In the 2nd annual Carolina Diesel Trucks Christmas Convoy, more than 75 trucks delivered $2,500 in toys and cash to a Toys for Tots drive at a Kroger store in Apex. (Photo courtesy of Carolina Diesel Trucks)
News about grants, gifts
Wake Technical Community College's first major gifts campaign raised more than $17.5 million, including the largest cash gift in the college's history. It will fund scholarships, initiatives by faculty and staff and technology upgrades. To see a video on the campaign, click here.
Biogen Idec Foundation and the Triangle Community Foundation awarded 36 grants totaling $49,536 to Triangle schools and nonprofits through its Micro-Grants in Science Education. For details, click here.
An anonymous donor bought presents for the remaining 1,600 children in the Salvation Army of Wake County's Angel Tree program, which will provide Christmas presents for 8,707 children.
Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina received a $7,500 donation from Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina as part of a nationwide donation of $500,000 to Make-A-Wish chapters. The Eastern North Carolina chapter is also seeking donations of unused airline miles.
News about people, groups
Diane Adams, Lisa Cade and Blake Coules were appointed to the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.
Keith Poston was named the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.
Robbie Fearn was appointed center director of the 2,600-acre Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Corolla.
Jim Baldwin and John Bryson were named to the board of directors of DHIC, Inc.
Fathers Forever graduated its ninth class of 15 men from a program that teaches parental, financial, physical and emotional skills. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown was the keynote speaker.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The 3rd annual ASU Hunger Games and High Country Turkey Trot together collected more than 3,400 pounds of food and $23,000 for the Hospitality House of Boone.
The Durham Rescue Mission's Victory Ladies Choir sang Christmas carols and distributed treats at three nursing homes. The mission also gave 70 Christmas trees to needy families, while third-grader Lauren Sullivan organized a four-day toy drive for the mission.
An anonymous donor left a diamond ring in red kettle run by the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem. Donations to the Red Kettle campaign can also be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
The 7th annual Run for Young 5K race in Raleigh on Jan. 12 will raise funds to support drivers' education and the Christ Church Youth Ministry Endowment in honor of Sadiki Young, a church member killed in a drunk driving accident. To register, click here.
The OrthoCarolina Research Institute will host the 2nd annual Injury Prevention Across Sports with Science charity event at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on March 29. For tickets and sponsorship information, click here.
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