Nonprofit news roundup, 09.20.13

Forsyth United Way kicks off campaign

United Way of Forsyth County has set a goal of raising $17.3 million in its annual campaign, the same goal it has set and met for each of the past two years.

Co-chairing the campaign, which kicked off September 17, are Rich Noll, chairman and CEO of Hanesbrands, and Mike Ernst, president of Hanesbrands’ Direct to Consumer.

Crisis Assistance names chief advancement officer

Edson F. Scudder Jr., former senior vice president in the Global Corporate Responsibility Group at Bank of America, has been named chief advancement officer for Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte, effective September 30.

Fanjul leaving SmartStart

Stephanie Fanjul has resigned as president of the North Carolina Partnership for Children, a Raleigh-based organizations that leads Smart Start, a network of local nonprofit partnerships that work to increase learning and development of children from birth to age five.

The organization says Fanjul, who has served as president since February 2007, has agreed to assist with the transition and process for finding a new president and has not set a final date of employment.

Action For Children celebrates 30 years

Action for Children North Carolina has named recipients of its Shining Star Award and will recognize them at a reception November 6 at the North Carolina Museum of History celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary.

Award recipients include former state Sen. Linda Garrou of Forsyth County; Doris Mack, executive director of Families Supporting Families of Halifax County;  former state Sen. William R. Purcell, a retired pediatrician and former mayor of Laurinburg; and John and Claire Tate of Mecklenburg County.

Action for Children North Carolina was formed in 1983 by state lawmakers to fill a gap in impartial data and research on the well-being of North Carolina’s children.

StepUp Ministry Greensboro marks second year

In its first two years of operation, StepUp Ministry Greensboro served 599 adults, graduated 498 from its Jobs Readiness program and helped over 250 find jobs.  Several have received job promotions.

StepUp Ministry Greensboro is supported financially and with volunteers by 11 founding faith community partners, eight supporting faith partners and many businesses and individuals. Over 200 volunteers work in the program.

StepUp, which works to prepare participants for jobs, independence and stability, is the first replication of Raleigh-based StepUp Ministry.

Alamance Regional Medical Center launches $3 million campaign

Alamance Regional Medical Center has kicked off a $3 million capital campaign to provide patient and family amenities for its new cancer center, including a healing garden, community room for support groups, special family waiting areas, and on-site cafe.

The campaign already has raised $1 million from physicians, Alamance Regional employees, members of the Alamance Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and members from the advisory board and foundation board of Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Project Racing Horse celebrating 10th anniversary

Project Racing Horse, a nonprofit that was formed in Randleman in 2003 to find homes for retired racing greyhounds and has served over 2,200 greyhounds, will host its annual fall festival October 12 at its adoption facility at 7015 Faulkner Road.

Vance County Community Foundation awards grants

Vance County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, awarded grants to Make a Wish Foundation; Prevent Blindness; Girl Scouts NC – Coastal Pines; Henderson Collegiate Charter School; Southern Vance High School’s Robotics Team; and Youth Christian Center.

Junior Achievement partners with TIMCO

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina in partnership with TIMCO is launching a  intensive five-day Job Shadow program to give Guilford County high school students on-site job experience. TIMCO Aviation Services will pilot the program this fall with five students from T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point.

PwC Charitable Foundation supports First Tee

The PwC Charitable Foundation has made a grant to be distributed to four First Tee chapters, including $35,000 to First Tee of Charlotte and $17,500 each to First Tee of the Triangle and First Tee of the Triad, all in North Carolina; $17,500 to First Tee of Spartanburg in South Carolina; and $12,500 to the chapter that achieves both the highest amount of participating volunteers and the most hours logged by PwC volunteers with The First Tee as of October 4.

Hadassah promotes breast cancer awareness

The Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah has organized its 2nd annual “Celebrate the Ta Tas,” a fundraising event to raise awareness about breast cancer. As part of the event, volunteer artists will paint the naked torsos of women, and volunteer photographers will photograph the designs, which will be available for purchase at the Big Reveal on October 24 at the Mint Museum Uptown.

Pro bono marketing available for Triad nonprofits

Greensboro marketing agency The Sales Factory has invited nonprofits in the Triad to apply for pro bono advertising, branding and marketing services as part of an annual creative blitz known as CreateAthon. Nonprofits may request applications by calling (336) 991-6040 or emailing jessicah@salesfactory.  The deadline for submitting applications is October 3.

United Guaranty partners to build Habitat House

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, United Guaranty has partnered with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to build a Habitat home in the Village at Northside neighborhood in Greensboro.

Urban Ministries of Wake County receives $5,000

Wake County government and United Way of the Greater Triangle teamed up to provide a gift of $5,000 to Urban Ministries of Wake County to buy food to meet rising demand at its Food Pantry in Raleigh.

American Heart Association receives $500

Woods of Terror in Greensboro donated $500 to the American Heart Association from its inaugural 5K Zombie Mud Run on September 14.

Moore & Van Allen honored for work with food banks

Moore & Van Allen PLLC received a Community Partnership Award from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Raleigh. The award recognized efforts by attorney volunteers from the firm and from Piedmont Natural Gas who filled 1,200 backpacks with 8,400 pounds of food in support of the North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks. The firm’s Charlotte and Research Triangle offices together raised 53,285 pounds of food.

Food drive to benefit food bank in Seagrove

Chief Express in Seagrove is partnering with Christians United Crisis Ministry of Southern Randolph County in Seagrove and Seagrove United Methodist Church to collect canned goods and basic toiletries every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to noon at the Seagrove Town Square. All donations will go to the food bank at Christian Crisis Ministry of Southern Randolph County.

MS Society chapter to hold dinner, bike event

The Central NC Chapter of the National MS Society will host its Dinner of Champions at Greensboro Country Club on September 24. The dinner will honor Billy Hall, The James Family, LuAnna and Frank Harris, and Dr. Emily Pharr.

The Chapter also will hold its 28th annual Bike MS: VF Corporation & Wrangler Tour to Tanglewood on September 28 and 29. The event raised $1 million in 2012 and attracted over 2,000 cyclists and volunteers.

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