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Introducing our New President

We are pleased to announce that LaTida Smith is now the fifth president of our 102-year-old community foundation.

Smith was selected by the Foundation’s board after an extensive national search. She is uniquely positioned to lead the organization into our second century of service and bring people together from all walks of life who want to build a better future in Forsyth County.

Undesign the Redline Exhibit Now on Display

Many community partners have collaborated to bring Undesign the Redline to Winston-Salem, an exhibit on our local and national history of redlining.

The exhibit is on display at Forsyth County Central Library through 2/28/22.

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Giving from the Heart

Few people knew the philanthropic side of Gordon Pfefferkorn. A simple man, he eschewed spending money on material things and instead gave his resources to empower countless young people in Forsyth County to further their education with scholarships through The Winston-Salem Foundation.

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A Safe Haven of Support

Nestled among 53 acres in Tobaccoville is a place where people of all ages and abilities can achieve wholeness and acceptance. For Laura Pallavicini, it is a magical place. She discovered Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center in 1999 when, fresh out of UNC-Chapel Hill, she moved to Winston-Salem for work.

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Focusing on Education

Richard and Becky Davis believe in education. “To me education is the key to our success,” says Richard, who believes it generates more opportunities for individuals, not only with work, but also with housing, health, longevity and overall quality of life."

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Our commitment to racial equity

Learn more about how and why the Foundation is applying a racial equity lens to its work in the community—as well as inside its own walls.

Read about our Commitment to Racial Equity

Our focus areas for community investment

Learn how the Foundation is evolving to meet our community’s needs through our Focus Areas.

Read about our Focus Areas