Acknowledging our Past for a Stronger Tomorrow

The final story in the series will tie together the theme of evolution introduced in the first five stories– and highlight the recent state-wide events and Wells Fargo announcement. It will focus on how the Trust has evolved to further Mrs. Reynolds’ original mission by working to change systems with racial equity at its core. It will tell the story of the Trust’s deepening commitment to racial equity and systems change throughout the first 75 years, and announce the divestment from tobacco.

The Trust Remembers Former President Ray Cope

Ray Cope, the first president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, passed away on August 30, 2022. Under his leadership, the Trust team grew and focused grantmaking efforts in Forsyth County and across the state, to fulfill Mrs. Reynolds’ vision of improved health and quality of life for residents with low incomes. We send our deep condolences to Ray’s family, colleagues, and friends. We thank him for his dedication and service to our foundation, community, and state.