Nonprofit news roundup, 10.21.16

Philanthropists, fundraisers to be honored

Marshall B. Bass of  Winston-Salem, Ned and Katherine Covington of High Point, and

Gerald H. Davidson of Greensboro have been named “Outstanding Philanthropist” by the Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Executives, while Susan Gies Conley of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina has been named “Outstanding Fundraising Professional.”

The awards, along with others for giving and fundraising, will be handed out at the Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 21 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

Keynote speaker for the even will be Ursula Dudley Oglesby, president and CEO of Dudley Q Products.

Other awards and the winners are:

* Lifetime Achievement Award — Elms and Harriet Allen.

* Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser — Reggie and Hope Chapman, Greensboro; Brenda Sloan, Winston-Salem; Kem Ellis, High Point.

* Outstanding Business in Philanthropy — Replacements Ltd., Scott Fleming.

* Outstanding Philanthropic Organization — Home Builders Association of Winston Salem.

* Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy — Lathan Verwoerdt.

* Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist — Spencer Bennett.

Women’s Leadership Council honors leaders

Regena Wiley of BB&T was named “Outstanding Volunteer” and Reynolds American received the 2016 Corporate Award for the largest number of new members in the 2015 campaign year by the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Forsyth County at its annual celebration and awards banquet at the Millennium Center on October 12.

Other awards and winners include:

* Outstanding Educator — Joan Deely, Philo-Hill Magnet Academy.

* Outstanding Youth Award — Demus Ramsey, Philo-Hill Magnet Academy.

* 5th Annual Susan Cameron award — Barbara Duck, BB&T.

Founded in 2007, the Women’s Leadership Council has recruited over 1,050 members and raised over $4 million to support United Way’s effort to increase the graduation rate in Forsyth County to 90 percent by 2018.

UNC-Chapel Hill gets $20 million challenge

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $20 million challenge from an anonymous donor to match donations for need-and-merit-based scholarships.

SECU Family House raises $220,000

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals raised over $220,000 and attracted a record-high 382 guests at The Carolina Ball on September 16.

Miller joins  Forsyth Tech Foundation

Corey Miller, former director of philanthropy at Crisis Control Ministry in Winston-

Salem, has been named executive director of development at Forsyth Tech Foundation.

Daniel Center names program administrator

Keturah King, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a master’s degree in education from Liberty University, has been named program administrator at The Daniel Center for Math and Science in Raleigh.

Foundation Source names managing director for South

Hugh S. Asher, former managing director at investment management firm, Cedar Capital, been named managing director of the southern fegion for Foundation Source in Fairfield, Conn.

High Point University gets $500,000

Harold and Kate Reed of North Palm Beach, Fla., are donating $500,000 to establish the Harold and Kate Reed Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to students based on financial need.

Miracle League raises $280,000

Miracle League of the Triangle raised over $280,000 and attracted 400 guest at its Ten Year Celebration on October 18 at the The Pavilion at the Angus Barn in Raleigh.

Kroger donating $60,000 in goods

Kroger’s 14 stores in North Carolina will donate over $60,000 worth of goods to ares of the state affected by Hurricane Matthew, including the Triangle and surrounding counties.

Kroger has teamed up with the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina to provide the supplies.

Biogen Foundation to make grants to schools

The Biogen Foundation is launching a $135,000 micro-grants program designed to support science education in North Carolina’s public schools.

Grants will be awarded to teachers and schools that serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Teachers may apply online through the North Carolina Community Foundation for grants up to $2,000, and schools may apply for grant up to $5,000.

United Arts to hold dining event

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County will hold its 12th annual “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” event November 3-5 to benefit its “Artists in the Schools” program.

The event will feature 10 individual dinners the first two nights in private homes or other locations, each with a featured artist, and a 180-person dinner with 20 mystery artists the third night at Burning Coal.

Fidelity Charitable gives $2.3 billion

Fidelity Charitable made a record-high $2.3 billion in donor-recommeded grants in the first nine months of 2016, up 15 percent from the same period last year, while the number of grants grew 12 percent to more than 489,000 made to over 90,100 nonprofits.

Schwab Charitable gives $830 million

From January 1 through September 30, Schwab Charitable account holders recommended roughly 145,000 grants totaling $830 million, up from 129,000 grants totaling $670 million in the same period last year.

Wildlife Federation to benefit from event

North Carolina Wildlife Federation will benefit from an event on November 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Urban Garden at Bank of America in Charlotte.

Junior Achievement honors firm, volunteer

Ernst & Young received the “Outstanding Corporate Service Award” and Louis Pratt, technical marketing engineer at Cisco, received the “Outstanding Individual Service Award” from Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina at its Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on September 28 sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Women’s Network names committee chairs

Amy Horgan, a System of Care coordinator, has been named grants committee chair for Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County, a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation, while Carol Kennedy, a health-care professional, has been named membership committee chair, and Jenny Callison, a communications professional, has been named communications committee chair.

Two join Goetz Foundation board

Heather Campbell, director of finance and operations at The Raleigh School, and Rhiannon Michalski, senior clinical data associate at INC Research, have joined the board of directors of the Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation.

Leadership seminar for nonprofits

Crumley Roberts’ Education Advancement and Leadership Center, in partnership with the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium, is offering a seminar this spring for 16 emerging nonprofit leaders. The deadline for registration is October 31.

High Point University giving $10,000

High Point University is giving $10,000 to a program that aims to provide swimming lessons free of charge to every second-grader in the city of High Point, or over 500 students.

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