Tom Brown, vice president of programs at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, oversees the work of the Trust’s two program areas – Health Improvement in North Carolina and Local Impact in Forsyth County. He brings a diverse background in philanthropy, nonprofit management, and healthcare development to support the Trust team as it works to make long-term, sustainable change in the communities the Trust serves.
Born and raised in Salisbury, North Carolina, Tom has lived in Winston-Salem for most of his career. Prior to joining the Trust, he was the senior corporate grant writer at Novant Health Foundation. Before working at Novant, Tom served in several leadership roles with nonprofits and foundations including executive director of Faith in Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; senior program officer for the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund; and executive director of REAL Entrepreneurship. He also served as special assistant to Chancellor Alex Ewing for his entire tenure at the UNC School of the Arts where he was instrumental in creation of the School of Filmmaking and establishment of the School’s Summer Institute on Roanoke Island.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In his free time, he serves on the board of Music Carolina, formerly the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players, and plays in the Home Moravian Church band. He and his wife Suzette have two adult sons and three granddaughters who they enjoy keeping up with in Raleigh and California.
Vice President, Programs