Archive for November, 2015

CFCC Foundation earns top honors at annual philanthropy event

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
(L-R) Sandy Spiers, CFCC Foundation board members Betsy Leonard and Judy Budd, CFCC Foundation Executive Director Margaret Robison, CFCC Foundation Associate Director Bob Jones, CFCC Foundation Board Chair Jan Capps, and fellow board members Mark Tyler and Martha Harlan.

CFCC’s award-winning fundraisers: (L-R) Sandy Spiers, CFCC Foundation board members Betsy Leonard and Judy Budd, CFCC Foundation Executive Director Margaret Robison, CFCC Foundation Associate Director Bob Jones, CFCC Foundation Board Chair Jan Capps, and fellow board members Mark Tyler and Martha Harlan.

 

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation was recently honored with several awards for its efforts in fundraising by the Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

These awards recognized outstanding achievements in fundraising in our local area at the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside on Nov. 19.

The CFCC Foundation Board of Directors received the Outstanding Fundraising Board of Directors Award, which honors a board of directors that has shown active involvement in fundraising for their organization.

Bob Jones, associate director of the CFCC Foundation received the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, which honors an outstanding fundraising professional in the Cape Fear Region who works for a nonprofit charitable organization.

Sandy Spiers, who recently chaired the opening night gala event at CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center, earned the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award, which recognizes an individual or family that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers in the Cape Fear region in volunteer projects for the benefit of charitable institutions.

“We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a phenomenal group of volunteers who are dedicated to supporting the college and our students,” said Margaret Robison, executive director of the CFCC Foundation.

Robison added that the community as a whole deserves credit for being so generous with both their time and financial resources to improve the quality of life in the region.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.  The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

The local AFP chapter helps to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising through education, training, mentoring, research, and advocacy.

 

CFCC presents poet and motivational speaker, Life Speaks, on Thursday, November 19

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Life SpeaksCFCC’s StoryForce and Nixon Male Minority Leaders programs present poet and motivational speaker, Life Speaks, on Thursday, November 19
Cape Fear Community College’s StoryForce and Nixon Male Minority Leaders
programs are hosting Life Speaks, an active Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and
motivational speaker, at its Wilmington campus on Thursday, November 19.  Life
Speaks will share his story through spoken-word poetry.
StoryForce is a writing group for CFCC student veterans. Students write about their experiences and post-service transitions and through sharing and embracing their powerful
stories, find strength and fellowship among their peers. These stories are later combined into a publication. StoryForce also hosts veteran speakers, like Life Speaks, to connect the Wilmington area with the military community.
Thursday’s event will be held in Windell Daniels Hall on the fifth floor of Union Station at 2
p.m.  A reception will follow.  To join StoryForce or find out more visitwww.cfcc.edu/english/home/storyforce.

CFCC to honor veterans at noon ceremony on Wednesday, November 11

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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Wilmington, NC  – Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) will honor military veterans tomorrow at noon with a special Veterans Day ceremony. The event will feature the national anthem, remarks from a retired military serviceman and a display of Honor Flags that recognize CFCC’s student and staff veterans and their loved ones. All active and retired members of the military are welcome to attend. The ceremony will be held in Tabitha’s Courtyard, located on the 400 block of Front Street.

Staff Sergeant David Nilson, a retired US Marine and student at CFCC, will speak about his experiences in Afghanistan and as a student veteran at CFCC. Nilson’s military service dog, Sonny, will join him. Sonny proved Nilson’s faithful companion while serving in Afghanistan and together, the pair specialized in locating improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Since retiring, Nilson and Sonny have reunited and now reside in Wilmington.

The veteran population is especially important to CFCC, as veterans represent an estimated 10% of the college’s student body. In fact, CFCC opened the Student Veterans Center in 2010 to better serve the needs of a growing military population in the area.

CFCC is happy to announce that it has again been named a Military Friendly School for 2016 by Victory Media, a company that recognizes higher-education institutions that exhibit leading services to post-military students.

“We are honored to be able to assist our student veterans achieve their educational goals,” said Dr. Amanda Lee, CFCC president.  “Achieving the status of Military Friendly is important to us, because it conveys to our student veterans that we are invested in their college journey and committed to helping them be successful.”

Wednesday’s event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event or CFCC’s veteran services, visit CFCC’s Student Veteran Center website at www.cfcc.edu/veterans.