CFGG News

Foundation reports successful year, unveils aggressive new Strategic Plan

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro announced that 2011 proved to be an auspicious year in both fundraising and giving. In addition, the Foundation unveiled an aggressive five-year Strategic Plan – all geared toward helping facilitate the betterment of Greensboro.

 

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Women to Women raises more than $205,000 in 8 minutes!

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Women to Women, an endowed grantmaking fund at The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, today (Nov. 16) awarded $25,000 to the Women’s Resource Center and joined the News & Record in naming Yolanda Leacraft the News & Record Woman of the Year. In addition, generous donors contributed more than $205,000 in a mere eight minutes!

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Media features Learn to Swim Fund!

Check out this video about the unqiue Learn to Swim Fund — which supports efforts to teach Greensboro-area students to swim. The fund was established anonymously at The Community Foundation. To make a gift to the fund, click here.

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Holiday Fund (formerly Thanksgiving Fund) now seeking donations!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For 23 years, a dedicated group of volunteers has served up a complete Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins — from turkey to mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie — for Greensboro’s homeless, hungry, homebound and elderly poor. This totals more than 4,000 meals each year.

Formerly known as the Thanksgiving Fund, the effort has now expanded and been renamed the Holiday Fund. Last year, Anna Freiberg, owner of Bender’s Tavern, started a Christmas meal in the same tradition to the same population.

And it is time, again, to support this effort!

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Foundation honors former Greensboro mayor with gift in support of Housing Greensboro’s 250th home repair

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Future Fund hits its $1 million endowment goal!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Future Fund of The Community Foundation achieved its $1 million endowment fundraising goal – just in time for its milestone 10th anniversary. 

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Kirkwood 5K Run to benefit CFGG fund that aids hungry kids

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Kirkwood 5K Run/Walk/Push will be held on Saturday, August 20, to benefit a Community Foundation fund that aids school-aged children at risk of hunger.

The program — BackPack Beginnings — provides backpacks full of nutritious, child-friendly foods for kids to take home over the weekends throughout the school year.

Click here to view a flyer about the event.

For more information, visit www.Kirkwood5k.org.

 

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Simkins scholarship program moves to The Community Foundation

 GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Dr. George C. Simkins, Jr. scholarship program has officially moved to The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

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DISASTER AREAS: How you can help!

The people of tornado- and flood-ravaged areas of our nation need everyone’s help. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has received many calls from fundholders and the public on ways they can offer this much-needed assistance.
 
During this difficult time, the thoughts and prayers of our community are with the victims as well as those who are trying desperately to provide aid and relief.
 

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Foundation calls for increased community-wide leadership at Annual Luncheon

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE 2011 ANNUAL LUNCHEON!

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro today (March 29) called on area corporations and individuals to “give our time, our talent and our treasure to investing in our community.”

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