9.28.15 NC Nonprofit News

Sep 28, 2015 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Bethlehem Center of Charlotte plans new after-school program, Campbell Law School receives $8 million gift, Dress for Success Triangle hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Raleigh location, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Raleigh attorney G. Eugene “Gene” Boyce has given a gift amounting to over $8 million dollars to Campbell Law School. Boyce’s gift establishes The G. Eugene Boyce Center of Advocacy at the law school’s downtown Raleigh campus.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and Marbles Kids Museum announced a $147,575 federal grant that supports the Access to Achieve initiative, a collaborative two-year project to increase school readiness in vulnerable preschool aged children in Wake County.

News about people, groups

Dress for Success Triangle hosted a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, September 24th at their new Raleigh location. Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane was on hand for the official ribbon cutting for the 10,000 square foot building at 1812 Tillery Place.

This October, in honor of its 5-year anniversary, The Mint Museum will add a sculpture by renowned artist Tom Joyce to the Sally and Bill Van Allen Terrace overlooking the museum’s South Tryon plaza.

The Me Fine Foundation announced that Humbly Made, Raleigh-based clothing company, has dedicated a t-shirt to benefit Me Fine’s mission to help children battling critical illness.

Genesis Home and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network announce a $600,000 capital campaign that will add capacity for helping families overcome homelessness in Durham County. The Under One Roof campaign will fund renovations to increase shelter capacity and support for families and children to remain in permanent housing once they leave the temporary shelter.

9.28.15 IFC at SECU Community HouseOn Monday, September 21st, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service held its grand opening ceremony for its SECU Community House. The program included a ribbon cutting ceremony and various speakers including Mike Reinke, IFC Executive Director and Robert Seymour, IFC Honorary Life Board Member.

On September 18, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Arts hosted the grand opening of Microcosm, an exhibition of six artists whose artworks explore the intersections between art and science. The exhibition runs through November 10.

On Tuesday, September 22,  men and women who have completed Durham Rescue Mission‘s one-year recovery were honored with certificates of completion during a special ceremony.

Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, which operates Mecklenburg 9.28.15 Bethlehem CenterCounty’s Head Start Program, is proud to announce plans for a new after-school program in East Charlotte to be called “Out of School Time.” The program will launch in November and be held in the Stephanie Jennings Education Center.

The 41st Annual Centerfest Arts Festival was held on September 19 – 20 in downtown Durham. The festival showcased over 40 community nonprofits, civic and government groups, visual artists, and entertainment and festival activities.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo honored more than 400 first responders in Wake County at the First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on September 24.

Dr. Ron Sutherland, the lead scientist for conservation group Wildlands Network, received The North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s “Governor’s Award for Natural Resources Scientist of the Year.”

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Charlotte Chapter announces a two-part fundraising and community development series called Speakers of Significance. The first speaker will be fundraising expert Penelope Burk where she discuss Donor Centered Fundraising.

9.28.15 Jennifer DalmanHealth Affairs Round Table hosted Jennifer Dalman, Elder Law Attorney at Walker, Lambe, Rhudy, Costley and Gill, for a discussion titled “Top Ten Estate Planning and Elder Law Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them.” The attorney offered some of the most common estate planning and elder law mistakes she has seen as well as how to avoid them.

On September 24, the Durham Rescue Mission hosted a 41st Anniversary banquet to honor volunteer Geri Lam and to hear testimonies from men and women who have benefited from the Rescue Mission.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Dispute Settlement Center will host Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace on Friday, November 13 in Carrboro. This capacity building workshop will be taught by Marlo Goldstein Hode, PhD, LL.M.

Triangle Family Services will 9.28.15 Gingerbread benefithost its 13th annual Gingerbread Benefit, a live and silent auction, on December 6. All proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting the TFS programs and its services for families in crisis across the community.

The NC Museum of History will open a free exhibit titled Treasures of Carolina: Stories From the State Archives on October 24. The exhibit will include ordinary and extraordinary public records and private archival materials.

SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens) is accepting proposals for their 2016 statewide conference on a broad range of topics related to adolescent reproductive health.

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