Nonprofit news roundup, 07.21.17

Wake Forest raises over $112 million

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem received over $112 million in gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, and bringing to over $700 million the total raised from over 59,000 donors in a campaign it launched its quiet phase in 2010.

Wake Forest in 2016 exceeded, two years ahead of scheduled, its initial goal of $600 million for the campaign, and its board of trustees has set a new goal of raising $1 billion by 2020.

The total raised in the just-ended fiscal year marked the third time the school has raised over $100 million in a single fiscal year since it launched the campaign.

Funds raised in the campaign include over $190 million for scholarships and financial aid, with a particular focus on access for first-generation and middle-class students; over $70 million to recruit and retain faculty, including the appointment of two new endowed “Presidential Chairs;” over $164 million for campus capital improvements; and a record-high $10.6 million in gifts for the University’s annual fund in the just-ended fiscal year.

Forsyth Tech gets $1.5 million

Forsyth Tech in Winston-Salem has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation that it will use to help create a Skilled Trades Building planned for its Stokes County Center in the Meadows community near Walnut Cove.

The building will provide high school students with career training opportunities in welding, plumbing, electrical systems and horticulture.

Winston-Salem Salvation Army shuffles fundraising team

The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem has reorganized its development department, with Lisa Parrish, director of operations, moving to the job of development director.

Robin Stone, who has been director of development, now will serves as resource development director, while Adriene Smith, volunteer and resource coordinator, will serve as community outreach liaison.

Bob Campbell will continue to serve as director of marketing and public relations.

And Steve Waiksnoris, former director of development for Salvation Army of Greensboro, has joined Winston-Salem Salvation Army as development assistant.

Each member of the development department will report to Stan and Deborah Colbert, commanders majors at Salvation Army for the Greater Winston-Salem Area.

High Point Regional employees, staff raise $224,000

Nine hundred four employees and medical staff from High Point Regional this summer together raised $223,806 for the 2017 GiveStrong! Fundraising Campaign, the most every for the annual campaign and bringing to over $1 million the total raised since the campaign began in 2010.

Employees designated their contributions to support the area of greatest need, including High Point Regional’s Capital Campaign Fund for a major renovation and modernization project to advance clinical technology and facility improvements for the cardiology, oncology and surgical patient care programs.

Contributions were also designated for the Patient Special Needs Fund for individuals identified by hospital social workers to be in a crisis situation and have an immediate need for support.

N.C. Housing Coalition gets over $1.1 million

The North Carolina Housing Coalition has been awarded over $1.1 million to support homelessness-prevention work, and to expand access to housing counseling services in throughout North Carolina.

Funds awarded included $284,607 through Project Reinvest, an initiative sponsored by NeighborWorks America, to expand housing counseling to help clients stabilize their finances, rebuild their credit, and establish savings

The Coalition also received $676,208 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, $100,000 more than it received last year, which it will use to expand counseling services to homeowners and renters throughout the state.

And it will get $74,901 each in fiscal 2017-18 and 2018-19 from the N.C. Department of Health ad Human Services to supports a new conference it will hold each year for homeless service providers.

Sisters of Mercy Foundation gives $1 million

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation in Belmont awarded grants totaling just over $1 million to 24 nonprofits in Buncombe, Caldwell, Catawba, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, Transylvania and Union counties in North Carolina, and York County in South Carolina.

Of the 24 grants, nine totaling $372,800 focus on education; nine totaling $364,400 focus on social services; and six totaling $272,000 focus on health care.

Peglow new executive director at North Carolina Parent Teacher Congress

Catherine T. Peglow, former director of  continuing legal education for the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, has joined the North Carolina Parent Teacher Congress as executive director and general counsel.

Malory joins Durham Chamber

Tiffany Malory, community outreach and special projects manager at the Durham Performing Arts Center, has been named  director of member relations of the Durham Chamber.

Dance event for kits set for August 5

Business and community leaders, law-enforcement officers, and over 40 children from the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greensboro will gather August 5 at 2 p.m. for the Fifth Annual Greensboro Dance Day at the Boys & Girls Club at 1001 Freeman Mill Road.

Organized by Woodruff Family Law Group, and Fred Astaire Studios Greensboro, the free summer dance camp began in 2012 with about 35 boys and girls. This year, all of 40 children, ages eight and nine, who have signed up will be learning choreography from international dancer Oleg Gorianskiy, and Catherine Cameron of Greensboro.

The event now has reached over 60 active participants, with the three organizers covering all costs of dance rehearsals, including professional dance instruction, healthy lifestyle suggestions, and healthy snacks after each rehearsal.

Greensboro Housing Coalition gets $7,000

Greensboro Housing Coalition has been awarded a grant of $7065  from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation it will use to expand into Guilford County and the City of High Point with its Healthy Homes Team services that aim to assist members of the community with housing problems as a result of inadequate living conditions such as needed repairs, mold and pest infestation.

Caswell Family Medical Center getting $28,000

Caswell Family Medical Center in Yanceyville has been awarded a grant award of $28,000 from the Office of Rural Health in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and will use the funds to hire a medication assistance coordinator who will work to assist patients in getting the prescription medications they need.

The grant program, which the Department of Health and Human Services began in 2003, now supports over 55 full-time employees working in organizations across the state who have helped over 36,000 patients get access to over 168,000 prescription medications valued at over $147 million.

Concert to benefit Hope for Haiti Foundation, Water for Good

Singer Eddie Money will headline the 8th Annual Rock Your World benefit concert on August 12 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, with all proceeds going to Hope for Haiti Foundation and Water for Good.

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