Triad: Gala noms, grant cycle

Carolinas News Notes

Foundation seeks gala award noms

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford Green Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Gala awards.

Categories are: Visionary, given to an individual who has championed the vision of a better world for the LGBT community; Distinguished Service, given to an individual who has provided years of outstanding service to the Piedmont Triad LGBT community; and Distinguished Leadership, given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership for a specific event, project or situation.

Nominations are due by Feb. 29. Forms are available online and once completed, should be emailed to leighanne@ggfnc.org.

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In other news regarding the Gala, attendees are encouraged to dress up in one’s best red carped glam or favorite Hollywood icon. During the festivities, there will be food and cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction. The silent auction will utilize mobile technology and registration is available online prior to the event for those who want to get a jumpstart on how to use the Handbid.

Tickets are going fast and should be ordered quickly, organizers said. They can be purchased in two installments.

Accommodations will be handled by the Proximity Hotel. Rate is $179 and includes a $50 contribution to the foundation. Call 336-478-9105 or visit proximityhotel.com to learn more or reserve a room.

info: ggfnc.org.

Grant cycle opened

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation has shared that its 2016 grant cycle will open on March 4.

Applications will be accepted until April 30. For those who were 2015 recipients, a report is due by Feb. 29 in order to maintain eligibility for  2016 grant funding.

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Applicants’ work must be centered in the Forsyth County and adjoining counties and Winston-Salem, N.C. area and be targeted to the LGBT community.

The volunteer grant selection committee will begin reviewing applications after the April 30 deadline. Upon completing review, the board of directors will make a final determination regarding grants and notice will be provided to all applicants in early June. Grants will then be presented at the foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Presentation scheduled for early July.

A full list of guidelines and requirements plus applications are available online.

info: adamfoundation.org.

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Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@goqnotes.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988, x205.