Charlotte food bank gets $100,000 from US Airways * Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Charlotte, received $100,000 gift from US Airways to purchase new truck and offset operating costs of Community Food Rescue Program. * Interact, Raleigh, received $15,000 grant from Town of Cary for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention services in Wake County. * Bank of America Charitable Foundation made $10,000 grant to Action for Children North Carolina to research causes and frequency of school suspensions in North Carolina. * World Affairs Council of Charlotte announced recipients of 2006-07 Council Scholar Travel Grants of up to $2,500 for educators interested in global education:
- Yevgenia Arutyunyan, Charlotte Country Day School, named Council Scholar
- Marie Calabro of Beverly Woods Elementary School, Brian Hitt of Olympic High School, and Natasha Thompson of International Studies School, Garinger, received Billy O. Wireman Leadership Awards
* The Duke Endowment awarded 475 grants totaling more than $86 million for North Carolina and South Carolina organizations benefiting health care, higher education, churches and children. * Wake Forest University School of Medicine received five-year, $6.2 million grant from National Institute on Aging for study of cognitive decline in aging. * University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute received five-year, $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant to establish National Center on High Quality Personnel in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings. * O’Berry Center Foundation received $100,000 grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for purchase of technology equipment for developmentally-disabled children and adults. * Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina received two $10,000 grants from American Express Foundation and Lincoln Financial Group Foundation to expand business education programs in Guilford County schools. * Homeownership Center of Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation, Raleigh, received $5,000 grant from SunTrust to fund educational and counseling program for first-time homebuyers. * Radiologic sciences division, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, hosted ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating gift of equipment valued at $290,000 from Siemens Medical Solutions for injury and disease detection training.