Nonprofit news roundup, 05.01.15

Terry Foundation giving $16 million to N.C. State University

The Randall B. Terry Charitable Foundation in High Point is giving $16 million to fund research, scholarships and endowed professorships at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

Created in 1996 by the late Randall B. Terry Jr., who was co-publisher of the High Point Enterprise, the foundation has contributed over $47 million to the vet school at N.C. State.

Heart Ball raises $295,000

The Winston-Salem Heart Ball attracted 439 guests and raised a record-high $295,000 for the American Heart Association through tickets, tables sold, sponsorships, silent and live auctions, and individual donations.

All funds raised benefit research and prevention education on heart disease and stroke.

Children’s Museum getting $500,000

Phillips Foundation is giving $500,000 to the Greensboro Children’s Museum to establish an endowment to support programming and maintenance.

Over the past two years, the Foundation has committed over $10 million to education and learning enrichment initiatives for children in Guilford County.

Parker leaves United Way for Bank of America

Virginia Parker, who joined United Way of the Greater Triangle in February 2014 as senior vice president of resource development and strategic partnership, has been named senior vice president and Triangle market manager at Bank of America.

Perry-Manning heads Delaware Office of Early Learning

Susan Perry-Manning, founding director of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and former vice president of the North Carolina Partnership for Children, has joined the Delaware Office of Early Learning as executive director.

McIntyre joins Faison

Jane McIntyre, retired executive director at United Way of Central Carolinas in Charlotte, has been named director of charitable giving at Faison, working part-time.

Less than half of churches offer online giving

Only 42 percent of U.S churches provide congregation members an opportunity to give online, compared to 70 percent of nonprofits that let donors give online, according to two studies by Campbell Rinker, including one — on churches — with Dunham+Company.

Only 29 percent of churches with fewer than 200 people attending each week offer online giving, compared to 70 percent of churches with weekly attendance of 200 or more.

Rotary volunteers pack meals for kids

Over 220 Rotary Club volunteers packed 130,000 fortified mac-and-cheese meals over three weekends in November, February and March at the warehouse of the Out of Garden Project in Greensboro to feed children and families in need over the weekend during the school year.

The effort was organized by Meals of Hope, a project of Summit Rotary Club, and also included volunteers from six other Greensboro Rotary Clubs that are members of District 7690.

Cindi Hewitt, a member of Summit Rotary, chair the Meals of Hope project.

High Point Salvation Army opening third Family Store

The Salvation Army of High Point will open its third Family Store, in Suite 116 at 2100 North Main St., with a kickoff celebration on May 8.

The store will sell gently used items, with all profits to benefit families needing emergency financial assistance.

Alamance County United Way enlists volunteers

Eighty volunteers recruited by United Way of Alamance County contributed a total a 204 hours through 11 service project at local nonprofits and schools in April during National Volunteer Week.

Greensboro United Way getting $30,000

Samet Corporation is contributing $30,000 over three yearrs to United Way of Greater Greensboro to support its Family Success Centers pilot program, an effort to help break the cycle of poverty in the region.

Davidson County Hospice honors couple, church; to train volunteers

Funeral home owners Joan and Jack Briggs have received the 2015 Founder’s Award from Hospice of Davidson County, and Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville has received the 2015 Community Partner Award.

Hospice also will hold a training session for new volunteers each May 11 through 14  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening in the Administrative Building on its campus at 200 Hospice Way in Lexington.

Duke gets $9.76 million

Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing data to tackle big societal challenges.

Safe Alliance to benefit from volleyball festival

Safe Alliance, a Charlotte agency that serves families surviving domestic violence, will benefit from the 5th Annual Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Festival, to be held May 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jeff Adams Tennis Center in Renaissance Park in Charlotte.

Concert to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital

Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte will benefit from the third annual Joedance Jam, to be hosted by Joedance Film Festival May 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Tyber Creek Pub at 1933 South Boulevard in SouthEnd.

Documents shredded, electronics recycled

Nearly 53,000 pounds of documents and 26,000 pounds of electronics were collected, securely destroyed and recycled in a document shredding and electronics recycling event on April 18 sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina.

Over 1,500 Triangle residents participated in the semi-annual event, which was held at Coastal Federal Credit Union and Lafayette Village.

At-risk youth in Triad focus of partnership

Two annual fundraising initiatives over the next three years aim to benefit at-risk youth in the Triad.

The two efforts, both sponsored through a partnership between The Ricky Proehl P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation and the Hutchinson Family Office, include The Ricky Proehl Celebrity Golf Classic Tournament, to be held June 5 at the Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club, and a holiday gift drive in October to collects food, toys and clothing for needy families.

Free directory of mental health services available

Mental Health America of the Triangle has produced a free Directory of Mental Health Services in Orange, Person and Chatham counties.

Urban Ministries gets sleep-apnea machines

Active Healthcare donated machines that treat sleep apnea, and provided training on how to use the machines, to Urban Ministries of Wake County.

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