Nonprofit news roundup, 09.02.16

Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill post best fundraising years

Duke University in Durham generated a record-high $571 million in gifts and pledges in the fiscal  year that ended June 30, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill generated a record-high $495 million.

Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation gives $102,500

Tannenbaum‐Sternberger Foundation in Greensboro has awarded a total of $102,500 in grants to nine nonprofits serving residents of Guilford County.

Formed in 1955, the Foundation paid $704,576 in grants in its most recent fiscal year.

Salvation Army and Guilford Child Development team up

Salvation Army of Greensboro, in partnership with Guilford Child Development, has opened a child development center that will house three classrooms for 51 children ages three and four.

Located in The Salvation Army Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Worship and Service and Boys and Girls Club at 1001 Freeman Mill Rd.  Greensboro, the new center offers childcare for low-income families at no cost or on a sliding scale.

The Salvation Army is housing and paying the operational cost of the program, while Guilford Child Development is providing staffing and child development expertise.

The Salvation Army received $500,000 from the Cemala Foundation for construction of the building, and another $250,000 over five years to cover costs to operate the childcare program.

Fellowship Hall gets $500,000

Fellowship Hall in Greensboro received a gift of $500,000 from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation.

Fellowship Hall, which has named the lecture hall inside its new Outpatient Center for SECU, now has raised $3.1 million in a campaign to raise $6.5 million that ends Sept. 30, 2018.

Funds from the campaign support the construction of three new facilities. All three have been built and two are in use. The third is expected to open in October.

Greensboro Hospice CEO Soenksen honored

Pat Soenksen, president and CEO of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and the Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro, is the 2016 recipient of the Peter Keese Leadership Award from The Carolinas Center.

Soenksen will retire in February 2017.

Thore new marketing VP at Forsyth United Way

Kim Thore, former director of marketing at Greensboro College, has joined United Way of Forsyth County as vice president of marketing and engagement.

Venable new CEO of DataMax Corporation and Foundation

Lisa Venable, senior vice president and chief financial officer of DataMax Corporation and Foundation, has been named president and CEO of the Corporation and Foundation.

She succeeds Robert Egleston, who has been named executive director of Leadership Winston-Salem.

Steigerwald joins N.C. Community Foundation

Marirose K. Steigerwald, former senior adviser and president at Raleigh consulting firm Elinvar, has joined the North Carolina Community Foundation in Raleigh as director of operations.

National Folk Festival gets new sponsors

New sponsors for the National Folk Festival, to be held in Greensboro on September 9-11, include BB&T; Duke Energy; North Carolina Education Lottery; Downtown Greensboro; Mickey Truck Bodies; ITG Brands; Allen Tate; Ben & Jerry’s; and Kona Ice of Greensboro.

Greensboro Housing Coalition gets $5,000

Greensboro Housing Coalition has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Bank of America Foundation for its affordable-housing work.

Symphony Guild to hold annual fundraiser

The Symphony Guild of Charlotte will host its 3rd annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour on October 15, and its Taste of the Tour cocktail party on October 13.

Pennington honored by Health Underwriters

Carol Pennington, media chairperson for the North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters since 2010, and for the Triad Association of Health Underwriters since 2006, has won the media relations award from the state group for the fifth straight year and from the chapter for the ninth straight year.

Cary Family Dental gives $3,300

Cary Family Dental raised $3,300 for the Smiles for Life Foundation.

Teacher art grants and regional artists grants available

October 3 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for teachers, parent-teacher associations and schools serving students kindergarten through 12th grade in greater Greensboro to submit applications to ArtsGreensboro for teacher arts grants of up to $1,500 for projects that involve direct student and teacher participation.

November 15 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for artists to submit applications to ArtsGreensboro for regional artists grants it administers for Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties, with funding provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched by participating Arts Councils in the five counties. In 2016, 15 artists received a total of $18,000 in grants from the program.

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