Who We Are
About the Trust
In the Beginning
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was created in 1947 to improve the quality of life of people with low incomes in Forsyth County and to improve health care around the state.
Mrs. Reynolds was considered ahead of her time. She was known for her charity work, and for the steps she took to ensure those who lacked access to health care were able to receive it.
She was very much of her time as well. Her initial bequest of $5 million to found the Trust came from tobacco profits originally earned through the sale and labor of enslaved Black people.
Our Work Today
To repair this history, we recently announced that the Trust will divest our financial portfolio from tobacco production.
We thank Wells Fargo, our sole trustee, for aligning investments with our mission and committing to a socially responsible investment strategy to support economic opportunities in North Carolina.
Today, the issues Mrs. Reynolds cared about remain urgent and interconnected as we work to support thriving communities and residents in Forsyth County and around the state.
We work to improve the health and quality of life of residents in Forsyth County and around North Carolina.