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May 5, 2017

YWCA Lower Cape Fear Names New Executive Director

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear has hired a new executive director, after a six-month search. Charrise Hart will begin her new role with the YWCA on June 14, said Jenni Harris, president of the YWCA Lower ...

Apr 27, 2017

Cape Fear Red Cross Looking For New Executive Director

The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking to name a new executive director, following a promotion of its current leader. Executive Director Vicki LaBelle said Thursday that she is ...

Apr 11, 2017

First Tee Facility Nearing Completion

A facility for the primary charitable beneficiary of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament is nearing completion, according to a news release Tuesday from Wilmington city officials. Schedule ...

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Don’t Fall Short On Your Charity Fundraisers

Posted May 15, 2017
This Insights article was contributed by Sandy Crumrine, CPA, CIA, an audit partner at Earney & Company, L.L.P.

Every year, our not-for-profit audit clients raise questions about fund-raising practices and their reporting obligations on the annual IRS form 990 – Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax.  These practices involve the deductibility...read entire article
Mar 10, 2017

YMCA Branches Out To New Part Of Town

The grand opening of a YMCA branch Saturday marks the local organization’s expanded footprint even as it continues to raise funds to rebuild its main facility on Market Street.   The loca ...

Jan 13, 2017

Nonprofits Weather Ups, Downs For Giving In 2016

2016 was a good year for the Historic Wilmington Foundation. In addition to a strong response to the foundation’s annual fundraising luncheon, the organization continued to developed a new re ...

Jan 12, 2017

Brunswick Landowner Grants Conservation Easement Over 57 Acres

A Brunswick County landowner has granted a conservation easement over more than 57 acres to the Coastal Land Trust, the organization announced Thursday. “I grew up camping, playing, and hunti ...

Jan 11, 2017

Affordable Housing Event To Feature Speakers From Asheville, State Coalition

A state housing expert and an Asheville City Council member are the guest speakers for the Cape Fear Housing Coalition's Annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday morning, where the discussion will ...

Dec 16, 2016

New Facilities Mark Youth Golf Program's Local Renewal

As part of a revival of a program aimed at helping young people through golf, The First Tee of Greater Wilmington is proceeding with plans to build a 3-hole short course, along with hitting nets and a ...

Dec 13, 2016

GE Wilmington Employees Raise Over $400,000 For United Way

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Aviation on Tuesday announced raising nearly $410,000 during the annual fall campaign to support the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. The funds go to charities ...

Dec 8, 2016

Local United Way CEO Announces His Retirement

The CEO of United Way of the Cape Fear Area plans to retire by June 30. Chris Nelson, who joined the local United Way in 2009, said Thursday that he had informed the UWCFA board about his decision, ...


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