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In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
The Trust congratulates Morgan Bowman of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and Karina Nunez of Mitchell Community College on receiving the 2016 Rural RIBN Student Award. As part of the Trust’s commitment to rural North Carolina, the Award recognizes two outstanding nursing students from a Tier 1 and/or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and provides them each with a $2500 scholarship to assist with tuition, books, fees, supplies and living expenses during year four of the nursing program.
Although there are 11 Southeastern states that are part of this region’s grantmakers’ association, Southeast philanthropy has largely been driven by foundations in North Carolina and Georgia. Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy, July 6, 2016
The Salvation Army of Rockingham County plans to open their new community center this fall, thanks to a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative. Justyn Melrose, Greensboro News & Record, June 28, 2016
Five leading community agencies have announced a collaborative project which will receive funding from three major community funding organizations in a joint effort to improve the lives of families with young children in vulnerable neighborhoods. Camel City Dispatch, June 27, 2016
More than 200 volunteers from the Rocky Mount community, organizers from KaBOOM!, Peacemakers of Rocky Mount and the Trust joined forces Saturday to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Peacemakers of Rocky Mount. Kelley Deal, Rocky Mount Telegram, June 22, 2016
Fresh produce raised by students in the Roanoke-Chowan area will be available by next summer thanks to a grant opportunity. Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) and its partners received a Creating New Economies Fund (CNEF) grant of $8,500 from The Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program. Les Atkins, News-Herald.com, June 20, 2016
Nash UNC Health Care is working to spread awareness about mental health and combat social stigma that many mentally ill patients and their families can face. In recognition of May’s designation as Mental Health Awareness Month, Nash UNC Health Care organized a Mental Health Fair on May 25 in the ground floor cafeteria.
The grants go toward their efforts to improve fitness opportunities and healthy eating for local youth in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The investments are part of the Trust’s long-term Healthy Places NC initiative. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, May 28, 2016