From left: From left: Dawn Nelson with Highland Presbyterian Church, Dr. Robert Schwartz with Temple Emanuel, Greg Cox with Bank of America, Anne Collins with Moore Magnet Elementary School and Clyde Fitzgerald with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC open the School Pantry Program in Forsyth County. (Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC)
News about grants, gifts
The Thomas W. Smith Foundation pledged a three-year, $600,000 grants to the Wake Forest University School of Business BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism to explore the morality of capitalism.
AIGA Charlotte is seeking nonprofits and volunteer designers to participate in Design Lives Here, which will pair nonprofits with professional designers for a three-month collaborative project. To apply by Jan. 16, 2014, click here.
News about people, groups
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest of NC launched the School Pantry Program, which will serve 25 families at Moore Magnet Elementary School in Forsyth County. It is supported by Highland Presbyterian Church, Temple Emanuel and a $12,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Discovery Place, Inc. in Charlotte selected Catherine Wilson Horne as its news chief executive officer and president.
Dr. Sean Kimbro, director of North Carolina Central University's Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute, was appointed to the American Heart Association board of directors.
Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina was recognized with the Bronze Summit Award from Junior Achievement USA.
Deborah Norcross was promoted to director of Hospice of Wake County.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Durham Rescue Mission is seeking 12,000 new, unwrapped toys, 175 turkeys, and cans of green beans and corn for its Christmas Eve meal and toy give-a-way. It has also set up two Christmas wish trees at Northgate Mall allowing shoppers to purchase gifts for residents. Cast members performing in the Grinch musical delivered toiletry supplies for families staying at the mission's Good Samaritan Inn. For information about donations, call 919-688-9641 ext. 5025.
At the 2013 Community Homeless Dinner, Open Door Ministries of High Point provided a meal for more than 700 people and honored homeless individuals who have passed in the past year.
A Child's Place's Holiday Central met its goal to find sponsors to provide a Christmas celebration and gifts for 364 homeless Charlotte families.
The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students, a scholarship fund run by the Triangle Community Foundation, will host a fundraiser and 5th anniversary celebration on Jan. 9, 2014, at the Chapel Hill Country Club. RSVP by Dec. 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WomenNC's United Nations Fellows will present their research at a dinner forum at North Carolina State University on Feb. 20, 2014.
The Blind Boys of Alabama and singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale will headline the Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte's HousingFest: A Concert to End Homelessness on Feb. 22, 2014. For tickets, click here.
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