Nonprofit news roundup, 06.05.15

Stop Hunger Now distributes 200 million meals

Stop Hunger Now, an international relief agency based in Raleigh, has distributed 200 million meals to feed hungry people in 51 countries since it launched its meal-packaging program in December 2005.

The meals were packaged by 600,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic groups at 8,387 meal-packaging events.

Stop Hunger Now operates meal-packaging locations in 19 cities throughout the U.S. and at locations in South Africa, Malaysia, Philippines, Italy and India.

It distributes the meals through feeding programs operated by partner organizations in developing countries that promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, address gender inequalities, stimulate economic growth, fight child labor, and are part of the movement to address global issues.

Rowe new executive director at PLM Families Together

Lisa Rowe, former director of CapitalCare Collaborative, has been named executive director of PLM Families Together in Raleigh.

The agency also has raised over $103,000 in its annual campaign, exceeding its $85,000 goal and meeting a challenge grant from the Steward’s Fund for an additional $20,000.

Phillips Foundation gives $960,000

Phillips Foundation in Greensboro awarded a $960,000 grant to Partners Ending Homelessness to continue solving chronic homelessness in Guilford County.

Partners Ending Homelessness, in its annual “Point in  Time Count,” recently reported a 25 percent decline in homelessness and a 30 percent decrease in chronic homelessness in Guilford County over the past year.

In 2013, the Foundation provided a one-year, $1 million grant to the organization to launch a “Housing First” initiative to end chronic homelessness in the county within five years.

The late Kermit Phillips, who died in 2008 and was founder and president of Phillips Management Group in Greensboro and co-founder of ATC Development Corporation in Augusta, Ga., created the Kermit G. Phillips II Charitable Trust in 2005 to provide funding to nonprofit causes selected by the Phillips family.

The trust’s endowment recently gained the majority of its funding and now has $60 million in assets and operates as the Phillips Foundation.

Its board has focused on five key issues  in the Greensboro community, including housing and homelessness; economic development; arts and culture; child and family services; and education and learning enrichment.

Golf event raises $113,600 for Ronald McDonald House

The 27th Annual Carolina Kids Classic on June 2 at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill raised $113,600 for Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.

Tomorrow Fund raises $80,000

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students has raised $50,000, exceeding a challenge from two donors who agreed to give $30,000 to the Fund if it could raise $30,000 before May 31.

The challenge was made by Diane Lanevi, founding board member of the Tomorrow Fund, who pledged $20,000 in matching funds, and by another board member who pledged $10,000 in matching funds.

Triad McDonald’s employees get scholarships

Twelve students who work at McDonald’s restaurants in the Triad each received either a $5,000 or $1,000 Ray Kroc Scholarship and will use the money to fund their first year of college and complete their final year and, for some winners, pay for their entire local community college tuition.

Triad McDonald’s owners award $1,000 scholarships to student-employees every year, and decided to increase the scholarship amount this year for some winners.

Junior Achievement gets $20,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina has been awarded two grants of $10,000 each from the John Deere Foundation. 

WPF Foundation awards grants

The WPF Foundation in Greensboro awarded grants to recipients with programs that share its focus of empowering women and girls.

The grants, awarded at the recent Women’s Professional Forum luncheon, include $5,500 to the YWCA for its Passion to Purse Program; $5,000 to the Black Child Development Institute for its AmeriCorps Professional Development program; and $4,500 to the North Carolina Institute for Political Leadership for its Fellows Program.

Autism Society to hold Triangle walk/run in October

The Autism Society of North Carolina will hold its 17th annual Triangle Walk/Run for Autism on October 10.

Marlo Thomas to speak at Women to Women’s luncheon

Marlo Thomas, the philanthropist, activist, author and actress, will be the special guest speaker at the sixth annual Women to Women’s Celebration Luncheon on October 19 at Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, .

Thomas is national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas.

In 2004, she created the hospital’s annual Thanks and Giving campaign, an annual holiday fundraising program that has raised over $500 million to date.

The Women to Women fund, an endowed grantmaking fund at The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro that focuses its support on issues involving local women and families, has met its initial goal of $3 million goal, and is working to raise another $2 million.

Once all pledges of the new $5 million goal have been fulfilled, the fund is expected to generate $200,000 a year in grant support.

Chairs named for NCCJ awards dinner

Mark and Ursula Dudley Oglesby will chair the 49th Annual NCCJ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award Dinner hosted by the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad.

Mark Oglesby is sales manager for StoneMor Partners, and Ursula Dudley Oglesby is president of Dudley Beauty Corp

The event, which will be held November 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center and is expected to attract 1,000 business and community leaders, will recognize a citizen or citizens of the Piedmont Triad region who have made significant contributions toward creating a community free of bias, bigotry and racism.

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