Nonprofit news roundup, 07.03.13

Taylor steps down as head of advancement services at N.C. State

John Taylor, a pioneer in the field of advancement services, has stepped down after five years as associate vice chancellor for advancement services at N.C. State University to return full-time to his consulting practice, Durham-based Advancement Services Concepts & Solutions, supporting the advancement services profession.

At N.C. State, the office of advancement services handles and helps coordinate alumni and donor records, donor relations, prospect management, prospect research and information services for the entire university.

Legal Aid honors board chair, senior attorney

Legal Aid of North Carolina has honored Charles Horton, its board chair, and Larry Nestler, one of its senior attorneys, for their service to the legal needs of the poor.

Charles Holton, chair of Legal Aid’s board of directors and an attorney in the Durham office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, received the William Thorp Award for pro bono attorney of the year.

Holton has recorded over 2,500 hours of volunteer legal services in the last decade, including 388 hours last year alone, with much of that work benefitting Legal Aid.

Holton has donated hundreds of hours to Legal Aid’s medical-legal partnership in Durham that brings together Legal Aid lawyers and medical professionals to address legal issues underlying health problems.

Larry Nestler, senior managing attorney of Legal Aid’s Sylva office, received the Deborah Greenblatt Award for legal services lawyer of the year.

Nestler began his career in 1978 with the Eastern Cherokee Legal Services Organization, a predecessor to the Legal Aid office he now runs.

He was instrumental in developing the legal system for the Cherokee Court. He played a key role in shaping Legal Services of North Carolina, a forerunner to Legal Aid of North Carolina. And he helped expand the service area of the Sylva office.

He worked to help victims of domestic violence, serves in leadership positions on local and statewide bodies dedicated to the issue, and helped develop statewide standards for district court judges handling domestic violence cases.

Child Care Services Association names new CEO

Anna Carter, deputy director of the state Division of Child Development and Early Education for 20 years, has been named president and CEO of Child Care Services Association.

She succeeds Sue Russell, who announced earlier this year her plans to step down.

Russell, who helped found the Association 40 years ago and served as its first president, will continue in a part-time role as executive director of its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Technical Assistance and Quality Assurance Center.

Lawson joins Hospice of Wake County

Hospice of Wake County has hired Jeanne Lawson, former Northern Piedmont regional association for the North Carolina Community Foundation, as major gifts coordinator. Lawson will be responsible for securing higher-end gifts to help make sure no patient is turned away for an inability to pay, and for its grief services and capital campaigns.

Civil Rights Center raises $100,000

WFMY News 2 successfully partnered with the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro for a telethon and fundraiser that produced over $100,000 for the Center.

Shakespeare Festival raises camp scholarship funds

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in High Point reached its goal of raising $2,000 to provide summer camp scholarships to 10 children from a local Boys & Girls Club, just one day after announcing the fundraising drive. The camp will be scheduled for the week of July 15.

Truliant executive chairs March for Babies

Todd Hall, chief operating officer at Truliant Federal Credit Union, has been named the 2014 Winston-Salem March for Babies Chair for the March of Dimes. Held in 778 U.S. communities, March for Babies is involves over seven million people every year. The March of Dimes this year celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Children’s Home Society buys property for headquarters

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina has purchased a new property that has become its Charlotte headquarters.  The Society has consolidated two former Charlotte offices and relocated to its new facility at 2200 East Seventh St.

HandyCapable Network gets $6,500

HandyCapable Network received a $6,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and will use the funds to create and put into place a succession plan.

Grants available to serve youth in Duplin County

Duplin County Community Foundation will host two workshops on July 9 in Kenansville for prospective applicants to its Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement for grants that focus on youth in Duplin County.  The Foundation only accepts online grant applications.  The application deadline is August 20, and the board will announce grant recipients in September.The grant workshops will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2:30 and 3:45 at James Sprunt Community College.  The workshops are free, but seating is limited, so please call (910) 509-7256 by Monday, July 8, to reserve a spot.

Winston-Salem Foundation awards $170,000

Winston-Salem Foundation awarded seven community grants totaling $170,391 to AIDS Care Service; Crisis Control Ministry; Financial Pathways of the Piedmont; Horizons Residential Care Center; Hospice and Palliative CareCenter; Planned Parenthood Health Systems; and United Way of Forsyth County.

Band Together looking for 2015 partner

Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that raised nearly $3, million for local nonprofit partners, will hold a question-and-answer session on July 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh about how to become the organization’s 2015 nonprofit partner.

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