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Introducing the Foundation’s New President

We are pleased to announce the appointment of LaTida Smith as the fifth president of The Winston-Salem Foundation beginning on September 1.  

LaTida was selected by The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee following a nationwide search—her strong background in philanthropy, equity practices, and building relationships will be a perfect fit for the important work we’re partnering on in the community.

Together we can continue addressing the most pressing challenges in our community and build a future where everyone can thrive.

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