Nonprofit news roundup, 08.05.16

Feree named CEO of High Point Boys & Girls Clubs

Holly Ferree, vice president of development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, has been named CEO, effective August 8.

She succeeds Thomas Falgout, who resigned to become chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana in New Orleans.

Staff changes at Winston-Salem Foundation

Meridith Whitaker, who has worked since 2012 in the philanthropic services department of The Winston-Salem Foundation, has been named marketing and communications manager

Tamisha Keith has joined the Foundation as donor relations officer.

Cones, Slanes to be honored

Sally and Bob Cone of Greensboro and Marsha Slane and the late Jack Slane of High Point will receive the 2016 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad at its annual Citation Award Dinner on November 10.

Balek receives humanitarian award

The Nish Jamgotch Jr. Humanitarian Award has been awarded to Jeffrey Balek, a volunteer at Y Readers, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s literacy program for students in kindergarten through third grade who are reading below grade level.

The award, facilitated by Foundation For The Carolinas and presented annually to an individual or group for service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community, includes a $6,000 cash gift.

Boys & Girls Clubs merge

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham is merging with the Boys & Girls Club in Chapel Hill, effective early in 2017, and will be known as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties.

Meredith College raises $55 million

Meredith College in Raleigh has raised over $55 million in a campaign that aims to raise $75 million.

Project Impact gives $1.56 million

Project Impact has given $1.56 million in operating support for three initiatives in the  Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to address student achievement gaps.

The funding includes $308,300 for Pathway to K; $400,000 for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools summer school; and $856,470 for six new pre-kindergarten classrooms.

Albermarle funder gives $110,000

The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, awarded $111,000 in local grants from the HCWGMW Fund in Elizabeth City.

Mustard Seed gets $50,000

Mustard Seed Community Health has received a $50,000 donation from anonymous donors through the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and will use the money for general operating expenses incurred in treating patients.

Habitat Wake board elects chair, new members

Raymond E. Carey IV, president of NeoNova, has been elected president of the board of directors of Habitat of Humanity of Wake County.

Joining the board are George Aiken of Savvy Homes; Marvin Connelly of Wake County Public Schools; Michelle Grant, formerly of the City of Raleigh and Amy Watkins of York Properties

Parker Colbath, a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, was elected to serve as the board representative of the campus Habitat for Humanity chapter.

SAFEchild board elects officers, gets new members

Dan DeLeo, chief operating officer of Pool Professionals, has been elected president of the board of directors of SAFEchild in Raleigh, and and Anita Blomme Pinther, president and founder of AP Connect, has been elected president­-elect.

New board members include Ann Beal, senior director of operations at MedCall, LLC; Brian Berk, director of sales and operations at Nationwide Insurance; Kacie Fore, community relations manager at Duke Energy Corporation; Robert Glausser, financial advisor at Merrill Lynch; Michael Minotti, financial advisor at Edward Jones; Matt Schanz, financial advisor at Cornerstone Wealth Management and Lindsay Tripp, tax manager at ABB, Inc.

Faizi heads health underwriters association

Nadeem Faizi an independent agent and a senior advisor with Senior American Services Inc in Greensboro, has been named president of the Triad Association of Health Underwriters.

Program aims to prevent foreclosures

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont in Winston-Salem is offering a program that assists homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages because of job loss, reduction in income or other temporary hardships.

The program — the N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund — is administered by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency and funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Event to benefit Crisis Control Ministry

Shmedfest, a music event benefitting Crisis Control Ministry, will be held August 27 from 4 to 11 p.m. at Triad Park in Kernersville.

Corporate Volunteer Council to hold open house

The Corporate Volunteer Council at the Volunteer Center in Greensboro will hold an open house on August 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Volunteer Center at 1500 Yanceyville St.

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