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
In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
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
Rockingham County is putting its money where its mouth is and funding local health movements with the help of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. As part of the initiative, grants are going towards Rockingham County Schools, Rockingham Community College, the Eden YMCA and the Salvation Army. GreensboroNow.com, May 27, 2016
Dr. Laura Gerald will serve as president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the statewide organization 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. Dr.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust on Friday named Dr. Laura Gerald as its next president. A pediatrician by training, Gerald formerly served as state health director and director of the N.C. Division of Public Health and comes to head the Winston-Salem-based foundation from Evolent Health in Raleigh, where she was market medical director. Owen Covington, Triad Business Journal, May 20, 2016
Dr. Laura Gerald will be the new president of the Kate B.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust ended the search for its new president with the hiring Friday of Dr. Laura Gerald, a health-care veteran who has served as North Carolina’s public-health director. Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, May 20, 2016
McDowell County will expand a program to serve low-income people who are high users 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. McDowellNews.com, May 18, 2016