Nonprofit news roundup, 06.27.14

United Way, Volunteer Center team up to feed kids

United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro have teamed up to help feed hungry children in the community in the summer.

Aiming to supplement the work of Guilford County School feeding centers during the summer, United Way and The Volunteer Center are looking for donations and volunteers for their MeaningFULL Meals

Among the more than 72,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade in the Guilford County Schools, over 56 percent qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer, when school is not in session, those children often do not have access to a nutritious meal.

High Point United Way awards venture grants

United Way of Greater High Point awarded eight venture grants totaling $43,458 to local nonprofits to help meet emerging or unmet needs.

United Way, which now has made venture grants five times since 2007, received 34 applications from Guilford and Randolph counties for venture grants totaling over $295,824.

Recipients and the amounts they received include Alcohol & Drug Services of Guilford $2,600; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, $2,400; High Point Community Against Violence, $8,250; Horsepower; $5,000; Jamestown Public Library, $2,300.00; Out of the Garden Project, $9,900; Reading Connections, $10,000; and The Volunteer Center, $3,000.

Schwab Charitable posts growth

Schwab Charitable, a national donor advised fund, says grants in 2013 grew 36 percent, totaling 742 million to over 41,000 charities.

And appreciated assets accounted for over 65 percent of assets contributed into Schwab Charitable accounts.

Since it was created in 1999, Schwab Charitable has received over $9 billion in contributions and facilitated over $4 billion in grants to charities on behalf of its donors.

Anthony joining Armstrong McGuire

April Anthony, director of institutional advancement at the New Schools Project, will join consulting firm Armstrong McGuire on July 7 as a senior advisor.

She will be working with nonprofits and educational institutions across North Carolina on board development, strategic planning, capital campaign and executive search services.

HD Reach names director of clinical services

Jared Husketh, a member of the National Association of Social Workers who has completed his master’s degree in social work at North Carolina State University, has been named director of clinical services at HD Reach, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that works to help patients and families affected by Huntington’s disease.

Rotary district governor named for Triangle

Matthew Kane, president and owner of Cutting Edge Engraving in Raleigh, has been named to the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2014-15.

As district governor, Kane will coordinate community and international service projects for the 46 Triangle-area Rotary clubs.

The outgoing governor for 2013-14 term is Leigh Hudson, owner of Hudson’s Hardware & Outdoor Equipment in Garner and Clayton.

Health Underwriters recognize president, members

Andy Thompson, president of the Triad Association of Health Underwriters for 2013-14 and a sales representative for The Cason Group, received the organization’s Member of the Year award on June 3 at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro.

The Association also presented Maureen White, a small business account executive for Coventry Health Care, and Aetna Company, with its Spark Plug Award, which recognizes a member who makes significant contributions, performs outstanding service, and goes beyond what is required.

And it presented its inaugural James‘Randy’ Southard Distinguished Service Award to Randy Southard, who is stepping down as the organization’s secretary after 10 years. The award recognizes a member’s outstanding contribution to the organization.

MS Society to honor NASCAR team owner

The Greater Carolinas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and a former NASCAR driver on September 23 at Bridger Field House at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.

The event will be a part of the National MS Society’s Dinner of Champions series.

Medical Society names three staffers

The North Carolina Medical Society has named three new staff members.

Kristina “Tina” Natt och Dag, who has a doctorate in workforce and human resource education from North Carolina State University has been named director of the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership at the Society’s Foundation.

 Denna Suko, a veteran association manager, has been named deputy director of specialty society, meeting and education services.

And Jennifer Gasperini, formerly senior government affairs representative for the Medical Group Managers Association in Washington, D.C., has been named director of health policy.

CASA to build 10-unit apartment

CASA, an affordable-housing nonprofit in Raleigh, is set to build a 10-unit apartment building on Sunnybrook Road designated for veterans in need.

The apartments would be the second and final phase of the Sunnybook Apartments. A year ago, 10 disabled veterans moved into the first units.

Greensboro United Way adds four to board

United Way of Greater Greensboro has added four members to its board of directors, including Paul Leslie, vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty, and professor of sociology, Greensboro College; Lee Stokes, founder and senior pastor, Destiny Christian Center; Gregg Strader, executive vice president, American National Bank & Trust; and Jason Strange, senior manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Horizons names four board members

Horizons Residential Care Center in Rural Hall elected members to its board, including Chris Chapman, a commercial real estate broker and president of The Chapman Company; London Carpenter, who is employed at Wake Forest Baptist Health; Lindsey Green, a teacher with the Guilford County Schools; and Shinika McKiever, who works in wealth management and philanthropy at Wells Fargo.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship donates $7,441

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has donated a total of $7,441 to three nonprofit agencies working to decrease violence and to improve services for the disabled and Hispanics, including Alliances of Disability Advocates-Center for Independent Living, El Futuro, and Religious Coalition for Nonviolent Durham.

John Rex Endowment gives $80,000

The John Rex Endowment in Raleigh awarded two capacity-building grants totaling nearly $80,000 to Wade Edwards Learning Lab and Wake Education Partnership.

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