Nonprofit news roundup, 04.01.16

Electric co-ops giving $600,000 to teachers

The 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina electric co-op network have pledged a total of nearly $600,000 to the state’s teachers in grant funding for the 2016-17 school year.

Educators can submit an application starting today for grants of up to $2,000 for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be possible.

Northern Hospital Foundation launching campaign

Northern Hospital Foundation in Mount Airy aims to raise $800,000 in the first phase of a multimillion-dollar capital campaign, its first campaign ever, to fund the renovation of all 133 patient care rooms at Northern Hospital, which serves Surry County and nearby counties; in northwest North Carolina and southern Virginia.

The campaign has received a $20,000 pledge from Brian Johnson, CEO of Johnson Granite, and his family, to sponsor a room at the hospital.

Women’s Auxiliary raises $16,000 for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary raised over $16,000 for The Salvation Army of High Point at the 22nd bi-annual Red Kettle Luncheon it hosted on March 15 at the High Point Country Club at Emerywood.

All funds raised will directly benefit The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, Center of Hope, William Booth Garden Apartments, Emergency Financial Assistance Programs, and Food Pantry programs.

Wake Forest alumni focus on hunger

Hundreds of alumni of Wake Forest University will work to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in 30 cities from Boston to Los Angeles on April 9.

In Winston-Salem, Wake Forest alumni, staff and parents will focus on childhood hunger by sorting donated food items at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lauren Bush Lauren, social entrepreneur and founder of FEED Projects, will visit the Food Bank that morning, and then speak to the volunteers on campus. WellsFargo Foundation is supporting the talk.

Golf event to benefit Camp Royall

The 5th annual Camp Royall Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Camp Royall, the oldest and largest camp in the U.S. for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, will be held May 2 at The Preserve at Jordan Lake in Chapel Hill.

Novant Health to host aneurysm support meetings

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center has been named by the Joe Niekro Foundation as the lead hospital in North Carolina to hold aneurysm support group meetings for survivors and their loved ones.

Starting April 19, the support group will meet every third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Novant Health Conference Center on the campus of Forsyth Medical Center.

Fellowship named for retired foundation chief

With funding over eight years by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem, the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh is creating a two-year fellowship for a recent law-school graduate.

The fellowship will be named for Leslie Winner, who retired in January after eight years as the Foundation’s executive director.

Professional-development event for nonprofit professionals

The 2016 #NonprofitSTRONGSummit, an annual event focusing on networking and professional development for from nonprofit professionals from across North Carolina  for a full day of networking and professional development, will be held April 22 at the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

The event will be hosted by the Triangle Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and presented by Triangle Community Foundation.

Holderness joins Band Together board

Penn Holderness, managing partner at Greenroom Communications in Raleigh, has joined the 53-member advisory board of Band Together NC in Raleigh.

Winston-Salem Foundation awards teacher grants

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded a total of $73,088 for professional development to 41 teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Date for golf event changed

A charity golf tournament hosted by the Triad Association of Health Underwriters to benefit the NC Military Order of the Purple Heart Wounded Warrior Leave Fund and held at Greensboro National Golf Club in Summerfield, has been changed to May 18.

Campbell Law adding community clinic

Campbell Law in Raleigh will open a community clinic to provide free backup legal services to local nonprofits and their clients.

Supporting the new clinic is a $150,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem that has been matched by other donors.

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