Nonprofit news roundup, 10.09.15

Triad philanthropists, fundraisers honored

William F. Womble of Winston-Salem, Fred andBarbara Wilson of High Point, and Eric and Susan Wiseman of Greensboro were named outstanding philanthropists, and Pamela Anglin of the Children’s Museum was named outstanding fundraising professional by the Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The awards will be among those presented by the chapter at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 9 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

Keynote speaker at the event will be Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, executive director of the Phillips Foundation in Greensboro.

Other awards to be presented at the event, and the winners, are:

* Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Shelley Wheeler.

* Outstanding Business in Philanthropy –HighPointBank and State Employees Credit Union in Winston-Salem.

* Outstanding Philanthropic Organization –  Friends With Flowers in Greensboro and The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, a fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation.

* Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Troop 749 of the Boy Scouts of America.

* Lifetime Achievement Award — Priscilla McCall and the late Sam McCall.

* Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist — Amy and Overton Harper.

Family foundations seen lagging on social-justice funding

Foundations funded and led by wealthy families largely fail to support strategies that address the root causes of political, economic and social injustice, a new report says.

Between 2004 and 2012, only 9 percent of grant dollars from family foundations went toward social-justice strategies such as advocacy and grassroots organizing says “Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Empowers Communities,” a report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

In comparison, the report says, private foundations, community foundations and other types of grantmaking institutions gave 14 percent.

Previous research from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy found those strategies generate a return of $115 for communities for every dollar spent.

Meredith College gets $3.5 million

Meredith College in Raleigh has received a $3.5 million gift from the family of Raleigh developer Jud Ammons to renovate Johnson Hall and add new welcome center to the facility.  

The Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center, named for Ammons’ late wife, a Meredith alumna, will house admissions, financial assistance, registrar, and business office.

Nicklauses co-chair Greensboro events that raise $300,000

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara Nicklaus, chaired a gala and the inaugural A. Darrell Harris Memorial Tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro on September 28 and 29 that raised over $300,000 for Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, and for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

Harris was founder of Furnitureland South.

$250,000 grant to support new recreation complex

The Friends of Graham Recreation and Parks has received a two-year, $250,000 grant from Impact Alamance to support development of its new regional Graham Recreation Complex off Jim Minor Road.

NewBridge Bank gives $111,000

NewBridge Bank in Greensboro will award $111,225 to the 24 Triad high schools that participated in the 2015 NewBridge Bank Invitational Jamboree.

Total giving from the event now exceeds $1 million since it was launched in 1999.

American Red Cross responds to flooding

The American Red Cross deployed disaster relief teams with emergency vehicles, food, water, and shelter and emergency supplies throughout the Carolinas a week ago and over the weekend in response to heavy rain and flooding.

The Red Cross had opened five shelters that were available as needed in Brunswick, Cumberland, Hyde, New Hanover and Pamlico counties in North Carolina, and also opened six emergency operation centers.

Lowes Foods donates water for South Carolina

Winston-Salem-based grocer Lowes Foods donated three truckloads containing 170,000 bottles of water to the South Carolina Emergency Management Disaster Receiving Center in Winnsboro, S.C., to  support relief efforts underway in the wake of the recent flooding across the state.

Arts Council gets $2.8 million

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth Council received over $2.5 million to its Annual Fund in the fiscal year ended June 30, plus $300,000 in funds targeting new, impact-based initiatives, all from 4,250 supporters.

Habitat International CEO to speak at Wake Forest

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, will speak on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall in Scales Fine Arts Center at Wake Forest University.

The event, free and open to the public, is part of The Leadership Project, a leadership development program at Wake Forest.

Greensboro United Way to host ‘Trunk-or-Treat’

The Young Leaders group at United Way of Greater Greensboro will host its annual “Trunk-or-Treat” event on October 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way office at 1500 Yanceyville St.

At the event, young Leaders and community volunteers decorate their trunks and fill them with candy and treats for children and families

In 2014, over 350 children and families participated in the event, which also gives families an opportunity to learn about community services supported by United Way.

JDRF to hold walk event in Raleigh

The Triangle/Eastern North Carolina chapter of JDRF will hold its annual One Walk event on October 24 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre at 3801 Rock Quarry Rd.

Five thousand walkers are expected to participate in the event, which aims to raise $853,000 to fund research for children, adults and families affected by type 1 diabetes.

In 2014, 200 JDRF walks throughout the U.S. raised over $60 million.

Benevolence Farm gets $15,500

Benevolence Farm in Alamance County has received a $15,500 grant from Impact Alamance in Burlington

The grant will enable Benevolence Farm to buy a tractor and tools to substantially increase fruit and vegetable production. 

Benevolence Farm will provide jobs and transitional living for up to two years to women leaving prison.

Event to benefit Different Roads Home

The Jeanne White-Ginder Food Pantry at Different Roads Home in Charlotte will benefit from the 6th Annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration, to be held November 21 at the Booth Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.

At the event, Different Roads Home will present its Humanitarian of the year award Pastor John Pavlovitz.

Greensboro Realtors help repair home

Members of the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association are volunteering two days this week to give home repairs to a Greensboro homeowner for the 7th Annual Realtors Rebuilding project with Community Housing Solutions.

Band Together names board members

Band Together in Raleigh has named new members to its board of directors and advisory board.

Joining the board of directors are Doug Miskew of Public Sector Group; Kim Phillips of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Henry Ward of Loden Properties.

Joining the advisory board are Robin Anders of NAI Carolantic Realty; Daniel Baum of Troutman Sanders; Matthew Cooke of Davis Moore; Chuck ReCorr of Merrill Lynch; Joan Seifert Rose of theCouncil for Economic Development; and Jonathan Taylor of Paragon Bank.

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