GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia
09 November 2017
Issued: Philadelphia, PA
GSK honors Philadelphia-area nonprofits making a positive IMPACT on health outcomes. Ten non-profits will receive $40,000 to support healthy eating, youth sports, education, housing, and other social determinants of health.
GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region. This highly competitive program, in its 21st year, highlights organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health.
“Our 2017 GSK IMPACT Award Winners are improving health outcomes in Greater Philadelphia in unexpected ways,” said Caroline De Marco, Vice President, US Pharmaceuticals, GSK. “Although we may not usually think of safe housing, quality education, farming or physical activity as healthcare interventions, these nonprofit organizations demonstrate that their work has a meaningful impact on the health of our region.”
The winners are:
- Coatesville Youth Initiative @CYI19320
- Food Moxie @foodmoxie
- Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc. @goodsamshelter1
- Greensgrow @Greensgrow
- New Leash on Life USA @NewLeashUSA
- Philadelphia Outward Bound School @OutwardBoundPHL
- SeniorLAW Center @seniorlawcenter
- Southeastern Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC) @seamaac
- Starfinder Foundation @StarfinderFound
- Students Run Philly Style @StudentsRunPhl
The GSK IMPACT Awards are one of several programs GSK offers as part of a commitment to building healthier communities across the United States, especially in the communities where we live and work like Greater Philadelphia, where the company employs nearly 5,000 people.
The winners were selected by a panel of local and national community leaders through a competitive process. The nonprofits needed to demonstrate innovative, measured and sustainable approaches to addressing at least one of the following health factors:
- Diet and exercise
- Housing and transit
- Family and social support
- Community safety
In the Philadelphia region, the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation.
“We are proud to be GSK’s operational partner. The grantees are both rooted in community and have effective attributes valued highly by both GSK and TPF,” said Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO of The Philadelphia Foundation. “We also partner with GSK on GSK Opportunity Scholarships and on the collective Get HYPE Philly! initiative, and applaud GSK’s philanthropic commitment to the region.”
The awards ceremony will feature a keynote address from Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, about the importance of healthy neighborhoods and steps the City is taking to ensure that individuals’ and families’ long-term outcomes are not dictated by their zip code.
The History of GSK IMPACT Awards: For more than twenty years, GSK has honored outstanding nonprofit organizations that are improving health in and around our US corporate campuses in Durham, North Carolina and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with GSK IMPACT Awards. The name ‘IMPACT’ is an acronym capturing the six guiding principles of the awards – winning organizations must be: Innovative, Measured, Partnered, Accountable, Community-centered, and Transformative. To date, 241 exemplary nonprofits have been honored with more than $10 million in GSK IMPACT Awards in both the Greater Philadelphia and Triangle (NC) regions.
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About The Philadelphia Foundation
Founded in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, civic and social vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org.
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