Nonprofit news roundup, 04.21.17

Tomorrow Fund raises another $80,000

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has agreed to give $30,000 to the final campaign of The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students in honor of Brad Wilson, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield and a member of the Fund’s advisory board, which has pledged over $50,000 more to the campaign.

The campaign aims to raise $45,000 more by May 31 to reach its goal of $135,000.

Family Services gets $125,000

Family Service of the Piedmont in Greensboro has received an unrestricted grant of $125,000 from the Leon Levine Foundation in Charlotte. Of the total, $25,000 represents dollar-for-dollar matching funds for new, increased and lapsed donations received.

Operation North State provides $491,000 in services

Operation North State, an all-volunteer organization in Winston-Salem that provides support services for North Carolina’s deployed troops and veterans in need, delivered $491,000 in support services over the past year, operating with total administrative expenses of $2,700.

Caldwell Academy pitches in for nonprofits

Over 800 students and staff from Caldwell Academy in Greensboro participated on April 5 in Caldwell Compassion, a day of service for the entire school, from preschool through 12th grade, as well as faculty, staff and many parents.

Last year Caldwell Compassion raised $65,000 while donating over 5,000 volunteer hours, and this year aimed to raise $75,000 to help address needs at 16 nonprofits.

Young leaders volunteer at community garden

Young Leaders United, a group of leaders age 18 to 40 at United Way of Greater High Point, hosted a volunteer event on April 18 at Bountiful Harvest Community Garden to help the organization in its efforts to make the West End neighborhood food-secure.

Crisis Control Ministry teams up for food drive

Crisis Control Ministry partnered with day-care centers, preschools and elementary schools in the Forsyth County region in March to collect boxed cereal for its client food pantries in Winston-Salem and Kernersville.

The cereal drive, which included over 30 collection sites throughout the region, generated 1,934 boxes, which will provide over 35,000 bowls of cereal to local families.  First-time participant Southwest Elementary School in Clemmons collected 437 boxes of cereal.

Postal food drive set for May 13

The 25th annual drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, which last year generated nearly 80,000 pounds of food in High Point, Jamestown, Thomasville and Archdale that was distributed among nearly 15 pantries, is scheduled for May 13.

People can leave food in a bag by their mail box at home or work that day — or for several days before or after that date if they are traveling — and the Post Office will pick it up and bring it back to the main Post Office, where it will be divided among participating pantries.

Service-learning camp for high school students

The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is looking for rising ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th graders to participate in its Service-Learning Leadership Camp that is designed to help local high school students to engage in service-learning projects that improve the community.

RiverRun Festival posts higher revenue, admissions

Gross box-office revenue at the 2017 RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem grew to $100,120 this year from $90,334, while admissions grew to 16,798 from 16,556.

The 19th annual event, held March 30  to April 9, 2017, included 151 films representing 49 countries.

The 20th annual RiverRun will be held April 19-29, 2018.

Applications due for Nonprofit Leadership Academy

May 15 is the deadline for North Carolina nonprofits to submit applications for the Nonprofit Leadership Academy offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. The 11-month program focuses on leadership, culture and strategy.

Thompson hosting benefit luncheon

Thompson in Charlotte will host its 15th annual “Portraits of Courage” benefit luncheon on May 2 at noon at The Westin Charlotte at 601 S. College St., an event that has raised over $8.3 million in the past 14 years.

Golf event raises $28,000

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at High Point University raised $28,000 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness at its 12th Annual Crown Classic Golf Tournament.

Scholarships available for single, employed mothers

May 31 is the deadline for single, employed mothers who live or attend school in Forsyth County, and are working to complete a college degree, to submit applications for a $2,000 scholarship to Professional Women of Winston Salem.

Fundraising event for Autism Speaks

CEO Ninja Warrior, an event to raise money for Autism Speaks, will be held April 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at AT&T at 2749 Main St. in High Point. Co-sponsoring the event are the Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina, and the AT&T Mini Business Center.

Grant boosts student entrepreneurs

Five students at High Point University will get a boost in advancing their businesses, thanks to a grant from The Pagon Family Promising Entrepreneur Fund, a gift to the school from Ohio entrepreneurs Leonard and Kata Pagon that supports students in developing business plans and launching companies.

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