Nonprofit news roundup, 03.03.17

High Point Regional raises $26 million

High Point Regional has kicked off the public phase of a capital campaign to address $55 million in needs, and already has raised $26 million, including a $10 million lead gift from The Earl & Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation, the biggest gift ever to the hospital.

High Point Regional will rename its Heart Center in honor of the Congdon Family.

The campaign, High Point Region’s biggest ever, including expansion and renovation of the third floor of the hospital, consolidating all of cardiology services, cardiac cath labs, electro physiology labs and diagnostic testing into its Heart Center.

All our operating rooms will be renovated, modernized, and enlarged to accommodate the latest surgical equipment in the region.

In its Hayworth Cancer Center, it also developing a new urgent care clinic for cancer patients, and acquiring new technology for radiation therapy treatments.

Co-chairing the campaign, which was launched in early 2016,  are Ned and Katherine Covington, and Paul and Barbara Coughlin. Honorary co-chair is Molly Young.

Other major donors include David Hayworth; Ronnie and Mollie Young; The McMichael Family Foundation; The Foundation for a Healthy High Point; Fred and Barbara Wilson; and the Ann and Vann York Family.

In 2007, the hospital raised $11 million in a capital campaign to improve its clinical technology needs.

JDRF raises over $1.2 million

The Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF raised over $1.2 million at its 17th annual Hope Gala on February 25 to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes, marking the sixth time since 2011 that the Gala has raised at least $1 million.

Alternating between Winston-Salem and Greensboro and held this year at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, the Gala this year was chaired by Wendy and Brad Calloway and attracted nearly 1,000 people

Carl Amato, president and CEO of Novant Health, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 18 months old, was honored at the Gala, receiving a medal in recognition of living with the disease for over 50 years.

Mike  Conrad, who retired in October 16 as the chapter’s executive director, received the Beverly Berry Living and Giving Award, the chapter’s highest award, which is named for the late Beverly Berry, who had type 1 diabetes and co-founded The Fresh Market with her husband Ray.

Prevention Partners looking for buyers of web tools 

While 18-year-old Prevention Partners suspended operations on February 17 in the face of financial challenges, its board has not decided whether to close permanently, and the Chapel Hill nonprofit is looking for buyers for seven web applications it built for workplaces, schools and clinics to use in setting up preventive policies and environments, says Meg Molloy, its president and CEO.

“We are now focusing on trying to continue our legacy by finding organizations that want to continue to build healthy places where we work, learn and receive care,” she said by phone.

The web applications support functions — such as assessing policies and environments — related to tobacco-free environments; healthy food policies; healthy nutrition, including food-procurement strategies; “mothers rooms” dedicated to lactation by women who have returned to work after giving birth; policies that enable employees and students to be physically active; and a culture of wellness.

Today at 10:30 a.m., Prevention Partners will host a free webinar that demonstrates how all the apps work. A recording of the webinar will be available.

Groups interested in the web tool or webinar can contact Molloy at

Jenna Bush Hager to speak at Salvation Army event

Jenna Bush Hager, contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today, an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine, and daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First  Lady Laura Bush, will be keynote speaker on May 16 at the inaugural Darrell and Stella Harris Champion of Hope dinner benefiting The Salvation Army of High Point.

The event will be held at The High Point Country Club at Emerywood starting at 6 p.m.

Asheville funder gives $460,450

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville approved 13grants totaling $460,450 to support regional projects that focus on early childhood development, food and farming; natural and cultural resources; and people in need.

United Way gets $240,000 from High Point University

Donors at High Point University raised $240,580 in 2016 for United Way of Greater High Point and its partner agencies, up 532 percent from 2005.

In addition to the annual United Way campaign, students, faculty and staff at the school donate 100,000 hours of service each year to the United Way and other agencies.

United Way values those volunteer hours at $2.3 million.

Volunteer Center event to benefit nonprofits

The Volunteer Center of Greensboro will host its annual Human Race, a 5K walk/run to benefit local nonprofits, on April 1 at Greensboro Coliseum.

Event to benefit Carying Place

The Carying Place in Cary will host its 16th Annual Benefit Auction on April 28 at 6 p.m. at Prestonwood Country Club.

Premier Property Solutions sponsoring Joedance Film Festival

Premier Property Solutions at Keller Williams has become a major sponsor for Joedance Film Festival, which raises money for local rare pediatric cancer research and clinical trials at Carolina Healthcare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital.

‘Scrubs’ beat ‘Suits’ in benefit for Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed Community Health in Greensboro received over $1,500 from the inaugural Scrubs vs. Suits MD/JD Challenge basketball game on Feb 26.

The Scrubs, represented the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, won the game 68 to 57  over the Suits team, fielded by the Young Lawyers Section of the Greensboro Bar Association.

Two senior staff join Transitions LifeCare

Jackie Ring has joined Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh as vice president of clinical services and chief innovation officer, and Melissa Short has joined the nonprofit as vice president of human resources.

Five join board of Institute for Emerging Issues

Five new members have joined the national advisory board of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University, including Robin Gary Cummings, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke; James “Jay” Dixon, senior vice president for global quality and compliance at Pharmaceutical Product Development; Maureen Grasso, dean of the Graduate School at N.C. State; Margaret Spellings, president of the UNC System; and James “Jimmie” Williamson, president of the North Carolina Community College System.

Nonprofit leadership focus of event

Developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders will be the focus of  the third annual #NonprofitSTRONG Summit, to be held April 28 at the Durham Convention Center.  Keynote speaker at the event, organized by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle and presented by Triangle Community Foundation, will be Tashni-Ann Dubroy, president of Shaw University in Raleigh.

Drawing for car at Heart Association event

Carolina Kia Hyundai of High Point is donating a new car for a drawing at the Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk on May 20 at Kaplan Commons at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to benefit the American Heart Association.

NFL player hosting event to benefit family foundation

Native North Carolinian Shaun Draughn of the San Fransisco 49ers will host his first-ever Celebrity Bowling Event to raise funds for the Draughn Family Foundation on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Frank Theatre’s Parkside CineBowl & Grille at 1140 Parkside Main St., in Cary.

Golf event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

The Bull City Golf Classic Fore Kids to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties will be held May 22 at Hope Valley Country Club. Sponsors include MIX 101.5 WRAL, Square 1 Bank, Storm the Stage Music Publishing, and M&F Bank.

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