October 25, 2014


09.12.12.: NC News Bits

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News about grants, gifts

HanesBrands announced that the company and its employees exceeded their goal and raised $334,715 for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County during its 2012 campaign, an increase over 2011's gift of $330,173. Hanes is the Arts Council's largest employee workplace campaign and one of the nonprofit's top corporate donors.

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 16 community grants totaling $315,700 that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth County. Grants were awarded to organizations in the following program areas: arts and culture, community and economic development, education, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

The John Rex Endowment is pleased to renew their Capacity Building Initiative (CBI).  Three types of CBI support are available: organizational assessment grants, capacity building grants, and strategic restructuring assessment/planning grants. Notification of intent to apply or letters of intent for the current grant cycle must be e-mailed to Kate Shirah at kate@rexendowment.org by noon on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

News about people, groups

Tammy Laurence was recently named United Way of the Greater Triangle's Vice President of Workplace Giving. Laurence has over 25 years experience in executive leadership in the nonprofit industry and most recently served as Resource Development Director for United Way of Cumberland County.

Easter Seals UCP's popular Walk With Me fundraiser was held for the first time in Winston-Salem on Saturday, August 25 and raised $10,000 to support the nonprofits mission of improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities. The 2K walk was held at Tanglewood Park and also included a 5K Back to School Blues Run. Walk With Me Triad was recently split into two events, Walk With Me Winston-Salem and Walk With Me Greensboro.

A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held in Wilmington, NC for the new "Marvin E. Roberts II Transitional Living Facility," a rehabilitation housing center for men and women recently released from the correctional system. SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) members, partnered with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA), providing a 0% construction loan to assist with funding for this renovation project.  The Transitional Living Facility is sponsored by Leading Into New Communities (LINC) Inc. Another building

Partnering with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA), SECU members via the SECU Foundation, provided a 0% construction loan to help build the James Street Group Living Dormitories, which serve as transitional housing for individuals recovering from substance abuse.  Sponsored by the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) Inc., the project includes two new 13 bedroom dormitory buildings located on a 12.5 acre campus in southwest Durham, NC and will accommodate up to 150 enrolled participants in a safe, supportive, and drug-free environment. 

Mark Hough will become the next Chief Advancement Officer at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).  Hough, who received his B.F.A. in Acting from the School of Drama in 1979, is currently Executive Director of the Orlando Ballet in Florida and President of Hough and Associates.

Communities in Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) announces Mr. Alex Holmes and Dr. Doug Eury as winners of the H. Glenn Williams Power of One Award for 2012. The H. Glenn Williams Power of One Award recognizes the difference that one person, one company, or one organization can have on education and the community. These awards are given in memory of H. Glenn Williams who was a long-time Communities in Schools supporter, community volunteer and leader for youth education.

Four Wake County business leaders were recently selected to serve as the newest members of Wake Education Partnership's Board of Directors. Those selected for the three-year appointments are: Jason Boyers, national division president of The Chef's Academy; Rita Jerman, Senior Vice President for Student Services of Wake Technical Community College; Andrew Krieman, leader of the Culture and Community Team at Allscripts; Pamela Young, Director of Staff Development and Training for WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

North Carolina State University has hired advancement directors for two colleges. Reid M. Ricciardi is the new executive director of development for the College of Education. W. Scott Troutman has been named director of development for the Poole College of Management

The Hope Center at Pullen, an organization focused on ending and preventing homelessness by developing a network of support and opportunities that help people secure long-term financial stability, recently announced the election of five new members of the Board of Directors: Karen Stanley, a CPA with Langdon and Company Certified Public Accountants;  Ophelia Johnson, a journalist and member of Martin Street Baptist Church; Mack Paul, an attorney with Morningstar Law Group;  Tom Young, a retired Raleigh businessman and Jamie Hahn, a development consultant with Sky Blue Strategies.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce will present the A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award to O. Temple Sloan Jr., founder, chairman, and CEO of General Parts International Inc., at the Chamber's Annual Meeting on Sept. 18. The A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award has been given annually since 1970 in recognition of a person who has contributed time, talent, and service to the benefit of the community. 

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