Nonprofit news roundup, 06.06.14

Fidelity Charitable set to open headquarters in Cary

Fidelity Charitable, the big national donor advised fund that is moving from Boston, will open its new headquarters office on July 1 in Cary.

Fidelity’s Charitable’s new office, at 11000 Weston Parkway, will employ 100 people.

Established in 1991, Fidelity Charitable has worked with donors to support over 180,000 nonprofits with nearly $17 billion in grants, including nearly $2.1 billion in 2013.

It had nearly $10.3 billion in net assets and over 60,000 donor advised funds on June 30, 2013.

Fidelity Charitable’s plans to move its headquarters to North Carolina first were reported last July by Philanthropy North Carolina.

Breit returns to Housing for New Hope as interim executive director

Eric Breit, former development director of Housing for New Hope in Durham for five years, has been named interim executive director as of June 1, 2014.

Breit, who previously had worked for seven years for the Nonprofit Finance Fund in New York City, succeeds Terry Allebaugh, Housing for New Hope’s founder and executive director, who stepped down on May 31.

Katie Crowe, a member of Housing for New Hope’s board and senior pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, chairs the team searching for an executive director.

Housing for New Hope, which since 1992 has built more than 70 units of housing, serves roughly 2,500 clients a year.

Laney moves to Lincoln County Habitat from Our Towns Habitat

Terry Laney, executive director of Our Towns of Lake Norman Habitat for Humanity, has been named executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County.

Player new development director at Orange County Habitat

Jennifer Player, director of major gifts at Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte, has joined Habitat for Humanity of Orange County as development director.

Davey leaves Wake Boys & Girls Clubs for job at Prevent Cancer Foundation

Liz Davey, vice president of development and marketing at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County in Raleigh, has joined the Prevent Cancer Foundation in Alexandria, Va., as managing director of development.

Brown-Graham joins Blue Cross Blue Shield board

Anita Brown-Graham, director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University, and a member of the board of trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, has been named to the board of trustees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Fitzgerald named planning giving manager at Wells Fargo

Henri Fitzgerald, a vice president and senior planned giving adviser in the Triad at the Wells Fargo Center for Planning Giving, has been named manager of planned giving and philanthropic services.

Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk raised $321,000

The 2014 Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk raised over $321,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education.

The event, which was held May 17 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and attracted over 3,000 Guilford County residents, had a goal of raising $400,000. Funds are still being raised and donations are being accepted through June 30.
Bob Sherwood, senior vice president and general manager at Ecolab and chair of the Walk, says fundraising for the event is ahead of the pace of last year’s event, which raised nearly $300,000.

Passage Home opens new apartments

Passage Home, a Raleigh nonprofit that works to fight poverty and homelessness in Wake County, has opened 18 units at its Coleman Street Apartments.

The complex will provide 10 affordable apartment units to downtown Raleigh families living below 80 percent of the area median income, and eight apartments to families living below 40 percent of the area median income.

The Coleman Street Apartments are the result of Passage Home’s partnership with the City of Raleigh, Wake County and the state Department of Commerce “Neighborhood Stabilization Program” financed in part by Paragon Bank.

SAFEchild focus of Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh

Leslie Ann Jackson, newly inducted president of the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh and director of grants and scholarships at the North Carolina Community Foundation, has selected SAFEchild as the focus of the Woman’s Club community work this year.

Each year, the Junior Woman’s Club picks a local organization the club’s members can support through hands-on service and fundraising.

 With a staff of 14 and more than 250 volunteers, SAFEchild works with 900 families and 7,000 children each year to prevent child abuse.

Arts Together to receive arts award

Arts Together is one of seven 2014 recipients of the Raleigh Medal of Arts Award from the City of Raleigh Arts Commission.

The award, modeled on the National Medal of Arts program and to be presented in October, recognizes lifetime achievement in the practice or support of local arts.

5K event on June 15 to benefit Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina will receive all the proceeds from the second Father’s Day 5K hosted by Maggiano’s Little Italy. The event, to be held June 15 at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, is sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro/Durham.

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 conclusion of the 5K.

WDAV to hold on-air fundraiser

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio in Davidson will host is 2014 End-of-Fiscal Year Membership Campaign from June 10 to June 12. The station says it needs to raise $100,000 from listeners by June 30, and hopes to raise most of that during the three-day campaign.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards 20 internships

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem has awarded paid summer internships to 20 college students at nonprofits.

Established in 2011, the Foundation’s internship program this year received applications from 57 organizations and 83 students from 31 schools.

Lowes Foods launches summer food drive

Lowes Foods has begun its annual summer food drive, Bag Childhood Hunger, which run through June 30.

Food donations, to be collected at all Lowes Foods and Just$ave locations in the Carolinas and Virginia, will be delivered to food bank agencies in communities in which they are collected.

Since 1995, Lowes Foods has collected over 19 million pounds of food that has been distributed to families in the Carolinas and Southern Virginia.

Komen Race for the Cure set for June 14 in Triangle

The annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, to be hosted by Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast on June 14, will include over 250 breast cancer survivors and their caregivers from seven North Carolina counties and eight organizations, thanks to $4,000 in grants from the Triangle Komen affiliate.

Since the its first race in 1997, the affiliate has raised nearly $15 million and used the funds locally for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social programs.

Last year, $281,000, or 25 percent of net funds raised, helped fund national breast cancer research to develop treatments and find a cure.

In the Triangle last year, $3.6 million in Komen national breast cancer research grants were given to Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Duke gets $30 million commitment

Duke University alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson have committed $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education across the university

The gift will support interdisciplinary programs, courses and research at Pratt, including initiatives in collaboration with Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.

The gift is the sixth-largest single gift of Duke Forward, the university’s $3.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign, and among the three largest gifts ever given to the engineering school.

Clergy work on home for Habitat Greensboro

More than 30 clergy members representing a diversity of faiths worked together on May 29 on a home for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro. The event was co-sponsored by the Pulpit Forum and Faith Leaders Council of Greensboro. Faith communities represented included Jewish, Hindu, Unitarian Universalist, and Christian.

Golf  event to benefit High Point Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point will benefit from the 26th Annual Betty Lynn McInnis Memorial Golf Tournament to be presented by High Point Bank on June 26 at the Willow Creek Golf Course at High Point Country Club, with tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Deloitte employees in Charlotte volunteer

Over 300 Charlotte-based Deloitte professionals are donating their time today to 10 schools and nonprofits in the region, including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9736, on during the company’s 15th annual IMPACT Day.

New Winston-Museum adds two board members

Community volunteer Brenda Hutchins and Lloyd M. Barnhardt III, financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, have joined the board of directors of New Winston Museum in Winston-Salem.

FEED Projects CEO to speak to Greensboro women’s group

Social entrepreneur and philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and co-founder of FEED Projects, will be the keynote speaker this fall for the 4th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon.

Hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Greater Greensboro, the event will be held on Sept. 3 at the Grandover Resort .

Through the sale of eco-friendly products, in partnership with companies like Whole Foods Market, Barnes & Noble, the Gap, HSN, and Lord & Taylor, FEED has helped provide over 75 million meals globally through the United Nations World Food Program and Feeding America, and has supported nutrition programs throughout the world, providing over 3.5 million children with Vitamin A supplements through UNICEF.

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