Nonprofit news roundup, 01.11.13

Triad nonprofit conference set for Feb. 14

Donor development and stewardship will be the focus of the inaugural Triad Non-Profit Conference on February 14.

Keynote speaker at the conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the HPB Insurance Center in High Point, will be King McGlaughon, CEO of The Foundation Source, who will talk about philanthropy in the wake of the the “fiscal cliff.”

Other topics at the conference, which is organized and will be hosted by High Point Bank, include gift planning and individual philanthropy.

It also will include a panel discussion on philanthropy in the Triad featuring Paul Lessard, president of The High Point Community Foundation; H. Walker Sanders, president of Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro; and Scott Wierman, president of The Winston-Salem Foundation.

Johnston Health Foundation raises over $300,000

The Johnston Health Foundation has raised over $300,000 and is launching the first phase of a $1.5 million capital project to expand and renovate the emergency department at Johnston Medical Center-Smithfield.

The first phase, expected to cost $125,000, will be to renovate the hospital’s former lab into additional space for behavioral health patients.

United Way in Charlotte gets $300,000 endowed gift

Cato Corp. is giving $300,000 as a permanently endowed gift to United Way of Central Carolinas in Charlotte for its Collective Impact initiative to raise the graduation rate for at-risk children and youth. The gift, which will not count toward United Way’s annual fundraising goal, will generate about $10,000 a year for training for staff members at United Way partner agencies who are focused on academic achievement for at-risk children.

State Employees Credit Union boosts campaign

State Employees’ Credit Union employees donated nearly $71,000 to charities through the NC State Employees Combined Campaign during the 2012 giving season, and SECU members provided $60,000 through their Foundation for publication costs of the annual SECC Giving Guide. This year, the State Employees Combined Campaign raised over $4 million in gifts from state employees and offered over 1,000 approved nonprofits and charities options for donations.

Easter Seals UCP gets $70,000 grant

The Easter Seals UCP Summer Moore Center for Children in Greenville has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Foundation to fund a complete renovation and reconstruction of the inclusive childcare center’s existing playground area.

Appalachian State University gets $94,900

Accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman has made gifts totaling $94,900 to the Walker School of Business at Appalachian State University in Boone. The gifts provide continuing support of the college’s Department of Accounting and discretionary funds available to the dean of the college, and have established the Dixon Hughes Goodman/Brooks Ferrell Memorial Scholarship endowment fund.

Arts Together giving awards

Arts Together in Raleigh will present its annual awards on Feb. 28 at a celebration of its 30th anniversary. Award winners include Jason Smith, chef proprietor, 18 Seaboard, individual award; Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, organization award;  First Citizens Bank, business award; Nikki Dublin-Turner, Lemma Mackie Alumnus Award; and Arts Together pre-school teachers, past and present, Arts Together Faculty Award.

Winston-Salem Foundation names two board members

Former state Sen. Linda Garrou and Corena Norris-McCluney, counsel with law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, have been named to The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the main governing body for The Winston-Salem Foundation.

Artist donates work to American Heart Association

Local artist William “Bill” Mangum is donating an original work to the American Heart Association in the Triad in honor of his mother and father and their struggle with heart disease and stroke. Mangum has created an original design lapel pin for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Tie Society in Guilford County.  The pin will be shown at an invitation-only American Heart Month event honoring the Red Tie Society Members on February 28 at the William Mangum Art Gallery.

Harris Teeter Together in Education

Harris Teeter Together in Education donated $260,000 to participating TIE schools during the first of three payouts of the 2012-13 school year, raising the program total to nearly $18.3 million since 1998. North Carolina schools receiving funds include Grimsley Senior High School and Page High School, both in Greensboro, $6,100 and $4,600, respectively; Providence High School in Charlotte, $3,200; and Hopewell High School in Huntersville, $3,200. Harris Teeter also will $1,000 each to Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Greensboro and to Grimsley High Band Boosters, Grimsley High School Choral Program and Grimsley High School PTSA.

Restoration Place Ministries

Restoration Place Ministries will host its 4th Annual Fashion Show and Auction on March 21 at the Greensboro Country Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Restoration Place Ministries, a nonprofit organization that provides accessible, affordable counseling services to girls and women in the Triad.

John Rex Endowment

The John Rex Endowment in Raleigh has issued a request for proposals for funding to make healthy foods available for all children and youth, and to improve or create places or spaces for children and youth to be physically active. February 12 at noon is the deadline for emailing letters of intent to kate@rexendowment.org.

NC STEM Learning Network

The Research Triangle Foundation donated $10,000 to the NC STEM Learning Network to help create new tools to enhance and support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in North Carolina’s schools.

High Point University and United Way

High Point University raised over $185,000 for United Way’s annual campaign, up 387 percent  since 2005 and up from $166,000 in 2011. Roughly 80 percent of employees contributed, and the campaign was completed in less than 45 days. In addition to the employee campaign, students, faculty and staff contribute over 50,000 volunteer hours in the community, valued at nearly $1.1. million, and raise funds for community initiatives throughout the year.

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