Nonprofit news roundup, 11.03.17

A&T gets $50,000 for education internships

The College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will provide internships for education candidates, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation.

Ten SECU Public Fellows have been selected for the internships and each will receive a $5,000 stipend.

Women’s Fund to give nearly $157,000

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem will award nearly $157,000 in grants during its Twelfth Annual Luncheon on November 9 from noon to 1:30 pm. at Benton Convention Center.

Golf event raises $55,000 for Ronald McDonald House

The second annual Dickie Britt Memorial Classic at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro on October 23 raised $55,000 for Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem.

The inaugural tournament, held in May 2016, also raised $55,000 for the charity.

Peace new finance VP at Greensboro Community Foundation

Marci Peace, vice president for finance and administration at United Way of Greater Greensboro, has joined The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro as vice president for finance.

Former United Way CEO joins Capital Development Services

J. Mac Bennett, former CEO of United Way of the Midlands in Columbia, S.C, has joined Capital Development Services in Raleigh as senior counsel.

Schimizzi joining Public School Forum

Joanna Schimizzi, a former biology teacher in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has been named statewide coordinator for the Beginning Teacher Leadership Network at the Public School Forum of North Carolina.

She succeeds James Ford, former program director at the Public School Forum, as statewide coordinator of the network.

Nonprofits get $50,000

Wells Fargo awarded $50,000 in grants to nonprofits across North Carolina to recognize employees who support them.

Housing Consultants Group gets $25,000

Housing Consultants Group in Greensboro received the annual Lighting the Way Award, including a $25,000 grant, from the SunTrust Foundation.

Event raises $24,000 for UNC Lineberger

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston raised over $23,800 for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as part of its Pig Out For the Cure fundraiser.

Builders, Habitat team up to build five houses

The Greensboro Builders Association and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro teamed up the week of October 28 through November 3 to build five houses at the bottom of Asher Downs Drive off Yanceyville Street in Greensboro.

Children’s Flight of Hope honors LORD Corporation

LORD Corporation is the 2017 recipient of the Mark Ash and Noah Duncan awards from Children’s Flight of Hope in Morrisville recognizing, respectively, a commitment of time and expertise to the organization, and financial contributions.

The company, which since 2015 has donated the use of its private aircraft and their pilots to support of 13 private flights, is the first corporation to receive both awards.

Mental Health Association to benefit from run/walk event

The Mental Health Association in Greensboro will receive all proceeds from the 3rd Annual Shea’s Chase 5K Run/Walk, which will be held November 4 at 11 a.m. at the Railyard at SouthEnd in downtown Greensboro.

In its first two years, the event netted a total of $92,414.

Free meals at Panera Bread for veterans, service members

Covelli Enterprises will provide free meals for veterans and military service members on November 10, Veteran’s Day at its 15 Panera Bread locations in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Boone, Hickory, Salisbury, and Mooresville.

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