Nonprofit news roundup, 10.05.12

Duke launches $3.25 billion campaign

Duke University kicked off the public phase of a $3.25 billion fundraising campaign that already has raised $1.325 billion in its quiet phase.

Co-chairing the campaign, which is scheduled to run until June 30 2017, are trustees Anne Bass, Bruce Karsh and David Rubenstein.

The campaign includes $1.2 billion for Duke Medicine, including the Duke University Health System, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, and is the first university-wide campaign since Duke raised $2.36 billion in an effort that ended in 2003.

Morgan joins Wake Habitat

Danita Morgan, former director of development at Urban Ministries of Wake County, has joined Habitat for Humanity of Wake County as vice president of development and communications.

Harrill stepping down at Communities in Schools

Linda Harrill, founding director and president and CEO of Communities in Schools of North Carolina, will be stepping down as president to become senior advisor of education and innovation CISNC. The agency has retained consulting firm moss+ross to conduct a search for a new president and CEO.

Kiser joins Queens University of Charlotte

Elizabeth Kiser, associate vice president and campaign director at Davidson College, has been named associate vice president for development at Queens University of Charlotte.

United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County will award $108,000 to 139 schools in Wake County this school year, and will help place professional teaching artists in K-12 classrooms for a total of 326 residencies, workshops and performances that integrate the arts with core curriculum.

Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics North Carolina will receive over $19,000 from the North Carolina leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy, featuring law enforcement and truckers, that was held Sept. 15 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, with 121 trucks participating.

National MS Society

The Central North Carolina Chapter of the National MS Society raised $82,000 at its Winston-Salem Dinner of Champions, a record for the event, which attracted 300 people.

Care Ring

Rebecca “Becca” Brown, a May 2012 graduate of Queens University of Charlotte has been named a development associate at Care Ring in Charlotte.

American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality-Raleigh Section 1113 awarded a total of $5,000 to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, and Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Tempel appointed dean of new school of philanthropy

Gene Tempel, president and CEO of the Indiana University Foundation, has been appointed to be the founding dean of the university’s new School of Philanthropy, subject to the approval of the school’s board of trustees.

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