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CaroMont Health Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Recipients


Event Celebrates 2015 Grant Recipients and
of Improving Community Health

On Wednesday, July 22, the CaroMont Health Foundation hosted a reception to honor the 2015 recipients of grant funding. Eleven community organizations and CaroMont programs were awarded $511,479 in support of initiatives focused on improving and enhancing the health and wellness of Gaston County residents.

“The CaroMont Health Foundation is proud to partner with departments within CaroMont and non-profits in the community to provide funding that can make a significant and measurable difference in the health of our community,” said Doug Luckett, President and CEO. “These initiatives help move the needle forward in our efforts to promote health and wellness and improve the quality of life of Gaston County residents.”

The CaroMont Foundation has offered hope and health in the community in the form of grants and partnerships for a number of years. Under the direction of the Foundation Board and Grants Committee, the Foundation underwent changes this year in an effort to broaden its impact in the community and provide more precise and consistent application guidelines.

"Foundation grant recipients went through a rigorous four-month application process,” said Debbie Windley, Director of Development for CaroMont Health. “We are very excited about this process and are looking forward to receiving updates from the recipients throughout the year."

Aimed at providing funding to those programs and initiatives that focus on key parts of advancing the health of citizens in the Gaston County community, the Foundation Board was integral in charting this new path.

“The Grants Committee is excited about the potential, measurable progress to be made toward truly improving the health and quality of life of our community by working collaboratively with valued community organizations and within the fine staff and teams at CaroMont Health,” said Tim Paschall, Grants Committee Chair. “We specifically targeted areas to support funding of programs and initiatives aimed at proper nutritional education and nutrition support as well as anti-tobacco education and efforts.”

CaroMont Foundation 2015 Grant Recipients

Community Non-Profits
BackPack Weekend Food Program, Inc.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston
The Dream Center of Gaston County, Inc.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

CaroMont Health Programs
CaroMont Cancer Center - Dental Services
CaroMont Cancer Center - CT Lung Cancer Screening
Birthplace and NICU - Safe Beginnings Program
Chronic Disease and Self Management - COPD, Heart Failure, and Diabetes
Faith and Health Ministry
Indigent Medications and Services
Wellness Department - Discover You!, Fun Fit Family Challenge, Quit Smart, PRIDE, Lose it for Good

For more information about the CaroMont Health Foundation, please contact Debbie Windley, Director Development at 704.834.4042.

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