Six North Carolina community foundations among 100 largest in U.S.
Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte is the 11th-largest community foundation in the U.S., with $1.25 billion in assets in 2013, according to the FY 2013 Columbus Survey of Community Foundations from CF Insights.
Foundation for the Carolinas is one of six community foundations in the state that ranked in the top 100.
Other North Carolina community foundations in the top 100, along with their rank and assets in 2013, are The Winston-Salem Foundation, 44, $359.3 million; Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville, 67, $211.5 million; North Carolina Community Foundation in Raleigh, 81, $171.2 million; Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, 82, $164.1 million; and Triangle Community Foundation in Durham, 90, $160.6 million.
The top three community foundations in the U.S. are Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with $4.73 billion in assets; Tulsa Community Foundation, with $3.98 billion; and The New York Community Trust, with $2.44 billion.
Davidson tops peers in annual fund, alumni participation
Davidson College says that in fiscal 2014, for the 12th straight fiscal year, 58 percent of its alumni contributed to the school, nearly all of them to the annual fund.
In fiscal 2013, Davidson raised $17 million for its annual fund, up 21.14 percent from fiscal 2012. In dollars raised for its annual fund, and in engagement of alumni, Davidson ranks first in its peer group of national liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Middlebury, Washington and Lee, Wesleyan and Williams.
Davidson says those results are a direct result of a shift in its fundraising strategy, moving away from a traditional approach using a call center, direct mail, and volunteer management to a more deliberate focus in alumni giving on “impact” through “enhanced experiential learning opportunities,” expanded summer internships, and more resources for financial aid.
SECU Family House in Winston-Salem serves 10,000th guest
Nearly three years after opening, the SECU Family House in Winston-Salem is serving its 10,000th guest.
The SECU Family House, a 45-bedroom hospitality house that opened in September 2011, has cared for patients and their caregivers from 84 North Carolina counties and 31 states who traveled to Winston-Salem for medical care.
The top five counties SECU Family House serves are Catawba, Caldwell, Wilkes, Watauga and Ashe.
Stokes joins American Red Cross
Brandon Stokes, former director of major gifts and corporate partnership at Saint Augustine’s College, has joined the American Red Cross in Raleigh as major gifts officer.
Dollar promoted at Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Virginia Dollar, program officer at Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville, has been promoted to senior program officer.
The Foundation, which serves 18 counties in Western North Carolina, facilitates over $11 million in charitable giving annually.
Children’s Home Society gets $75,000
The Children’s Home Society has received a $75,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation in Charlotte to match new, increased and lapsed donations and fund child welfare programs in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Stanly and Union counties.
Smith Moore Leatherwood teams with Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in Greensboro is working with the Meals on Heels program at law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood to accept canned good donations at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game on July 31 at NewBridge Bank Park.
Donations will be accepted between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at a table located outside the ball park’s Plaza Entrance.
Meals on Heels brings Smith Moore Leatherwood women attorneys and Triad business women together for events that aid the hungry.
High Point United Way to hold annual meeting
United Way of Greater High Point will hold its annual meeting July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the High Point Country Club.
Film festival aims to raise $30,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital
The Joedance Film Festival aims to raise $30,000 this year to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, up from $20,000 last year and $2,800 two years ago, its inaugural year.
The festival, will be held August 1-2 in Uptown Charlotte’s Fourth Ward, honors the late Joe Restaino and works to raise awareness and funds for rare pediatric cancer research, specifically sarcomas, blastomas and brain tumors, raised $2,800 two years ago for Levine Children’s Hospital.
It raised $20,000 last year and aims to raise $30,000 this year.
Senior PharmAssist names new board members
Senior PharmAssist, a nonprofit in Durham that provides medication assistance and Medicare insurance counseling, had added five new members to its board of directors. They include Thomas Bacon, adjunct professor and research fellow at The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill; Laura Hanson, professor of geriatric medicine and director of the UNC Palliative Care Program at UNC-Chapel Hill; Diane Wright, a social worker; Catherine Crumpton, pharmacist and owner of Alizarin Gallery; and Charles Wilson Jr., owner and president of C.T. Wilson Construction Co.
Amy Csorba will serve as board president for fiscal 2015.
Wake Habitat names new board members
Habitat Humanity of Wake County has elected four new members to its board of directors. They include Adam Buchanan, tax partner at Hughes Pittman & Gupton; Mark E. “Rick” Richardson III, vice president and associate general counsel at GlaxoSmithKline; and the Rev. Jose Luis Villasenor, pastor at the Fiesta Cristiana campus of Apex United Methodist Church.
John S. Towles, senior vice president and client development officer at Paragon Commercial Bank, was elected board president.
Thompson receives accreditation
Thompson, a Charlotte-based provider of clinical and prevention services for children and families in the Carolinas, has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with its national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care.