Nonprofit news roundup, 08.19.16

Smart Start gets $4 million

The North Carolina Partnership for Children, know as Smart Start, has received a federal grant totaling $4 million over four years from the Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, to increase the number of children starting kindergarten at a healthy weight and ready to learn.

Novant Health Forsyth Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Auxiliary has a total of $25,000 in scholarships to nine students majoring in health care at Forsyth Technical Community, each of whom received received $2,500 to use for tuition in 2016, and to two students graduating in December 2016, each of whom received $1,250.

The scholarships now will be named after longtime volunteer Wayne Vestal, who died last month. In 1999, Vestal founded the Forsyth Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship program with Forsyth Tech.

Since 1999, the Auxiliary has granted nearly $300,000 in scholarships to 182 students at Forsyth Tech, or about 11 each year.

Crosby Scholars Program gets $42,000

The Crosby Scholars Program received a $42,000 grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation to fund a full-time advisor-coordinator position to manage its program of senior advisors who work one-on-one with senior Crosby Scholars, guiding them through the college admissions process.

The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership offers academic, financial and personal preparation for college admission to all students in sixth through 12th grades in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools.

Hinson joins Habitat Charlotte

Shannon Hinson, who served for 13 years as chief development officer at Thompson Child & Family Focus, has joined Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte in the newly created position of director of organizational advancement and development, overseeing fundraising, advocacy, communications and volunteer management.

Alamance United Way plans day of giving

United Way of Alamance County aims to make September 1 the biggest single day of giving in its 89-year history.

The fundraising effort and celebration of United Way will include social media; online giving; the donation by nine local restaurants of five percent to 20 percent of that day’s proceeds; volunteering; and regsitering to vote.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $883,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 28 grants totaling $883,490 to groups serving people in Forsyth County in the areas of arts and culture; community and economic development; education; environment; health; human services; public interest; and recreation.

Novant Health gets $15,000

Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center received a $15,000 grant from Brave Beginnings, a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, to buy cardiorespiratory monitors for the labor and delivery at Forsyth Medical Center to meet the new neonatal resuscitation requirements of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dental clinics treat unsheltered adults

Guilford Adult Health partnered with Cone Health Congregational Nurses to hold a dental clinic for unsheltered adults living in Guilford County on August 12, June 17 and May 20 , with each clinic treating roughly.

United Way young leaders fill backpacks, plan social event

Members of Young Leaders United, a program of the United Way of Greater High Point, met at The Salvation Army of High Point on August 11 to organize school supplies and prepare 51 backpacks for local students in need.

The group will host a social event on August 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Brown Truck Brewery on 1234 North Main St. in HighPoint.

Donated school supplies to benefit students in need

Salvation Army of High Point received 3,853 school-supply items weighing over 1,300 pounds to benefit 600 local children in need from employees at Thomas Built Buses and United Automobile Workers Local 5287.

Event to benefit injured service members

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will host its Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk – The Triangle on September 10 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Frontier at 800 Park Offices Drive in Research Triangle Park to benefit the Building for America’s Bravest program, which builds specially adapted homes for catastrophically injured service members.

5K to benefit American Heart Association

Inmar is collaborating with Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Inmar’s annual 5K run/walk on September 10 to benefit the American Heart Association.

The 2016 Inmar/Innovation Quarter 5K will begin and end at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem starting at 9 a.m.

SAFEchild to host fundraiser luncheon

SAFEchild in Raleigh will host its 17Annual SAFEchild Fundraiser Luncheon on October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.

Heartstrings moves

Heartstrings in Greensboro has moved to 1250 N. Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 160.

Komen Charlotte Race for Cure set for October 1

The 20th annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure will be held October 1 in Marshall Park.

Fundraising professionals to present awards

The Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will celebrate National Philanthropy Day with its awards luncheon on November 21 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

Keynote speaker will be Ursula Dudley Oglesby, president and recruiter in chief of Dudley Beauty Corp.

The chapter is seeking nominations for the awards for volunteer fundraisers, fundraising professionals and philanthropists.

Wilson funder gives $1.3 million

Healthcare Foundation of Wilson awarded 19 grants totaling $1.3 million for community projects to address local health challenges.

BB&T to be at National Folk Festival

BB&T has agreed to sponsor the North Carolina Folklife Area at the National Folk Festival in 2016 and 2017, the final year of the Festival’s three-year residency in Greensboro. This year’s Festival will run from September 9 to September 11.

Urban Ministries to benefit from student fundraising

Urban Ministries of Wake County has been selected as beneficiary of the 12th Annual Charity Ball at Enloe High School in Raleigh.

 The high school set a goal of raising $120,000 by December 10 through ticket sales and smaller fundraisers.

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