Nonprofit news roundup, 04.07.17

Food Bank raises $10 million

The Raleigh-based Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has raised $10 million in a capital campaign, meeting its goal, and has purchased a new distribution center to distribute over 64 million pounds of food to people in need.

The Food Bank also will continue to invest in expanded partnerships, programs and trainings designed to break the cycle of hunger in central and eastern North Carolina.

ABC of NC raises $4 million

ABC of NC, a Winston-Salem provider of autism services, has raised nearly $4 million in the quiet phase of a capital campaign to raise $5 million and has kicked off the campaign’s public phase.

Donors to the campaign, which will support construction of a 25,000-square-foot clinical building, include BB&T, Cannon Foundation, Cook Medical, First Tennessee, Reynolds American Foundation, and Wake Forest Baptist Health, as well as individuals.

Sink chairs JDRF event

Dean Sink, president and CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies, has been named corporate chair for the 2017 High Point One Walk on April 29 to benefit JDRF, which already has secured corporate sponsorships of over $80,000, nearly tripling sponsorship levels from previous years.

The walk will be held at Bank of North Carolina at 801 North Elm Street in High Point, with check-in at 9 a.m. and the event beginning at 10 a.m.

Providence Day School targets young professionals

Providence Day School in Charlotte, with the help of a $50,000 matching grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation in Brooklyn, N.Y., has launched a three-year pilot program designed to attract, develop, and retain young faculty of color.

The school also has launched a program to introduce recent college graduates to a career in education in the areas of philanthropy, development, annual giving, marketing and communications, and advancement services.

Convention and Visitors Bureau forms foundation

High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau has established a nonprofit foundation to form partnerships, seek funding and operate to improve education, artistic, scientific and historical activities related to local tourism.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $515,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 19 grants totaling $515,350 to organizations serving people living in Forsyth County through programs in the areas of arts and culture; community and economic development; education; health; human services; public interest; and recreation.

North Carolina MG Walk to be held tomorrow

The North Carolina MG Walk will be held April 8 at Barber Park in Greensboro, with proceeds benefiting the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

Physician-author to speak at United Way event

Physician and author Sampson Davis will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Community Speakers Series hosted by African American Leadership of United Way of Greater Greensboro at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center on May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Davis is co-founder of The Three Doctors Foundation, which offers free programs focused on health, education, leadership and mentoring, and an emergency medicine physician at St. Michaels Medical Center in Newark, N.J.

Presenting sponsor for the event is VF Corporation.

Groups recognized for reading programs

Read Charlotte and WAKE Up and Read! in Cary have been recognized as national “Pacesetters” by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for their work to ensure more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship.

Three nonprofits get capacity-building grants

The John Rex Endowment in Raleigh awarded a grant of $40,221 to Families Together and grants of $40,250 each to Lucy Daniels Center and SAFEchild to build their organizational capacity, focusing on needs such as strategic planning, process improvements, development and evaluation.

Junior Achievement raises funds

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina raised $85,000 at its 11th Annual Valentines Vegas Gala in February at Prestonwood County Club in Cary, with Delta Air Lines and Verizon serving as presenting sponsors.

Junior Achievement also earned 4 Star status from Junior Achievement USA for meeting four of five metrics — operational standards for compliance, student impact, operational efficiency, and financial stability and sustainability.

Junior Achievement also received $25,000 from Wells Fargo, $20,000 from John Deere, and $10,000 each from SunTrust Bank and the John William Pope Foundation.

Guilford health department gets $4,000

The Guilford County Department of Public Health was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to support a program for treatment of children identified through their in-school dental screenings as having urgent dental-care needs and an inability to pay for dental care.

Triad ALS walks scheduled

The Greensboro Walk to Defeat ALS will be held May 6 in Center City Park, and the Winston-Salem Walk to Defeat ALS will be held May 13 at BB&T Field, both starting at 10 a.m.

Benefiting the North Carolina chapter of the ALS Association, the two events are among six throughout the state that last year raised a total of $1.2 million.

The chapter serves nearly 800 people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” and supports all of the state’s multidisciplinary ALS clinics, providing financial assistance to people living with ALS and operating support groups and a medical equipment loan program.

ZZZ Bears recognized by SCORE

ZZZ Bears in Winston-Salem has been named a winner of The 2017 American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE, a national network of volunteer business mentors, and will receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring, and publicity throughout the year.

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