October 31, 2014


05.22.13: N.C. News Bits

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Afghanistan troop member grills donated Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

News about grants, gifts

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $806,566 in a second round of grants to support 16 local homeless housing and service programs in North Carolina.  Provided through HUD's Continuum of Care programs, funding will ensure local homeless assistance programs remain operating in the coming year.  Last March, HUD awarded additional support to hundreds of other existing local programs and will make a third round of funding to support selected new projects later this year.  View a complete list of all the North Carolina homeless projects awarded funding.

The Raleigh chapter of the National Christian Foundation has donated a total of $181,488 to Compassion International through 87 grants from local givers since 2005. Grants to this organization directly supplement an impoverished child's education and health expenses or support programs in which the child participates.

KidZNotes celebrated its annual gala, El Sistema Around the World, and was able to raise $82,000 through sponsorships, a silent auction, raffle and fund-in-need to support its students.

During March, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse donated 100 percent of the sales of a signature cocktail to Easter Seals UCP.  As a result, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse employees presented local Easter Seals UCP staff with a check for $7,884 that will be used to support local programs and services for individuals living with disabilities.

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q (SCNB) shipped care packages with official SCNB T-shirts and all of the ingredients needed to prepare its eastern North Carolina-style chicken, Bar-B-Q and other southern staples to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. More than 100 service members enjoyed the gift.

Students at Triad Academy at Summit collected 331 boxes of cereal, the most of any participating group, for the Wee Care! children's cereal drive, a program of Crisis Control Ministry. Wee Care! is a way to introduce children to philanthropy by helping to feed  hungry children. This year, nearly 50 daycares, preschools and elementary schools throughout Forsyth County participated in the 10th annual c amapgin and donated more than 2,400 boxes of cereal.

News about people, groups

Stuart B. Dorsett has been appointed chairman of the statewide board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). Dorsett is only the fifth board chairman in NCCF's 25-year history. Dorsett is an estate attorney and leader of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group for Ward and Smith, PA. He has been a member of NCCF's statewide board since 2004 and is a past president of the boards of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation and the Wake County Community Foundation, both affiliates of NCCF.

Four Triangle business leaders have joined the board of directors of North Carolina New Schools, a public-private partnership that promotes education innovation aimed at developing the highly skilled workforce that North Carolina needs to thrive in the 21st century. The new members are filling newly created seats on the 15-member board, which is led by Chairman Bob Greczyn, CEO Emeritus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The new members are: Ed Auslander, president and CEO, LORD Corporation; David Pulmanformer president of global manufacturing and supply, GlaxoSmithKline; Richard Stevens, counsel, Smith Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan; and Matt West, founder and CEO, Intangibles.

Janice McAdams has been named executive director of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, a hospital hospitality house in Chapel Hill providing housing, healing and hope to seriously ill adult patients, their family members, and caregivers. McAdams most recently served 16 years as Director of Advancement at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, raising funds to found, build and expand programs and endowments at the school.

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center, a nationally-ranked pediatric academic medical center, announced that Cathy Green Burns is its new chair of the national board of advisors. The center also announced the addition of Ric Richards to the board.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) has added Lauren Bailey, Lori Haas and Roseann Michalowski to its sponsorship development team. The team is responsible for educating the public on the importance of blood donation and recruiting new sponsors and donors. Kanika Ellis has also joined CBCC as a business analyst/project manager.

The Hispanic League received the 2013 ECHO (Everyone Can Help Out) Award honoring remarkable organizations that are making a difference and building a stronger community by fostering connections among people. The award was presented at the Winston-Salem Foundation's annual 2013 community luncheon. 

The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) honored Joseph B. Alala III of CapitalSouth and Capitala Advisors with the 2013 Bill and Betty Ray Award for Parkinson's disease at a luncheon and awards ceremony held April 25 at the Charlotte Country Club.  . Alala was recognized for his dedication and support of the organization, as well as his understanding and personal connection to Parkinson's diseaserd.

Christine John-Fuller, president and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, has been selected as one of the "2013 50 Most Influential Women" by The Mecklenburg Times. The honor spotlights the 50 influential women in the Charlotte region who are working within the business, government, education and nonprofit fields. 

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the Southeast's largest entrepreneurial support organization, introduced TriangulateNC.com, an interactive site that provides a picture of technology and life sciences entrepreneurial activity in the Research Triangle region. The map offers information and category searches on almost 1000 companies in Wake, Durham and Orange counties, and features a community calendar that details events of interest to entrepreneurs. For more information about CED's TriangulateNC network map, visit http://www.triangulateNC.com.

Falcon Engineering, an integrated engineering, inspections and construction management firm, will host the Southern Classics & NC BBQ event from noon until 4 p.m.  June 1 at its offices, located at 1210 Trinity Road in Raleigh. Admission is free for this car, truck and motorcycle show, also featuring live music, a barbecue competition and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit Staff of Hope, a nonprofit organization that works to provide clean water, education and health care to people in East Africa. Registration is $25 per vehicle, and judges will select first- and second-place awards in each vehicle class. All-you-can-eat barbecue will be available with the purchase of a wristband for $15. For registration or sponsorship information, contact Tommy Faulkner at 919-871-0800 or tfaulkner@falconengineers.com.

Jack Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA will be attending the Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina's open house and reception on June 10. This event will celebrate the preservation and recently completed renovation of its headquarters, the former Starmount farmhouse.  Contributors to the $150,000 capital campaign will also be recognized and honored at the event. 

News about opportunities, initiatives

Cherokee Preservation Foundation is accepting applications through June 3 for a new grant cycle. Applications can either be picked up at its office, 71 John Crowe Hill Road in Cherokee, or  downloaded online. For more information, contact the foundation staff at 828-497-5550.

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