Nonprofit news roundup, 11.01.13

Wake Hospice launches $6 million campaign

Hospice of Wake County has kicked off a capital campaign to raise $6 million to add 10 rooms that will serve 300 more patients and their families a year in the Hospice Home.

Campaign co-chairs are Dr. William Dunlap, founder of Hospice of Wake County, and community volunteer Brenda Gibson.

The number of patients at Wake Hospice grew to an average of 335 patients a day in 2012 from an average of 107 in 2003.

By the end of September, Hospice Home, which opened in 2010, had served over 2,200 patients and their families.

Hospice also serves nearly 3,000 patients a year in their own homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and nursing homes.

White to head Children & Family Services Center

Shelley White, interim executive director and chief financial officer at the Children & Family Services Center in Charlotte, has been named executive director.

White, former vice president of finance and chief financial officer at United Way of Central Carolinas, succeeds Peggy Egan, who left to become director of  social services for Mecklenburg County.

White also will retain her role as chief financial officer.

The Children & Family Services Center, a five-story office building in uptown Charlotte, provides shared space, technology, finance and human resources services at below-market rates to nine nonprofits that serve families and children.

Through that sharing, the Center’s partner agencies have saved over $11.3 million over the past 10 years in rent, furniture and technology costs.

Hancock named development director for Humane Alliance

Hope Hancock, former executive director of the SPCA of Wake County, has been named development director of Humane Alliance of WNC, an Asheville-based national organization.

Hancock, who at Wake SPCA established a Humane Alliance model spay/neuter clinic, will be responsible for fundraising for the Humane Alliance’s national and international spay and neuter programs.

The Humane Alliance focuses on spay and neuter programs to end the shelter pet overpopulation and the destruction of four million to six million animals a year in the U.S.

Since 2005, over 2.9 million animals have been sterilized through Humane Alliance clinics in 39 U.S. states and two countries.

Triangle philanthropists, fundraisers to be honored

The Triangle chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented its annual philanthropy awards at its National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

Awards and winners include:

* Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Alice Lutz, executive director, Triangle Family Services.

* Excellence in Philanthropy – Burton Craige, attorney with Patterson Harkavy, and Heather Craige.

* Innovation in Philanthropy – nOg Run Club.

* Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation – WTVD-TV, ABC11.

* Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Lucia Powe, funder, KidZNotes.

* Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, ages 5 to 17 – Courtney Pisano, founder and president, Children’s Lasting Power.

* Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, ages 18 to 23 – Camille Fulbright, student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.,

* Outstanding Philanthropic Organization – Duke Hospital Auxiliary.

Salvation Army commands in Triad set $900,000 goal

The Salvation Army commands in the Triad have set a goal to raise $900,000 by December 24 in their annual Red Kettle campaign.

Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk raises $490,000

The American Heart Association’s 2013 Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk, sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health, on October 19, raised $490,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education programs.

High Point Regional Health Foundation raises $300,000

In its first three years, the annual Sun and Stars Signature Event hosted by High Point Regional Health Foundation has raised over $300,000.

Proceeds from this year’s event, held October 4 at the High Point Country Club, benefited LoveLine, an outreach program for cancer patients seen at the Hayworth Cancer Center that provides assistance with medications and other critical health needs; the Heart Strides cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program; and for monitors at the Esther R. Culp Womens Center.

Crown Imports raises $150,000 for UNC Cancer Center

Crown Imports, a division of Constellation Brands, raised $150,000 in North Carolina this year to benefit patient and family support programs at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over the past four years, Crown Imports’ “Corona Cares” program has generated over $500,000 to those programs.

Wells Fargo gives $100,000 to S.G. Atkins Community Development Corp.

Wells Fargo & Company is giving $6 million to 67 nonprofits, including $100,000 to S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation in Winston-Salem, to help revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods.

Blackbaud posts growth in net income, revenue

Blackbaud, a provider of software and services for nonprofits, reported net income of $9.4 million, or 21 cents a share, on total revenue of $127.9 million for the third quarter, compared to net income of $2.8 million, or 12 cents a share, on total revenue of $122.5 million for the same period a year earlier.

Blackbaud’s board of directors, approved a fourth quarter 2013 dividend of 12 cents a share payable on December 13, 2013, to stockholders of record on November 27, 2013.

Blackbaud, based in Charleston, S.C., works with over 29,000 customers in over 60 countries. Using Blackbaud technology, those organizations raise over $100 billion a year.

Barsuhn now chief development officer at Atlanta United Way

Keith Barsuhn, who resigned in January as president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro after four-and-a-half years in the job, now is working as senior vice president and chief development officer at United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Wells Fargo gives $10,000 to Elon

The Wells Fargo Foundation made a $10,000 gift to Elon University that will fund a summer literacy camp next year to provide assistance to youth from the greater Alamance County community from professors and college students at a time when children are not in school.

Interactive Resource Center to benefit from walk

The Interactive Resource Center, a day resource center in Greensboro for people dealing with homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless, will receive all proceeds from registrations for the inaugural Chicken Walk: Ending Homelessness One Leg at a Time, to be held November 16 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Center City Park at 200 N. Elm St.

Sponsors for the event include Bojangles’, NewBridge Bank, Innisbrook Wraps, Shamrock Giftwrap, New Leaf Graphics, New Home Building Supply, Ward Black Law, Downtown Greensboro Inc., and the City of Greensboro.

More homeless in Greensboro showing progress

A report by Partners Ending Homelessness in Greensboro shows that clients leaving transitional housing with one or more sources of income grew to 47 percent in August from 39 percent in October 2012, while emergency shelter clients leaving for stable housing grew to 32 percent in the third quarter of 2013 from 28 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012

A total of 1,008 individuals and families found stable housing from October 2012 to September 2013, the report says.

Huntington’s disease focus of Charlotte conference

The 7th Annual Huntington Study Group Clinical Research Symposium and Workshops will be held November 7-9 in Charlotte at the Omni Hotel.

Patients, families, caregivers, researchers and medical professionals are invited to attend the international gathering, which will include the symposium, workshops, and educational and training programs, and is jointly sponsored by Charlotte AHEC and the Huntington Study Group, or HSG, an international network of clinical researchers who study and care for patients and families with HD.

Mint gets painting from Bank of America

Bank of America is giving The Mint Museum in Charlotte Untitled (Seafirst), a 1979 painting by California artist Sam Francis from the Bank of America Collection.

With the gift, one of the largest by size – roughly 19 feet tall by 38 feet wide – and one of the most significant works to enter its collection, The Mint is launching a new Collections Initiative to strengthen the breadth and scope of art it makes available.

Take the Lead North Carolina gets grant

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem awarded a Wells Fargo Arts in Education grant to Take the Lead North Carolina to bring Dancing Classrooms to fifth graders at Easton Elementary School and allow Easton to host a Dancing Classrooms Team Match Competition in December for five elementary schools in Forsyth and Davie counties.

Community Matters to hold fundraising dinner

Community Matters, an alliance of insurance and risk management professionals working together to advance the cause of selected charitable organizations in the Charlotte region, will hold its Second Annual Celebration Dinner at The Club at Longview at 8801 Longview Club Drive in Weddington on November 4 at 6 p.m.

1in9 makes $10,000 grant to Rex Healthcare

1in9, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that provides financial assistance for women undergoing breast cancer treatments at Triangle-area hospital, has made a grant of $10,000 to Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. The nonprofit made a grant of $20,000 to Rex in December.

Sangvai begins term as Medical Society president

Devdutta G. Sangvai, associate chief medical officer for Duke University Health System and medical director for DukeWELL, has begun a term as the 160th president of the North Carolina Medical Society.

Robert E. Schaaf, a diagnostic radiologist and president and managing partner with Wake Radiology in Raleigh, has been named president-elect.

Retirement community opens in Cary

SearStone, a continuing care retirement community owned by the nonprofit Samaritan Housing Foundation, will welcome its first residents today.

SearStone, which is located on a 75 acres and will employ over 300 people when it is completed, says it is the first continuing care retirement community in North Carolina to receive a state license since 2008.

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