6.29.15 NC Nonprofit News

Jun 29, 2015 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Islamic Relief, USA comes to Raleigh, Michael Franti and Spearhead perform for StepUp Ministry and Band Together's main event celebration, WomenNC holds third CEDAW meeting in July, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore holds 4th annual ReUse contest, Block Gallery issues a call for artists, and more.

Lighthouse-3.jpgNews about grants, gifts

Rita Vermeulen, a North Forest Pines Elementary School special education teacher, has been awarded a $1790 WakedEd Partnership Teacher Innovation Grant.

The Winston-Salem Foundation and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have partnered together under Peer Project – a 5-year, $2 million commitment by the Foundation to support all school system staff with a broad range of professional development opportunities to support the district’s key goals and priorities.

News about people, groups

The North Carolina Community Foundation has appointed Alexander Graham Floyd and Steven Wangerin as directors to the statewide board.

CASA will soon begin construction on a second phase of The Denson Apartments for Veterans, an affordable apartment community for veterans who have experienced homelessness. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was be held on Wednesday, June 24.

24 Hours of Booty has expanded its team with the addition of a new staff member and two summer interns. Brittany Wilson was promoted from an intern role to a part-time communications and outreach coordinator. Joining the intern team are Noel Bond and Michael Griffin.

The American Heart Association has recognized sixteen companies as 2014-2015 Fit-Friendly Worksite award winners. Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Cook Medical, Corning Optical Communications, Forsyth County, Inmar, Inc, and Hanesbrands were recognized as Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Companies during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Avid Solutions, BB&T, Lowes Foods, MedCost, Novant Health, Salem Retirement Community, The Budd Group, Inc., Truliant Federal Credit Union, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind were recognized as Gold-level Fit-Friendly Companies during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Executive Director of The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Leslie Winner, will retire March 2016.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Durham Arts Council will celebrate the 41st Annual CenterFest Arts Festival September 19th and 20th. CenterFest 2015 is currently looking for food vendors, non-profits, government services, political party groups, and creative community members to demonstrate all that the Triangle has to offer.

The 9th Annual Raleigh Typhoon Scavenger Hunt took place on Saturday, June 27 in downtown Raleigh, NC. The Raleigh Typhoon is an urban adventure that challenges participants’ stamina, sense of humor and knowledge of Raleigh, NC — specifically, downtown Raleigh. 100% of the proceeds benefit Activate Good.

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will be the beneficiary of the 15th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament on Monday, Aug. 31Presented by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, the Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will take place at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte.

To help prevent the regional blood supply from dropping this summer and over the July Fourth holiday weekend, the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is calling on the community to help save summer by saving local lives. Donors who give blood at one of CBCC’s five donation centers between July 1-8 will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation will be holding a workshop on July 1 for targeting practice-defining projects results.

On Thursday, June 25, The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce held a discussion on the current state of affairs for Greater Raleigh and Wake County.

Genesis Home in Durham is currently in need of twin/full sheets and household cleaning supplies.

In Collaboration with the Artist Studio Project, the Durham Arts Council is presenting I Am Quixote – Yo Soy Ouijote curated by Rafael A. Osuba. Entries are due July 15.

Culture Mill will organize a series of four site-specific performances in and around Saxapahaw entitled “Trust The Bus”. It will take place Saturdays in August.

On July 11, Art Along Blount Street will hold a dedication ceremony followed by a day of festivities. The art lining Cabarrus Street and Shaw University celebrates the cultural history of the East Raleigh-South Park National Historic District neighborhood.

The Office of Raleigh Arts invites artists and curators 18 years of age or older, working or living in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake County to submit work for exhibition in the Block Gallery for 2016 and 2017. The artist or curator must live or work in one of the counties for one year by the deadline, July 10, 2015.

The Durham Arts Council invites the public to attend the Vision Plan Presentation and Q&A on June 30th with Mikyoung Kim for the SmART Vision Plan.

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief, USA

Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit charity providing humanitarian aid in more than three dozen countries including the United States, distributed food to families in need at the Islamic Association of Raleigh on, Saturday, June 27.

In celebration of StepUp Ministry‘s partnership with Band Together and the success of raising $2 million dollars, Michael Franti and Spearhead performed on Saturday, June 27 at Red Hat Amphitheater for Band Together’s main event. 

2015 Statewide Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofit Sector will be held on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Winston-Salem.

WomenNC will hold a Third Cities CEDAW Campaign meeting. The third coalition meeting on July 28.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity‘s Habitat ReStore is getting ready to kick off its 4th annual ReUse Contest which will run July 1 through August 31. The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. 

DHIC of Raleigh will host a Community Design Workshop on Wednesday July 1 at 6 pm at the Tarboro Road Community Center.

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