Let’s Vote, Let’s Discuss!

                                                                     August 2017

The Women’s Fund invites you to an informative members-only discussion of the 2017 slate of grant proposals. This event provides you a forum to learn more about the various grant proposals and how they can support the economic security of women and girls in our community.


Please join us for an event filled with lively discussion and camaraderie with fellow fund members. You will leave the session ready to effectively and confidently evaluate 2017 grant proposals. We encourage individual members, group leaders, and group members to attend.


Member voting will occur September 25 – October 15.  Make sure to check your inboxes for a link to this year’s slate of proposals on September 25.

Tuesday, October 3

2 Sessions: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm or 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Highland Presbyterian Church

2380 Cloverdale Ave NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

A link to register for this event will be available next month for Women’s Fund members who have renewed for the 2017 grant cycle. 

Honoring Those Who Inspire Us

On Thursday, November 9th, the Women’s Fund and members of the community will come together to celebrate 12 years of empowering women and girls in Forsyth County. How amazing is it, that much of the success of the Women’s Fund is connected to a community of people coming together as one, in an effort to allow their collective knowledge, wisdom and resources to create social change.

This year, let’s take the time to honor the value of our unique contributions not only to the fund’s continued success, but to our individual successes as women as well.

When you reflect on your personal growth and success as an individual, who is that special someone in your life that has served as your inspiration or role model? It could be someone whose integrity or strong work ethic encourages you to strengthen your own. Or maybe a mentor who has stretched you to explore opportunities beyond your comfort zone. When you think of that someone who inspires you, choose to honor that person by making a tribute gift to The Women’s Fund today!

With a gift of $50 or more, your honoree and you will be listed in the program for the 12th annual luncheon. Also, a special letter from The Women’s Fund will be sent to your honoree to inform them of your special gift. You can recognize as many people as you like with a donation of $50 or more for each of your honorees.

All tribute gifts provide direct support for our mission - to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of someone who has inspired you. To ensure that your tribute is listed in the luncheon program, your gift must be received no later than October 13, 2017.

Women's Fund Featured Story: Social Change Exchange

There was a full house at Highland Presbyterian Church on July 27th when Women’s Fund members and community members alike gathered to discuss a common concern – Economic Security for Women and Girls in Forsyth County. Forsyth Future started off the night by sharing their findings from the latest Forsyth County Poverty Study. Unfortunately, the results revealed that  the percentage of women living in poverty in Forsyth County has increased.

The group then heard from Sociologist/Criminologist, Dr. Kimya Dennis, where the audience engaged in an open discussion about biases in research and community outreach. The night came to a close with small group discussions where participants explored how they could make an effort to improve economic security for girls and women in their own neighborhoods.

Thank you to all attendees and speakers for being part of such a wonderful discussion and event!

SAVE THE DATE- Let's Vote, Let's Discuss 2017


Tuesday, October 3

2 Sessions: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm or 5:30pm - 7:00 pm

Highland Presbyterian Church

SAVE THE DATE- Annual Luncheon Celebration 2017

Thursday, November 9
Benton Convention Center

Send in questions about the Fund and our Board Chair will answer them for you.  Ask anything!  Email Alison here or use the button above. 

Alison Ashe-Card is Board Chair for the Women's Fund.  She is the Assistant Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the Wake Forest University School of Law. 

Question: "I'm interested in joining The Women's Fund, but I'm not sure about how to form a group.  What are the steps I should take"?


Although The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem offers many ways to join, group membership is the most popular way to become a member.  Group leaders recruit friends, family, fellow workers, neighbors, and acquaintances to form a group. Then, the group members collectively pay dues associated with their group membership level and receive a vote for our grants. Groups can be as few as two members or as many as twelve members…the choice is yours!

To streamline the process, The Women’s Fund has created a helpful toolkit to assist group leaders as they recruit members.  Join today and help improve the lives of women and girls in our community.