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N.C. Diabetes ‘Epidemic’ Costs Billions, Harvard Finds; Broad-based Solutions Urged

Diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, reflecting a rapidly growing “epidemic” that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, a new report from Harvard University says. Todd Cohen, Philanthropy North Carolina, May 31, 2014

Philanthropy Leader King McGlaughon Dies at 62

H. King McGlaughon Jr., a North Carolinian who was a national leader and expert in philanthropy and wealth management, died May 21 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He had been diagnosed with cancer only a few months earlier. He was 62.

McGlaughon, a lawyer and ordained Episcopal priest, had moved to Winston-Salem in March after his departure as CEO of Foundation Source, a company in Fairfield, Conn., that provides private foundations with advisory services and web-based administration and grantmaking.

Diabetes Prevention Program for McDowell to Expand

The YMCA of Western North Carolina received a $199,721 grant to build upon a current diabetes prevention program. Through Healthy Places NC, a long-term Trust initiative announced in 2012 to invest in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties, McDowell County has undertaken a number of activities and projects in an effort to improve the long-term health of the community. The McDowell News, May 

Trust Funds New Playgrounds, Walking Tracks, Fitness Areas at 19 Rockingham County Schools

Trust Investment Part of Long-Term Healthy Places NC Initiative

 

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will fund 19 elementary and middle schools in Rockingham County to improve recreational facilities for students and the general public as part of its Healthy Places NC work, a long-term Trust initiative announced last year to invest in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties. Rockingham County is one of four counties the Trust has invited to participate in Healthy Places NC.

Trust Invests More than $1.2 Million in Halifax County’s Vision to Combat Childhood Obesity

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will invest more than $1.2 million in two comprehensive local programs to support the community’s vision to combat childhood obesity as part of Healthy Places NC, a long-term Trust initiative to improve health and health care in rural, financially disadvantaged counties in North Carolina.

McDowell County Expands Nationally-Recognized Diabetes Program with Trust Support

Trust Investments Part of Healthy Places NC

 

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will fund the YMCA of Western North Carolina to expand a successful diabetes prevention program for McDowell County residents. Through Healthy Places NC, a long-term Trust initiative announced in 2012 to invest in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties, McDowell County has undertaken a number of activities and projects in an effort to improve the long-term health of the community.

Trust Funds New Playgrounds, Walking Tracks, Fitness Areas at 19 Rockingham County Schools

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will fund 19 elementary and middle schools in Rockingham County to improve recreational facilities for students and the general public as part of its Healthy Places NC work, a long-term Trust initiative announced last year to invest in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties. Rockingham County is one of four counties the Trust has invited to participate in Healthy Places NC.

Views from the Field: Reclaiming Futures, Rebuilding Lives

Over nearly seven decades of investment in North Carolina communities, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has learned that although direct service grantmaking can yield immediate results, it often cannot address the underlying causes of poverty or make a lasting impact. To better address these challenges, the Trust has shifted the focus of much of its grantmaking to efforts designed to change the systems serving these populations.

Campbell University Graduates Soak Up ‘Their Day’ At Spring Commencement

Commencement speaker Karen McNeil-Miller, president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, told those graduates — and their 4,000-plus family and friends who made for a standing room-only Pope Convocation Center — to soak up the day as much as they could, because it will be one of the few days in their life that’s “all about you.”

Health Care Management Project Wins National Award; May Become Statewide Model

A program that paired undergraduate students from Appalachian State University with rural clinics in Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties, won a $25,000 national award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and may become a model for similar partnerships across the state. Appalachian State University News, May 6, 2014