Nonprofit conference, Sept. 9-11
More than 500 leaders from North Carolina's nonprofit, business and government sectors will gather in Concord Sept. 9-11 for the 2009 Statewide Conference for the Nonprofit Sector. The focus is “Hope in Chaotic Times.” The conference will feature keynote speakers and workshops about fundraising, social media and nonprofit advocacy, as well as the importance of reserve funds, how to manage change, and strategies for increasing earned income and creating a strong board of directors. www.ncnonprofits.org.
Fashion for a cause,
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Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County is hosting Building a Fashionable Future, a fashion show to benefit the Women Build Project. News 14 Carolina Reporter Jennifer Moxley will emcee the event. 9 Union restaurant, Nine Union Street, Concord. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. Ticket includes one cocktail, appetizers and a goodie bag.
Help children, Sept. 12
The fourth annual Tyler's Treehouse 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be at the Olde Georgetowne Pool, 7930 Whistlestop Road in SouthPark area. Proceeds will benefit the Tyler's Treehouse Foundation and will primarily raise money for Brainstem Glioma Research Fund at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The race is in memory of Tyler Scott of Charlotte who died at the age of 5 with brainstem glioma in 2006. The goal of the foundation is to find a cure for brainstem glioma. www.tylerstreehouse.org.
Foundation helps LKN, Sept. 19
The Peninsula Community Foundation will hold its Sixth Annual Fundraising Gala at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Dr., Cornelius to raise money for charities in the Lake Norman area. The theme is “A Super Bowl of Galas.” Along with the gala, there will be live and silent auctions, games and a raffle for two tickets to the Super Bowl. Paul Cameron of WBTV 3 News will be the master of ceremonies. Reservations: Doug Allison, 704-895-4759.
Jazz for a nonprofit,
Pride Magazine announced it will collect donations for the Urban League of the Central Carolinas during the Sunset Jazz Festival on Sept. 19 at Symphony Park in SouthPark. Saxophonist Marion Meadows will headline the event. The festival is free. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. www.charlottesunsetjazzfestival.com.
Lunch for children,
The Council for Children's Rights celebrates 30 years of working to keep children safe, healthy and educated with The Lunch for Children's Rights. The event raises support for and awareness of children's needs in Charlotte and North Carolina. James Howell, senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church, will be the keynote speaker. The council is accepting nominations for the Dolly Award, given to an individual who displays dedication and uncompromising advocacy for all children. The luncheon is 12-1:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. $30 for an individual and $300 for a table. 704-372-7961 or www.cfcrights.org.