Award Will Help More Families
We are pleased to announce that on Dec. 4 we received the GSK IMPACT Award and $40,000 from global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in recognition of our outstanding contributions to a healthier Triangle Region.
In the Triangle, the 17-year-old GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation. “A healthy community is the result of the dedicated, thoughtful, and intentional work of many people and programs,” says Triangle Community Foundation President Lori O’Keefe. “The GSK IMPACT Awards not only recognize some outstanding programs, but also provide a healthy financial investment – allowing the winners to maximize their impact on their critical community health programming.”
PLM Families Together is one of nine GSK IMPACT Award Winners for the Triangle Region that were recognized today in a ceremony and reception on GSK’s RTP campus. Executive Director Beth Bordeaux, accepted the award and thanked the many people, churches, and organizations that have supported PLM Families Together over the years. “We believe in what we do, and are honored for this recognition of our efforts to help families in our community. Our goal in 2013-14 is to move 85 families into stable housing.”
“There is an important connection between our health and our community,” says Katie Loovis, Director, US Community Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement, GSK. “The more we understand this connection, the more we can improve it. And PLM Families Together shows us how it’s done.”
In this competitive awards process 60 applicants were required to demonstrate that their organization has stable operations, strong financial health, and programming that’s evidence-informed, innovative, collaborative, replicable or scalable, and poised to advance systemic reform. The nine winners were selected by a panel of local and national health experts.
GSK Impact Award Winners
- Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley, Inc.
- The Center for Volunteer Caregiving
- Communities In Schools of Wake County
- Farmer Foodshare, Inc.
- Haven House, Inc.
- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
- Kidznotes, Inc.
- PLM Families Together, Inc.
- Student U