Nominate Community Builders Now!

Note: the nomination period for the 2014 Winston-Salem Foundation and 2014 ECHO Awards has passed.  We look forward to announcing this year's recipients at the Foundation's Community Luncheon on May 7.   Luncheon registration information will be posted on our Web site on March 17.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to present The Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the ECHO Awards annually to community builders who are nominated and selected by fellow community members.  The 2014 award recipients will be announced this year at the Foundation’s May 7 Community Luncheon at the Benton Convention Center.


Established in 1996, this award is given 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 is not a lifetime achievement award, but it 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. 

The recipient is selected by a committee comprised of members from various Foundation committees and the community-at-large, and will receive a $10,000 cash grant to award to a charitable organization of his or her choice. 

Nomination deadline: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm.


The Winston-Salem Foundation and the ECHO Network wish to honor people and organizations who are building social capital in our community.  With the presentation of ECHO Awards, we hope to recognize those who personify the ECHO logo - building a stronger community by building connections among people.  (past ECHO Award recipients)  

Need more information about social capital or ECHO?  Watch this video featuring past ECHO Award recipient Jeff Smith of Smittysnotes.

Award recipients (up to 5 per year) will receive a grant of $1,000 to donate to a charitable organization of their choice, hopefully one that is building social capital in our community.  Recipients will be announced at the Foundation's Community Luncheon on May 7.  

Nominees for an ECHO Award can be:
  • Individuals, informal groups, or organizations
  • Unsung heroes and heroines from our community
  • Community members who lead wherever they are involved
Nomination deadline: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm.


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