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GSK awards Triangle nonprofits making a powerful IMPACT on health outcomes

Ten nonprofits will each receive $40,000 to support Housing, Skills Training, Food Access and other social determinants of health

Issued: Research Triangle Park, NC

GSK today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s RTP site. Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle region. Celebrating 11 years in the Triangle Region, this highly competitive awards program recognizes organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health.

“The ten nonprofits being recognized today play an important role in making the Triangle community a healthy place to live, work and thrive,” said Than Powell, VP, Pipeline & Strategy, US Pharmaceuticals, GSK. “We are thrilled to support their continued success and look forward to working alongside them to improve lives across the region.”

The winners are:

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 six community health factors: Community Safety, Education, Employment & Income, Family & Social Support, Housing & Built Environment, and Nutrition & Physical Activity.

In the Triangle Region, the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation (@TriComFdn). 

“In a region with so much remarkable growth it is easy to look past our most vulnerable citizens and assume all are receiving a share of the prosperity,” said Lori O’Keefe, President and CEO of Triangle Community Foundation. “The reality is we need groups like our 10 nonprofits and all of the organizations doing such outstanding work in our community to support those in need and help them receive the support and services they need to succeed.”

Join the conversation using @GSKUS, @TriComFdn and #GSKimpact.

See photos and video of the winning organizations and on www.us.gsk.com

 

Contact – For interview opportunities and to RSVP for the event, please contact:

Greg Behr                    gebehr@gmail.com                             919-272-5621

Billy Warden                 bwarden@gbwstrategies.com              919-412-0630

 

About GSK

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.

 

Meet our 2019 Winners

Hear from our 2019 GSK IMPACT Award winners for the Triangle Region of North Carolina.