Nonprofit news roundup, 08.31.12

HanesBrands raises over $2.5 million

HanesBrands raised over $2.5 million combined in 2012 for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and for United Way of Forsyth County.

The company and its employees raised $334,715 for the Arts Council in its 2012 campaign, up from $330,173 a year earlier.

Since 2001, the company and its employees have donated over $3.9 million to support the Arts Council, including a pledge of $2 million in 2008 to help fund construction of HanesBrands Theatre, a 300-seat performing arts theater in downtown  Winston-Salem.

Hanes and its employees also pledged $2.2 million to be donated to United Way of Forsyth County in 2012, and have been the biggest corporate contributors to United Way, donating over $30 million since 1999.

Triangle CEOs to sleep on streets to spotlight homelessness

Twenty five Triangle CEOs and community leaders will sleep outside on the streets of Durham on September 6 as part of an effort by United Way of the Greater Triangle to call attention to poverty in the Triangle.  Over 203,000 people live in poverty in Durham, Johnson, Orange and Wake counties. Of that number, 65,264 are children under age 18.

School of the Arts names chief advancement officer

Mark Hough, executive director of the Orlando Ballet in Florida and president of Hough and Associates, a consulting business serving nonprofit, has been named chief advancement officer for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, effective Oct. 1.

United Way of the Greater Triangle names VP

Tammy Laurence, former resource development director for United Way of Cumberland County in Fayetteville, was named vice president of workplace giving at United Way of the Greater Triangle in Morrisville.

United Way of Central Carolinas sets goal

United Way of Central Carolinas in Charlotte set a goal of $21.2 million for its 2012 fundraising campaign up 1.5 percent from the total raised last year, when it exceeded its goal by 5 percent.

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina gets grant

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina received a grant of $43,500 from Wells Fargo. The grant will allow Junior Achievement to provide financial literacy programs to over 1,500 students in 11 North Carolina counties.

The John Crosland School

Charlotte’s first school solely for children with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder, or both, has opened in its new home, and changed its name to The John Crosland School from Dore Academy. John Crosland Jr., whose real estate company bears his family name, personally contributed over $1 million to the school. Foundation For The Carolinas, which oversees the Crosland Foundation, helped bring the two parties together to make the gift possible.

Walk for Hope

Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness in Raleigh will host the 24th Annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope and the 4th Annual Run for Hope on October 14, 2012 at the Angus Barn Restaurant.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute in Research Triangle Park received a five-year grant of $3.5 million a year from National Science Foundation, renewing previous five-year grant in 2007 of $2.7 million a year. Founded in 2002 and one of eight mathematical institutes funded by Division of Mathematical Sciences at the Foundation, SAMSI is the only one of the institutes that focuses on statistics and applied mathematics. The grant is a collaboration of Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences in conjunction with the William Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.

Changes at Goodrich

Kelly Chopus, director of community relations at Goodrich in Charlotte, is leaving in December in the wake of the company’s acquisition by United Technologies in July and its merger with another UTC company to form UTC Aerospace Systems. Dan Coulom has been named manager of external communications, and Cynthia Forbes has been named manager of community relations. They will relocate to Charlotte from Connecticut.

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina

The Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney, sponsored by general contractor Andrew Roby and Harris Teeter, will be Oct. 13 at Freedom Park in Charlotte and aims to raise $200,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina.

LIFESPAN open house

LIFESPAN in Greensboro will host an open house and groundbreaking ceremony on September 7 from 11 a.m. to  1 p.m.  to begin the first phase of “The George Andreve Gardens & Greenhouse” at LIFESPAN’s Creative Campus at 908 McClellan Place.

BCC Rally

BCC Rally, an all-volunteer nonprofit formed in 2004 that has raised $719,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer, will hold a week-long series of fundraising events Sept. 23-29 at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte. Susan G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be the keynote speaker at a gala on Sept. 29.

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in High Point has received a $10,000 gift from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation in Greensboro to fund performances of the Shakespeare To Go tour in Guilford County Schools.

High Point Regional Health System

High Point Regional Health System, along with presenting sponsor High Point Bank, will host the 26th Annual Warren Rives 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run on Sept. 15 at the Millis Regional Health Education Center to benefit Heart Strides, a cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at High Point Regional.

Guild of High Point

The Guild of High Point will host the Eleventh Annual Guild Golf Classic on Sept. 14 at Holly Ridge Golf Links in Archdale to benefit High Point Regional Health System. Formed in 1945, the Guild over the years has provided funds for medical equipment, wheelchairs, maintenance of hospital facilities and nursing education scholarships at High Point Regional, including a donation of $500,000 in 1985 for construction of the new hospital.

Winston-Salem Foundation

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 16 community grants totaling $315,700.

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