Established in 1996, the Winston-Salem Foundation Award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate the Foundation’s values of generosity, excellence, inclusion, and integrity as well as visionary leadership in a community activity or on behalf of a community organization.
This Award, the Foundation's highest honor, is not a lifetime achievement award, but is designed to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions within the recent past. Past recipients have led nonprofits, provided community leadership, and created opportunities for the broader community.
Recipients, who are selected by a committee comprised of members from various Foundation committees and the community at large, receive a $10,000 cash grant to award to a charitable organization selected by the winner. Each year the recipient is announced at the Foundation's annual spring Community Luncheon.
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Karl F. Yena was announced as the recipient of The 2013 Winston-Salem Foundation Award at the Foundation's Community Luncheon on May 1, 2013 at the Benton Convention Center. His tribute information will be posted above in the near future.
The 2014 Winston-Salem Foundation Award nomination process will begin in January, 2014. Recipients will be announced at the Foundation's annual Community Luncheon on May 7, 2014 at the Benton Convention Center.