Nonprofit news roundup, 01.25.13

Triad Golfers Against Cancer award $250,000

Triad Golfers Against Cancer, an all-volunteer organization, has awarded $250,000 in seven cancer research grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 each to cancer research centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, East Carolina University and Duke University.

Golfers Against Cancer was founded in 2005 as a local unit of a national charity started eight years earlier in Houston, Texas, by golfers who were committed to raising money for cancer research across the U.S. Since its formation, Golfers Against Cancer has raised and donated nearly $2 million for cancer research at North Carolina cancer centers.

That total has been expanded to over $8 million in additional funding from other sources benefiting North Carolina medical research facilities.

Nationally, over $20 million has been raised by golfers groups since 1997.

Junior League of Greensboro names president

Julie Malloy Copeland, vice president of Talent Management & Development, has been named president of the Junior League of Greensboro for a one-year term starting June 1, 2013. Beginning in June, the Junior League will focus on providing support to Title I elementary education through Cone Elementary School.

Firehouse Subs gives equipment to fire departments

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded over $22,000 in equipment to Ararat Volunteer Fire Department and over $7,400 in equipment to East Bend Volunteer Fire Department. Through its Foundation, created in 2005, Firehouse Subs has given $5.7 million to “hometown heroes” in 36 states and Puerto Rico, including over $436,700 in North Carolina.

Charlotte Symphony benefit

The 2nd annual Classical Idol, a benefit produced by the Symphony Guild of Charlotte to support the Charlotte Symphony and youth music education programs, will be held April 12 at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theater, showcasing how music transforms lives and helps foster social, cultural and economic change.

Brady Associates

Brady Associates associates at the company’s nine locations raised nearly $1,900 and over 300 cans of food for donation to local food banks.

Thompson Child & Family Focus

Antinette Blocker, a Family Partners staff member with Thompson Child & Family Focus in Charlotte, has been named one of five winners of the annual Casey Excellence for Children Awards by Casey Family Programs, a national operating foundation committed to improving the lives of children and families in communities across America.

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