GlaxoSmithKline Honors Healthcare Nonprofits with $360,000 in Awards

Nine Philadelphia Area Nonprofits Receive $40,000 each

PHILADELPHIA, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, hosted its 13th Annual IMPACT Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 25, 2010.  During the event, GlaxoSmithKline President, North America Pharmaceuticals, Deirdre Connelly and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recognized nine Philadelphia area nonprofits with awards of $40,000 each.  The winning organizations were honored for providing access to proactive and effective healthcare services in their communities. They include:

Berks County

Bucks County

Chester County


"The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards recipients are leaders, pioneers, risk takers, and role models," said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director, Community Partnerships. "The nonprofit volunteers and staff are deeply committed to their communities and clients. Individually and collectively, these organizations are changing the world for each one of their clients by continually providing them with access to healthcare."

To qualify for a GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT award, applicants must provide access to healthcare services (primary mission); have annual total operating expenses between $160,000 and $3 million, as documented in the organization's most recent fiscal year financial statement; and have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years. A panel of local and national healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives will determine the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare; commitment to serving people in need; facilitation of healthcare delivery, substantive partnerships; policy development; and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership. For more details on the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, visit and click "Our work with communities," then click "Health programs," then click "Awards," or call the GlaxoSmithKline Office of Community Partnerships at 215-751-5171.  

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More about the GlaxoSmithKline 13th Annual IMPACT Award Recipients

Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, located in Langhorne, Pa., provides a collaborative approach that addresses gaps in health services and to improve the health status of the community.

Chester County Community Dental Center of Coatesville, Pa., works to reduce disparities in dental healthcare and to promote dental health education outreach programs.

Community Volunteers in Medicine, located in West Chester, Pa., provides primary medical and dental care in Chester County to low income people without insurance.

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc., of West Chester, Pa., supports and empowers victims of crime/violence and their families, increases awareness of related issues, and reduces the risk of victimization.

FairView Counseling, Inc., located in Reading, Pa., works to foster health and welfare of children and their families through counseling and educational services.

La Comunidad Hispana, Inc., of Kennett Square, Pa., works to improve the life, health and well being of low income Latino and other underserved people through bilingual programs and advocacy in healthcare, social services and education.

Prevention Point Philadelphia, Inc. prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases among the most high-risk populations.

Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc., located in West Chester, Pa., provides exceptional pediatric therapy services to enhance the lives of children with special needs in the Delaware Valley.

Urban Solutions of Philadelphia provide information, education, prevention and healthcare services to the economically, culturally and educationally disadvantaged.

SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline