June 1, 2016
Katherine “Trinka” Davis Rynne Fund Awards
$28,000 in Grants to Five Local Organizations
The Community Foundation of West Georgia has awarded grants from the Katherine “Trinka” Davis Rynne Fund to five local organizations totaling $28,000.
The fund, which was established in 2009, is a legacy both to honor the life work of Ms. Davis and to provide permanent funding to assist local veterans and their families.
These local organizations received this year’s grants:
American Legion Post 143 for assistance to veterans
Carrollton Senior Center for home-delivered meals to veterans
Impact International, Inc. for DESERVE veteran transportation
Temple Senior Center for home-delivered meals to veterans
University of West Georgia Adult and Veterans Learners Center for gap funding awards.
Grants from the fund are made annually through a competitive grant application process. Since the first grants were issued in 2011 a total of $248,293 has been issued to local organizations benefiting veterans.
“Ms. Davis had a great passion for helping wounded veterans and their families,” said Kim Jones, president of the Community Foundation. Other funds provided from the Trinka Davis Foundation made possible the Trinka Davis Veterans Village in Carrollton. During her lifetime, Ms. Davis was a successful businesswoman who owned Trintex Corporation in Bowdon, which was a leader in its industry. In 2004 she sold the company to Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Inc.