Nominate Community Builders Now!

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 2018 award recipients will be announced at the Foundation’s May 2 Community Luncheon at the Benton Convention Center.



THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION AWARD

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 pastPrevious recipients have led nonprofits, provided community leadership, and created opportunities for the broader community.
 

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

To nominate online:  click here
To print a PDF of the nomination form: click here

Nomination deadline:  February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm

 



2018 ECHO AWARDS

The Winston-Salem Foundation wishes to honor people and organizations who are building social capital in Forsyth County.  With the presentation of ECHO Awards, we hope to recognize those who are building a stronger community by building connections among people. These awards prioritize those who are building bridging social capital, or connections among people who are unlike each other, over those who are building bonding social capital, or connections among people who are like each other.  (past ECHO Award recipients)  

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 are selected by a committee comprised of members from Foundation committees and the community-at-large.

Nominees for an ECHO Award can be:
  • Individuals, informal groups, or organizations
  • Unsung heroes and heroines from our community
  • Community members innovatively building connections
To nominate online:  click here
To print a PDF of the nomination form: click here

Nomination deadline:  February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm

 



NOMINATION WORKSHOPS ON
FEBRUARY 6 AND 7!


Are you unsure about which award is most appropriate for your nomination idea?  Do you need clarification on what promoting bridging social capital might look like?  The Foundation is pleased to host two workshops for any questions you may have regarding your nomination. (workshops are optional)

Tuesday, February 6: 5:30-6:30pm or
Wednesday, February 7: 11:00am-noon
at the Burress Family Center for Philanthropy at the Foundation's new offices
751 West Fourth Street, 3rd floor
Winston-Salem, NC  27101

If you plan to attend either workshop, please RSVP to Leila Warren by email or at (336) 714-3441.






 
 


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