Nonprofit news roundup, 01.02.15

Sigmon named VP for university advancement at N.C. A&T

Ken Sigmon, former vice president of development at the Oklahoma State University Foundation, has been named vice chancellor for university advancement at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Before joining the Oklahoma State University Foundation three years ago, Sigmon served as associate vice chancellor for university development at at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Arts Council matching arts groups, residents

The Arts Council Engagement Society, an initiative of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, will hold an open house on January 15 to showcase arts and cultural groups, and match local residents with opportunities to be part of the work of those groups.

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce St. in Winston-Salem.

“We know there are many people in the community who would like to be more involved in the arts and cultural community, and we know there are  groups who really need their time their experience, their expertise,” says Jim Sparrow, president and CEO of The Arts Council.”

For 2015, the Council has made a total of 76 grants totaling $1,845,000, including organizational support grants, arts-in-education grants, regional artist grants, and innovative project grants.

Fashion event to benefit UNCG students, Victory Junction

Clothing inspired by the Petty racing family and designed by students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will be the spotlight on January 17 at the inaugural Petty “Hot Pass to Fashion” Challenge and Red Carpet Event.

Proceeds from the event, a partnership between the Petty Family Foundation and UNCG, will provide scholarships for rising seniors in the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies at UNCG, as well as  Victory Junction, a camp in Randleman for children with serious medical conditions that was formed by the Petty family in the wake of the death of NASCAR driver Adam Petty.

Clothing featured at the fashion event, to be held at Petty Enterprises in Level Cross starting at 7 p.m., can be viewed online, and visitors to the Petty Family Foundation website will be able to vote for their favorite.

SAFE Haven for Cats gets $15,000

SAFE Haven for Cats received a $5,000 grant from the John William Pope Foundation, marking the 10th straight year the foundation has supported the Raleigh nonprofit, and a $10,000 grant from The Buster Foundation that will recur each year for the next two years.

Greensboro realtors donate clothing

The Realtors Community Service Committee of the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association donated 180 bags of warm clothing to Greensboro Urban Ministry to be distributed to homeless men and women.

In September, the Committee hosted an “End of Summer Bash” at Flipflops Beach Bar & Grill in Greensboro and raised $3,500 through raffle ticket purchases to buy the shirts, socks, hats, scarves and gloves that were included in each of the bags. 

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