Our Next Century of Impact

2019 Centennial Community Luncheon

On May 1, we welcomed an enthusiastic crowd of 1,250 community members to the Benton Convention Center for the Foundation's 2019 Centennial Community Luncheon.

The event kicked off with outstanding student performances by the Carver High School Drumline and the Simon G. Atkins High School A Capella group. The program progressed with remarks from past and present Foundation volunteers who introduced a series of four videos reflecting on the Foundation's legacy, its present impact, and collective aspirations for the future of this community. After the program, community members visited our Centennial Photo Wall to share their hopes and dreams for Winston-Salem.

Many thanks to the 92 table sponsors who supported greater community access to the luncheon.

Community Luncheon Photos
Centennial Photo Wall 


Highlighting just a few of the thousands of Foundation stories reflecting the generosity of this special community and our donors’ impact on so many lives


Featuring a special donor who shares his birthday year with the Foundation, a Community Grant recipient, and a Peer Project-supported program, The Teacher Academy


A glimpse into the work of our three strategic initiatives: Youth Grantmakers in Action, the Black Philanthropy Initiative, and The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem


When you ask a diverse group of community members to share their hopes and dreams for Winston-Salem, what might they say?


  • Make a gift to the Next Century Fund, an endowment investing in Community Grantmaking for future generations
  • Join the conversation on social media (#WSF100)
  • Learn more about our focus areas at focus.wsfoundation.org