Nonprofit news roundup, 07.24.15

Hitt leaving Community Link for Men’s Shelter

Randall Hitt, chief advancement officer at Community Link in Charlotte, will join the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte on August 5 as director of philanthropy.

Read to retire from Chatham County nonprofit

Dianne Read will be retiring from the Chatham Economic Development Corporation in Pittsboro at the end of February.

Wake Forest offers certificate in faith-based nonprofit leadership

For the second straight year, the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University is offering a certificate program in faith-based nonprofit leadership.

The course will be offered over five weekends from October to March, and participants may opt take some courses the School of Business at Wake Forest offers in nonprofit management.

October 2 is the deadline to register.

Tomorrow Fund awards $128,000 in scholarships

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students has awarded $188,100 in scholarships to 18 Hispanic and Latino students across North Carolina, including seven new recipients, to attend 10 institutions of higher learning.

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina gets $30,000

Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina has received a $20,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation and a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

The Lincoln Financial grant will provide funding for 30 classes serving up to 900 students and an intensive job shadowing program for high school students in Guilford County.

The Bank of America grant provide funding for middle school classrooms across the Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina service area.

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina gets $15,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina has received a $15,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide financial-literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce -readiness programs to over 500 students in eastern North Carolina.

Corporate and community volunteers will share their personal and professional experiences in 20 classrooms, with each class receiving five to seven lessons. 

The grant also will provide job-shadow opportunities for high school students in the region.

Habitat Greensboro builds two homes

Through the Building on Faith Initiative at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, volunteers  from 45 congregations helped build two homes for new Habitat homeowners.

Duke Children’s Hospital to benefit from event

Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center will benefit from proceeds raised July 30 by Triangle Dairy Queen during its 10th Miracle Treat Day.

During the past nine years, Triangle Dairy Queen has raised over $100,000 for local children.

Duke gets $13 million commitment

Duke University has received a $13 million commitment for its Athletics Department from Steve Brooks, a 1970 alumnus and president and CEO of Phoenix American Insurance Group, and his wife, Eileen.

CASA to receive free video

Blueforest Studios selected CASA, a Raleigh nonprofit that provides housing to people who are homeless, to receive a free video worth over $5,000.

CASA was selected through a competitive application process.

Alzheimer’s Association getting $77,000

Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh raised over $77,000 during its fourth season to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

FaithAction ID program grows

The identification card program offered by FaithAction in Greensboro has added new partners that offer the card, expanded to Alamance County and now serves over 2,500 residents.

New partners include International Civil Rights Museum, Greensboro Children’s Museum, YMCA, Community Theater of Greensboro, Deep Roots Market, Scuppernog Books, Zaytoon’s Restaurant, Nazareth Bakery, Manny’s Cafe, Kiosco Mexican Grill, Chapman Law Firm, Santos Counseling and La Esperanza Tienda.

Other partners include local law enforcement and emergency services; city libraries; municipal credit union; water, housing, and parks and recreation departments; human relations staff; health centers; and schools. 

The card provides a valid form of identification, access to community services and opportunities, and special discounts or benefits to residents who otherwise may not have access to government-issued forms of identification.

O’Connor joins SECU Family House board

Maureen K. O’Connor, executive vice president of diversified businesses for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and president of Mosaic Health Solutions, a subsidiary that makes strategic investments in health care companies, has joined the board of directors for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals.

Health Underwriters Association honored

The North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters has received the Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award from the National Association of Health Underwriters. The award recognizing excelling chapters.

North Carolina is home to seven local chapters of the association, and each chapter, along with the state association, have received Silver or Gold certifications to qualify for the award.

Auction to benefit Hirsch Wellness Network

The seventh annual “Art Lives Here” silent auction to benefit the Hirsch Wellness Network will be held October 9 in the gallery on the Revolution Mill campus.

The event will include an exhibition and auction featuring donated works by 100 local artists in a wide range of media.

Benevolence Farm receives $15,000

Benevolence Farm received a $15,000 grant from The Hayden-Harman Foundation in Burlington for general operating support.

School of the Arts receives flute archives

The UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem has received the archives of Louise Moyse, the late flutest, pianist and composer.

The Louis Moyse Flute Archives, a gift from Janet W. Moyse, Moyse’s widow, consists of his original compositions, editions and arrangements of music for flute and chamber ensembles, as well as recordings, photos, letters and other memorabilia.

National Folk Festival gets sponsor

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will sponsor the Lawn Stage at the 2015 National Folk Festival in Greensboro.

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