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Novant Health contributes nearly $1 million to community partners in support of education initiatives

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Novant Health Community Engagement is proud to announce that it has awarded $963,865 in charitable contributions in support of education initiatives to more than 50 community partners* in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and coastal North Carolina. The health system provides philanthropic support to community-based programs that address identified health and social needs vital to each community’s well-being, including developing healthy communities and expanding opportunity through education. Novant Health has provided nearly $2 million in charitable contributions to community partners over the past seven months.

“Responding to the needs of our communities is central to the mission of Novant Health, as we recognize that moving the needle on health outcomes requires directly addressing social determinants of health,” said Dr. Jerome Williams Jr., senior vice president for strategic growth and consumer engagement, Novant Health. “We are proud to come alongside these community partners who already have great work underway to further support educational opportunities for individuals across the Novant Health footprint.”

The most recent round of charitable contributions is aligned with Novant Health’s expanding opportunity through education investment priority. This priority exists to build the pipeline of future health care workers and foster equity and upward mobility through educational opportunities. Through strategic investments in nonprofit partnerships, the health system seeks to support early childhood (ages 0 - 5) development programs, enhance workforce development opportunities for communities that need them the most and enhance college and career readiness in the medical and health sciences career pathways.

Novant Health will begin accepting applications for its Developing Healthy Communities contribution cycle Aug 1. Community partners interested in applying should visit NovantHealth.org/SocialResponsibility.   

Charitable contribution recipients in the greater Charlotte, Winston-Salem and coastal Carolina markets


  • Asociacion De Mujeres Latino-Americanas
  • Bright Blessings
  • Camino Community Development Corporation Inc.
  • Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Inc.
  • Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center Inc.
  • Christ Our Shepherd Ministries
  • Cool Kids Campaign Foundation Inc.
  • Digi-Bridge
  • Families Forward Charlotte Inc.
  • Forward Rowan
  • Freedom School Partners Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of The Southern Piedmont Inc.
  • Helps Education Fund
  • Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
  • Life Choices Rowan
  • MeckEd
  • Partners In Learning Child Development Center Inc.
  • Reach Out and Read Inc.
  • Rowan County Youth Services Bureau Inc.
  • Rowan Partners For Education
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation Inc.
  • The Learning Collaborative
  • Union County Education Foundation
  • UrbanPromise Charlotte



  • Crosby Scholars
  • Davidson-Davie Community College Foundation
  • Davie Community Foundation Inc.
  • Family Services
  • Family Services of Davidson County
  • Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of the Triad
  • LEAD Girls of North Carolina
  • Lexington Housing Authority
  • Neighborhood’s Hands
  • Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Davidson County
  • Smart Start of Davidson County
  • The Centers for Exceptional Children
  • The Shalom Project
  • United Way of Forsyth County
  • Winston-Salem State University Foundation Inc.
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Teaching Residency
  • Youth Focus
  • YWCA High Point


Coastal North Carolina

  • Autism Society of NC
  • Cape Fear Literacy Council
  • Child Development Center
  • Community Enrichment Initiatives
  • Communities in Schools of Cape Fear
  • DREAMS of Wilmington
  • Kids Making It
  • NSEA Swim Foundation
  • Phoenix Employment/StepUp Wilmington
  • Voyage
  • YWCA of Lower Cape Fear
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022