Exploring Social Determinants of Health in Wake County

Exploring Social Determinants of Health in Wake County

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) recently completed an assessment and online Story Map commissioned by the John Rex Endowment to describe how conditions in Wake County such as the number of high-quality child care centers, existence of food deserts and high housing costs (defined as a family spending more than 30% of their income on housing) can affect children and their families’ health and well-being. The report will be used during the 2018 strategic planning process to define future funding priorities toward creating an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. [more]

President's Message: My First 100 Days

President's Message: My First 100 Days

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."  - African  Proverb   This proverb has provided inspiration and guidance in my past 25 years working in the nonprofit sector. Collaboration is a value I will live as I lead the John Rex Endowment into the future. [more]

Seven Grants Totaling More Than $800,000 Awarded

Seven Grants Totaling More Than $800,000 Awarded

The John Rex Endowment announces the approval of more than $800,000 in funding for seven grants to organizations and groups that support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. Recipients include Haven House Services, The Hope Center at Pullen, Learning Together, TheGifted Arts, Wake County Public School System, Wake Technical Assistance Collaborative and WAKE Up and Read. [more]

New Board Members and Officers

New Board Members and Officers

The John Rex Endowment announces new members and officers of the board of directors. New board members include Warren Ludwig, PhD, child welfare and mental health consultant; John Rusher, MD, of Raleigh Pediatric Associates; Kate Simpson, vice president of TrueBridge Capital Partners. [more]

President's Message: Leaving the Endowment

President's Message: Leaving the Endowment

After 16 years as the President and CEO of the John Rex Endowment, I have made the decision to retire.  I will move on in the next few months after my successor has been identified. [more]