2021 Charitable Donations

St. Thomas More Catholic School, Chapel Hill
October 29, 2021

The STM Home & School Association (HSA) coordinates fundraising efforts to benefit their school.  This group of selfless volunteers is dedicated to building a community within the school by sponsoring family activities and encouraging parental involvement. The annual Fund Run event is a fundraiser with 100% of all proceeds directly benefiting STM students. Recent projects funded by events include new playground equipment, technology upgrades, and new cafeteria tables.

www.stmcsnc.org

Freedom Fun Banquet – Chapel Hill – Carrboro NAACP
October 17, 2021

DLC is a proud sponsor of the Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP. The Freedom Fund Banquet is the branch‘s primary fundraiser each year. Proceeds support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National and North Carolina NAACP operations and Chapel Hill-Carrboro programming, activism and outreach.The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

https://www.chapelhillcarrboronaacp.com/

Corks for a Cause: Virtual Wine Tasting Event
October 9, 2021

Chatham Education Foundation strengthens communities in Chatham County, NC by engaging the community as public school advocates and to raise funds and resources to support innovation and education excellence in the Chatham County Schools.

https://www.chathameducationfoundation.org/

Tennis for Life – Western Wake Tennis Association
October 9, 2021

Tennis for Life provides complimentary tennis lessons and court time to introduce breast cancer survivors to the benefits that tennis can bring to their lives. Tennis for Life also provides an environment for survivors to share their experiences and feelings in a relaxed social atmosphere.

https://westernwaketennis.com/community/tennisforlife/ 

Orange County Rape Crisis Center
May 2021

Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is a proud supporter of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC). The mission of the OCRCC is to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy.

https://ocrcc.org

Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation
March 2021


The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation is a non-profit foundation, which funds research, raises awareness, and educates the community about melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer.

http://polkadotmama.org/

2020 Charitable Contributions

Taste for a Cure Virtual Gala

The net proceeds from Taste for the Cure will benefit the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation, which funds research, raises awareness, and educates the community about melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. https://polkadotmama.org

 

Compass Center for Women and Families

This holiday season, Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is donating 10% of our retail sales to the Compass Center for Women and Families. The Compass Center for Women and Families helps all people navigate their journey to self-sufficiency, safety, and health. Services include career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth health programs. compassctr.org

 

Chatham Arts Council

The Chatham Arts Council nurtures creative thinkers in Chatham County by investing in artists and educating kids through the arts. Chatham County is home to an astonishing number of artists who have been affected financially during the pandemic. This year, the Chatham Arts Council will help provide some relief for area artists, art organizations, and art businesses you know and love. https://www.chathamartscouncil.org/

 

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center 33rd Annual Holiday Auction

DLC is a proud sponsor of The Orange County Rape Crisis Center’s Annual Holiday Auction.  The Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) is an independent nonprofit agency serving the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding communities since 1974.  OCRCC works to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. www.ocrcc.org

 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, Chapel Hill

DLC was a proud sponsor of the Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP. The Freedom Fund Banquet is the branch‘s primary fundraiser each year. Proceeds support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National and North Carolina NAACP operations and Chapel Hill-Carrboro programming, activism and outreach.The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. https://www.chapelhillcarrboronaacp.com/

 

St. Thomas More Catholic School, Chapel Hill

The STM Home & School Association (HSA) coordinates fundraising efforts to benefit their school.  This group of selfless volunteers is dedicated to building a community within the school by sponsoring family activities and encouraging parental involvement. The annual event is their largest fundraiser with 100% of all proceeds directly benefiting STM students. Recent projects funded by the Gala & Auction include new playground equipment, technology upgrades, and new cafeteria tables. www.stmcsnc.org

Charitable Contributions 2019

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center 32nd Annual Holiday Auction


DLC is a proud Caring sponsor of The Orange County Rape Crisis Center’s Annual Holiday Auction.  The Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) is an independent nonprofit agency serving the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding communities since 1974.  OCRCC works to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. The Holiday Auction is their largest fund raising event of the year. Dr. Adigun and some of the DLC team are attending the event to show their support and bid on the amazing items. Dr. Adigun’s sister, Katie Rose Guest Pryal, bestselling novelist, attorney, and law professor will be the special guest speaker. www.ocrcc.org

Carolina Swims Foundation, Chapel Hill

DLC donated a skincare basket for the silent auction during the Subaru Family Fun Event. Carolina Swims Foundation provides FREE swim lessons and water safety instruction to children in Foster Care. They help reduce the number of potential aquatic related fatalities among the youth in our community.

CORA Food Pantry Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The CORA Food Pantry serves any Chatham County resident or family in need of emergency food due to job loss, illness, loss of domicile, loss of breadwinner or other hardship. CORA also has two nutrition programs for children: a summer food program called SNACK! (Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids) and the Backpack Support Program that helps independent Backpack programs provide food to disadvantaged school children for weekends and holidays. www.corafoodpantry.org

A Cappella in the Park


An event to support Dhillon’s Gift, a fund that supports research and learning in the field of congenital heart defects and honors the memory of Dhillon Shah who passed away in July 2015, at just 12 years old after complications from a heart transplant. He was both an organ recipient and donor.

The Chatham Experience


The Chatham Arts Council nurtures creative thinkers in Chatham County by investing in artists and educating kids through the arts. All proceeds from The Chatham Experience event benefit the CAC’s Artists-in-Schools Initiative, a program that has been bringing professional artists into schools to support math, science, language, and history curricula for the past four years. www.chathamanimalrescue.org

Woof-A-Palooza, Briar Chapel


The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) is to promote the health and safety of all dogs and cats in Chatham County, NC. DLC is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Woof-A-Palooza which will help raise funds to rescue animals, expand and promote our spay and neuter program, and educate our community about responsible pet ownership. www.chathamanimalrescue.org

Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride

DLC is happy to support the fund raising efforts of Team Longobardo for the Bike MS Historic New Bern Ride. Bike MS is the fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.3 billion to stop MS in its tracks, restore what’s been lost, and end MS forever. nationalmssociety.org

SECU Family House Gala, Chapel Hill

The Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is proud to sponsor the 2019 SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Gala. The SECU Family House Gala raises mission-critical funds to for the SECU Family House. The SECU Family House provides a safe, affordable home for guests who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life saving treatment. www.secufamilyhouse.org

Partners for Youth Opportunity, LUEWWD Fundraiser

DLC is a proud sponsor of Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO) and happily donated to The League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham (LUEWWD) event which helped raise funds for Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO) Girls Empowerment Project. PYO is a year-round, multi-year mentoring and job readiness program for teens interested in preparing for their futures. PYO focuses on 4 outcomes for their students: Educational Attainment, Economic Stability, Mentoring Relationships and Community Engagement. With over 100 volunteers and only 5 staff, PYO delivers opportunities that range from tutoring and college support to workforce training and paid internships, paired with financial literacy and savings.

Perry Harrison Elementary School, Chapel Hill

The Perry Harrison Elementary School PTA is committed to providing outreach to new students and families by encouraging participation in their events. They reach beyond the school to the partners in their community for guidance, participation, and financial support for their programs. The Perry Harrison Elementary School is located just up the road from the Dermatology & Laser Center, and the children of some of our staff attend there. This year DLC is proud to support the school’s PTA Raffle Basket and Bingo Night. www.phspta.org

St. Thomas More Catholic School, Chapel Hill

The STM Home & School Association (HSA) coordinates fundraising efforts to benefit their school.  This group of selfless volunteers is dedicated to building a community within the school by sponsoring family activities and encouraging parental involvement. For the third year in a row, DLC is proud to support STM’s annual gala. www.stmcsnc.org

Caring House Benefit Gala – 2019 Table Sponsor

Caring House provides support and affordable housing to Duke Cancer Institute adult outpatients and their caregivers. Caring House is a beautiful home located in Durham and close to the Duke Cancer Institute. There are 18 private bedrooms with shared community kitchen, great room, library, water garden, and healing garden. Caring House provides a home away from home for many deserving guests as they undergo cancer treatment at Duke Cancer Institute. Caring House allows families to concentrate on healing by helping to alleviate some of the everyday burdens and also provides an extremely warm and caring community.  caringhouse.org

Chatham County Council on Aging

The Mission of the Chatham County Council on Aging is to promote independent living, and physical and mental wellness, through services, supports and activities for and with the population aged 60 and older. DLC is proud to support their mission by supporting their Healthy Heart and Body Expo of 2019 with financial support and free patient education by our providers. http://chathamcouncilonaging.org

CORA Food Pantry, Chapel Hill

The CORA Food Pantry serves any Chatham County resident or family in need of emergency food due to job loss, illness, loss of domicile, loss of breadwinner or other hardship. CORA also has two nutrition programs for children: a summer food program called SNACK! (Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids) and the Backpack Support Program that helps independent Backpack programs provide food to disadvantaged school children for weekends and holidays. This year, DLC is adding to its past support of CORA by sponsoring CORA’s 9th Annual Empty Bowls Event. www.corafoodpantry.org

Charitable Contributions 2018

Compass Center for Women and Families – 2018 DLC Giving Recipient

This holiday season, Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is donating 10% of our retail sales to the Compass Center for Women and Families. compassctr.org

 

Orange County Rape Crisis Center – 31st Annual Holiday Auction

The Annual Holiday Auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, and the Dermatology & Laser Center is proud to once again be one of its sponsors. www.ocrcc.org

 

Chatham Arts Council
DLC is a Supporting Sponsor of the 2018 Chatham Arts Council Pickin’: A Music Celebration, the Arts Council’s Annual Benefit for Artists-in-Schools. Chatham Arts Council’s Chatham Artists-in-Schools Initiative has brought professional artists into schools to support math, science, language, and history curricula. Through interactive, engaging workshops taught by theatre actors, performance artists, dancers, mural painters, African drummers, and strings musicians, students have unique opportunities for a deeper engagement with learning objectives. chathamartscouncil.org
 
 

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals – 2018 Gala Sponsor

The Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is proud to sponsor the 2018 SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Gala. The SECU Family House provides a safe, affordable home for guests who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life saving treatment. secufamilyhouse.org

 

Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation 8th Annual Rockin’ Run, Chapel Hill

A child’s diagnosis with cancer affects the whole family. The emerging new reality for these families is surgeries, countless medical procedures, radiation and chemotherapy, often requiring months away from the comforts of home and creating an unbearable financial strain. By empowering families with support, hope and a welcoming community while they are away from home, Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation can provide strength in their fight against cancer. DLC is proud to once again sponsor the Super Cooper Rockin’ Run. www.supercooperswagon.org

 

Chatham County Alzheimer’s NC Committee Annual 5K, Chapel Hill
 
The Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill is pleased to once again partner with the Chatham County Alzheimer’s NC Committee at their Annual Chatham County Alzheimer’s NC Walk & 5K Run to promote awareness of the growing national concerns over Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in our aging population. www.alz.org
 
 

Mia Hamm Foundation

The Mia Hamm Foundation is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for families in need of a marrow or cord blood transplant and to the development of more opportunities for young women in sports. DLC is pleased to financially support this cause. miafoundation.org

 

Chatham County Literacy Council – Play Scrabble for Literacy
 
Chatham County Literacy Council offers free tutoring for adults who live or work in Chatham County and want to improve their reading and writing ability, learn basic math, study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), prepare to take the test to earn a high school credential, prepare for the test to become a U.S. citizen, learn basic computer skills, and learn about the norms and expectations of today’s workplaces. DLC is pleased to support the efforts of this essential community organization. chathamliteracy.org
 
 
 
The Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill – Spring Fling at Primrose
 
The Dermatology & Laser Center is pleased to once again support the efforts of our neighbor, The Primrose School at The Veranda at Briar Chapel. Through its nurturing environment and a commitment to teaching life skills and character development, the Primrose School helps children develop and excel academically and socially. www.primroseschools.com
 

Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers – Benefit Gala

Gigi’s Playhouse changes lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. DLC is proud to support Gigi’s Playhouse through donations to their Triangle-based location’s annual benefit gala. gigisplayhouse.org

 
Charitable Contributions 2017

The Fall Festival at Christ United Methodist Church

The Fall Festival at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village is dedicated to bringing its members and community together for lots of Family Fun. Games & prizes, crafts, raffles, inflatables, food vendors, and live music make this an event with something for everyone. There is even a dunk tank! Proceeds benefit missions serving local and global communities, as well as providing relief to those recently affected by hurricane disasters. christmethodist.org

 
Woods Charter School, Chapel Hill – Benefit Auction at Briar Chapel Clubhouse
 
The mission of the Woods Charter School is to empower students to achieve their full potential. Through compassion and inclusivity, they create an environment where students are enriched by their differences, and diversity is celebrated. They believe strong interpersonal relationships foster mutual respect and trust, and students are compelled to active lives of service. www.woodscharter.org
 

Willow Oak Montessori, Chapel Hill – 4th Annual Spring Festival

Willow Oak Montessori strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative, and diverse Montessori community. www.charter.willowoakmontessori.org