Nonprofit news roundup, 01.04.13

North Carolina Community Foundation awards $7.4 million

The North Carolina Community Foundation awarded $7.4 million in grants on behalf of fundholders and affiliates in 2012.

The Raleigh-based Foundation administered over 2,100 grants in 2012, its most ever.

It awarded nearly 1.8 million for education initiatives, its biggest grants category, including nearly $550,000 in direct scholarships to allow students to pursue post-secondary educations.

The Foundation, which partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state, has over $156 million in assets, administers 1,000 endowments and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988.

Communities in Schools of North Carolina names CEO

Eric S. Hall, national director of educational services and regional Director of AMIkids, has been named president & CEO of Communities In Schools of North Carolina.

Hall, who begins work on Feb. 1 and will relocate from Tampa Fla., succeeds Linda R. Harrill,  who will be transitioning to a consultant role as senior advisor of education and innovation the statewide dropout prevention group.

AMIkids provides intervention services to at-risk youth in juvenile justice programs and nontraditional schools in nine states.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation picks executive director

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a former member of the programming staff of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, has been named the Foundation’s executive director, effective Jan. 2.

Clapsaddle, a teacher, basketball coach, author and one-time assistant to the principal chief of the Eastern Band, succeeds Susan Jenkins, who served for 10 years as the Foundation’s first executive director.

Established in 2000 through a compact between the Eastern Band and the state of North Carolina, the independent nonprofit Foundation is funded by the Eastern Band from gaming revenues generated by the Tribe.

The Foundation, which is not associated with any for-profit gaming entity, has made 758 grants totaling over $60 million to the Eastern Band and regional projects and programs that address cultural preservation, economic development and job creation, and environmental sustainability.

Every dollar of Foundation support has been matched by $1.57 in other funding or in-kind resources, making the total impact of Cherokee Preservation Foundation and partners on the region more than $154 million.

BJH Foundation for Senior Services elects board chair

Cheryl David, who has over 25 years experience as an attorney and estate planner, has been named president of the board of directors of BJH  Foundation for Senior Services in Greensboro, succeeding Arthur Samet.

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