For the second year running, Forsyth County’s infant mortality rate has risen, breaking a previous long-term trend of falling. This is disheartening, especially in a county with such state-of-the-art medical facilities. We all need to work harder to give newborns a better chance at life. Editorial Board, Winston-Salem Journal, October 18, 2017
In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
There are no easy answers. That was the emergent truth as North Carolina and other states began to grasp the seriousness and extent of the opioid epidemic. Susan Ladd, Greensboro News & Record, October 13, 2017
It’s the community gardens popping up around town. It’s baked chicken and water added to the church congregational lunches. It’s the new weight lifting equipment at the community college. Taylor Knopf, Northcarolinahealthnews.org, October 9, 2017
An important part of healthy growth in our community relies on supporting mothers and giving children an equal opportunity to succeed – starting with a healthy pregnancy. Partha Daughtridge, The News & Observer, September 27, 2017
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust's biggest priorities are rural health and care for children in their earliest years – exactly what Laura spent a lifetime training for. Airing on UNC-TV Tuesday, September 12th, at 8:30 PM, Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Trust, discusses her journey along the way, what philanthropy can AND can’t do, and the realization in her later years that she had grown up poor.
The Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative was started in 2011 as a collaborative effort from Halifax Regional, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and various partners across Halifax and Northampton counties. Both counties were ranked near the bottom on health outcomes in North Carolina. Holly Taylor, www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com, September 4, 2017
The Gateway Trail, a pathway for both walkers and bikers, now covers nearly seven and a half miles, stretching from the trailhead near downtown Kings Mountain, across Interstate 85 on a pedestrian bridge, and on to a second trailhead at Galilee Church Road. Bill Poteat, ShelbyStar.com, August 27, 2017
Junior Achievement has received a grant to provide JA Economics for Success programming to 7th grade students at six Forsyth County Title I middle schools. Charles Womack, yesweekly.com, August 23, 2017
It was a good weekend in Aurora. Town residents, commissioners and volunteers converged on the old ballpark beside S.W. Snowden Elementary School on Saturday to give it a much-needed makeover. Caroline Hudson, TheWashingtonDailyNews.com, August 13, 2013
Some softball and baseball fields are getting a makeover and you're invited to help with the project. With a nearly $150,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Aurora, in Beaufort County, will renovate the fields near downtown in an effort to increase opportunities for youth to be active and engaged in community activities. WITN.com, August 11, 2017