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 success of the initial run of the Beau-Fitt program at Beaufort County Community College means that it is returning for a second year. Beaufort County Community College, Washington Daily News, September 8, 2016
The US population of people ages sixty-five and older grew from 46.2 million in 2014 to 47.8 million in 2015, according to a June 23, 2016, Census Bureau press release. And the title of a Forbes article—about a July 2016 Health Affairs Web First containing projections of national health expenditures—is telling: “Aging, not Obamacare to Fuel Next Decade’s Medical Spending.”
This blog post looks into the issues of aging and healthcare, and how foundations are reacting.
Sweltering temperatures in late August didn’t keep more than 200 volunteers from stepping up and helping construct a much-needed project in a longtime neighborhood in Rocky Mount Saturday. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, August 29. 2016
Dr. Laura Gerald visited the Imperial Centre to speak to a small group of guests about a variety of topics, including the trust's goals, its upcoming plans, and her own plans as the association's new leader. Philip Sayblack, Rocky Mount Telegram, August 24, 2016
Another one of Rocky Mount's city parks will get a new playground next week thanks to a grant from KaBOOM! and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Philip Sayblack, Rocky Mount Telegram, August 19, 2016
Too often, philanthropists behave like bank loan officers, giving grants in return for prescribed programs and outcomes. Instead, philanthropists should create collaborative relationships with grantees that cultivate critical thinking, learning, and adaptation—an approach called evocative grantmaking.
The Natural Playscape, funded by a $25,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, is a playground constructed entirely with wood and other natural materials. Rocky Mount Telegram, August 16, 2016