News about grants, gifts
Watauga Crisis Assistance Network launches its annual Warm Hearts Warm Homes fundraising campaign to buy heating fuel for low-income residents in need. The campaign, which aims to raise $135,000, runs through March. Donations can be made online or by mailing a check made out to WeCAN to P.O. Box 309, Boone, NC 28607.
The Mint Museum received a painting by California artist Sam Francis, Untitled (Seafirst) 1979, from the Bank of America and has launched a Collections Initiative to acquire major, new works.
The Lucy Daniels Center's Family Support Fund raised more than $113,000 at its annual Expressions: A Celebration of Food and Art benefit.
The Hispanic League is offering 15 college scholarships of $2,000 to students of Hispanic origin who are or have been part of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School's English as a Second Language program. Applications are accepted through Jan. 18.
News about people, groups
Durham's Partnership for Children gave Community Builder Awards to Mayor Bill Bell, Bill Bryant and Delecia Utley.
The Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast gave three awards to contributors: Kathy O'Brien, Spirit to Inspire Award; Awanya Caesar, Lincoln Community Health Center, Spirit to Impact Award; and Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina and New Balance Raleigh-Durham, Spirit to Involve Award.
Adrienne Cole was hired as vice president of economic development and executive director of Wake County economic development with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
Hope Hancock, former executive director of the SPCA of Wake County, was appointed development director at the Humane Alliance of WNC, Inc., focusing on national and international spay and neuter programs.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Open Door Ministries of High Point will host the Feast of Caring, featuring dishes prepared by local restaurants, on Nov. 8 at First Presbyterian Church in High Point. Funds raised support the ministries' emergency services, shelters, and kitchen. For tickets, click here.
The Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte will hold its largest annual fundraiser, True Blessings, at 11 a.m. Nov 14. For reservations, call 704-926-0622. UMC will also host HousingFest: A Concert to End Homelessness in Charlotte on Feb. 22.
Elder law attorneys Bill Alexander and Tovah Mitchell are holding two free seminars on "Long Term Care Planning: Medicaid, VA Benefits, and How they Work" at the Holiday Inn Raleigh (Crabtree Valley Mall on Nov. 14. For reservations, call 919-256-7000 or emailWGA@WGALaw.com.
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