Nonprofit news roundup, 04.04.14

Four Triangle nonprofits honored for innovation

Four nonprofits have received the inaugural What Matters Innovation Awards from Triangle Community Foundation for innovation, collaboration and advocacy in the areas of arts and culture, community development, environmental conservation, and youth literacy.

Recipients of the $5,000 awards, with winners determined by online voting, were:

* Kidznotes, a Durham nonprofit that uses orchestral training to build a network of children, families and partners.

* Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, a Raleigh group that provides lodging, meals, case management and educational services to support independent living by homeless families in Wake County.

* North Carolina Conservation Network, a Raleigh nonprofit that supports, trains and coordinates organizations and advocates working to find sustainable solutions for the environment.

* Augustine Literacy Project, a Chapel Hill nonprofit that works to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens by training and supporting volunteer tutors.

The awards were presented April 2 at the Foundation’s What Matters luncheon at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event drew over 500 business leaders, government officials and nonprofit representatives.

Campaign raises $100,000 for Make-A-Wish

W.I.S.H. – Women Inspiring Strength & Hope 2014 raised over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina during its inaugural campaign.

At a celebration luncheon March 28 at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, Make-A-Wish honored 12 women who have worked to create awareness and raise funds to grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Each woman had agreed during the two month campaign to raise at least $7,500 to grant one child’s wish in the community.

Make-A-Wish recognized Joanne Pike, who personally raised nearly $20,000, as 2014 W.I.S.H. Champion of the Year.

Charlotte legal aid groups raise $90,000

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina, both in Charlotte, raised nearly $90,000 at their 8th annual Justice for All Luncheon on March 25 at the Westin Hotel.

Sponsors for the event, which attracted more than 640 guests, were Bank of America, Duke Energy, Discover Ready, Defender Capital and Huron Legal.

Lambert new CEO at Alzheimer’s Association

Katherine Lambert, executive vice president at the Charlotte-based Hornets’ Nest, Girl Scouts Council, has joined the Western Carolinas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as CEO.

YWCA Greensboro partners with Family Promise

YWCA Greensboro has formed a partnership with Family Promise, an organization dedicated to bringing shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes.  The YWCA will provide shelter for 35 people in the Family Promise program at its new facility at 1807 E. Wendover Ave.

Newton to be honored

Donna Newton, long-time director of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium to become director of a new effort at Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to boost workforce development for disadvantaged people, is the inaugural recipient of Heart of the Community Award from the American Heart Association.

The award, to be presented at the Guilford Go Red For Women Educational Expo and Luncheon on May 5 at the Koury Convention Center, recognizes a female leader in Guilford County who exemplifies connection and community impact both professionally and personally.

Newton recently stepped down from the Consortium to become director of a new effort at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to boost workforce development for disadvantaged people.

John Rex Endowment hires program associate

Gladys Hairston, former program officer at The Harvest Foundation in Martinsville, Va., has joined the John Rex Endowment in Raleigh as its first program associate. Her position will provide support to all the foundation’s grant programs and program-related initiatives, with an emphasis on grant management.

Bruce named to Business Hall of Fame

Carole W. Bruce, a partner in Greensboro law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood, has been named to the Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $27,000 in teacher grants

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded nearly $27,000 in its 2014 Forsyth County Teacher Grants.

Funds at the Foundation that funded the grants, which went to 18 teachers, included The Sam and Anne Booke Family Trust; The Maytrice Walton Fund; The Blanche Raper Zimmerman Fund and The Gaddy Educator Fund.

Work Family Resource Center to host annual luncheon

Work Family Resource Center, a Winston-Salem nonprofit that connects families, businesses and communities with child care, will host its 4th Annual Children’s Champion Luncheon on April 16 at the Forsyth Country Club from 11:30 a.m . to 1 p.m.

Allegacy Credit Union will present this year’s Children’s Champion Award to Dean Clifford, a consultant who was the first executive director of Smart Start of Forsyth County.

Golf event to benefit Greensboro College athletics

Greensboro College will hold its annual Jim Locke Golf Tournament fundraiser May 1 starting at 1 p.m. at Starmount Forest Country Club. All proceeds benefit Greensboro College athletics.

Carolina Thread Trail to host event

Carolina Thread Trail  will host a 5K & 10K on May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Buffalo Creek Preserve and Trail on 7911 Malibu Road in Mt. Pleasant to benefit its efforts to provide a regional network of trails in a 15-county region.

Undy 5000 to benefit Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance will benefit from the annual Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk, to be held May 3 in downtown Old Salem, with participants wearing family-friendly, underwear-themed outfits.

Funds will support the Community Care Center at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center that provides colon cancer screening tests, as well as national efforts for prevention, research and patient support initiatives at the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Event to benefit Emily K Center

The Emily K Center, a Durham nonprofit with a program that serves academically-focused students in out-of-school programming, will receive proceeds from the Fourth Annual Mother’s Day Ball on May 3.

The event, to be held at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, was inspired by the relationship between Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke men’s basketball coach with his mother, for whom the Emily K Center is named.

Corporate sponsors for the event include Nike; RTI International; Triangle Orthopaedic Associates; Valeant, Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill; Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club; and Wells Fargo.

Housing for New Hope to honor departing founder

Housing for New Hope will celebrate the legacy of Terry Allebaugh, its departing founder and executive director, at its “Rays of Hope” Annual Breakfast, to be held May 6 from :30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Bay 7 on the American Tobacco Campus.

Allebaugh will step  down at the end of May from the Durham nonprofit, which works to fight homelessness.

Funders in Columbus, Duplin, Robeson counties accepting applications

The Columbus County Community Foundation, Duplin County Community Foundation and Robeson County Community Foundation all are accepting online applications for grants through May 6.

Total grants awarded to local nonprofits by the three funders, all affiliates of the North Carolina Community Foundation, include $75,000 since 2000 in Columbus County, $28,000 since 2005 in Duplin County, and $24,000 since 2007 in Robeson County.

Young lawyers, CPAs give $470 to Junior Achievement

The Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association and the Yount CPA Cabine of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants donated $470 to Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina from funds raised at a cornhole tournament and professional networking event on November 13 at Speakeasy Tavern in Greensboro.

Event to benefit Make-A-Wish

Maggiano’s Little Italy will host its second Father’s Day 5K at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham on June 15.  All proceeds from the run/walk event will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.  The event begins with a 1-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K run/walk at 9 a.m.  A 100-yard dash for kids will take place at the end of the 5K.

Wake Hospice elects three new board members

Hospice of Wake County has elected three new members to its board of directors, including Donald McCunniff, senior vice president of human resources at Martin Marietta Materials; Rhonda Gillespie Raney, principal attorney with Mediation Solutions; and Tommy Williams, vice president of ambulatory services at Rex Healthcare.

Annie Penn Hospital Foundation adds three board members

The board of directors of the Annie Penn Hospital Foundation in Reidsville has added three new members — Robbie Citty, funeral director at Citty Funeral Home; the Rev. William “Willie” C. Hairston, retired officer of the Reidsville Police Department and senior pastor at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Reidsville; and Bobby “Tripp” N. Pruitt III, pharmacy manager at Belmont Pharmacy.

Duke getting $1.9 million

David M. Rubenstein, a trustee of Duke University and co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, is giving $1.9 million to Jewish Life at Duke to expand programming, fund building renovations and enhance the college experience for Jewish students.

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