Nonprofit news roundup, 08.17.12

Boettcher to head Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Robin Boettcher, first vice president of chapter and community partnerships for the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, and former president of the Raleigh-based Eastern North Carolina chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, has been named CEO of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in Asheville. She succeeds co-founder Dianne Traynor, who died in July.

Charlotte YWCA fundraiser to play convention role

Marianne Schild, donor relations manager for YWCA Central Carolinas in Charlotte, has been tapped by YWCA USA as the National YWCA Correspondent for the Democratic National Convention. She will serve as a communication conduit among national and local YWCA associations and the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Concert to benefit North Carolina Rail-Trails

North Carolina Rail-Trails, a land trust specializing in preserving railroad corridors for use as public trails and greenways, will host Full Steam Ahead: A Benefit Concert for North Carolina Rail-Trails at The Arts Center in Carrboro on September 8th. The two-part benefit will feature singing and dancing, a silent auction featuring railroading memorabilia and North Carolina getaway packages, and a concert featuring Mary Johnson Rockers and The Spark.

Michael Scott Mater Foundation

Rosanna Saladin-Subero, programs direcctor for the Michael Scott Mater Foundation in Charlotte, has been named executive director. Founded by Joshua Mater and Jesus Quispe, two young veterans, the foundation has the mission of supporting and encouraging entrepreneurship in Charlotte by providing access to business development training, networking opportunities, and financial resources.


Truliant awarded mini-grants of up $1000 to 29 nonprofits in the Carolinas and Virginia to support their operations. Nonprofits receiving mini-grants include Samaritan Ministries, Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Employment, Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, and Southside Rides Foundation, all in Winston-Salem; Triad Food Pantry of the SDA Church, Think Fit Foundation of North Carolina, United Way of Greater High Point, and YWCA of High Point, all in High Point; Men’s Empowering Resource Center, Alamance Community College Foundation and Alamance County Community Services Agency, all in Burlington and Mebane; Community Foundation of Gaston County, Junior Achievement of Gaston County, Cancer Services of Gaston County, and Shining Hope Farms, all in McAdenville and Gaston County; Communities in Schools of Cleveland County and Washington Outreach Ministry in McAdenville and Gaston County; and Pennies 4 HOPE Project of Charlotte, Supportive Housing Communities/McCreesh Place, Victory Christian Center School Alumni Association, and Crossroads Reentry Ministries, all in Charlotte.

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