Nonprofit news roundup, 12.18.15

ArtsGreensboro sets $1.1 million goal

ArtsGreensboro has set a $1.1 million goal for its 2016 ArtsFund campaign.

Money raised in the annual campaign supports over 50 arts organizations, artists and teachers.

In the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2016, ArtsGreensboro is providing $1.03 million in local grants and community support.

Including the National Folk Festival and the Van Dyke Performance Space, ArtsGreensboro will invest $3 million in the community this fiscal year.

Honorary co-chairs for the campaign are songwriter and singer Laurelyn Dossett, and Bill Porter, vice president  in the office of fund development at Cone Health and vice chair of the board of directors at Arts Greensboro.

Sisters of Mercy Foundation gives $1.5 million

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 32 nonprofits in the Carolinas.

The grants included 15 totaling $711,801 that focus on education; nine totaling $420,475 on social services; and eight totaling $367,000 on health care.

Groups getting grants are located in Buncombe, Caldwell, Cleveland, Jackson, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, and Union counties in North Carolina and York in South Carolina.

Salvation Army giving toys to kids

The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem this week is distributing toys to 3,000 families with more than 7,000 children.

Starting Thursday and continuing through Saturday, 100 families an hour are visiting the Salvation Army’s Christmas Center, with over two dozen volunteers on hand each day.

Winston-Salem State gets $25,000

Winston-Salem State University has received a $25,000 donation from Sue Henderson, senior vice president and regional director at Wells Fargo Wealth Management in Winston-Salem and a member of the school’s board of trustees, and from her husband, Doug.

The gift created the Sue and Doug Henderson Endowed Scholarship, honoring Brenda A. Allen, the school’s provost, to support financially challenged students and academic excellence.

Fort joins Lucy Daniels Center

Ellen Fort, former director of corporate and foundation giving for the North Carolina Symphony and former director of workplace giving for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, has joined the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood as director of development and communications.

Fort led the Center’s November 20 gala held at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary that raised $100,000.

Fehrman moves to Duke entrepreneurship center

Robyn Schryer Fehrman, executive director in Eastern North Carolina for Teach for America, has joined the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University as director of programs.

Gordineer named to national United Way group

Cindy Gordineer, president and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County, has been appointed to the National Professional Council of United Ways, a group of CEOs from throughout the U.S. that works to identify common challenges and solutions for local United Ways.

Delamar leaves Food Bank

Ashley Delamar has left his job as vice president of development at the Raleigh-based Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina and joined Grizzard Communications Group as a senior business development strategist.

Grants available for Winston-Salem/Forsyth educators

The Winston-Salem Foundation is accepting applications through February 5, 2016, for grants of up to $2,500 professional development for educators from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Foundation for a Healthy High Point names two board members

Matthew Jobe, a lawyer at Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, and Sheri Lim, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at High Point University, have joined the board of directors of Foundation for a Healthy High Point.

Greensboro Urban Ministries gets clothing

The Realtor Community Service Committee of Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, filled 180 grocery bags with warm clothing for the residents at Greensboro Urban Ministries.

The committee raised $3,618 through raffle ticket sales and donations from Association members to buy the items, which included a hat, scarf, gloves, thermal shirts and pants, T-shirts, socks and snacks, plus toiletries provided by Holiday Inn Express.

Steele & Vaughn provided a truck for the pick-up and delivery to Urban Ministries.

Heart Association forms Emerging Leaders Group

The Triad chapter of the American Heart Association has created an Emerging Leaders Group for corporate business professionals ages 25 to 35.

Chaired by Brittney Carroll of Greensboro, the 2015-16 Emerging Leaders Group will focus on social and professional networking, leadership opportunities, mentorship, philanthropic efforts and community involvement.

An Emerging Leaders Summit, sponsored by Dixon Hughes Goodman, will be held in spring 2016.

To get involved, contact LeKeshia Franklin at (336)542-4832 or

High Point Community Foundations gives $329,000

High Point Community Foundation awarded $329,000 to 16 nonprofits, bringing to over $4.5 million the total dollars it has awarded since its grants program was founded in 1998.

Donor advised funds at the Foundation have awarded grants totaling nearly $36.8 million, bringing total Foundation grants since 1998 to nearly $41.3 million.

Greensboro Housing Coalition gets grant

Greensboro Housing Coalition received a $25,000 grant from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, partially matching a $125,000 grant The Kresge Foundation  awarded in July.

The Coalition, an advocate for safe, fair and affordable housing for people in Greensboro with low and moderate incomes, now aims to match Kresge’s grant by July 2016.

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