On Tuesday, November 17, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem held its 15th Annual Luncheon entitled, “Where Do We Go from Here?” where more than 200 members and friends of the Fund gathered in a virtual format to celebrate the power of philanthropy dedicated to women and girls. With a mission to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County, members of The Women’s Fund come together to advance equity through the power of collective giving.
At the luncheon, the Fund released its new online research report, Through a Gender Lens: The Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County in 2020 and hosted a panel discussion around the issues and metrics uncovered in the report. The Fund will be launching a three-part virtual series at the beginning of 2021 where they will invite the community to discuss the report and have honest dialogue to help inform future advocacy efforts focused on women and girls, particularly those of color. To read the report, visit wfgenderlens.org.
The Women’s Fund also announced its 2020 grant recipients, awarding a total of $142,560 to the following 10 local nonprofits:
Over the past 15 years, the Fund has granted more than $1.75 million to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County.
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 nearly 600 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 all 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 $1.75 million to programs that directly benefit the women and girls of Forsyth County. More at womensfundws.org.