7.20.15 NC Nonprofit News

Jul 20, 2015 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Duke Energy Foundation announces $50,000 investment to support Teach For America's 25th year in North Carolina, SECU and the Medical Foundation of NC partner for a new hospice home, Urban Ministry Center participates in Share Charlotte's first Summer Share, Registration begins for fall intermission classes with Durham Arts Council, and more.

News about grants, gifts

As Teach For America marks its 25th year in North Carolina, the Duke Energy Foundation announced a $50,000 investment to support the education organization’s effort to expand access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in local schools. Currently, limited access to STEM education limits the academic and career prospects of many rural students.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held in Pittsboro, North Carolina, for a new  inpatient and residential hospice care facility that will serve terminally ill patients and their families in Chatham and surrounding counties – the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care.  State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, via the SECU Foundation, provided a $1 million challenge grant to aid in the construction of the hospice home in partnership with The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Incorporated.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) awarded the Independent College Fund of North Carolina  a $25,000 grant designated to students pursuing STEM majors.  Ned Moore, Vice President of CIC stated “the goal of this program is to help ‘move the needle’ by providing financial leverage to help State Funds generate additional gifts and grants in the form of much-needed scholarship support for students at their member colleges.”

WRAL-TV and Radio One Raleigh raised more than $78,000 for the HungerFreeNC Coalition, a group of organizations applying creative solutions to fight the root causes of hunger in our state.

News about people, groups

Charlotte Post Best Banquet 2014

Charlotte Post Best Banquet 2014

Join the Charlotte Post Foundation on October 10th for their Post Best Banquet. This year’s banquet will honor Bishop George Battle, Ann Clark, Mia Smith, Deirdre Austin, and Carolinas Healthcare System.

Peter Davis, Executive Director of 24 Hours of Booty

Peter Davis, Executive Director of 24 Hours of Booty

24 Hours of Booty has named Peter R. Davis as its new executive director.

Harvey Schmitt, president emeritus of the Greater Raleigh Chamber, is the recipient of the A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award for 2015. Schmitt will be presented with the award during the Chamber’s 127th Annual Meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center on Sept. 9.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Association of Fundraising Professionals North Carolina Triad with be holding their monthly meeting on July 28th. This meeting will focus on developing a personal strategic plan.

The North Carolina Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund of North Carolina. Grants are available for non-profit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or families, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues.

Raleigh Nonprofit Communicators invites the public to join their panel discussion on working with interns for the July Brown Bag lunch on Wednesday, July 22.

Race for the Cure

Submissions for the 2016 Race for the Cure T-Shirt design contest is due July 26.

Voices Together will hold a free parent workshop entitled, “Autism & Anxiety: How Music Helps” on July 23 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Voices Together use evidence-based therapeutic music interventions to assist in achieving developmental goals.

Student Action with Farmworkers will hold its End of Summer Celebration on August 8 with a theater performance and a new documentary presentation “I Am, I See, I think, I Wonder”.

The Special Event Company, who serves as the event management company for the national Teen Cancer America (TCA) fundraisers accompanying The Who Hits 50! Tour, has just wrapped their efforts for the first leg in the U.S. The Who Hits 50! Tour aligned with TCA  to hold fundraising events and present awareness campaigns during pre-concert meet-and-greets and on the concourse during the concerts. Through this campaign, TCA is able to collect donations and raise awareness for the organization, which was designed to improve the lives of teens and young adults with cancer.

The Durham Arts Council is now accepting applications for its Emerging Artists Program until September 25.

On September 26th, The  7th Annual Great Chili Cook-Off will take place in Mooresville Town Square. Proceeds from this event will benefit programs such as the School Backpack Project, Health Reach, and other charities supported by the Rotary clubs hosting the event.

Spring Arbor of Durham will hold a Professional Networking Breakfast Thursday, July 23 from 8 am to 10 am.

Durham Arts Coucnil Fall Camp copyRegistration for Fall Intersession Camp with Durham Arts Council has begun. New classes include Two-Day Watercolor Mastery, Intermediate Drawing and Design, Knitting for Beginners, and Weaving.

Third Cities for CEDAW Campaign meeting  will be held on July 28th by WomenNC.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) are collaborating to transform open spaces and build healthier communities by installing PlayPrints across the state. PlayPrints are ground markings, or colorful shapes and games that are painted on existing pavement.

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University has announced selection criteria for InnovateNC, a “cross-city learning collaborative” that will boost the state’s overall innovation strength. The two-year initiative will help up to five NC communities develop and expand their local innovation economies.

Stephan R. Watt, CRRE. NC Planned Giving Council speaker

Stephan R. Watt, CRRE. NC Planned Giving Council speaker

“Navigating the Changing Philanthropic Tides”, North Carolina Planned Giving Council, Inc.‘s August meeting, will be held August 27 at UNC Wilmington. Stephan R. Watt will lead the morning session on utilizing gifts and the afternoon panel will feature John R. Sloan, Lee Knight, Beth B. Jenkins, and David Ward.

Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte is currently participating in Share Charlotte‘s first #SummerShareCLT which provides 47 of Charlotte’s nonprofits to showcase their needs for this summer through social media. Urban Ministry Center’s Amazon Wishlist is linked and the campaign runs through July 26, but wishlists will be maintained after Summar Share ends.

The Shore Grief Center is in need of volunteers for various opportunities such as landscaping needs, facilitators, event assistants and more.

Durham Arts Council will be holding a Lifelong Arts Learner Focus Group on July 21st. The focus group will be led by Diane Mataraza, an internationally experienced arts planning consultant.

The Hispanic Leauge is now accepting applications for vendors and sponsorships for their 23rd annual Fiesta 2015. Fiesta 2015 will take place on Saturday, September 26 in downtown Winston-Salem.

Mooresville Area Cyclists will host the “MAC Poker Ride” to benefit The Ada Jenkins Center. The ride will take place on Saturday, August 1 in Davidson, NC.

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation will offer a grant writing workshop on August 5th in Henderson, NC. Suzanne Keil, Coordinator of Grants and Research at Vance-GranivlleCommunity College, will share her knowledge on grant writing and Val Short, Executive Director of Triangle North Healthcare Foundation, will discuss the Foundation’s 2015 grant program and more.

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