Nonprofit news roundup, 08.11.17

Duke raises $3.85 billion

Duke University raised $3.85 billion over the past seven years in the school’s largest fundraising campaign ever.

The campaign, which had an initial goal of $3.25 billion, received contributions from over 315,000 donors and foundations $3.25 billion, including $589 million in new commitments of gifts and pledges in the fiscal year ended June 30.

In that fiscal year, the school received $581 million in cash, up 15 percent from the previous year and posting a new high for the fifth straight year.

Carolina For The Kids gives $71,000

Carolina For The Kids in Chapel Hill awarded 17 grants totaling $70,755 to advance programs, services and other hospital-based initiatives that directly affect care and specific patient-related needs for patients and families of UNC Children’s Hospital.

The grants support educational waiting room activities; education sessions for parents with children in the neonatal intensive care unit; resources for understanding and managing diabetes; food models; art supplies; and knee calipers for children with disabilities.

Life Experience founder retiring

Mary Madenspacher, founder and executive director of Life Experience in Cary, will retire, effective March 23, 2018.

Power of the Dream names executive director

Nichole Brownlee, a former member of the  board of directors of The Power of the Dream in Raleigh, has joined the nonprofit as its first executive director.

Lung Cancer Initiative to host Advocacy Summit

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host its 7th Annual Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit August 18-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Solution Center in Durham.

Keynote speaker will be Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Event to support cancer screening and mammography services

The Sixth Annual Pink Pint Night, which last year raised over $45,000 for Levine Cancer Institute, will be held September 28 starting at 4 pm. at NoDa Brewing Company at 2921 N. Tryon St. in Charlotte.

All funds raised at the event support local uninsured women in need of screening and diagnostic mammography services.

Sponsors are Charlotte Radiology and NoDa Brewing Company.

Prevent Child Abuse board elects officers

Jesica Averhart, executive director of Leadership Triangle, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, and Jed Hysong, vice president for finance at Jaggaer in Research Triangle Park, has been elected board vice-chair.

John H. Jo of Wake Forest, a lawyer at Smith Anderson Law Firm, has joined the board.

Endowment gives scholarships, grant

The Jane Graham McKay and Katherine Hill McKay Endowment at Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte awarded $20,000 in scholarships to seven local students in Laurinburg.

The endowment also awarded a $25,000 grant to the Scotland County Humane Society to buy a van to transport animals.

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