Nonprofit news roundup, 10.26.12

Executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro leaving

Winston McGregor is stepping down from her position as president and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro at the end of the year after 10 years with the agency. Habitat, which earlier this year began construction of its 400th home in Greensboro, has raised $3.25 million toward its campaign goal of $4.5 million for its 25th anniversary. McGregor joined the staff in 2002 as director of development and communications, and was named president and executive director in 2006.

Girls Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont names regional executive

Cindy Stubblefield, former development manager of corporate, foundation and faith-based giving at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem, has joined the Colfax-based Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont as regional executive. She will be responsible for  raising philanthropic support for the organization’s work in the Piedmont region, including Alamance, Caswell, Guilford and Rockingham counties. That will include helping to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward potential donors. Stubblefield formerly was director of annual giving at Salem Academy and College.

Nasher Museum of Art gets $5 million

Nancy A. Nasher and her husband, David J. Haemisegger, have given $5 million to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to create two new endowments for a visiting curatorship and the acquisition of modern art. The gift brings to more than $16 million the total given to the museum by members of the Nasher/Haemisegger family. Nancy Nasher’s father, Raymond Nasher, and his foundation provided the largest gift, $10 million, toward the new museum building.

Program set on domestic violence and the workplace

Verizon Wireless will team with United Family Services on November 2 to host DV@Work, a two-hour program for Charlotte area business executives that will focus on how to develop and implement policies and protocols to protect employee victims and the workplace overall from domestic violence.

United Way of Forsyth County gets $300,000 from Wells Fargo

United Way of Forsyth County received a $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo to provide financial counseling to lower-income households. United Way is one of eight local United Ways across the U.S.  selected by Wells Fargo and United Way Worldwide to assist in launching what will become a nationwide network to provide multi-year financial counseling for low- and middle-income households.

Winston-Salem Foundation

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 22 community grants totaling $374,271 to organizations serving the areas of animal welfare, arts and culture, community and economic development, education, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Kappa Delta sorority at High Point University will host a Krispy Kreme Challenge for the second straight year at noon on Nov. 4 starting at the Slane Student Center outdoor basketball court. Proceeds will benefit Family Service of the Piedmont. Kappa Delta hopes to double the more than $3,000 it raised in last year’s event.

Candle Tea

Candle Tea, organized by the Women’s Fellowship of Home Moravian Church, celebrating its 83rd anniversary and benefiting local charities, will begin Nov. 29 at the Single Brothers’ House on Salem Square in Old Salem. The event raised over $21,000 in 2011.


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