Nonprofit news roundup, 02.10.17

Triangle United Way lifting fundraising aim

United Way of the Greater Triangle is looking for its third fundraising chief in less than three years and says it aims to raise $20 million a year within five to eight years, up from its current level of $12 million.

It says it will place greater focus on soliciting “major” gifts of $25,000 or more, and on “principal” gifts of $100,000 or more.

Allison Warren-Barbour has left Triangle United Way after just over a year-and-a-half as senior vice president of resource development and engagement to become president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County in the state of Washington.

She had succeeded Virginia Parker, who left Triangle United Way after 15 months as senior vice president of resource development and strategic partnership to become senior vice president and Triangle market manager at Bank of America.

Triangle United Way now is looking for a chief philanthropy and business development officer.

SECU Family House gets $2 million challenge

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill has received a $2 million challenge grant from State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation to spur statewide donations to its $8 million campaign to support its expansion to 75 rooms from 40.

Our Towns Habitat honored

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity in Cornelius has been recognized as an Affiliate of Distinction by Habitat for Humanity International, and also been awarded the Duke Citizenship and Service Award from the Lake Normal Chamber of Commerce for its impact in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties.

Free tax-preparation available

United Way of Greater Greensboro and BB&T Bank will host the fourth annual Family Economic Success Day February 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Guilford Child Development at 1200 Arlington St. in Greensboro.

The event will include free state and federal income tax preparation and filing by IRS-certified volunteers, as well as workshops on financial topics.

BB&T also will provide free credit reports and reviews to those who qualify for tax preparation, which is available to people whose households earned $54,000 or less in 2016.

Appointments are required. Contact Zanda Cuff at United Way at or (336) 378-5029.

Facilitators certified for girls leadership program

The first 18 facilitators have received certification for the Girls Leadership Edge program, a series of learning modules to be delivered to girls age 13 to 15 in Guilford County.

The Women’s Professional Forum Foundation funded the program, which is a partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium.

Grants awarded for hurricane relief

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh received $10,920 and the Eastern Baptist Association received $3,750 from the Disaster Relief Fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief, while the Wilson County Community Foundation, a local affiliate of statewide foundation, awarded $1,000 to the Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson County for hurricane relief and recovery.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $320,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 16 grants totaling $319,775 to support programs in the areas of animal welfare, arts and culture, community and economic development, environment, health, human services, and public interest for people living in  Forsyth County.

Children’s Dental Health Center gets $1,500

Alamance County Children’s Dental Health Center received $1,500 from Delta Dental Foundation.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle gets $20,000

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh received $20,000 from First Tennessee Bank to support its BackPack Buddies program that provides weekend meals during the school year to children from homes that need food.

Three join Davidson Hospice board

Debbie Carlton Fanary, Sid Proctor and Nancy Miller Wright have joined the board of directors of Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington.

Greensboro awarded $25,000 challenge grant

ArtsGreensboro and the City of Greensboro have been awarded a $25,000 challenge grant from Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation for the second straight year to support free outdoor concerts this summer at the Jimmie I. Barber Park in East Greensboro.

United Way honors five Forsyth County groups

Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners, City of Winston-Salem, B/E Aerospace, Reynolds American and HanesBrands, all in Forsyth County, have been named recipients of the Spirit of North Carolina Award from United Way of North Carolina.

The groups will be honored at the statewide annual award luncheon on February 17 at noon at the Sheraton Hotel & Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

Young leaders pack food for people in need

Members of Young Leaders United, a program of United Way of Greater High Point, packed over 200 bags of food for for local families in need at The Salvation Army of High Point on January 25.

Women’s Council elects officers

Mary Anne Squire Weiss has been elected chairwoman and Mamie Sutphin has been elected vice chairwoman of The Women’s Council, which supports the Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Event to focus on ending discrimination against women

WomenNC, which works to train women’s human-rights advocates and advocates for women’s-rights legislation at the local level, will host “Durham Local to Global Women Forum: Cities for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women” on February 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Durham Human Services Building at 414 E. Main St.

Five join Our Towns Habitat board

Matthew Blickley, Dan Dunn, Kay Fisher, Charles Warren and Tim Zarsadia have joined the board of directors of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, which serve North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

Free grantwriting workshop

The African American Community Foundation at Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte will host a free grantwriting seminar on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at 3400 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte.
To reserve a space, contact Carla McCrorey at Foundation For The Carolinas by February 21 at or 704.973.4358.

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