8.12.19 NC News

Aug 12, 2019 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

BB&T Charitable Fund awards Old Salem $250,000 multi-year, unrestricted grant, The Collider moves to a volunteer-led collaborative network, Burning Coal Theatre tocelebrate Oakwood Cemetery turning 150 years old this Fall, and more.

News about grants, gifts

The BB&T Charitable Fund awarded Old Salem a $250,000 multi-year, unrestricted grant in support of Old Salem’s new organizational initiatives and transformation.

The Protolabs Foundation is expanding their funding for STEM education in the Triangle area. The Foundation will consider proposals of up to $25,000 for general operating support and program-specific funding.

Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their Community Development Grant Program. As a reminder, the deadline for this grant program is Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:59 pm. Two information sessions will be offered: one in-person at the Frontier on Monday, August 12th and one webinar which will be recorded on Thursday, August 15th.

News about people, groups

Head shot of Kenneth Brown

2019 AJ Fletcher Fellow Kenneth Brown
Photo (c) Terrence Jones Photography

The AJ Fletcher Foundation welcomed Kenneth Brown Jr to their team as the 2019-2021 AJ Fletcher Fellow. Brown is from Greensboro and graduated from Elon University in May with a degree in Human Service Studies.

The Collider is moving from a funded entity to a volunteer-led collaborative network. Jim Fox and his team at the National Environmental Modeling & Analysis Center, an anchor member of The Collider, has volunteered to lead the planning and organization of a network of climate-related businesses. Unlike past Collider leadership, neither Jim nor any of the NEMAC team will be compensated for this role. 

Student Action with Farmworkers celebrated their work improving farmworkers’ lives with young activists with an End of Summer Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of Art on August 11th.

Head shot of Barbara Richter

Barbara Richter is GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art’s new Executive Director.

GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art named Barbara Richter Executive Director effective August 1st. Richter most recently served as President of her own consulting practice in Cleveland, Ohio and has led strategic initiatives across multiple industries, government entities, and on behalf of non-profit organizations.

The Winston-Salem Foundation released their 2019 Report to the Community/2018 Annual Report. The new centennial annual report reflects the Foundation’s celebration of all who have shaped it and their community over the past 100 years.

Gregg Warren, President and CEO of DHIC, Inc., will retire effective March 31, 2020. Warren has been at the helm since 1985, 34 years, spearheading the development of 350 single-family homes and 2,700 affordable apartments, totaling $457 million in investment throughout the Triangle.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Durham Rescue Mission is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first Back-to-School Pep Rally Thursday, August 15 at 9:00 am in Durham. GSK will be providing 3,600 backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as basketballs and soccer balls for the carnival game prizes at the event.

Burning Coal Theatre will celebrate Oakwood Cemetery turning 150 years old this Fall with a compilation of favorite short plays from the past decade written for the Oakwood Series. Performances will take place October 4th through 6th in the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. 

Changes: Opportunities & Challenges, a reception to benefit WakeUp Wake County, will take place Wednesday, August 14th at Jiddi Space and Sitti Courtyard in Raleigh.

The Compass Center in Chapel Hill is looking for community partners and groups to get involved in their Fall 2019 volunteer training.

The National Association of Asian American Professionals NC Chapter celebrated their return with their 2019 Launch Party on August 6th in Morrisville.

Teen Cancer America (TCA) will host two back-to-back Hoop-a-Thons on Saturday, August 24th in Chapel Hill and Sunday, August 25th in Durham. Funds raised will help support TCA programs in development at the Duke Cancer Institute and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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