Nonprofit news roundup, 01.10.14

Watt to support gift planning for all 17 UNC campuses

Steve Watt, former executive director of gift planning at North Carolina State University,  has been named director of gift planning at General Administration for the University of North Carolina system.

In his newly created position, Watt will work with all 17 campuses in the UNC system to promote gift planning.

He reports to Tim Minor, who last August joined General Administration for the UNC system as associate vice president for university advancement after serving as associate vice chancellor, or senior academic and administrative officer, and chief operating officer of advancement, at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Newton leaving Guilford Nonprofit Consortium to head workforce effort

Donna Newton is stepping down as director of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium to become director of a new effort to boost workforce development for disadvantaged people seeking jobs and skills, and for businesses, in the Greensboro area.

While the initiative initially will be housed at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, one task for Newton will be to recommend a board for the new effort, as well as its ultimate home.

Newton says her new role will be to “lead the development of a ‘system,’ including local colleges and universities, government, businesses and nonprofits, to enable residents to gain the skills to move from unemployment and under-employment to full employment at a sustainable wage.”

The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium is a program of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro that works to help build the capacity of local nonprofits.

Triangle AFP to hold annual philanthropy forecast on January 27

Foundation giving, major gifts, funding diversification and corporate giving will be the focus of the annual philanthropy forecast on January 27 sponsored by the Triangle chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The event, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Cary, will feature panel discussions on those topics, with each panel also looking at ethical issues.

Briggs named executive director at Dress for Success Triangle

Beth Briggs, former president of consulting firm Creative Philanthropy, has been named executive director of Dress for Success Triangle.

Briggs, who previously was executive director of the N.C. Council for Women, succeeds Pat Nathan, who created the Triangle affiliate of Dress for Success in 2008.

Dress for Success Triangle works to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools.

Drummond Armstrong joins Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Tiffany Drummond Armstrong, former executive director of the North Carolina chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has joined the Asheville-based Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation as vice president of chapter and community development.

Hatley named director of resource development at CASA

Missy Hatley, former director of annual fund and communications at Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, has been named the first director of resource development at CASA, an affordable housing provider that manages over 300 rental apartments for people in the Triangle who are homeless, veterans or live with disabilities.

Cox joins Communities in Schools of North Carolina

Jill Cox, former director of communications and government relations at United Way of North Carolina, has joined Communities in Schools of North Carolina as vice president for communications.

Thompson promoted at Action Greensboro

Cecelia Thompson, director of programs at Action Greensboro, has been promoted to director. She formerly was executive director of the Guilford Green Foundation and communications officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

Students at Enloe High School raise $63,000 for SAFEchild

The 9th annual Enloe Charity Ball, an event organized by the Student Council at Enloe High School in Raleigh to support an individual charity, raised $63,000, exceeding its $50,000 goal, and benefited SAFEchild, a a child abuse prevention agency.

Last year, the event raised $51,000 and benefited InterAct of Wake County, a nonprofit that serves victims and survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.

Junior Achievement gets $1,000, names board member

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina received a $1,000 grant from Truliant Federal Credit Union to support economic education in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina also elected Jean Ann Wood, president of Eden Chamber of Commerce, to its board of directors.

Cone Health Foundation names 3 board members

Cone Health Foundation in Greensboro, the only philanthropy in Guilford County focused only on health, has added three new members to its board of directors.

The new board members, each of whom will serve a three-year term, are John M. Cross, an attorney and partner with Brooks Pierce; The Reverend Dr. Diane L. Givens Moffett, senior pastor at St. James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro; and Inez Tuck, dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

Winston-Salem Foundation names board members, accepting awards nominations

Dr. John D. McConnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Randall S. Tuttle, founder and partner of Trade Street Capital Partners, LLC, have joined The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the main governing body for The Winston-Salem Foundation.

The Foundation also is accepting nominations until March 7 for The Winston-Salem Foundation Award, which recognizes personal dedication in support of the Foundation’s basic mission of improving the quality of life for individuals in the community, and the ECHO Award, which recognizes people and informal groups that build “social capital,” or connections among people.

The Winston-Salem Foundation Award includes a $10,000 cash grant to a charitable organization selected by the winner, while ECHO Award winners receive $1,000 to donate to a charitable organization of their choice.

Recipients of the awards  will be announced at the Foundation’s Community Luncheon on May 7. Nominations must be submitted by March 7.

Stokes County educator honored

Eric Marshall, a teacher at London Elementary School in Stokes County, has received a certificate from the Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognizing him as “Outstanding Teacher of American History.”

Marshall also has been confirmed as the statewide NSDAR winner of the Outstanding Teacher of American History award, and he will be nominated for the national award, to be announced in June 2014.

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