Timeline and Updates

  • 12/10/2020- Memorandum of Understanding signed between DPS, NCCU, and SFC
  • 9/16/2020- Pascal Mubenga, Superintendent Durham Public Schools, meeting
  • 9/15/2020- Minni Forte-Brown nominated to SFC Board
  • 9/10/2020- First joint meeting between Durham Public Schools (DPS), North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and SFC
  • 8/30/2020- Volunteer/Instructor Handbook created
  • 7/15/2020- Janice Campagna nominated to SFC Board. SFC Mission statement is updated.
  • 7/8/2020- Johnnie Southerland, Assoc. Vice-Chancellor Strategic Planning & Assessment NCCU, Meeting
  • 5/23/2010- Logo Updated
  • 3/12/2020- End of SFC lessons due to coronavirus
  • 3/2/2020- New Hope Elementary School starts program
  • 2/17/2020- Efland Cheeks Elementary School starts program
  • 2/3/2020- Central Elementary School starts program
  • 12/28/2019- Alexa Zollicoffer, Program Director joins SFC
  • 12/9/2019- Memorandum of Understanding signed between OCS, Plex, SFC
  • 11/25/2019- Presentation of SFC to OC Board of Education
  • 11/25/2019- IRS determination letter approving 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt status
  • 11/24/2019- Swimforcharlie.org goes live
  • 11/20/2019- Presentation of SFC to OC Board of Health
  • 11/12/2019- Monique Felder, Superintendent of OCS, meeting
  • 11/2/2019- Susi Leiff and Jim Tucker nominated to SFC Board. SFC Logo and letterhead approved, brochures developed
  • 10/8/2019- Charitable Solicitation License approved
  • 9/21/2019- Logo adopted
  • 9/20/2019- CvdH WSI dba Swim for Charlie (SFC) certificate approved
  • 9/17/2019- Submit IRS 1023 requesting 501 (c) 3 status
  • 9/14/2019- Accountant hired
  • 9/12/2019- swimforcharlie.org website live
  • 9/10/2019- First joint meeting between Orange County Schools (OCS), Orange County Sportsplex (Plex), and CvdH WSI
  • 9/3/2019- Board approves By-laws and Conflict of Interest Policy
  • 8/29/2019- Self-Help Credit union account opened
  • 8/26/2019- Federal Employee Identification Number obtained 
  • 8/23/2019- North Carolina Articles of Incorporation approved
  • 8/17/2019- Raleigh Area Masters hosts Dr. Charles van der Horst Memorial swimmer at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary
  • 8/9/2019- Susan Braman, General Manager Greensboro Aquatic Center, Meeting
  • 8/9/2019- social media accounts secured (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • 8/9/2019- swimforcharlie.org obtained for future website
  • 8/6/2019- Randy Bridges, Acting Superintendent Orange County Schools, meeting
  • 8/1/2019- Rosemary Kenerly, Program Director Greensboro 2nd Grade Learn-to-Swim, meeting
  • 8/1/2019- Andrew Stock Orange County Sportsplex meeting
  • 7/27/2019- Board of directors selected Jon Klein, Chair; Don Gilchrist, Vice-Chair and Treasurer; Meg Pomerantz, Secretary. Committee structure formed. Dr. Charles van der Horst Water Safety Initiative (CvdH WSI) name, along with Mission, Vision and Values statements approved.
  • 7/13/2019-First meeting to establish a water safety organization in Charlie’s name
  • 6/22/2019- Friends of Charlie propose a fitting way to memorialize him with the suggestion of a water safety program for children
  • 6/14/2019- After completing the 6th stage of Hudson River swim Charlie goes under the water and dies of apparent cardiac event.

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