Nonprofit news roundup, 12.14.12

Ballet chief to head Girl Scouts

Lisa M. K. Jones, executive director at Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, has been named CEO of Raleigh-based Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, effective Jan. 14, 2013.

She will succeed Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, who is retiring at the end of January 2013.

A founding employee of Carolina Ballet, Jones has served as its marketing director, general manager and, since 2002, executive director.

Before joining Carolina Ballet, Jones served as managing director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, assistant manager of Foellinger Auditorium, and production manager for Q-productions.

Sinclair joined the Girl Scouts in 2007 and directed the merger of two councils to create Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.

She previously spent 25 years with IBM, serving as a vice president, corporate officer and the first female senior state executive in North Carolina.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is the largest girl-serving organization in the region, reaching over 35,000 girls and partnering with 10,000 adult members in 41 counties in central and eastern North Carolina.

North Carolina Community Foundation honors banker

Hugh Bingham, regional manager and senior vice president at First Bank, received the Lewis R. Holding Philanthropic Leadership Award for 2012 from the North Carolina Community Foundation for his leadership as a member of the board of advisors of Moore County Community Foundation, an affiliate of statewide Foundation.

Established to honor the late Lewis R. Holding, who founded the statewide Foundation in 1988, the award is presented to an affiliate foundation president or board member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership resulting in outstanding growth for the affiliate.

Bingham joined the Moore County Community Foundation in 2007 and became president of its board in 2009, when he established the goal to double the affiliate’s community grantmaking fund, a goal that was accomplished a year later.

Established in 1993, the affiliate last year awarded roughly $80,000 from its local grantmaking fund to the community.

Duke University getting $10 million

David Rubenstein, a Duke University trustee, co-chair of its $3.25 billion fundraising campaign, and co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, will give $10 million to the Duke Athletics Department, matching the department’s largest gift.

Carolina HealthCare System donates lab

The International Medical Outreach program of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte donated a cardiac catheterization laboratory to a hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, the second public cath lab to open in the country.

Disaster Relief Fund

The North Carolina Community Foundation granted $7,000 from its Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy in the Currituck-Dare area. The grant was made to the Foundation’s affiliate, the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation, which allocated $6,000 to the Beach Food Pantry, a group that suffered extensive damage. The affiliate will hold the remaining $1,000 to meet future unmet needs related to the storm.

Partnership for Community Care

Partnership for Community Care in Greensboro will open a food pantry to provide low-income patients with healthier foods and nutrition education to help them to better manage their chronic diseases.

High Point University

Students at High Point University students nearly doubled their contribution to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking Campaign with 375 stockings this year, up from 200 last year.

The Winston-Salem Foundation

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded nine grants totaling $156,799 to groups serving people living in Forsyth County.


Philip Mulder, professor of history at High Point University, has been selected president of the board of directors for BookMarks, a Winston-Salem nonprofit that works to create a community of readers.

Support for breast cancer test

Motives by Loren Ridinger and ma Cares, the nonprofit foundation created by Greensboro-based Market America, gave over $13,400 to Friends for An Earlier Breast Cancer Test.

SECU Family House

SECU Family House in Winston-Salem has named six new members to its board of directors, including Mickey Boles, Sharon “Shari” Covitz, Santford Garner, Cecil Holland, Dee Smith and Leigh Cameron Atkins.

NCCJ of the Piedmont

NCCJ of the Piedmont received a 2012 “Top-Rated Award” by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews about nonprofits.

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