High Point United Way collects 100,000 pounds of food
United Way of Greater High Point collected over 100,000 pounds of nonperishable goods from 51 organizations over two days that were distributed to 14 local food pantries.
Companies making in-kind donations to the effort included Bank of America; Ilderton Motors; Old Dominion Freight Lines; Crescent Ford; High Point University; and the City of High Point.
Science centers getting $2.39 million
Fifty-four science centers across North Carolina have been awarded state grants totaling $2.39 million to improve education opportunities for the public in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, particularly in communities with few resources.
Greensboro United Way getting $210,000
United Way of Greater Greensboro is getting $70,000 a year over the next three years from the Women to Women Fund of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to help local women earn General Education Diplomas, or GEDs, and increase their financial stability.
Templeton retiring from Center for Volunteer Caregiving
Lynn Templeton will retire as executive director of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in Cary, effective December 31.
The Center has received a $15,000 grant from Triangle Community Foundation to conduct a search for a new executive director.
Arts Council honors individuals, organizations
Three individuals and two organizations have received awards from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
Winners, who received the awards at the Arts Council’s annual meeting September 25 at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, include:
* Matthew Troy, music director and conductor of the Piedmont Wind Symphony, who received the Philip Hanes Young Leader Award.
* Christina Soriano, associate professor of dance at Wake Forest University, who received the Arts Educator Excellence Award.
* Steve Berlin, a lawyer with the Kilpatrick Stockton Law Firm, who received The Arts Council Award.
* Riverrun International Film Festival, which received a Strategic Vision Partner Award through the Arts Council’s Organizational Support Grant program.
* Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, which received a Strategic Vision Partner Award through the Arts Council’s Annual Event and Series Grant program.
Harlem Children’s Zone founder to speak in Winston-Salem
Geoffrey Canada, founder and president of Harlem Children’s Zone, will be the featured speaker at a benefit luncheon hosted by Family Services on November 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.
United Arts funds school field trips
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County has made $43,275 available to 53 Wake County schools to take one grade level per school on a field trip to an arts and cultural destination in the area.
Winston-Salem nonprofits get $20,000
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is giving $15,000 to Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods in Winston-Salem for its”Grassroots Grants Program,” and $5,000 to The Winston-Salem Foundation for its Youth Grantmakers in Action program.
United Way kickoff raises $21,000
United Way of Forsyth County raised $21,000 at the kickoff of its annual fundraising campaign through a 5K event, music event, and guitar raffle.
Local funders make grants
Rockingham County Community Foundation awarded five local grants totaling $4,730, and Morrisville Community Fund awarded two grants totaling $1,500. Both are affiliates of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Barnabas Network raises $3,800
The Barnabas Network in Greensboro raised $3,792.15 at a fundraiser at Once Upon A Child, which sells gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys and baby gear.
At the event, shoppers were invited to fill bags at $15 each full of children’s clothing, with all proceeds benefitting The Barnabas Network.
Wake Forest associate professor gets $680,000
Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry of Wake Forest University, received a grant of $680,000 from the National Science Foundation for research and mentoring students from other Triad-area colleges.
Event to benefit ALS Association
Grove Winery and Vineyards in Gibsonville will host the ALSapalooza music festival on October 7 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to benefit to the North Carolina chapter of The ALS Association to fund research and provide care for people living with ALS in the state.
Trustees joining Medical Society Foundation board
Five trustees are joining the board of the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation. They include Jason Sandner, chief financial officer at Medical Mutual Insurance Company in Raleigh; Lyndon Jordan, president and managing partner at Wake Radiology; Connette McMahon, who practices obstetrics and gynecology at Jones Center for Women’s Health in Fayetteville, and Mind Body Spirit Women’s Health in Dunn; Andrew “Andy” Lamb, vice president of medical affairs for Alamance Regional Medical Center; and Walker Ray, a retired pediatrician.
Cumberland County Foundation gives $307,500
Cumberland Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $307,500.
V Foundation partners with NFL team
The V Foundation for Cancer Research is teaming up with the Kansas City Chiefs and The University of Kansas Health System to support cancer research.