Cary, NC – GlaxoSmithKline, in partnership with the Triangle Community Foundation, today awarded nine recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline 1st Annual IMPACT Awards for providing access to healthcare. Each of the North Carolina-based nonprofits serving the four county region of Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake received a $40,000 award.
The Lucy Daniels Center was cited for its efforts to provide mental health services to children in the Triangle and particularly for its programs focused on serving the underserved. The awards were presented to the winners by Duncan Learmouth, Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Mary Linda Andrews, Director, Community Partnerships for GlaxoSmithKline.
Don Rosenblitt, M.D., Executive and Clinical Director, received the award on behalf of the Center’s staff, board, and clients. “We are so pleased to have our work on behalf of children’s emotional health recognized with this award,” said Rosenblitt.
Other recipients of the awards included Alliance Medical Ministry, Inc., The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, Diabetes Management Solutions, Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services, Inc., National Society to Prevent Blindness-North Carolina Affiliate, Threshold, Inc., Urban Ministries of Wake County, Inc., and 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.
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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.
The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the largest, and most comprehensive nonprofit agency focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle, conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information visit www.lucydanielscenter.org.
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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.
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