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September 13, 2021

A Message from our New President

More on LaTida and the Foundation's Work

We’re excited that LaTida Smith has joined the Foundation’s staff as the fifth president in our 102-year history.

LaTida was selected by the Foundation’s board after an extensive national search, and we believe that she is uniquely positioned to lead the organization into our second century of service and bring people together from all walks of life who want to build a better future in Forsyth County.    

“In LaTida we have found a compelling new president who is deeply committed to our mission, has extensive experience in philanthropy, and an engaging leadership style that values collaboration and strong relationships with our community partners.” - Randall Tuttle, WSF Board Chair

Winston-Salem’s legacy of philanthropy dates back hundreds of years to early residents’ shared beliefs in fellowship and service. Over the last century, the Foundation has partnered with thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations to help strengthen Forsyth County.  

Today, we are committed to keeping pace with the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing Winston-Salem. By listening and learning from those directly impacted and applying a racial equity lens, the Foundation is working toward a future where every member of this community has the resources they need to thrive.  

The Foundation’s staff, board, and volunteers are excited to have LaTida help lead our efforts as we tackle such critical work in our community.

Read more about LaTida from our June 2021 announcement