Mary Mountcastle and the Reynolds Family Connections

This is part two of a three-part series (click here for part 1)

Susan Myrick

It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left – and the family that dominates it.

Our research has confirmed that the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has abandoned its original mission and has turned into a foundation bent on …

David Neal and the Reynolds Family Connections

This is part one of a three-part series

Susan Myrick

It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – and the family that dominates it.

There are literally hundreds of liberal/progressive groups from different areas of the political, public, private and nonprofit sectors. Moreover, groups with different …

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Roots of Radicalism

Susan Myrick

Z. Smith Reynolds, in a photo from the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation hasn’t always been the largest funder of liberal activist organizations in North Carolina. But just as the Reynolds family moved away from the legacy of its founding patriarch, in time the foundation abandoned its roots in free-market innovation and success to embrace an array of left-wing causes and dogmas.

The Foundation began as a tribute to its …