Sharing is Caring P HOTO G RA P H Y COURT ESY MA ST ER MIND PR O D U CTION S
The Coastal Credit Union Foundation held its fourth annual Power of Sharing Gala in late May, awarding more than $1.5 million in grants and in-kind donations to over a dozen area nonprofits. The gala, held this year at the Crabtree Valley Marriott in Raleigh, was created, organizers say, for businesses to “demonstrate their commitment to bettering their communities through a collaborative funding forum.” Sponsors provided direct grants to five organizations: NC Foundation for Public School Children; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences; Pretty in Pink Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC; and United States Veterans Corps. Eight others won grants provided by both the sponsors and the foundation: The Forge Initiative, $25,000; InterAct, $25,000; Communities in Schools of Wake County, $5,000; Habitat for Humanity of Durham, $5,000; Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness, $80,000; Michael’s Angels Girls Club, $30,000; Raleigh Area Land Trust, $30,000; and Emily Krzyzewski Center, $30,000.
1 Jeanne Tedrow, president and CEO of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, and Habitat for Humanity of Durham’s Director of Family Services Lakeisha Minor and President/Executive Director Blake Strayhorn.
2 Courtney White, the head of human resources for BASF Agricultural Solutions, North America. 3 Jes Averhart, executive director of Leadership Triangle.
The Me Fine Gala is coming to Durham! Join us on October 26th at The Cotton Room in Golden Belt as we throwback to the Roaring Twenties. For over a dozen years, the Gala has raised over a combined million dollars in funding for the Me Fine Foundation mission. Come celebrate and help us continue to provide financial and emotional support programs for families with a child facing a medical crisis at Duke Children’s, UNC Children’s, and WakeMed Children’s Hospitals.
OCTOBER 26, 2019 THE COTTON ROOM - DURHAM
Tickets and Sponsorships are available at mefinegala.com For more information about the Me Fine Foundation and how it’s helping our community, visit mefinefoundation.org
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