Nonprofit news roundup 07.12.13

Easter Seals UCP names chief development officer

Peggy Shriver, former executive director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan, has been named chief development officer for Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia.

Shriver also is former national director of event marketing for Easter Seals National, and former chief development officer for Special Olympics International.

Established in 1945, Easter Seals UCP provides an array of community-based services and solutions, serving over 20,000 individuals and their families in the North Carolina and Virginia managing disabilities and mental health challenges.

Tribble named development director at Men’s Shelter of Charlotte

Amy Tribble former vice president for resource development for the Arts & Science Council and before that director of development for the Council for Children’s Rights, both in Charlotte, will join the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte on June 22 as director of development.

Hayes joins Victory Junction as leadership giving director

Tonya Hayes, former director of development and major gifts for The Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, has joined Victory Junction in Randleman as leadership giving director. Hayes, who also is president of the NC Triad chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, will oversee the planned giving, annual fund and major gift programs for Victory Junction, a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.

Hoffman named director of programming at miraclefeet

Richard Hoffman, who played leadership roles for over 20 years at Catholic Relief Services, International Medical Corps, International Relief and Development, Asian Development Bank, and was a long-term consultant to the World Bank, has been named director of programming for miraclefeet, a Carrboro-based nonprofit that focuses on treating children with clubfoot in developing countries.

Harris Teeter gives $587,000

Harris Teeter is donating over $587,000 to the USO and Wounded Warrior Project from contributions from Harris Teeter customers during its point of purchase donation card campaign, Support Our Troops, it hosted in May. The inaugural Support Our Troops campaign last year raised over $445,000.

Allen Tate Company raises funds for United Way, arts and culture

Allen Tate Company raised over $110,000 for United Way, arts and culture in the Carolinas. Allen Tate realtors and staff at the Green Valley, North Elm and Oak Ridge branches contributed $7,819 to the United Way of Greater Greensboro and $8,264 to the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.

UNC-Greensboro launches gift planning website

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has launched a website at giftplanning.uncg.edu devoted to gift planning. The site features tips on living for seniors; weekly updates on financial and tax policy news; stories from alumni and friends participating in the university’s life income plans; and ways to make a gift.

Charlotte chapter of American Red Cross names volunteer of year

Linda Fry was named volunteer of the year by the Charlotte chapter of the American Red Cross.

Raleigh affiliate of National Christian Foundation disperses $3 million

The Raleigh affiliate of the National Christian Foundation dispersed 450 grants totaling $3 million to local, national and international charities during the second quarter of 2013. At the national level, grant donations to charities since 1982 reached $4 billion.

The average grant totaled $10,000 in the second quarter for the Raleigh affiliate, which expects total giving since it was formed in 2005 to grow to over $50 million in 2013, up from $46.9 million in 2012.

NBA player to speak at Boys & Girls Club event in Winston-Salem

Chris Paul, a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association and a Winston-Salem native, will be the guest speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for Boys & Girls Club of The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem. The event is scheduled for August 8, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm at the Embassy Suites Grand Pavilion Ballroom at 460 North Cherry Street.

Greensboro United Way names nine board members

United Way of Greater Greensboro named nine new members of its board of directors, including:

* Marc Adams, vice president and general manager, Ecolab/Kay Chemical.

* Jason Bohrer, partner, Newbold Advisors.

* Mike Diamond, senior vice president, BB&T.

* Mae Douglas, retired executive, Cox Communication.

* Beth Folger, chief academic officer, Guilford County Schools.

* Mary Margaret Hart, consultant and executive assistant, DressCode.

* Jeff Johnson, vice president of centralized call management, American Express, Whitsett.

* Kent Price, senior vice president of human resources, United Guaranty.

* Jim Westmoreland, deputy city manager, City of Greensboro.

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