Join the Legacy Society

The Legacy Society was created by The Winston-Salem Foundation as a way to recognize and express appreciation to donors who have created permanent legacies at the Foundation. The work of the Foundation is possible only through the generous contributions of individuals and families who wish to ensure the quality of life in their community both now and in the future.


  • Established or added to Unrestricted Funds with $10,000 or more.
  • Established or added to other types of permanent endowments with $25,000 or more.
  • Made provisions for endowed funds at the above levels through deferred gifts, such as charitable bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, real estate, qualified retirement plans, etc.


  • Members are recognized each year in the Foundation's Report to the Community.
  • If you choose, you may retain your anonymity as a member of The Legacy Society.
  • You have full access to all donor services offered by the Foundation.
  • You are included in events exclusively for Legacy Society members.
  • Disclosures of future commitments are nonbinding, but we encourage you to allow us to document your charitable objectives for optimal clarity.

For more information on The Legacy Society or establishing a fund at the Foundation, contact our Philanthropic Services staff. 

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