Rodriguez promoted at Triangle Community Foundation
Sandra Rodriguez, a donor engagement officer at Triangle Community Foundation, has been promoted to director of donor engagement, and Veronica Hemmingway has been promoted to senior donor engagement officer from donor engagement officer.
Rodriguez, a native of Costa Rica and former associate director of El Pueblo in Raleigh, has worked at the Foundation for over six years.
She and Hemmingway will continue to work with Foundation donors and fundholders to help them support causes they care about as well as the Foundation’s community initiatives.
Salvation Army of Winston-Salem names development director
Matthew Linville, former associate director of planned giving for the North and South Carolina Division of The Salvation Army, has been named director of development for The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem.
The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem also recently added three new members to its local volunteer Advisory Board, including Frank Rayburn, accounting professor emeritus from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Jim Ruffin, who recently retired from Landmark Builders; and Rob Welch, a vice president at I.L. Long Construction in Winston-Salem.
Peck returns to Capstone Advancement Partners
Brigitte Roufail Peck, a founder of Capstone Advancement Partners in Charlotte and most recently assistant director of institutional advancement for The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, has rejoined the consulting firm as senior consultant and will be serving clients throughout the Southeast from Atlanta.
Ryba leaving John Avery Boys and Girls Club
Sheila Ryba resigned as chief professional officer at John Avery Boys and Girls Club in Durham to start her own business, Lion’s Share Consulting. She will be working with the board and staff at the Boys and Girls Club during a transition period.
Lenovo, Kramden Institute partner to donate computers
Lenovo partnered with Kramden Institute in Durham to refurbish and donate computers to 75 students in families stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Last year, Lenovo and the Kramden Institute refurbished and donated computers at the U.S. Army installation at Fort Bragg and at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
SECU Family House names development associate
Colleen Weiss, former executive eirector of the Forsyth Humane Society, has been named development associate for SECU Family House in Winston-Salem. SECU Family House provides lodging for families and patients who are in Winston-Salem for medical care.
High Point Boys & Girls Clubs honored
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point received the Marketing and Communications Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America for implementing the best marketing strategy for publicity/media relations, Great Futures Start Here, and comprehensive marketing strategy.
Wells Fargo supports tree plantings in Sandhills
With support from Wells Fargo, Arbor Day Foundation has completed the replanting of tens of thousands of longleaf pine trees in the North Carolina Sandhills, restoring vital forestland and ecosystems in the fire-prone community.
The North Carolina coast contains vast stretches of longleaf pine trees, but these forests have shrunk to just four percent of their original range over the past 50 years.
The Foundation and Wells Fargo supported the planting of 400 trees an acre, for a total of 50,000 trees this spring.
The five-year relationship between Wells Fargo and the Arbor Day Foundation has resulted in the planting of 630,000 trees in forests and communities throughout the U.S.
Habitat Charlotte honors seven founding churches
Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte has honored seven churches that founded the organization 30 years ago.
Those churches, representing six different denominations, came together over the need to address the lack of decent, affordable housing available to low-income families paying a disproportionate percent of take-home pay on rent, with very little left for basic family needs.
Habitat’s founding churches include Christ Episcopal, Covenant Presbyterian, Little Church on the Lane, Myers Park Baptist, Myers Park Presbyterian, Myers Park United Methodist and St. Mark’s Lutheran.
Asheville funder makes early childhood grants
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, which is based in Asheville and serves 18 counties, awarded two $75,000 grants focusing on early childhood development to Region A Partnership for Children, which serves the state’s seven most western counties and on the Qualla Boundary, and to Southwestern Child Development Commission, which is based in Webster and serves 13 counties.
Winston-Salem Foundation awards $187,725
The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded eight Community Grants totaling $187,725 to organizations that serve people in Forsyth County and work in the areas of the arts and culture, education, the environment, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.
Urban Ministries to hold 9th annual Tour D’Coop
Urban Ministries of Wake County will hold its ninth annual Tour D’ Coop event, a one-day tour of chicken coops and urban farms, on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event collects non-perishable food items and raises money for Urban Ministries, a Raleigh nonprofit that provides essential services to the homeless, hungry and uninsured individuals in Wake County.
NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad to honor Sandra Daye Hughes
NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad will honor Sandra Daye Hughes, a Greensboro journalist and community advocate, with the 2013 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award on November 7.
Hughes’ career at WFMY News 2 spanned forty years, beginning in 1972 as a general assignment reporter and then serving from 1985 to 1990 as community affairs manager while also serving as co-host of the “Good Morning Show.”
She returned to the newsroom in 1990 to anchor the evening news.
After retiring from the station, Hughes moved to her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University, where she is teaching journalism.
Raleigh chapter of National Christian Foundation gives $181,488
The Raleigh chapter of the National Christian Foundation has given $181,488 since 2005 to Compassion International through 87 grants from local givers. Grants to the charity directly supplement an impoverished child’s education and health expenses or support programs in which the child participates. At the national level, the Foundation has facilitated over $656,000 in giving to Compassion International since 2005.
Restrictive covenant at issue in possible coliseum sale
The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, governing body for the Winston-Salem Foundation, has voiced concerns about the possible sale of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Committee convened for a called meeting on May 13 to review a draft of the restrictive covenant between its owner, the City of Winston-Salem, and its prospective buyer, Wake Forest University related to the potential sale.
A tentative agreement on the proposed sale would maintain access to specific events such as high school graduations that have been held at the Coliseum over the years.
Since 1969, the Foundation has held a reversionary interest in the property to ensure the original donors’ intent that the property be available for public events.
After consultation with the Foundation’s Trustee and the Foundation’s legal counsel, the Foundation says, “it was determined that there are concerns related to continued public access.”
Because the land was acquired with private donations to benefit the public, the Foundation is concerned that “the public should continue to have access to the facility,” says Cici Fulton, director of marketing and communications for the Foundation.
The Foundation says it and the Trustee still are waiting for drafts of the parking documents and the deed of transfer.
No decision was reached at the meeting on the release of the reversionary interest.
The Foundation says it will continue to work with the city to address the concerns.
Smithfield’s ships barbecue to U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q recently shipped care packages with ingredients needed to prepare its eastern North Carolina-style chicken, barbecue and other southern staples to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan.