On Wednesday, November 16, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem held its 17th annual luncheon celebration at the Benton Convention Center, where close to 400 friends and members of the Fund gathered to celebrate the power of collective giving.
The theme of the luncheon was – Reemerge. Recommit. Reimagine. – a theme inspired by the resilience and dedication of our community during what has been an extremely difficult period for so many. After two years of celebrating virtually, guests were introduced to a renewed luncheon format, allowing the opportunity to interact with and hear directly from grant recipients and learn ways community members can support the work of various organizations beyond grantmaking.
Each year, The Women’s Fund seeks to support organizations implementing programs that address the challenges women face in achieving economic security so that all women and girls have access to equitable opportunities. The Women’s Fund’s unique membership model enables members to pool their financial resources to make grants to support women and girls in our community. In addition to providing funding, members participate in the grant-making process by voting on the organizations and programs that will receive funding. Through the power of collective giving made possible by our incredible members, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded ten grants totaling $139,000, surpassing $2 million in grant support to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County.
Congratulations to The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem’s 2022 grant recipients:
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S FUND OF WINSTON-SALEM
The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem is a community of passionate women creating social change through the power of collective giving. Established in 2005, our mission is to engage our community to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County.
Our members include individuals from all walks of life, backgrounds, and circumstances. They are corporate and nonprofit leaders, educators, activists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and volunteers.
We share the belief that all women and girls in Forsyth County should have equal opportunities and the skills and resources to be independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. So far, the Fund has granted more than $2.1 million to programs that directly benefit the women and girls of Forsyth County. More at womensfundws.org.