News Updates

Below you will find news from the Trust.

Trust Invests Millions to Improve Quality of Life for North Carolina Seniors

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of more than $2 million this month to improve the quality of care and overall health of financially disadvantaged seniors in North Carolina. Investments in the state’s older adults include a multi-generational fitness trail; increased access to primary care services; a statewide model to address depression among seniors; and the expansion of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which allows seniors to stay in their homes longer and access comprehensive care.

Bernstein Health Leadership Fellowship Accepting Applications

The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship will be accepting applications for the next Fellowship class until June 14, 2013. The Fellowship targets up-and-coming health professionals in a wide variety of disciplines in the early stages of their careers.  The Fellowship is awarded for two years and is comprised of an educational component and a specific, individualized project.

$2.6 Million Announced to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse Statewide

Prescription drug overdoses have reached epidemic proportions in North Carolina and across the nation. In response to that challenge, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) today announced a $2.6 million investment in Project Lazarus, a statewide program aimed at addressing chronic pain issues and combating prescription drug abuse. Funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the N.C.

Health Care Division Director Allen Smart Named "Distinguished Alumni"

A big congratulations to the Trust's Health Care Division Director Allen Smart who received the “University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Naomi Morris Distinguished Alumni Award” this spring from his alma mater. The Alumni Awards are given annually to two members of the UIC School of Public Health alumni body who have achieved outstanding success.

Trust Announces "Great Expectations" Strategic Planning RFP

Great Expectations initiative

The Trust is seeking proposals to produce a strategic plan for Great Expectations, a 10-year Trust initiative designed to help low-income Forsyth County children be foundationally prepared for personal and academic success by the time they complete Kindergarten.  While the Trust’s Great Expectations work is just getting underway, some key initiatives have already been launched with new and existing stakeholders, and the Trust is seeking a Strategic Investment Plan to guide ongoing work beginning in 2014.

Join Us for the Innovations in Rural Health Award Event

Innovations in Rural Health Award

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust established the award to recognize innovative ideas and work that have the potential to improve the health of people living in rural North Carolina. Join Us as we celebrate the four finalists and announce the winner of the Rural Health Award.

RSVP with your name and organization to ruralprize@kbr.org if you’re interested in attending.

Trust Kicks Off Great Expectations Initiative to Invest in Forsyth County's Youngest Children

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is making a $30-million commitment to improve educational opportunities for young children in Forsyth County. One step it took toward fulfilling that promise was to pay for 150 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers and administrators to go to the N.C. Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc) conference in September.

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