April 16, 2014

07.25.12.: NC News Bits


07 25 12 NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

A total of $3.25 million in gifts from the estate of Arthur "Art" Gregory, a former football standout at Duke University, will support academic scholarships and the Blue Devils football team at Duke University. Of the bequest, $3 million will be used to establish a named scholarship fund to support students from South Carolina.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Duke University $750,000 to support the school's 10 international and area studies centers, which provide resources for scholars and students who share interests in a particular region or international theme.

A Child's Place (ACP) has received 500 book bags and other school supplies from the AT&T Pioneers Charlotte Council. In addition to the book bags, the AT&T Pioneers plan to donate $2,000 to help purchase public school uniforms.

News about people, groups

Winners of the 2012 GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship program were announced last week and included Michael Hughes, Kimberly Robertson, and Palestine Small. Administered through Triangle Community Foundation, GSK Opportunity Scholarships are awarded to recipients who have triumphed over significant adversity and are changing their lives through higher education. 

The Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas (CICCAR) announces that John J. Engel, III, Vice President, Carter Bank & Trust, Martinsville, VA, has been elected Vice Chairman of CICCAR for a one year term. Other new Board members elected are: Ron Black, President & CEO, Bank of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, NC; Lee Harris Roberts, Managing Director, Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Raleigh, NC; and Martyn (Marty) Pell, Executive Vice President, First Community Bank, High Point, NC.

The NC Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has appointed Diana Parrish to be executive director. Parrish is permanently joining the Affiliate staff with over twenty-five years of non-profit fundraising and board experience after having served the Affiliate for the past four months as its interim director.

Discovery Place has announced the appointment of seven new members to the Museum's Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Dr. Leonard G. Feld, Kim Henderson, Michelle Moloney, Bill Morrissett, Sonja Nichols, Sean O'Neil, and Brian O'Shields.

The Methodist Home for Children Board of Directors has named its Executive Committee for 2012-13 and elected six members to four-year board terms, effective July 1. Board members with new terms are: Donna Banks, Dr. Robert Bashford, Barbara Cansler, Kimrey Rhinehardt, Dr. William Stewart, and Brien White.

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