Nonprofit news roundup, 09.29.17

Giving to A&T grows 56 percent to record-high $14.7 million

Gifts to North Carolina A&T State University grew 56 percent to a record-high $14.7 million in fiscal 2017, boosting its total endowment $55.2 million, an increase of more than $23 million over the past five years.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, corporate and foundation giving to A&T totaled $6.6 million, while alumni giving totaled $6.3 million, and giving directly to endowments grew 26 percent to $3.6 million.

Komen gives $1.3 million to Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill

Susan G. Komen awarded $236,000 to Duke University Medical Center, and $1.08 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for breast-cancer research.

The grants bring to $42.1 million the total Komen has invested in research in the state since 1982.

Since 1997, Komen NC Triangle to the Coast has provided nearly $13 million  for community programs serving women and men in the state, while contributing nearly $5 million to Komen for research.

Grants fund support for undocumented immigrants

Eight organizations throughout North Carolina are getting a total of $100,000 from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem to provide clinics to help undocumented young people renew their work authorization.

The grants also will support efforts to provide community education and emergency planning services through March 2018 for individuals and families affected by President Trump’s plan to termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Termination of DACA “is antithetical to fundamental American values, and exacts an enormous human toll, not only on DACA immigrants and their families, but on countless lives and institutions that these individuals have touched,” the Foundation says in a statement.

The Foundation says it invited select groups across the state to submit proposals for funding, and in return it received 23 proposals requesting a total of nearly $650,000.

It says it shared its plans with other funders, and that Charlotte-based Foundation for the Carolinas is providing $70,000 to the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Coalición Latinoamericana to provide renewal clinics in Mecklenburg County.

Foundation for the Carolinas also has reserved another $30,000 to fund emerging issues related to DACA beneficiaries.

Trump’s termination of DACA rescinds work authorization and protection from deportation for nearly 800,000 undocumented young people, and will have a “devastating impact” on nearly 27,500 DACA recipients in North Carolina, including an estimated 6,800 individuals whose legal status will expire on or before March 5, 2018, and who must renew their  two-year period of legal status by Oct. 17, 2017.

Ending DACA could cost the state over $10 billion over the next 10 years, according to the CATO Institute, the Reynolds Foundation says.

Charlotte funder gives $630,000

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of Foundation for the Carolina’s, awarded a total of $630,000 to 27 organizations serving children, youth and young adults in Mecklenburg County.

Lucy Daniels Center gets gift of building, land 

The Lucy Daniels Foundation has donated to the Lucy Daniels Center the building and land on Weston Parkway in Cary that have been the Center’s home for 26 years.

The Foundation has relocated its office to 629 Oberlin Rd. in Raleigh.

Holy Angels CEO honored by Medical Society

Regina Moody, president and CEO of Holy Angels in Belmont, has received the John Huske Anderson award from the North Carolina Medical Society recognizing a layperson who has contributed to the medical profession and public health.

Cone Health Foundation to give back to mark anniversary

To mark its 20th anniversary, Cone Health Foundation in Greensboro will underwrite meals and offer free flu shots and health screenings for people in need, and cover the cost of public-transit bus rides.

The Foundation, which has awarded over $86 million since 1997, will underwrite all food costs for Greensboro Urban Ministry on October 2, with Foundation board and staff members volunteering to serve lunch that day at Potter’s House, pack grocery bags, sort food, and deliver food orders to guests of Greensboro Urban Ministry

On October 3, the Foundation will underwrite all food costs for the evening meal for the “Hot Dish and Hope” program at First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro and, working with Health’s congregational nurses, will provide up to 100 flu shots and basic health screenings for people in need.

Davidson Hospice gets $125,000

Hospice of Davidson County is getting $125,000 from the Division of Aging and Adult  Services at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for its campaign to raise $2.3 million to address projected growth of over 23 percent over the next 10 years in the population of residents over age 65 in the county.

United Arts receives $18,500

United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County has received $18,500 from Duke Energy for arts education programming in Wake schools.

Food, supplies collected for hurricane relief

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and WRAL-TV teamed up on September 20 to raise 42,000 pounds of food, and cleaning and personal-hygiene supplies that will delivered and distributed to the Feeding Northeast Florida Food Bank in Jacksonville, Fla., for hurricane relief.

V Foundation to host cycling event

The V Foundation for Cancer Research in Cary will host its inaugural Victory Ride to Cure Cancer on May 19, 2018, starting in Raleigh, to benefit Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as cancer research throughout the U.S.

Police foundation raising funds for bookmobile

The Winston-Salem Police Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $125,000 by May 2018 to buy a bookmobile that also will serve free ice cream.

Volunteers pitch in for Korners Folly restoration

Member of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps teamed up with local volunteers from Wells Fargo on September 19 to help restore Korner’s Folly, the historic home in Kernersville of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner.

The effort was part of a partnership between HandsOn Northwest North Carolina and an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team to help celebrate its 10th anniversary with a series of community service projects hosted by local nonprofits.

SAFEchild names board officers, members

Anita Blomme Pinther, president of AP Connect, has been elected president of the board of directors of SAFEchild in Raleigh, and Kelly Huffstetler, co-owner of Realty World Signature Properties, has been named president-elect.

Joining the board are Virginia Anthony, community volunteer; Evan Pushchak, a physician with Wake Emergency Physicians; Melanie Shekita, Wake County assistant district attorney; Amie Sivon, a lawyer and partner with Ragsdale Liggett; and Caroline Sullivan, executive director of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education.

Thomasville foundation renames golf event

The Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation has renamed — for the late wife of Dr. David Robert Williams Sr. — an annual golf tournament it has hosted for over 20 years, and on October 6 will host the inaugural Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville.

Fresh Market raising money to feed kids

To help fight food insecurity among children, The Fresh Market will invited customers at check-out in its stores from October 4 to October 31 to make a donation to support No Kid Hungry.

The Fresh Market has raised over $1 million for No Kid Hungry, feeding over 10 million hungry children.

Barbecue event to benefit TROSA

TROSA will benefit from a barbecue fundraising on October 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sat the its campus at 1820 James St. in Durham.

Dinner events to support arts education

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County will hold its 13th annual Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on November 2-4, featuring dinners at private homes and event spaces, to raise money to support its Artists in Schools program to enrich arts education in kindergarten through 12th grade in Wake County public schools.

Triangle Family Services to host event

Triangle Family Services in Raleigh will host its 15th annual Gingerbread Benefit on December 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club at 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd.

Local funders give $16,000

Cary Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation,  awarded six grants totaling $10,000.

Wilkes Community Foundation, also an affiliate, awarded 10 grants totaling $5,910.

JDRF postpones summit

JDRF has postponed its TypeOneNation Summit to March 10, 2018.

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