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Nine area healthcare nonprofits win $40,000 each in funding from GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the Triangle Community Foundation

Nonprofits Receive the GlaxoSmithKline 1st Annual RTP IMPACT Awards

Durham (November 5, 2009) – GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the Triangle Community Foundation today announced the recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline 1st Annual IMPACT Awards for providing access to healthcare.  Each North Carolina-based nonprofit serving the four county region of Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake will receive a $40,000 award.  At a ceremony on Thursday, December 10 at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, grants will go to the following:

•         Alliance Medical Ministry, Inc.

•         The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina

•         Diabetes Management Solutions

•         Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services, Inc.

•         Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood

•         National Society to Prevent Blindness-North Carolina Affiliate

•         Threshold, Inc.

•         Urban Ministries of Wake County, Inc.

•         Wake Teen Medical Services Inc.

“All of the GlaxoSmithKline 1st Annual IMPACT Award winners are committed to the idea that everyone should have better access to healthcare and that no one should fall through the cracks.  These organizations are on the front lines as change agents, working to build stronger and healthier communities.  They are all deeply committed to their work and clients,” said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director, Community Partnerships.

Grant recipients will be featured in a special booklet showcasing their good work.  Photos are available upon request. 

About the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards: To qualify for a GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT award, nonprofit organizations must be located in the North Carolina counties of Chatham, Durham, Orange and/or Wake and provide access to healthcare (primary mission); have total annual operating expenses of less than $2.5 million; and have been in existence as an independent 501(c)(3) for at least five years. Organizations are recognized for the success and achievements of their existing overall body of work, not just for new or specific initiatives. A panel of healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives determine the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare; commitment to serving people in need; facilitation of healthcare delivery; creative partnerships and policy development; and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership.  For more details on the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, please visit http://us.gsk.com and select “Our work with communities,” then “Health Programs,” then “Awards,” and then “RTP region.”

GlaxoSmithKline -- one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, visit GlaxoSmithKline on the World Wide Web at www.gsk.com.

Triangle Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages $120 million in funds established by individuals, businesses and families. From these funds, we give grants to nonprofit organizations and administer a variety of programs for the community's benefit.  The Foundation currently manages over 740 funds, ranging in size from $10,000 to $10 million, primarily for the benefit of Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. During the 2008-09 fiscal year, the Foundation granted more than $15 million to nonprofits, schools and community efforts. On average, we distribute more than 10% of our assets each year, raising the total value of grants made since the Foundation’s inception in 1983 to nearly $144 million.  For more information, please visit www.trianglecf.org.

For more information, please contact Billy Warden (919.412.0630) or Greg Behr (919.272.5621) with The Communications & Imagination Group