Nonprofit

Sep 23, 2022

Work On Wilmington Seeks Nonprofit Projects To Complete

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 23, 2022

The organizers of Work on Wilmington (WOW), an annual day of service that brings together hundreds of volunteers to simultaneously complete service projects across the city, are seeking projects to work on from nonprofit organizations. Organized by Leadership Wilmington, a civic leadership development program of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Foundation, WOW is a fo ...

Aug 24, 2022

United Way of the Cape Fear Area recently moved to downtown Wilmington from Oleander Drive. The nonprofit organization, which raises money to support other nonprofits with an emphasis on health, financial stability and education, is now located at 127 Grace St.  Moving the organization downtown is something CEO Tommy Taylor has been wanting to do for several yea ...

Aug 8, 2022

The New Hanover Community Endowment will be announcing grant criteria for its initial grantmaking round during a public session in August. The endowment was launched with $1.25 billion in proceeds from the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center by New Hanover County to Novant Health, a deal that closed last year. As of Nov. 5, the total stood at $1.29 billion, acco ...

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Becoming a Breakout City: Bring on the Remote Workers

Posted Mar 23, 2022
The Wilmington Chamber's current strategic plan calls for our chamber to be collaborative, innovative, and inclusive, among other priorities. With those overarching goals in mind, we are thrilled to be the first local chamber in our country to welcome individual remote workers to our membership. Attracting and retaining people to live and work in our community, regardless of the location of th...read entire article
Jun 30, 2022

New Hanover Community Endowment Names Advisory Council

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Jun 30, 2022

The inaugural members of the Community Advisory Council that will help New Hanover Community Endowment’s board of directors and staff in decision- and grant-making have been announced.   In a news release Thursday, the nonprofit foundation said the 18 inaugural members of the council, who represent a cross-section of occupations, areas of expertise and demogra ...

Jun 8, 2022

WDI To Maintain Focus On Economic Development In New CEO Search

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jun 8, 2022

Late last month, Wilmington Downtown Inc. accepted the resignation of its president and CEO Holly Childs, effective immediately. Childs had spent 16 months at the helm of the organization, which shifted its focus to economic development to coincide with her hiring.  That redirection – which WDI Chairwoman and New Hanover County commissioner Deb Hays ...

May 4, 2022

Dennison Named CEO Of Cape Fear Collective

By Staff Reports, posted May 4, 2022

Social impact organization Cape Fear Collective announced Tuesday the appointment of Meaghan Dennison as CEO. Dennison was named interim CEO of the Wilmington-based nonprofit in February after former CEO and founder Patrick Brien transitioned into a strategic advisory role. Dennison joined CFC as director of programs in 2019. She was one of CFC’s first hires, h ...

May 3, 2022

GLOW Academy’s Board To Open Early Childhood Centers

By Staff Reports, posted May 3, 2022

The board of directors that oversees the nonprofit foundation behind Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington has announced plans to open between four and five co-ed early childhood education centers over the next three years.  The first of the centers, which will all be called Spark, will open in July 2023, the recently renamed foundation Beacon Education (formerly ...

Feb 3, 2022

Local Schools To Benefit From MacKenzie Scott Gift

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 3, 2022

Communities In Schools Cape Fear is one of 40 Communities In Schools affiliates chosen by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to receive a direct gift as part of an overall donation of $133.5 million to the nonprofit organization. Scott, billionaire and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has given $1.5 million to the local CIS. CIS Cape Fear partners with public s ...

Jan 11, 2022

Cape Fear Collective (CFC) will be under new leadership with the announcement of a promotion and new hire, according to a press release Tuesday. Meaghan Dennison (pictured left) has been named interim CEO and Wesley Myrick will join the social impact nonprofit as chief financial officer. The organization’s board of directors will officially name the new roles ...

Jan 4, 2022

New Hanover Endowment Names First CEO

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jan 4, 2022

The New Hanover Community Endowment Inc. has announced its inaugural president and CEO after a monthslong search.  William Buster will serve as the endowment’s CEO beginning March 1. He is currently the Asheville-based Dogwood Health Trust’s senior vice president of impact.  Officially christened in February 2021, the endowment was bestowed ...

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