8.17.15 NC Nonprofit News

Aug 17, 2015 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Food Lion Feeds Foundation grants Meals on Wheels with $3,000, Wake Technical College welcomes five teenagers in foster care to their Fostering Bright Futures program, Ramblin Rose for Women's Empowerment will host three final 2015 races for its annual triathlon tour, SAF is now accepting applications for its Student Organizing for Schools program, Durham Rescue Mission prepares for its Back to School Party, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Food Lion Feeds Foundation has awarded Meals on Wheels of Wake County with a $3,000 grant. Meals on Wheels will use the funds to support its mission to feed homebound and disabled seniors in Wake County.

The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Foundation has been awarded a grant from Islamic Relief USA to support the university’s physical therapy clinic at the Community Care Center of Winston-Salem. The $24,500 grant will enable WSSU’s Department of Physical Therapy to expand services and hours and to purchase supplies and equipment for the clinic.

News about people, groups

Five teenagers who grew up in foster care are entering Fostering Bright Futures program at Wake Technical College. The public-private partnership offers tutoring, mentoring, and financial support to former foster youth in Wake County, to help them earn a college degree. The program’s annual banquet was held on August 10 at the City Club in Raleigh.

International Minute Press of Pineville & Uptown Charlotte (IMP) will sponsor Susan G. Komen Charlotte, which includes in-kind donations of custom print products as well as professional marketing services. The sponsorship is part of IMP’s ongoing efforts within Charlotte to support local and regional health-related causes.

Durham Rescue Mission welcomes Amy Cassidy, Program Director of Academic Education and David Rayle, Communications, Design, and Marketing Associate, to its team.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Women’s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network (WCGN) will hold its 2015 National Leadership Forum October 15-17, 2015, at the Ballantyne Resort Hotel in Charlotte. WCGN is the national umbrella group for collective giving funds like Charlotte’s Women’s Impact Fund across the US.

The Joel Lane Museum House will sponsor “A Night by the Pool with Silent Auction” fundraiser on Sunday, August 23rd with a rain date of August 30th. The silent auction will feature artwork from North Carolina artists as well as other prizes.

Vitalink will be offering free workshops for nonprofits this fall in Raleigh through their Innovation Lab. The series begins August 18th with Check Your Vitals: Who is your supporter base? What defines your non-profit?

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants will host their 4th annual CPA Day of Service on Friday, September 18th.

Michael Greer will present a lecture at the Joel Lane Museum House on September 17th. He will discuss how he stays relevant in the technological age as a bookbinder.

Triangle Family Services invites all to a community-wide conversation, Wake Up with TFS, on September 3rd about issues that face the Triangle community. Leaders within the community will attend to address any questions or concerns.

Sexual Heath Initiatives For Teens (SHIFT) NC’s Take Flight with SHIFT NC fundraiser, auction and benefit will celebrate its 30th year. Tickets are on sale now for the September 19th event.

Community Foundation of Henderson County’s Annual Luncheon will be held on August 26 at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock. “Philanthropy Making Us Stronger Together” is the theme of CFHC’s 2015 Annual Luncheon which will feature highlights of the Community Foundation’s past fiscal year, speakers sharing inspiration, and the recognition of the 2015 Richard C. and Vina L. Sauer Charitable Leadership Award recipient.

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s new Director of Education, Jorie Slodki, will be teaching a class in Beginning Playwriting in September and October. Participants will spend six weeks learning the basic elements necessary for a quality play through in-class exercises, reading modern American works, and speaking with local playwrights.

August 19th, Dr. Rushad Shroff will present “Heart Healthy Living” at Duke HomeCare and Hospice‘s event for Spring Arbor of Durham. Dr. Shroff will discuss ways to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease through diet, exercise, and lifestyle modification.

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation will continue its Downtown Pop Up Farmer’s Market until September 10th. The Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market will feature many favorite vendors from the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market’s Tuesday and Saturday markets all of which are produced within 60 miles of Chapel-Hill.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Brier Creek will host its second annual Gigi’s Cupcakes 5K at Brier Creek in Raleigh on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  This year’s event is sponsored by Upstream Benefits with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Triathlons, which celebrates the empowerment of women through an annual triathlon tour, has three remaining races for 2015. August 16th the group will head to Winston-Salem, then Charlotte in September, and end Chapel Hill in October. Register for any triathlon to save on the Transition Package available at each event.

The 2015 Me Fine Foundation Gala presented by Centrifuge Media will be held on September 26th at the newly renovated City Club Raleigh. Me Fine’s signature fundraiser provides financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. Tickets for the event will available online.

Andrew Roby, Inc. and The Select Group will co-host the Triangle’s second annual Pitchin’ for Wishes cornhole tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. The family-friendly event is set for Oct. 10 at Midtown Park in North Hills and has raised more than $800,000 for local charities. Held in other cities in N.C. for the last seven years, this will be the second year the tournment will take place in Raleigh.

Stand & Deliver, LLC returns to host its successful Professional Networking Series “Connecting The DOTS” on Sept 24 at Label in Charlotte. Join The Charlotte Post to connect, collaborate, and create professional relationships that help build your business and career.

August 19th, the Durham Rescue Mission invites at-risk children and their parents to the Back to School Party and Backpack Giveaway. With the help of GSK, the Durham Rescue Mission will host a fun-filled day where over 500 volunteers, staff, and residents will serve 10,000 free hot dogs, host carnival games with prizes, give away 13,000 free clothing items and 1,500 free grocery bags, and over 5,000 free backpacks for all students attending with a parent or guardian.

Applications for Student Organizing Schools for Student Action with Farmworkers  (SAF) alumni will be due August 21, 2015. Student organizers will learn about the history of farm labor organizing and student organizing and SAF will train and mentor small groups.


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