January 2018
Nominate a Community Builder Now!
THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION AWARD recognizes a visionary leader in our community and includes a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit of the recipient's choice.  The ECHO AWARDS honor individuals, organizations, and informal groups who are building bridging social capital, and recipients receive a $1,000 grant to direct to a nonprofit.

Nominations for both awards are due on February 23 , and both will be presented at the 2018 Community Luncheon on May 2. We're also hosting optional workshops on February 6 (5:30-6:30pm) and February 7 (11:00am-noon) for any questions about submitting a nomination.

Save the Date for our May 2 Community Luncheon!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Wednesday, May 2 for the Foundation's 2018 Community Luncheon. Our keynote speaker Greg Ellison II is not only an engaging speaker, but he is also a professor, author, and founder of Atlanta-based Fearless Dialogues . He and his team will offer strategies for our community to engage in hard, yet heartfelt conversations, working toward social change and positive transformation on both an individual and collective level. You won't want to miss this! Registration information will be available on our website in early March.

Table sponsorships will be available for businesses and groups. Sponsorship information will be mailed in late January to past sponsors and other organizational contacts. Please contact Cici Fulton if you're interested in receiving table sponsorship materials and haven't received them in the past!

Student Aid Applications Now Being Accepted
DO YOU KNOW local students who need help paying for college? Last year we awarded almost $1,000,000 in student aid thanks to the generosity of donors in our community. The deadline for most merit-based scholarships is April 1!

Forsyth County Teacher Grants - Apply Now!
IF YOU KNOW ANY Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools educators who are interested in a professional development opportunity - point them to our website to apply for a Forsyth County Teacher Grant! Grants up to $2,500 are available, with a February 15 deadline for applications.

Have questions? An informational webinar will take place on January 30 at 4:30pm. Educators should RSVP to Madelyn McCaully to join the session.

November Grants to Community Nonprofits
18 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS received over $500,000 in Community Grants in November. This vital support is made possible by donors to unrestricted and field of interest funds and to our flexible grantmaking and Community Leadership funds. We are indebted to them for their visionary support of our community!
Congratulations to our November Community Grants recipients:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Center for Smart Financial Choices
  • Exchange SCAN
  • Family Services
  • Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC
  • Junior Achievement of the Triad
  • Leadership Winston-Salem
  • Lutheran Services Carolinas
  • Novant Health Foundation-Forsyth
  • Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Piedmont Women in Agriculture
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • SECU Commons
  • The Forsyth Promise
  • Triad Restorative Justice
  • Trinity Center
  • Winston-Salem Symphony
  • YWCA of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

Welcoming New Foundation Committee Members
THIS MONTH we welcome Lucia Marshall and Joe Crocker to the Foundation's primary governing body.

Lucia is a certified financial planner and wealth management advisor with Merrill Lynch. Her community involvement includes board service for Crisis Control Ministry, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, and Pastor's Pantry.

Joe is the director of the Local Impact in Forsyth County program area at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. He serves on the NC Medical Care Commission and on the boards of the United Way of Forsyth County, Crosby Scholars, and the Arts Council Endowment Fund, among others.

The Foundation is most appreciative of the leadership of Tommy Hickman and Carlyle Kinlaw who rotated off the Foundation Committee in December.

Foundation Staff News
WE'RE PLEASED to announce that Patrick Meehan has joined our team as the new Director, Information Systems and Technology . Over the course of the next few months, Patrick will transition responsibilities from David Gore, who has served in this capacity for 16 years and who is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement in May. Welcome Patrick!

Broadening Philanthropy in Our Community
Black Philanthropy Initiative
IN LATE WINTER, BPI will release a report on the triumphs and challenges of Blacks living in Forsyth County, including data on housing, education, employment, transportation, and poverty. This report will guide BPI's Advisory Committee for maximum strategic impact in our community. Stay tuned!
The Women's Fund
of Winston-Salem
WERE YOU ABLE to attend the 12th annual Women's Fund's luncheon in November? If not, you missed a powerful keynote from Nicole Little. Here's a video clip (keynote introduction at appx. 19 min.) and a Winston-Salem Journal editorial entitled "Thankful for strong women all around us."
Youth Grantmakers
in Action
OUR YOUTH GRANTMAKERS are granting! They have more than $7,000 to grant to youth-led groups this year! The application deadline is January 31, and there is a grantwriting workshop on January 10 from 5:00-5:30 at our offices. Help us spread the word among youth in our community! 

More Foundation News
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