Nonprofit news roundup, 05.12.17

Women’s giving changing, study says

Millennial women give to charity more from their heart and through their social networks, and are using news ways give such as crowdfunding and giving circles, while Boomer women are more strategic in their giving, and happier with it, a new study says.

Overall, women are more spontaneous and empathetic in their giving than men, and more likely to give to more types of causes, says Women and Giving, a study by Fidelity Charitable.

Women also prefer to use experts to inform their giving, and are more confident than men picking charities to support, while men are more confident in making financial decisions about their giving, such as which tax strategies to use, says the study.

It is based on a survey of 3,200 donors, including Millennial women born from 1980 to 2000, and Baby Boomer women born from 1946 to 1964.

Among the findings:

* Seventy-five percent of Millennial women follow their heart when giving, compared to 64 percent of women overall and 53 percent of men.

* Fifty-five percent of Millennial women support a wide variety of causes, compared to 33 percent of Boomer women.

* Fifty-one percent of Millennial women encourage others to donate to the same causes, compared to 30 percent of Boomer women

* Seventy-two percent of Boomer women are satisfied with their giving, compared to 55 percent of Millennial women.

* Sixty-three percent of Millennial women are torn between wanting to make a charitable donation and the need to hold onto money for personal needs, compared to 41 percent of Boomer women.

* Fifty-one percent of women often are moved to give in the moment, rather than being strategic about their giving, compared to 40 percent of men.

* Seventy-three percent of women are confident about which charities to support, while only 40 percent are confident about which tax strategies or methods to use for giving.

* Sixty-two percent of men are confident about which charities to support, while 52 percent are confident about which tax strategies or methods to use for giving.

Winston-Salem Foundation honors leaders

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded its 2017 Winston-Salem Foundation Award to Jeff Bacon, who was instrumental in creation of Triad Community Kitchen and the opening of Providence Restaurant.

The award included a $10,000 Foundation grant that Bacon designated go to TCK Providence and Hope Community Church.

At its Community Luncheon on May 3, which attracted 1,250 guests, the Foundation also presented its 2017 ECHO Awards to Jahmila Best, a junior at Parkland IB Magnet School; Mary Jac Brennan of Cooperative Extension; Kelly Carpenter, pastor of Green Street United Methodist Church; Joy Prom, a ministry of Love Out Loud; and Mary’s Mavens.

JDRF chapter raises $215,000

The Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF’s raised over $215,000 at its High Point One Walk on April 29 to support efforts to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes.

Dean Sink, president and CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies, served as corporate chair for the event, a 5K walk that attracted nearly 900 people.

Biogen Foundation gives $125,000

The Biogen Foundation awarded 39 grants totaling over $125,000 to education programs and projects in science, technology, engineering and math serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade across North Carolina

Bethesda Center raises $100,000

Bethesda Center for the Homeless in Winston-Salem marked its 30th anniversary by raising over $100,000 at its annual dancing fundraiser on April 27.

Smart Start honors Punger

Douglas Punger, a member of the boards of directors for Smart Start of Forsyth County and for the North Carolina Partnership for Children, and former chief counsel to the Forsyth County Board of Education, has been awarded the Karen W. Ponder Leadership Award at the 2017 National Smart Start Conference.

The award, named for Smart Start’s former president, recognizes outstanding service to young children and families in North Carolina.

A $1,000 cash award will be made to Smart Start of Forsyth County in his name.

Ipas, DKT International team up

Ipas in Chapel Hill and DKT International have formed a partnership in which the Ipas Manual Vacuum Aspiration technology will be licensed to DKT for global distribution, supporting their joint mission of providing family planning and abortion care for the estimated 56 million women throughout the world who choose to have an abortion each year.

Previously, WomanCare Global oversaw distribution of the Ipas technology.

Credit United gives $20,000

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation donated $20,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund at North Carolina Community Foundation.

N.C. A&T gets donated furniture

Rooms To Go donated over $12,000 worth of sofas, chairs and tables to the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro to establish a Student Collaborative Research Area to benefit students.

Stroke Association getting $10,000

The North Carolina Stroke Association in Winston-Salem was awarded $10,000 from The Allergan Foundation for its “Time is Brain, Time for Change” initiative that aims to ensure that every North Carolinian has access to timely, state-of-the-art stroke care, no matter where they happen to be across the state, when a stroke happens.

Food drive gets 7,000 pounds of food

Students, faculty and staff at High Point University donated nearly 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to support efforts by United Way of Greater High Point and the U.S. Postal Service to stock local food pantry shelves through the summer.

Food Alliance gets $15,000

The Student Government Association at High Point University donated $15,000 to the Greater High Point Food Alliance to support a Youth Food Summit that will bring together children and teens affected by food insecurity to develop ways to address the issue.

Rocky Mount funder raises $32,000

The Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount raised over $32,000 for the Futrell-Mauldin Community Grantmaking Fund at the Tar River Food & Wine Festival it hosted April 27 at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville.

SFW employees biking to Raleigh to promote biking

Eleven employees of marketing agency SFW are scheduled on May 19 to bike 80 miles from the agency’s Greensboro office to its Raleigh office on Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, and to be met about halfway through the 80-mile ride by seven more employees who would join them for the remainder of the ride.

Throughout the day, SFW will be raising money for Bicycling in Greensboro.

Pregnancy and postpartum mental health focus of event

Climb Out of the Darkness, an event to raise awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders, will hold a regional Climb in High Point on June 24 sponsored by Mended Hearts Counseling.

Funds raised at the event, to be held at Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point at 10 a.m., will support Postpartum Support International.

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