announced the expansion of its team of volunteers on May 21st.

Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now hosted the 2018 NCCADV Biennial Conference May 22nd-24th in Raleigh.

Foundation and university leaders from the Golden LEAF Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and East Carolina University joined the board of directors for the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation this week.

Campbell Law School hosted “Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Leaders” in downtown Raleigh on May 24th. 

More than 350 AmeriCorps members and 75 alumni built or repaired 22 homes during Habitat for Humanity’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon, which took place May 20th – 26th in Raleigh.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Applications for the Raleigh Arts 2018-2019 Arts Learning Community for Universal Access are due by June 1st.

North Carolina Rural Center’s Rural Day will be May 29th at the NC Museum of History.

Wheels4Hope invites the public to First Friday on June 1st at Bombshell Brewery.

The 2018 Caregivers Summit will be on June 14th at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham.

Healing TransitionsCommunity Cookout will be June 1st at the Men’s Campus in Raleigh.  

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Denim Ball, being held on August 3rd to benefit Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle North Carolina Chapter will host FLIP on June 7th at the Hilton Garden Inn RTP.

The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is seeking students to participate in the Service- Learning Leadership Camp in June. Applications are due May 30th.

The Durham Arts Council, in collaboration with the Nasher Teen Council, presents the exhibit: Through Eyes of My Own from May 18th-July 7th.

Activate Good invites those interested to participate in a free class at CycleBar on June 2nd.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Birds and Butterflies,” from June 1st- July 29th.

Carolinas CARE Partnership will host Carolinas CARE 5K Run at McAlpine Creek Park on June 2nd.

United Way of the Greater Triangle’s CEO, Eric Guckian took the stage with Leadership Triangle’s Executive Director, Jes Averhart to announce a new investment initiative called ‘10 to Watch’ during Coastal Credit Union Foundation’s Power of Sharing event on May 24th.

The Carying Place‘s Annual Labor Day “Race for Home” and 25th Anniversary Celebration will be on September 3rd.

The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design’s Shared Ground Symposium will be September 20th-22nd in New York.

Foundation For The Carolinas announced the return of On The Table CLT to be on October 24th.

39th annual Festival for the Eno, to take place July 4th and 7th, is seeking volunteers to help set up and run the festival.

Advance Community Health will host Summer Fun & Fellowship June 18th-July 26th.

Durham’s Partnership for Children is bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Durham County. With the support of literacy partners throughout the county, DPfC aims to enroll 3,500 children birth through age five in this program by June 30, 2018.

Kidznotes’ New Heights Block Party will take place on June 2nd in Downtown Raleigh.

Durham Dems Millennial Caucus hosts their first Swipe Right event on June 1st at Bull McCabes.

The Mint Museum’s Summer Membership is available through September 2nd.

IndoJax Surf Charities 2018 Surf Camp starts this week at Wrightsville Beach.

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