Nonprofit news roundup, 05.20.16

Band Together partnership raises $1 million

A year-long partnership between Band Together NC and Kidznotes raised over $1 million and culminated in a concert in Raleigh on May 14 that attract over 4,500 people.

Band Together NC now has raised more than $6.5 million for the Triangle since it was launched in 2001.

In 2017, Band Together will partner with YMCA of the Triangle on at least three live music events in the Triangle to support its Southeast Raleigh Promise Project.

Bennett College raises $724,000 over weekend

Bennett College in Greensboro raised over $724,000 during its National Alumnae Association Alumnae Weekend.

The gifts included $80,000 from the class of 1966, and a $50,000 donation from Marian B. T. Tasco, a former member of the Philadelphia City Council who graduated from Bennett in 1960.

El Futuro getting $500,000

El Futuro, a Durham nonprofit that works to provide bilingual behavioral health treatment for underserved, Spanish-speaking individuals and families, has been awarded a $500,000 grant over four years from Oak Foundation.

El Futuro, which was formed in 2004 and serves 1,500 to 1,700 Latinos a year, will use the funds to increasing the number of people it serves.

Go Red for Women event raises $200,000

The 5th Annual Guilford Go Red For Women Educational Expo & Luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association at Koury Convention Center in Greensboro on May 9 attracted over 500 people and raised $200,000 for women’s heart disease research and prevention education through the year-round Guilford Go Red For Women initiative. Nearly 125 women attended the event for free on scholarships funded through local Circle of Red and Red Tie Society members.

The Guilford Go Red For Women campaign aims to raise a a total of $325,000 goal by June 30.

Greensboro United Way gets $250,000

United Way of Greater Greensboro received a $250,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support collaborative solutions addressing poverty, including educational opportunities for children and families at United Way’s Family Success Center.

$100,000 raised for owner of Skippy’s Hot Dogs

An effort by Winston-Salem’s restaurant community to reopen Skippy’s Hot Dogs on Fourth Street for a week netted roughly $100,000 to help pay the medical bills and expenses of its owner, Mike Rothman.

Rothman, who has brain cancer and whose operation left him with physical disabilities, returned to his home state of Pennsylvania for surgery and to be near family as he began rehabilitation.

Funding available for mental health

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem has launched a two-year pilot program to fund and work in collaboration with local groups to address barriers and improve overall mental health.

Novant Health will offer grants of $10,000 to $25,000 based on priorities that include addressing social determinants that serve as barriers; community coordination of mental health resources and services; transportation; and education and awareness to address mental-illness prevention and myths.

To be considered for funding, applications must submit a letter of intent by June 2 at 5 p.m.

Capps honored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Ralph E. Capps, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs in Wake County, has received the 2016 Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award, the highest award the Boys & Girls Clubs of America gives to a Club professional.

Gaspari named VP at Winston-Salem Foundation

Brittney Gaspari, director of grants at The Winston-Salem Foundation, has been named vice president for community investment.

Benevolence Farm names executive director

Elly Goetz, former executive director of Un Mundo, a nonprofit that operates in Honduras, has been named executive director of Benevolence Farm in Graham.

Goetz, a Durham native who began working part-time this week and will begin working full time in mid-June, succeeds Tanya Jisa, who founded the organization in 2007 and stepped down in March to pursue other interests.

Stop Hunger Now names marketing chief

Tom Barbitta, former senior vice president of marketing for Carolina Beverage Corporation in Salisbury, N.C., has joined Stop Hunger Now in Raleigh as chief marketing officer.

Gift creates nursing scholarship program at Cape Fear Valley Health

Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation in Fayetteville has received a $25,000 donation from The Cato Corporation in Charlotte to establish a nursing scholarship program create a scholarship endowment for nurses at Cape Fear Valley Health who want to return to school to pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree to further their nursing career.

Reading Connections gets $10,000

Reading Connections in Greensboro has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support its family literacy program.

Children’s Home to benefit from festival

Fresh Fest at The Farm, a community festival hosted by The Children’s Home to raise awareness about its work, will be held May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Children’s Home at 1001 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.

Event to benefit Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association

Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association, which funds the Infant-Toddler Program housed at Gateway Education Center in Greensboro, will receive all net proceeds from the 11th Annual Drake Naylor Invitational.

The event will be held May 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shane’s Sporting Clays in Summerfield.

Forsyth United Way to hold community open house

United Way of Forsyth County will hold a community open house on June 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army International Boys and Girls Club at 2850 Walkertown Rd. in Winston-Salem.

Fresh Market event to benefit JDRF

The Fresh Market will hold its 22nd annual Sidewalk Sale at its 175 stores benefitting JDRF on June 3-5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fresh Market has raised over $4.5 million for JDRF through its annual Paper Sneaker and Sidewalk Sale, corporate donations, and other fundraising events.

Event to benefit Greensboro Children’s Museum

Greensboro Children’s Museum will benefit from the 9th annual benefit golf tournament to be hosted by Young Professionals of the Triad chapter of the Risk Management Association.

The event will be held June 13 at the Carlson Farm Course of Greensboro Country Club.

Bennett offering summer camps

Bennett College is offering summer programs for students from as young as age nine through rising high school seniors.

Topics for the programs, to begin entrepreneurialism; music theater and expression; enrichment for girls; multimedia production; and science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

Novant Health Forsyth nurses get scholarships

Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center awarded scholarships for five nurses at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem to continue their nursing education.

Autism Society launches online resource directory

The Autism Society of North Carolina has created an online database of resources available for families in North Carolina.

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