Rex Healthcare Seeks Applications for Grants to Support Community Nonprofits
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2011
Contact: Alan M. Wolf
RALEIGH, N.C. - Rex Healthcare, which awarded more than $500,000 in community grants to 80 nonprofits across the Triangle last year, is accepting applications for its next round of charitable giving.
Rex's philanthropic priorities support health, human services, education and arts in this area. That includes worthy efforts in the communities where Rex has medical campuses such as Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale and Wakefield.
"Rex Healthcare maintains a strong belief in being an active corporate citizen," said Gwen Shaw-Deberry, Rex's community relations coordinator. "We continue to seek new opportunities to partner with local nonprofit organizations who share in our commitment to providing a healthier community for residents of Wake County."
Many nonprofits have come to rely on Rex's ongoing community contributions.
"The gift from Rex supports everything we do, including our teacher leadership grants," said Fran Carruthers, vice president of development at Wake Ed Partnership. The nonprofit has received grants from Rex since 1996.
Rex has also contributed to the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh for more than 20 years. The donations have helped provide crucial health education to combat problems such as tobacco use and obesity among the youth and teens of Wake County, said Poe Center executive director Ann Rollins.
"We appreciate the long partnership and collaboration we have with Rex," Rollins said.
The application deadline for new grants is Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Grants will be awarded in June for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. For more information on the criteria or to apply, visit the Rex in the Community page and click on "Community Request Forms."