2017 Community Luncheon

2017 Community Luncheon

Wednesday, May 3
Benton Convention Center
$20 per person

 This year we welcome Howard Ross, a nationally-recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change, to help us harness a better understanding of unconscious bias, both individually and collectively. Could a better understanding of these internal processes be a game-changer in terms of moving our community forward together?

Howard Ross is the author of Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives and ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance. He is also a regular guest on National Public Radio’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show. His firm, Cook Ross Inc., has been studying the area of unconscious bias in depth for nearly a decade and is considered to be a thought leader in real-world applications of academic research on the subject.  Howard and his team seek to ignite conversations, transform minds, and inspire individuals and teams toward building effective and inclusive organizational communities.

The 2017 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the 2017 ECHO Awards will also be presented, honoring remarkable people and groups that are making a difference in our community!



Due to an overwhelming response, we are at capacity for the 2017 Community Luncheon. Please return to our Web site following the May 3 event for more information on our award recipients and Howard Ross's keynote address. We sincerely appreciate your interest in the Foundation and our work in the community!

A great crowd of 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.  To review the luncheon program, click here.

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