Nonprofit news roundup, 08.25.17

Groups team up on hub for regional health data

Local medical centers, health departments, foundations, United Ways and other health and human services providers have partnered to create Piedmont Health Counts, an online database focused on health and other social issues in Guilford and Alamance counties.

The data hub is part of a national initiative, known as Healthy People 2020, that includes targets for preventing disease and promoting health, and aims to help communities assess their health status and build lan agenda for improving community health.

Piedmont Health Counts, at, includes dashboards tracking community health and disparities; data on demographics and “socioneeds;” and comparisons of current data to future targets.

It also tracks health priorities and local reports for Guilford and Alamance counties, and provides other tools and resources.

Parters in Piedmont Health Counts include Alamance County Health Department; Alamance Regional Medical Center; Alcohol & Drug Services of Guilford; Cardinal Innovations; Cone Health; Cone Health Foundation; Foundation for a Healthy High Point; Guilford Adult Health; Healthy Alamance; High Point Regional Health; Impact Alamance; Public Health Division of the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services; United Way of Alamance County; United Way of Greater Greensboro; United Way of Greater High Point; Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Stevens to head Alamance Community Foundation

Gavin Stevens, former senior director of resource development for United Way of Greater Greensboro, has been named executive director of the Alamance Community Foundation in Burlington.

The position is new for the foundation, which was established in 1991.

Stevens also serves as chair of the board of directors of Reconsidered Goods, a creative reuse center in Greensboro.

Penny named executive director at Family Abuse Services

LaTonya McIver Penny, a bi-vocational senior pastor at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, has joined Family Abuse Services of  Alamance County in Burlington as executive director.

Penny, a Roxboro native who also will continue in her role at the church, succeeds Tammy Smith, former director of residential services, who served as interim executive director starting in January 2017 after Lynn Rousseau, the former executive director, departed to accept a position in Georgia.

V Foundation wine event raises $9 million

The V Foundation for Cancer Research in Cary raised nearly $9 million at the 19th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration in Napa Valley, Calif., including over $7 million in donations to support the study of BRCA mutation research in laboratories and clinics across the U.S.

In its 24 years, the V Foundation has awarded over $170 million in cancer research grants.

Over the last 19 years, the Wine Celebration has raised over $88 million for cancer research and related programs.

The 20th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration will be held on August 2-5, 2018.

Funds at endowment honor High Point lawyers

Two North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment Justice Funds have been dedicated at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary to honor two long-time High Point attorneys — James F. “Jim” Morgan and his father, the late James V. “J. V.” Morgan.

Established in 1987, the Endowment has awarded nearly $5.8 million for 729 grants across North Carolina.

Addiction Recovery Care Association gets $20,000

The Addiction Recovery Care Association has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation to fund a feasibility study to determine community partners and support for a newly planned medical/dormitory facility at the ARCA Campus on Union Cross Road that will more than double the agency’s capacity.

Conducting the study over the next three months will be Winston-Salem consulting firm Whitney Jones Inc.

Cooper Academy gets $25,000

The effort to revitalize space in the former Cooper Elementary School in Clayton, now Cooper Academy, for programs in science, technology, engineering, art and math has received donations of $15,000 from One27Homes and a total of $10,000 from the Parkview and Ashcroft communities, Jaclyn Smith Properties, HomeTowne Realty, and Adams & Hodge Engineering.

One27Homes also donated nearly 200 hours of labor to help with the renovations.

ALS Association to benefit from Restaurant Week

The North Carolina Chapter of the The ALS Association will benefit from proceeds from a pop-up dinner on August 27 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadillac Service Garage in downtown Greensboro.

Hosted by local chefs and restaurants that are donating all the food, beverages and staff,  the event, will kick off the third annual Downtown Greensboro Restaurant Week.Free Marketing blitz for nonprofits

August 30 at 5 the deadline for nonprofits in the Triad and Triangle to submit applications to SFW for pro-bono marketing services the firm will provide as part of CreateAthon, an annual 24-hour creative blitz by agencies across the U.S. and Canada to develop and deliver advertising, branding and marketing services for local nonprofits with little or no marketing budget.

In last year’s blitz, SFW served 33 nonprofits and completed 88 marketing projects, serving the most clients and producing the most work out of any agency participating.

Event to benefit service-dog program

The Inaugural maCares Tribute 5K Run/2.5K Walk will be held on September 9 at Country Park/Jaycee Park in Greensboro to honor service members and first responders.

All proceeds will support the maCares & faith Cares Service Dog Support Program, which works to relieve the financial burden of caring for a service dog so  the veteran, child, or adult can focus on living a full and productive life with the aid of the service dog.

The program covers the initial and re-certification training expenses, plus daily care expenses such as food, supplies, veterinary, medications and grooming.

Funding available for arts project

September 22 is the deadline for submitting proposals to the Longleaf Collective for seed funding of up to $20,000, plus volunteer support from members of the giving circle, to explore or put into effect a new arts program, with a particular focus on art that engages underserved communities in nontraditional spaces.

Members of the giving circle aim to raise $10,000 to $20,000 for the effort.

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