Nonprofit news roundup, 03.09.18

ArtsGreensboro sets $3.5 million goal

ArtsGreensboro has set a goal of raising $3.5 million in its annual campaign for the arts that kicked off  its public phase in January.

Thomas White, executive vice president and broker-in-charge at Ardmore Residential, and Jill White, an attorney at Womble Bond Dickinson and secretary on the board of directors of ArtsGreensboro, have been named 2018 campaign co-chairs.

Volunteers team up to pack meals for kids

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Wake Forest University partnered with the Forsyth Backpack Program during the workday on February 28 to pack over 6,400 meals for local children in need.

Workers and students from Innovation Quarter tenants, including Wake Downtown, volunteered their own time to help set up, pack and deliver meals, and clean up.

Asheville funder gives $96,000

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville approved five grants totaling $95,768 to support regional projects that focus on food and farming, and on natural and cultural resources.

High Point University raises $245,000 for United Way

High Point University raised $245,000 in 2017 to support United Way of Greater High Point and its partner agencies.

Down Syndrome Support Network to host event

The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network will host the third annual “3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome” on March 24 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds starting with a fun run at 8 a.m.

DMJ & Co. raises $14,000 for Special Olympics

Greensboro accounting and consulting firm DMJ & Co. raised $14,000 for Special Olympics on February 24 in the Triad Chill for Special Olympics event at Wet n’ Wild Emerald Pointe.

Former board of AIDS Care Service creates endowments

The former board of AIDS Care Service, which closed earlier this year, has established two new endowment funds at The Winston-Salem Foundation.

The new Sister Eileen Dennis, AIDS Care Service, HIV/AIDS Fund will support the Foundation’s community grants to health-related nonprofits, with a preference for supporting organizations serving individuals with HIV/AIDS in Forsyth County.

The new Kitty Bowman, AIDS Care Service, LGBTQ+ Fund will support community grants to organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community in Forsyth County.

North Carolina PTA hires New Frame

North Carolina PTA has hired New Frame, a North Carolina-based lobbying and communication firm, to represent the organization in its advocacy work.

ArtsGreensboro gives $16,000 to support artists

ArtsGreensboro has awarded a total of $19,000 grants to 16 artists in Guilford, Alamance and Randolph counties to further their development as professional artists.

United Way honors Triad organizations

Reynolds American, Quality Oil, Hanes Brands, BBT and Texwipes have been awarded the Spirit of North Carolina Award for their support of United Way Forsyth County.

The awards were presented by United Way of North Carolina at its Spirit of North Carolina Award Luncheon in Pinehurst on February 21.

Other Triad organizations that received the award were Guilford County Schools, nominated by United Way of Greater Greensboro and United Way of Greater High Point; Cone Health, nominated by United Way of Alamance County, United Way of Greater Greensboro, and United Way of Rockingham County; Youth Focus, Hunter Elementary School, Jessie Wharton Elementary School and Northwest Middle School, nominated by Greensboro United Way; High Point University, Mickey Truck Bodies and Old  Dominion Freight Line, nominated by High Point United Way; and Insurance Associates and Randolph County Government, nominated by United Way of Randolph County.

Hospice to hold free workshops

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro on March 15 will kick off a free lunch-and-learn lecture series at the Lusk Center on its campus that will focus on complex care and health issues, including advance-care planning, and navigating the caregiver experience.

Supporting the program, with the one-hour workshops to be held once a month through October, are Beverly and Patrick Wright; Pat and Gordon Soenksen; and the John A. Lusk, III Endowment Fund for Hospice and Palliative Care Education.

Koinonia Foundation to host auction

The Koinonia Foundation of Wake Forest will host the 2018 Koinonia Cares Charity Auction at Wake Forest Baptist Church at 107 E. South Ave. on March 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Guilford high schools get CPR equipment

In partnership with the American Heart Association and Guilford County Schools, Piedmont Natural Gas has given CPR equipment to 12 Guilford high schools.

1,200-mile ride to benefit Victory Junction

The 24th anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, which works to raise money and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp in Randleman for children with chronic or life-threatening diseases, will end on May 11 at the camp.

Led by Kyle Petty, an NBC Sports racing analyst and former NASCAR driver, the Ride will take 225 participants on a 1,200-mile route from Maine to North Carolina.

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