Nonprofit news roundup, 11.09.12

Dunn retiring from No. 2 advancement job at UNC-Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Dunn will retire in late January as senior associate vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A search for a successor to Dunn, who was named to the post in February 2004, is expected to begin soon.

Her retirement follows the resignation in September of Matt Kupec as vice chancellor for university advancement in the wake of disclosures he had taken at least 25 personal trips at the university’s expense with Tami Hansbrough, a  fundraiser at the school and the mother of its former star basketball player Tyler Hansbrough.

Julia Sprunt Grumbles, former corporate vice president at Turner Broadcasting, has been named interim vice chancellor for advancement.

AFP Triad chapter honors donors, fundraisers

Marge Michel and the late Jake Michel will be honored with 2012 Life-Time Achievement Award from the Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its 20th National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon, to be held Nov. 19 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

The couple, who started a family foundation 20 years ago after selling their publishing company, over the years supported groups and causes such as Children’s Home Society, Triad Stage, restoration of the Old Presbyterian Graveyard, and a new library for the School of Education at UNC-Greensboro.

Other awards to be presented at the luncheon, which will feature a keynote address by Linda A. Carlisle, state secretary of cultural resources, include:

* Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer — Dinah Reece of Pfafftown.

* Outstanding Fundraising Professional — Ellen Coble, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Winston Salem.

* Outstanding Philanthropic Corporate PartnershipSouthwest Airlines/Timco Aviation.

* Outstanding Philanthropic Corporations Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Guilford County; Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, Forsyth County.

* Outstanding Philanthropic Foundations Allegra FootPRINT Fund, Forsyth County; Guilford Green Foundation, Guilford County; Davie County Community Foundation, Davie County.

* Outstanding Philanthropist Individuals Mary Gay and Don Brady, Guilford County; Marge and Jerry Silber, Forsyth County.

* Outstanding Fundraiser Youth GroupSURF Board of Davie County.

* Outstanding Fundraising Youth/Young Adult — Alana James, Forsyth County; Santiago Elliott, Guilford County.

Women to Women Endowment makes grant

The Women to Women to Endowment, established four years ago at The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro by Louise Brady, Lisa Bullock, Ann Lineweaver and Linda Sloan to provide large, high-impact grants to support issues relevant to women and their families in Guilford County, has achieved its initial goal of raising $3 million and has awarded $40,000 to Family Service of the Piedmont for its Women SOAR program that will serve women and girls suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders, and provide treatment based on their life style and needs.

The Endowment awarded its first grant of $25,000 in 2010 to the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and last year awarded $25,000 goal to the Women’s Resource Center for its New Choices program, which assists women returning to the workforce.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre board member honored

Cindy Koval received Mary Lynn McCree Bryan Leadership Award from Cumberland Community Foundation for her leadership on the board of Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville during its succession planning phase.

Partnership for Health Management

Partnership for Health Management in Greensboro will change its name to Partnership for Community Care as part of a statewide effort to brand itself with the statewide initiative Community Care of North Carolina.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Bob Seehausen of Novant Health in Winston-Salem has been elected chair of the board of trustees of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Krispy Kreme Challenge

The Krispy Kreme Challenge, hosted at High Point University by Kappa Delta sorority on Nov. 4, raised nearly $3,000 for Family Service of the Piedmont.

John Rex Endowment

The John Rex Endowment in Raleigh approved four grants totaling over $160,000, including an injury prevention grant to InterAct and capacity-building grants to PLM Families Together, North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, and  North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation.

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