On Wednesday, November 16, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem held its 17th annual luncheon celebration at the Benton Convention Center themed - Reemerge. Recommit. Reimagine. - a theme inspired by the resilience and dedication of our community during what has been an extremely difficult period for so many.
After two years of celebrating virtually, close to 400 friends and members of the Fund gathered in a new luncheon format to celebrate the impact of our collective time, talents, and treasures. Women's Fund board chair, Lori Fuller, opened the program with exciting Fund updates, captivating the room with her passion and charming wit. Next, we previewed our new video highlighting the Fund’s mission and impact since its founding in 2005.
Wanda Starke joined the stage and announced ten grants totaling $139,000 - surpassing $2 million in grant support to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County. Guests then made their way to smaller breakout rooms. Over a delicious boxed lunch, grantee representatives shared what inspires them to engage in this work and ways community members can support our grantees’ work beyond grantmaking.
We're overjoyed by all of the positive feedback we received on this year's luncheon experience and how many of you appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from our 2022 grant recipients in a more intimate format.