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Apr
02

Fund local news like the critical infrastructure it is, and start now

As we think about what we need in North Carolina to get through the coronavirus crisis, individually and collectively, we need to include our local news providers in our thinking and our immediate relief efforts. These organizations are critical infrastructure for healthy communities. Their lives and business have been upended even as our need for their service intensifies.

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Apr
02

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Awarding Sabbaticals to North Carolina Nonprofit Leaders

For 30 years, ZSR has invested more than $3 million in a Sabbatical Program to give veteran nonprofit leaders a break

 
 

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Apr
01

McGrady Family Contributes $100,000 to Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund

Hendersonville, N.C., April 1, 2020 – A newly created emergency response fund to assist Henderson County nonprofits responding to the coronavirus received a $100,000 gift this week from Chuck and Jean McGrady, Mike McGrady, and Kathy McGrady.

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Apr
01

The Duke Endowment Awards $2.5 Million in COVID-19 Relief for the Carolinas

Grants Focus on Statewide Response Efforts Aimed at Addressing Critical Needs

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Mar
31

Gaston Community Foundation and First Gaston Foundation make $100,000 Contribution to Virus Relief Fund

Gaston Community Foundation and the First Gaston Foundation Fund (a fund held by the Community Foundation) announce a $100,000 grant to the Gaston County Virus Relief Fund. The Gaston Community Foundation is supporting $50,000 and the First Gaston Foundation Fund is also supporting $50,000 towards the relief. "The Community Foundation is working in partnership with the United Way to provide funding to nonprofits serving on the front lines of the virus. We have dedicated staff, resources and our own funding to ensure we can help those most impacted by the virus," stated Ernest Sumner, President GCF. 

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Mar
30

Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund

With a tremendous sense of empathy and urgency, The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has launched a Coronavirus Relief Fund. This is a critical time—for foundations, corporations, individuals and organizations to step up and combine resources to address and limit negative impacts from the current public health crisis to the people and communities of our region. The Community Foundation has committed $25,000 in seed money to establish the Fund, and requests contributions to meet immediate and ongoing needs.

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Mar
30

Dr. Tunde Sotunde elected as Blue Cross NC President, CEO

Durham, NC – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (Blue Cross NC) Board of Trustees has elected Tunde Sotunde MD, MBA, FAAP as its new President and CEO. Dr. Sotunde will lead the company in its efforts to transform health care in North Carolina beginning June 1.

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Mar
26

Grants totaling $286,800 from the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund Distributed

(March 25, 2020) The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina announced 38 grants totaling $286,800 from its Emergency and Disaster Response Fund to nonprofits addressing COVID-19 pandemic response and relief efforts in 18 counties of Western North Carolina including the Qualla Boundary.

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