6.17.19 NC News

Jun 17, 2019 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Blue Ridge Humane society receives grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Durham Bulls fans learn CPR, Teen Cancer America hosts North Carolina premiere of "Cancer Rebellion" film, and more.

News about grants, gifts

The Community Foundation of Henderson County donated more than $85,000 in grant awards to Blue Ridge Humane Society, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, and the towns of Fletcher and Mills River.

The grand opening celebration of the SECU Dorm.

The NC Future Farmers of America hosted a celebration at its center in White Lake for the official grand opening of the SECU Dormitory, a new 72-bed housing facility for female camp guests. The dormitory construction was financed by a $400,000 grant from the SECU Foundation to the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation.

The Materials-Based Research Grant from Center for Craft distributed a total of $30,000 in grant funds to four interdisciplinary art projects.

The Community Foundation of Henderson County dispersed 100 new scholarships totaling $183,050 and 129 scholarship renewals totaling $314,400, a grand total of $497,450 in new and renewable scholarships.

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation and the foundation’s Women’s Fund awarded more than $13,000 in local grants and scholarships. Recipients include Shepherd Food Pantry of Bertie County, Ahoskie Food Pantry, and Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps.

News about people, groups

Kathryn Roebuck Holding joined NCCF as the new director of development.

Kathryn Roebuck Holding joined the North Carolina Community Foundation as director of development.

The North Carolina Technology Association completed its NC Tech Tour 2019, bringing visitors to the state’s tech sector employers in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triangle, the Piedmont Triad, and Wilmington.

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation acquired and will relocate to the historic Henderson landmark, Garnett Street Station.

American Heart Association staff and local emergency services representatives from Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties provided free CPR training for fans at the June 4th Durham Bulls game.

Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast hosted a luncheon titled Understanding Stage IV: A Luncheon on Metastatic Breast Cancer Thursday, June 13th at Barton College in Wilson.

Fans we taught CPR using the song “Baby Shark” to keep a steady beat appropriate for CPR.

The Durham One Fund began distributing funds raised to help victims of the downtown explosion. Guidelines for businesses or individuals in need up support can be found here (businesses) and here (individuals).

Employees from AbbVie, in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation, built mobile STEM resources for students at Creech Road Elementary.

The Belk Foundation added to its mission a new, five-year strategic focus on expanding the amount of and equitable access to effective teachers by improving partnerships between teacher preparation providers and school districts.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Attendance registration is now open for the Chapel Hill Caregivers Summit to be held on Tuesday, August 20th. Click here for more information.

Teen Cancer America will host the North Carolina premiere of the film Cancer Rebellion at Beyond: The Film Festival in Cary on Friday, June 21st.

To celebrate and the end of the fiscal year, the North Carolina Justice Center will host a happy hour at Raleigh’s Trophy Tap + Table Thursday, June 27th from 5-7 pm. Click here for more information about the event.

United Way of Henderson County released their fundraising numbers for their 2018 campaign: $1.76 million from individual donors and businesses, resulting in a total of more than $2.1 million dollars in cash and in-kind value that will be invested in the local community.

The Winston-Salem Foundation’s June meeting will feature a presentation on increasing understanding of racial equity and participation in community grantmaking; the meeting will take place Tuesday, June 25th starting at 11:300 am. For more information about the meeting click here.

A scene from ncIMPACT’s television episode on pretrial reform.

ncIMPACT, a multi-platform series from UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina in partnership with the UNC School of Government and sponsored by Civic Federal Credit Union, will broadcast two town halls in June. The first will be Thursday, June 20th, at 10 pm from UNC-Pembroke in Lumberton about long-term disaster relief/recovery and the second will be Thursday, June 27th, at 10 pm from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee about the outdoor recreation industry’s economic impact.

24 Foundation is seeking volunteers for its annual 24 Hours of Booty event, presented by Levine Cancer Institute. Registration for volunteers is available here.

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