GSK awards Triangle nonprofits making a powerful IMPACT on health outcomes now more than ever
Ten nonprofits each received $40,000 for their integral community support in the age of COVID-19
Issued: Research Triangle Park, NC
Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region. Celebrating 12 years in the Triangle Region, the GSK IMPACT Awards is a highly competitive program recognizing organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health. This year, the winners have shown a keen flexibility in adjusting their approaches to meet community needs with the onset of the coronavirus and are eager to share their remarkable stories.
“All of us have been tested in new and unfortunate ways this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jamey Millar, Senior Vice President of Managed Markets & Government Affairs and Chairman of the US Contributions Committee at GSK. “While so much of our responsibilities have focused on taking care of ourselves and our families, we need to honor and reward the groups that take care of the most vulnerable in our community even while risking their own health and wellbeing.”
The winners are:
- Book Harvest
- Compass Center for Women and Families
- Families Moving Forward
- Families Together
- Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
- Kramden Institute
- LGBT Center of Raleigh
- Orange County Rape Crisis Center
- Rebound, Alternatives for Youth
“The entire nonprofit sector has been impacted by changes in their service and mission delivery during the pandemic,” said Lori O’Keefe, President & CEO of Triangle Community Foundation. “We continue to be inspired by stories of change from organizations in the region and it is our responsibility to continue and increase this type of innovative funding, in order to ensure the economic health and welfare of individuals and our community.”
Triangle regional winners were selected by a panel led by Triangle Community Foundation and consisting of GSK employees as well as local and national community health leaders. The nonprofits needed to demonstrate innovative, measured and sustainable approaches to addressing at least one of the following six community health factors: Community Safety, Education, Employment & Income, Family & Social Support, Housing & Built Environment, and Nutrition & Physical Activity.
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. For further information please visit www.us.gsk.com.
About Triangle Community Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation is building a brighter future for everyone in the Triangle. By working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits, we are able to guide gifts in a strategic way to fill in gaps, reduce inequities, and solve the region’s most pressing challenges. Since 1983, we have envisioned a Triangle that works together so everyone can thrive. Learn more at www.trianglecf.org.
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