Nonprofit news roundup, 10.19.12

Cone Health Foundation awards $4.5 million

The Cone Health Foundation awarded $4.5 million in grants to 35 Greensboro-area nonprofits.

The awards, based on 52 applications requesting $5.4 million, support agencies working in the Foundation’s four grantmaking focus areas, including access to health care; adolescent pregnancy prevention; HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and mental health and substance abuse.

Some of the grants fall outside of  those defined categories and support community collaborations.

The single largest grant, $805,678, will go to HealthServe, a service of Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine that is designed to strengthen the health care safety net for people in Guilford County and provide medical services to low-income individuals.

Wake Tech Foundation gets $35,000 from SunTrust Foundation

The SunTrust Foundation has given $35,000 to the Wake Tech Foundation to fund the newly-created SunTrust Foundation Financial Literacy Initiative, which will focus on equipping Wake Tech students and employees with financial literacy skills.

Arts & Science Council gets boost from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo will match all donations made to Arts & Science Council by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ employees, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 through CMS’ 2012 Community One Campaign. All donations will go to support ASC’s Cultural Education Fund and will directly affect CMS through field trips, classroom experiences and professional development and training for teachers.

High Point concert to benefit United Way, theater

United Way of Greater High Point and Friends of the High Point Theatre will benefit from Rock n High Point, a concert on October 26 in Mendenhall Transportation Terminal on Commerce Street featuring The Carter Brothers and Lacy Green.

John Avery Boys & Girls Club

Walmart donated $10,000 to the John Avery Boys and Girls Club in Durham to help it recover from a fire on Sept. 9 at its at administrative building.

The organization also will host its Olympic Bull City Gala on Nov. 18 at Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus honoring the late Leroy Walker, the first African-American president of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

United Way of the Greater Triangle

E. Wayne Holden, president and CEO at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, has been appointed to the board of directors of United Way of the Greater Triangle in Morrisville.

Hospice of Wake County

Hospice of Wake  County will hold its 3-mile Step Lively walk on Nov. 17 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Hospice has raised over $114,000 from the event in the lsat two years.

Autism Society of North Carolina

Autism Society of North Carolina raised a record-high $300,000 at the 14th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism on Oct. 13. Premiere Communications and Consulting was the leading contributor, donating over $20,000. The company also supplied the generator for the event, and provided volunteers at the Autism Society’s Camp Royall facility to rewire the offices for data and phone outlets.

Festival Stage of Winston-Salem

Bermuda Village Retirement Community will sponsor the Friends Lounge at all performances of productions in October, February and May for of Festival Stage of Winston-Salem.

North Carolina Humanities Council

Cynthia “Cindy” Brodhead, who is married to Duke University President Richard Brodhead, has been elected chair of the The North Carolina Humanities Council. Richard Schramm, vice president for education programs at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, has been elected vice-chair, and Mark Costley, a senior member at Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, has been elected to serve as a trustee.

Duke Athletics

Rebecca and Steven Scott, retired chairman of medical investment company Scott Holdings, committed $10 million to the Duke Athletics Department, the university’s largest such gift ever.

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