Nonprofit news roundup, 08.10.12

SECU Foundation makes $2.5 million loan

The SECU Foundation is providing a 10-year, $2.5 million low-interest loan to assist with construction by Piedmont Health Services of a Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, facility in Pittsboro.

The new 4.5-acre rural site will serve residents of Chatham, Lee and southern Orange counties.

Piedmont Health Services and the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will team up to establish the first PACE program in North Carolina, educating medical and allied health professionals in the PACE model.

Charlotte Museum of History reopening building

The Charlotte Museum of History is reopening its Museum building at 3500 Shamrock Drive for special events, weddings, corporate meetings and community gatherings.

The building has been closed to the public since May 26 as a result of financial difficulties, and the Museum is working on a new plan to re-open its exhibits and programs, including tours of the Hezekiah Alexander home site.

“The is a first step back to reopening the entire campus,” says Kathy Ridge, the Museum’s interim director. “We have been able to perform maintenance, make needed repairs to the facility and contract with a wonderful special events planner who can create and customize events for guests”.

Arts for Life names development director

Don Timmons, former Triad regional director for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina in Clemmons, has been named director of development of Arts for Life in Weaverville.

In 2011, the agency brought 18,441 art, music, and creative-writing lessons to over 4,500 children and their families in four hospitals in North Carolina —  Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, and Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham.

Guilford Nonprofit Consortium kicking off programs

The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium is launching the fall programs for its Nonprofit Management Institute, Board Development Academy, and Executive Director Academy.

While the Institute and Executive Director Academy both are full, the Board Development Academy still has openings.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program will recognize 30 hours’ credit toward its certificate for completing the Board Development Academy, which begins Sept. 11 at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Communities in Schools names development director

Beth Shore, former national account executive at University Conference Service, where she was responsible for corporate sponsorship sales for executive education conferences across the U.S., has been named director of development for Communities In Schools of North Carolina.

Junior Achievement honors Qubein

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina has named Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, as the 2012 inductee into its Business Hall of Fame, recognizing excellence in the Triad business community. Qubein, along with recipients of the organization’s Volunteer of the Year Award and Educator Extraordinaire Award will be honored at a black-tie gala on Oct. 18.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is leading an effort to expand Strive to Revive, a program it kicked off in Charlotte in 2010 to help prevent deaths related to cardiovascular disease by providing automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, and CPR training to 150 places of worship across North Carolina.

Over the next three years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will work with the American Red Cross, the North Carolina Council of Churches and state Rep. Becky Carney of Charlotte, a cardiac-arrest survivor, to distribute another 150 AEDs, certify 500 people in CPR and train them to properly use an AED.

In addition to serving organizations that attract large groups of people, the program focuses on populations that are more affected by heart disease, cardiac arrest and other health risk factors, including African Americans, Latinos, women and seniors.

Indian Health Board

The North Carolina American Indian Health Board, in partnership with the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest University, and Health Career Connection in Oakland, Calif., celebrated the graduation of the first class of North Carolina interns. The goal of the new program is to inspire and empower undergraduate students, particularly those from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds, to choose and successfully pursue health-care and public-health careers.

YWCA Central Carolinas

Sharon Blalock, principal and founder of Spot Marketing, and Deepa Naik, associate consultant at Capstone Advancement Partners, have been elected to the board of directors for YWCA Central Carolinas in Charlotte.

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad in Greensboro named 10 new members to its board of directors, including Brian Clarida, UNCG School of Education; Brian Goldberg, VF Jeanswear; Jennifer Cross Green, community volunteer; Sharon Hicks, community volunteer; Pat Janke, Novartis Animal Health; Al Lineberry Jr., Hanes Lineberry Funeral Homes; Ginny Lineberry, community volunteer; Carolynn Rice, community volunteer; Lee White, Stinson Management Group; Patrick Williams, Ralph Lauren.

Healthcare philanthropy standards

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy published a Standards Manual, designed for nonprofit hospitals, foundations and professionals who raise funds for healthcare institutions through philanthropy, that provides standards for measuring and reporting charitable giving.

SECU Foundation

The SECU Foundation provided funding for the purchase of new vehicles to be used by the North Carolina Troopers Association/North Carolina State Highway Patrol Caisson Unit. The vehicles will be used to transport Caisson Unit horses, personnel, and equipment to funeral ceremonies for North Carolina law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Century Link

CenturyLink employees and local communities the telecom firm serves collected 106,275 actual pounds of food and $271,900 in the 2012 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive in June at roughly 650 company locations across the U.S., and the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed $1 million to the drive, with the total donation equivalent to a donation of over 7.7 million pounds of food to food banks across the U.S. In Rockingham and Stokes counties, 25,781 pounds of food — including monetary donations, food items and the Foundation contribution — were collected to benefit The Lord’s Pantry, Hands of God, and East Stokes Outreach Ministries.

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