Nonprofit news roundup, 01.20.17

Triangle Race for Cure set for May 6

The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure will be held May 6, a month earlier than in the past, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park.

The event aims to raise $1 million to support local programs and national research on breast cancer.

For the 16th straight year, Duke Cancer Institute will serve as local presenting sponsor.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised at the even stay in the community to support breast health education, screening, treatment and programs for women and families in a 29-county service area.

The remaining 25 percent support Susan G. Komen’s national research program.

Duke Energy Foundation gives $18,000

Every sixth-grade and seventh-grade teacher in Columbus County Schools and Whiteville City Schools will receive with professional development and a kit containing nine weeks of lessons and materials heat transfer, electromagnetic waves, and electrical currents, thanks to a $18,076 grant from Duke Energy Foundation that expands on a project with the Center for Inquiry-Based Learning and the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

Carlisle honored for cultural contribution

Linda Carlisle, formers secretary of the state Department of Cultural Resources, as received the 2017 O.Henry Award from ArtsGreensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

The award honor the contribution to the cultural development of Greensboro over the course of a lifetime.

Retirement event for Gottlieb

An event celebrating Richard Gottlieb, who is retiring after heading Senior Services in Winston-Salem for 35 years, will be held January 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the nonprofit’s offices at 2895 Shorefair Drive.

STARworks to open gallery

STARworks, a project of Central Park NC,  will open its School House Gallery on February 4 in the restored Carolina Collegiate and Agriculture Institute building that was built in the late 1800s.

The Gallery will feature work from STARworks staff artists, interns and resident artists, as well as local ceramic artists and glass artists from across the Southeast.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star.

Local funders name advisory board chairs

Sheila Davies, director of public health for the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services and mayor of Kill Devil Hills, has been named president of the advisory board of Currituck-Dare Community Foundation.

Lucia Peel, owner and operator of Haughton Hall B&B, has been named president of the advisory board of Martin County Community Foundation.

Both foundations are affiliates of North Carolina Community Foundation.

Endowment to support scholarships

The John & Betty Crawford Endowment has been established at Perquimans County Schools Foundation, a fund within Northern Albemarle Community Foundation that supports Perquimans County Schools with a $1,000 scholarship that can be awarded to a graduating senior at Perquimans High School on an annual basis. The Northern Albermarle funder is an affiliate of North Carolina Community Foundation.

Food Bank gets $8,593

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina received $8,593 from Kroger on behalf of its Mid-Atlantic division.

Open house at Children’s Flight for Hope

Children’s Flight for Hope will hold an open house February 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1101 Aviation Parkway, Suite D, in Morrisville.

Scholarships available

Over $900,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year are available from The Winston-Salem Foundation to local high school seniors and college students based on merit and financial need.

Most merit-based scholarship applications are due online by April 1 and most financial need-based applications are due online by August 15, although financial-need funding is first-come, first-served.

Some scholarships are general, while others are for those who attend specific high schools, churches or colleges.

The one-stop scholarship application allows applications for multiple scholarships at the same time.

The first student aid fund was established in 1923 at the Foundation, which partners with local individuals and families to establish endowed scholarship funds.

Education data published

BEST NC in Cary has published the 3rd edition of Fact & Figures: Education in North Carolina, which includes data and and graphics on education in North Carolina, including information on students, schools, programs and educators, as well as trends in school finance and student achievement.

Old Salem Historic District expanded

The Old Salem Historic District, which initially was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 as a 62-acre site and revised in 1978, has been expanded to 193 acres in a National Historic Landmark Designation signed in December by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

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