2.27.17 NC Nonprofit News

by | Feb 27, 2017 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

News about grants, gifts

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry donated more than $61,000 to local charities in 2016 through the jeweler’s A Time to Give program.

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C State received a $133,988 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The North Carolina Museum of Art received a grant from Duke Energy to fund student tours of the Museum’s special exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks.

News about people, groups

Mint Museum partnered with Dress for Success Charlotte for a meet and greet about the organization on February 22nd. 

The Craven County Community Foundation named its new advisory board officers: Tyler Harris, Jonathan Segal, Peter Moeller, Lee Knott, John Kirkland and Alice Tolson. 
The Hispanic League and American Heart Association collaborated to have the Hispanic League Beating Hearts Zumbathon in Winston-Salem on February 24th. 
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce held a forum on diversity on February 23rd in Raleigh. 
StepUp Ministry Staff hosted one of its ENER-G sessions on February 15 and released a video to commemorate the event. 
Five charter schools run by 501(c)(3) nonprofits held a Durham Charter School Diversity Job Fair, on February 25th. 
Former FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani joined the National Hispanic Media Coalition as the new Special Policy Advisor.
Guilford Green Foundation held their 2nd annual Red Party on February 25th to raise money for local LGBTQ programs. 
News about opportunities, initiatives
The 24 Foundation will host the inaugural Bourbon for Booty will take place on Saturday, May 6th in Charlotte. 
The 14th Annual Fair Housing Conference will be held on April 28th in Raleigh.
SHIFT NC is inviting young people from across North Carolina on March 7th in Raleigh for Adolescent Health Advocacy Day. 
North Carolina volunteers will team up with the Civil War Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, a nationwide effort that includes more than 130 historic sites in 30 states.
The N.C Museum of Natural Sciences, the N.C Wildlife Resources Commission, and N.C State University are collaborating for “NC’s Candid Critters,” a camera trapping project for wildlife. 
Keep Durham Beautiful is seeking applications for community gardens who wish to have a pollinator garden and interpretive signage in their garden space. 
The Respect Ability Foundation will hold two summer camps via the Davidson and Cornelius Recreation Departments for youth looking for basic techniques in music while building their emotional, social, and leadership skills.
The Carying Place is holding their 16th Annual Benefit Auction, Buffet and Dancing on April 28th.
The Wade Edwards Learning Lab is looking for volunteer tutors who are interested in helping high school students improve academically.
Applications for Golden LEAF Scholarship are due March 1st. Scholarships to help 215 rural NC high school seniors, community college transfer students attend NC colleges.
30 high school students from North Carolina will take part in the Poetry Out Loud Semifinals and Final Competition on March 4th in Greensboro. 
The Great Human Race for nonprofits will be held on April 22nd at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. 
Award nominations for the 2017 North Carolina Award are being accepted until April 15th.  
NCCASA Conference Update: Save the Date

NCCASA will hold its 2017 Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC, from Tuesday May 16th – Thursday May 18th.

The 2017 Triangle Golf Challenge will be held on June 16th in Durham. The event will benefit The Banks Foundation & Communities In Schools of Durham. 
Community Workforce Solutions 2nd Annual Casino Fundraiser will be held on March 4th at the Marbles Kids Museum. 

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