Nonprofit news roundup, 11.02.12

North Carolina Community Foundation reactivates disaster relief fund

The North Carolina Community Foundation has reactivated its statewide disaster relief fund to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. All funds will go directly to nonprofits serving the needs of local victims in counties the Foundation serves. Local affiliate foundations will determine the nonprofit agency or agencies to provide relief for victims of storms in their areas.

Triangle Community Foundation sends 680 kids to camp

Triangle Community Foundation granted over $147,000 to its 16 Send A Kid To Camp Partners in 2012, sending over 680 children to participate in local camp experiences this past summer, the most ever.

Since 1984, the Foundation has raised over $2.3 million for the program, enabling over 8,000 children from Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake Counties to attend camp.

The Foundation partners with nonprofits to provide camp tuition assistance for children who otherwise would not be able to attend camp. The children may be disabled, living in foster care, or from a family not able to afford camp.

Alamance Regional Medical Center Auxiliary contribution valued at $1.8 million

Volunteers for Alamance Regional Medical Center Auxiliary worked at the hospital a total of 65,905 hours in fiscal 2012, with an estimated value of over $1.4 million, and the auxiliary donated $407,500 worth of equipment and gifts to enhance hospital services.

Band Together NC to benefit Communities in Schools

Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, has selected Communities in Schools of Durham County and Communities in Schools of Wake County as its 2014 nonprofit partners. Proceeds raised at the 2014 event will go to hiring a minimum of six graduation coaches and mentors who will directly serve more than 600 students while indirectly serving 6,000 more students in the Triangle. The event helped raise $566,000 in 2012 for Urban Ministries of Raleigh and has donated over $2 million to local nonprofits since its inception in 2001.

Pro bono marketing marathon in Charlotte

Luquire George Andrews in Charlotte has selected five Charlotte-area nonprofits to receive free advertising, digital, public relations, social media and creative services during the agency’s fourth annual Goodstock, a 24-hour pro bono marketing marathon to be held Nov. 15 and 16. Over the past three years, LGA has donated over $750,000 worth of pro bono services to 20 area nonprofits during Goodstock. Recipients this year, selected through a request for proposals process, are Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Community Culinary School of Charlotte, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, KinderMourn.

Triangle Land Conservancy names executive director

Chad Jemison, former senior land project manager for Scenic Hudson Land Trust and before that executive director of the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, both in New York, has been named executive director of Triangle Land Conservancy in Raleigh.

American Tire Distributors

American Tire Distributors raised $170,000 at its 2012 Charity Golf Tournament and will give $35,000 each to Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, and $100,000 to Boundless Playgrounds. The tournament has raised over $1.2 million for local and national nonprofits.

Answer Scholarship Endowment

The Leon Levine Foundation in Charlotte awarded a $10,000 grant to the ANSWER Scholarship Endowment to help send mothers in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties to college. The grant is the second from the foundation to the endowment.

Business Support of the Arts Awards

November 16 is the deadline for submitting nominations to United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County for the 2013 Business Support of the Arts Awards. Co-sponsored by The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the awards are given annually to businesses, organizations, and individuals that promote the arts and humanities in Wake County in a significant way. The 2013 awards will be presented in January at the annual “State of Arts and Culture in Wake County” event.

The Choice Bus

Communities In Schools of North Carolina has partnered with The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation in Birmingham, Ala., to sponsor The Choice Bus, which is half school bus, half prison, and will visit 10 North Carolina counties in an effort to help reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation rate by showing an estimated 2,000 students the importance of their decisions.


John Killebrew has retired as vice president of community support for the North Carolina Research and Education Network at MCNC, and Tommy Jacobson has been promoted to new position of chief operating officer.

Smiles for Christmas

American Society for Quality-Raleigh Section is partnering with the Toys for Tots Foundation of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Eastern North Carolina division, on the “100,000 Smiles for Christmas” toy drive event, to be held November from noon to 6 p.m. at Durham County Memorial Stadium, with a goal of collecting 100,000 toys to benefit children in Wake, Johnston, Franklin, Warren, Vance, Granville, and Durham counties.

Church World Service

The Immigration and Refugee Program at Church World Service in Greensboro received a two-year $160,000 grant from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to continue its naturalization program.

Blackbaud earnings

Blackbaud, which provides software and services for nonprofits, reported net income of $2.8 million, or 6 cents a share, and total revenue of $122.5 million, for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to net income of $10.2 million, or 23 cents a share, and total revenue of $95.4 million, in the same period last year. The company’s board of directors approved a third-quarter 2012 dividend of 12 cents a share payable on Dec. 14, 2012, to stockholders of record on Nov. 28, 2012.

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