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Governor Proclaims September as PACE Month in North Carolina

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust congratulates the North Carolina PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Association for their work assisting the state’s elderly as Governor Pat McCrory proclaims that September be recognized as PACE Month in North Carolina. The Trust’s involvement with PACE dates back to 2006 and continues today as the Trust seeks to make strategic investments that will improve the design and delivery of behavioral health services to older North Carolinians, especially in rural areas of the state.

Poor and Needy Division Funding Announcement

We are pleased to announce our grants process for the August 9, 2016, grant application deadline. The Poor and Needy Division’s financial and human resources continue to be committed to improving the quality of life and health of financially disadvantaged individuals in Forsyth County, North Carolina. We encourage grant applications from local organizations, as well as organizations located outside of Forsyth County, that work to serve financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Laura Gerald as New President

The Trust announced today that Dr. Laura Gerald will serve as president of the statewide foundation committed to improving the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged North Carolinians. Dr. Gerald currently serves as market medical director for Evolent Health in Raleigh and formerly served as the North Carolina state health director. A pediatrician who was born and raised in rural North Carolina, Dr.

McDowell County to Expand Access to Medical Services for Low-Income Residents

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, McDowell County will expand a program to serve low-income high utilizers of emergency medical services. This investment is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, a long-term program aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

Healthy Places NC and Twin Counties Boys & Girls Club Triple Play to Improve Fitness Opportunities, Healthy Eating for Local Youth

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Twin Counties will enhance the Triple Play program – which focuses on increasing kids’ daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition, and helping them develop healthy relationships – at three Boys & Girls Club locations in Edgecombe and Nash Counties.

Rockingham County to Tackle Wellness with a Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Approach

With support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Rockingham County plans to revitalize recreational, educational, and healthy eating initiatives for low-income students throughout the county. The funding is part of a community effort to increase physical activity and improve health among students and their families.

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