Nonprofit news roundup, 08.30.13

Old Salem gets two big gifts

Old Salem Museums & Gardens received a pledge of $750,000 over five years from Reynolds American, and a grant of $500,000, payable over five years, from the John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation.

Both gifts supports for a comprehensive capital campaign that aims to raise $17.66 million and already has raised $12.5 million.

High Point Regional Health employees give $144,000

Employees at High Point Regional Health raised over $143,800 to complete the fourth annual employee giving campaign, up 13 percent from last year.

Over 750 employees, up 5 percent from last year, gave with gifts ranging from $1 to over $2,500.

Since the initial employee giving campaign in 2010, High Point Regional employees have donated over $500,000.

Employee donations will be distributed to five different beneficiaries, including area of greatest need, which provides financial support to patient care programs, services and technology that have the greatest need in the hospital; patient special needs; charity mammogram fund; diabetes patient scholarship fund; and Project C.A.R.E., which assists employees who experience a catastrophic emergency.

Employees are given the option of designating where they would like their gift to go.

Winston-Salem Foundation awards $490,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 22 community grants totaling $490,919 to organizations that serve people in Forsyth County in the areas of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

Triangle YMCA gets grant, gift for tutoring program

YMCA of the Triangle kicked off a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation and a $40,000 in-kind gift from Lenovo to support Y Learning, the YMCA’s standardized tutorial program.

As part of this collaboration, Lenovo provided 60 ThinkPad laptops and 10 IdeaPad Tablets to YMCA of the Triangle.

It costs $1,355 a year for one child to participate in Y Learning, which provides homework assistance and academic enrichment for over 1,000 children in Wake, Durham, Lee and Pamlico Counties.

Presnell chairs Triangle Community Foundation board

Lacy M. Presnell III, general counsel for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Triangle Community Foundation.

Before joining the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Presnell was a long-time partner in the Raleigh law firm Burns, Day & Presnell.

The Foundation’s board also elected three new members, including Farad Ali, a partner at iT People Corporation in Durham; Pamela G. Senegal, vice president of economic and community development for Central Carolina Community College in Sanford; and Carl E. Thompson Sr., director of continuing education, Central Carolina Community College, Chatham County.

Richard “Stick” Williams, president of the Duke Energy Foundation, was elected to the Foundation Leadership Council at Triangle Community Foundation.

Northwestern Mutual reps raise $24,000

Northwestern Mutual financial representatives from offices in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Wilmington raised over $24,000 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which has raised over $60 million to support over 300 pediatric cancer research projects throughout the U.S.

Blackbaud names interim president and CEO

Anthony Boor, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Blackbaud, a provider of software and services for nonprofits, has been named interim president and CEO until a permanent CEO is appointed.

Boor, who will continue his responsibilities as chief financial officer, succeeds Marc Chardon, who Blackbaud announced in February would step down after seven years as president and CEO, leaving at the end of 2013, or earlier if a successor was named.

Wake Hospice names medical director, physician

Hospice of Wake County has named Laura Patel, a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, as hospice and palliative care medical director. Hospice also named Christine Mazzola Khandelwal, who has graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, as a hospice and palliative care physician.

AT&T donates school supplies

AT&T’s volunteer employee resource group, the AT&T Pioneers, donated over 500 book bags filled with schools supplies to Communities in Schools of Guilford County.

Truliant awards grants

Truliant in Winston-Salem awarded 39 nonprofits throughout the state with grants up $1,000 to support their operations.

Boys Scouts install garden beds for school

Boy Scout Troop 600 installed and filled garden beds the Scouts built for Colfax Elementary School that will be used to help students learn about agriculture, gardening and healthy eating. The project is part of the Environmental Stewardship Challenge sponsored by the US Green Building Council North Carolina Chapter, which awarded the elementary school a $300 grant for start-up costs.

Outward Bound School to host fundraising breakfast

North Carolina Outward Bound School will host a breakfast on October 10 to support funding for its military veteran wilderness expedition programs, with keynote speaker Steve Townes, founder, president and CEO of Ranger Aerospace. The event will be held at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte.

Piedmont Land Conservancy to hold benefit concert

Piedmont Land Conservancy will present a LandJam benefit bluegrass concert on October 25 at Carolina Theatre in Greensboro.

United Arts Council names board members

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County named seven new board members, including Jack Alphin, Alphin Real Estate; Helga Leftwich, law firm Hutchison; Sheree Crumbley, Wells Fargo Advisors; Kate Day, Cisco; Clay Martin, law firm Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton; Caroline Pendleton, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Karen Sinclair, communication agency Sinclair & Co.

ArtQuest at Greenhill receives grants

ArtQuest at Greenhill has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation, plus a grant from the Junior League of Greensboro, to develop special “Traveling Trunks” filled with North Carolina art works that support themes taught in the Common Core curriculum and provide arts to at-risk youth at Cone Elementary School in Greensboro.

Hickory Church of Christ wins charity contest

Hickory Church of Christ was the national winner of cash and prizes in a contest run by Kraft Cheese and recycler TerraCycle. The church recycled 9,000 cheese wrappers in June and July, the most in the contest, winning a $2,500 donation it will use for its food pantry, $2,500 to hold a “barbecue bash” on September 6, and other prizes.

Heart Association partners with Woods of Terror

The American Heart Association in the Triad will benefit from a partnership with Woods of Terror, which will host its inaugural 5K Zombie Mud Run on September 14 on its 30-acre site at 5601 North Church Street in Greensboro.

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