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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

GSK Celebrates 2023 IMPACT Award Winners

Investments now totaling nearly $15.5M to improve health in the Triangle (North Carolina) and Greater Philadelphia regions

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GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] is honoring 20 nonprofits for their outstanding contributions to improving health in the Triangle (North Carolina) and Greater Philadelphia regions. The 20 GSK IMPACT Award winners (10 per region) are receiving $50,000 each to build their capacity and support their organizations’ missions to improve the health and welfare of individuals in their local communities who are often vulnerable or marginalized. Winners address a variety of community health factors such as education, family and social support, community safety and affordable housing.

To date, GSK has awarded more than $15 million in unrestricted funding to local nonprofits across the two regions, which are home to the company’s US corporate hubs. Unrestricted funding allows the nonprofits to use the money for any purpose to further their work.

Maya Martinez-Davis, President, US Pharmaceuticals, GSK said: “At GSK, our responsibility goes beyond discovering, developing, and delivering new approaches to preventing and treating disease. By providing funding to nonprofit organizations that connect underserved communities with critical services, we hope to improve the overall health of the communities in which we live and work.”

The GSK IMPACT Awards will be presented during a virtual ceremony at 11 am ET on Tuesday, November 14, for viewing on GSK - YouTube.

Each year, the winners are selected by a panel of GSK and community leaders through a competitive process. The winning nonprofits have demonstrated that they improve community health through innovative ideas, measured outcomes, collaborative partnerships, accountability and racial equity. In the Philadelphia region, the GSK IMPACT Awards are presented in collaboration with Philadelphia Foundation (@PhilaFound).

Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO, Philadelphia Foundation said: “As the region’s community foundation, we are inspired by the thoughtful and consistent approach GSK takes to recognize, honor and support nonprofits making measurable impact on community health factors. We appreciate our longstanding partnership with GSK and their intentional investment in the capacity of nonprofits to improve the health and welfare of underrepresented and marginalized communities. The flexible, general operating dollars these GSK IMPACT Awards provide are precious to the organizations that receive them as is the endorsement they reflect.”

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

Lori O’Keefe, CEO and President, Triangle Community Foundation said: “Our collaboration with GSK has been crucial to advancing our vision of a vibrant Triangle where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We are grateful to GSK for their unwavering support of nonprofit organizations addressing important needs in our community.”

2023 GSK IMPACT Awards for the Triangle Region – Winners:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Inc.

  • Book Harvest

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County

  • JusticeMatters, Inc.

  • Meals on Wheels Orange County, NC

  • Orange County Rape Crisis Center

  • Refugee Community Partnership

  • StepUp Durham

  • PLM Families Together

  • West End Community Foundation, Inc.

2023 GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia – Winners:

  • Ann's Heart

  • Beyond the Bars

  • Coatesville Youth Initiative

  • Graduate Philadelphia

  • Kennett Area Community Service

  • Mt. Vernon Manor, Inc.

  • Pennsylvania Prison Society

  • Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

  • The Garage Community & Youth Center

  • Tree House Books

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



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