06 27 12 NC News Bits
News about grants, gifts
The Caterpillar Foundation is providing a grant of $150,000 over three years to the North Carolina New Schools Project to support the development of a network of innovative secondary schools focusing on preparing students with strong skills for careers in advanced manufacturing as well as aerospace and security.
A total of $116,300 was recently awarded to seven projects by the Pigeon River Fund (PRF) of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to environmental groups working in Western North Carolina. The fund was created in 1996 to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife management habitats, expand public use and access to waterways and increase awareness to help protect these resources.
News about people, groups
The Rev. Kristen R. Richardson-Frick has joined The Duke Endowment as a program officer in the Rural Church program area.
The Salvation Army Southern Territory and Divisional Headquarters has appointed Majors James and Lois Allison to lead the Winston-Salem Area Command. The Allisons come to Winston-Salem from the Washington, DC area where they served as General Secretary and Secretary of Women's Ministries respectively, for The Salvation Army's National Capital and Virginia Division for the past six years.
Kernersville Medical Center Hospital has partnered with the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women program, joining NewBridge Bank as the Guilford County Sponsors for Go Red For Women in 2012 and 2013.
The CAM Raleigh Advisory Board members have elected Dean Hamric as chair and Leah Goodnight Tyler as vice-chair.
The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has once again met the nation's highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability, according to Diane Miller, manager of the Community Foundations National Standards Board, an accreditation organization of the Council on Foundations (COF). This is the second time NCCF has received the National Standards Board's top designation and a renewal of the initial 2007 award.Comment on this article