A sellout crowd of over 1,100 community members gathered at the Benton Convention Center on May 6 for the 2015 Community Luncheon. After Foundation highlights were delivered, the 2015 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and 2015 ECHO Awards were presented to an exemplary group of community builders. Following the awards, keynote speaker John McKnight delivered a presentation on the benefits of asset-based thinking. To review the luncheon program, click here.
The 2015 Winston-Salem Foundation Award (click here for more information)
The 2015 ECHO Awards (click here for more information on the recipients)
- Books for Dudes
- Jake Denton
- Terry Hicks
Luncheon photos are posted here on our Facebook page.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JOHN MCKNIGHT
John McKnight's remarks included how the Winston-Salem community can make its neighborhoods stronger through asset-based, as opposed to deficit-based, approaches, and he also stressed the importance of returning to a village-based approach as we seek to positively impact the crucial development of our youth. John McKnight is Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy at the Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research in Evanston, IL. For nearly three decades, McKnight has focused his research on community organizations and neighborhood policy. He is a researcher, an author, and an engaging and thought-provoking speaker on asset-based thinking and community development.
Watch John McKnight's keynote address on video - click here
John McKnight's Powerpoint presentation - click here
Resources on Asset-Based Community Development - click here
Many thanks to the 80 sponsors who signed on to be Community Investors, Community Builders, and Community Supporters - their generous support allowed the Foundation to provide greater community access to the Luncheon - which is what the gathering is all about! A special thank you also goes to Flow Lexus, Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem, and Wells Fargo for their sponsorships at the Community Investor level!