Nonprofit news roundup, 04.18.14

Winston-Salem Foundation moving, creating philanthropy center

The Winston-Salem Foundation will move its offices in September to the new 751 West Fourth building, now under construction at Broad and Fourth Streets downtown.

The Foundation, which since 1997 has been housed in its own freestanding building at 860 West Fifth St. and will be a tenant in the new building, says the new location will provide more efficient office space, expanded parking access, and increased availability of community meeting spaces.

The second floor will include office and meeting space for the Foundation’s 24-member staff; office space for two nonprofit partners, the ECHO Network and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina; and room for the Foundation’s future growth and expansion.

A portion of the third floor will house the new Burress Family Center for Philanthropy. Sponsored  the family of John and Mary Louise Burress, the Center will include gathering and conference space for the Foundation and for community groups and nonprofits.

Triangle CEOs help build three houses

Top executives from 38 Triangle companies were scheduled on April 15 to be joined by Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, to help launch the third annual Triangle-wide CEO Build for Habitat for Humanity, a collaboration among local executives and Habitat affiliates in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties. This year’s effort is building three houses.

Greensboro Boys & Girls Clubs honors former executive, club member

At its annual Pratt Family Fundraising Gala on April 24, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro will honor a former executive and a former club member.

Inducted into its Alumni Hall of Fame at the fundraising event, which was sponsored by the Pratt Family Foundation, were Lorraine Orr, senior vice president of field operations for Boys and Girls Clubs of America and former executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro, and Julius Lott, vice president of diversity and director of career development for Boys and Girls Clubs of America and a former club member.

Phillips named development director for Heart and Stroke Walk

Cory Phillips, former corporate account executive for the Proximity and O.Henry Hotels and founder of Chucked Wood, a company creating custom furniture out of recycled palettes, has been named director of development for the 2014 Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk, which benefits the American Heart Association.

The goal for the 2014 Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk, to be held May 17 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is to raise $400,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education.

Capital Area Soccer League names executive director

Gary Buete, executive director of Baton Rouge Soccer Club since 2000, will join Capital Area Soccer League on June 2 as executive director.

During his tenure, Baton Rouge Soccer Club grew to 5,000 players from 2,400, and has  won more than 40 Louisiana state titles among all age groups.

Buete also spearheaded creation of the US Club Soccer Gulf States Premier League and its 10 member clubs and has served as its first commissioner since 2011.

Founded in 1974, Capital Area Soccer League was the first youth soccer organization to serve youth soccer players in the greater Wake County area and serves nearly 9,000 youth soccer players and their families.

Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Cancer Center

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment.

The gift includes $1 million to create the John William Pope Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research, and $300,000 to fund the John Williams Pope Clinical Fellows Awards Program.

Heartstrings benefit May 1

Heartstrings, a nonprofit that provides grief support for Triad families suffering pregnancy, infant and child loss from conception to age 23, will holds its Raising Hope with Heartstrings Benefit on May 1 at the Empire Room in Greensboro.

Event to benefit Winston-Salem Arts Council

Employees of the City of Winston-Salem and the County of Forsyth  have teamed up with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County to present a 5K and Fun Run that on May 17 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds to benefit The Arts Council’s 2014 Annual Campaign.

Golf event to benefit Greensboro Children’s Museum

The Greensboro Children’s Museum will benefit from the 7th annual golf  tournament hosted by the Triad chapter of the Young Professionals of the Risk Management Association on June 2 at Starmount Forest Country Club.

Web design firm looking for nonprofit for free tech makeover

TechTriad, a Greensboro web design firm, is looking for a local nonprofit for its 10th Annual Extreme Nonprofit Makeover. Nominations are due by May 15 for the free tech support, which will include a new website, logo, social media plan and computer equipment.

Benevolence Farm buys house in Graham

Benevolence Farm, which will offer services through a farm-based residential program to women return from prison, has secured funding and purchased a three-bedroom house on Thompson Mill Road in Graham.

The nonprofit, which plans to build housing for up to 12 women on part of an adjacent 11 acres of donated land, will use the three-bedroom house to begin serving a smaller group of women within the next several months.

Benevolence Farm purchased the home for $158,000 with support from the Snider Family Charitable Fund.

Mask joins John Rex Endowment board

Allen Mask, founder and medical director of Raleigh Urgent Care Center and a health reporter for WRAL-TV, has been elected to the board of directors for the John Rex Endowment in Raleigh.

Winston-Salem florist donates services to couple injured in Boston Marathon

Amy Dunlap, owner of florist Amy Lynne Originals in Winston-Salem, donated florist services for the Asheville wedding of a couple who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013.

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