Donald W. Reynolds

Wellness Center

History

In 2004, Seminole residents approved a bond initiative to construct a wellness center for area residents to regain healthy lifestyles.

That same year, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation invited Seminole to apply for a Community Centers Initiatie grant to assist with the realizaton of our dream. They approved Seminole's application in late 2007 for $7.9 million to pay for the entire center-construction, equipment, furniture, and landscaping.

In December 2010, Seminole Unveiled the bust of Mr. Donald W. Reynolds to the public and offically opened its doors to the public.

Donald W. Reynolds

Media entrepreneur Donald Worthington Reynolds was born in 1906 and spent his childhood in Oklahoma City often "hawking" copies of the Oklahoma News at the railroad depot. The ambitious young man soon realized the newspaper business was in his blood, and he set his sights on the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, working at a meat packing plant to pay for his studies. Upon graduation in 1927, Mr. Reynolds worked in a variety of newspaper-oriented positions. He purchased and then sold his first newspaper, using the proceeds to launch the Donrey Media Group.

Upon Mr. Reynold's death in 1993, the Donray Media Group was sold, resulting in a substantial bequest from the Reynolds estate to provide for the Foundation as it exists today. The Foundation countinues his philanthropy, focusing on Journalism, Aging and Quality of Life, Cardiovascular Research and general nonprofit programs in the states of Arkansas, Nevada and Oklahoma, often with grants that carry a capital component, reflectin Mr. Reynolds life-long passion for building.