A record crowd of over 1,000 community members gathered at the Benton Convention Center on May 1 for the 2013 Community Luncheon. The Salvation Army drumline, comprised of youth aged 11-14 from six Forsyth County schools, providing a rousing opening to the annual event, and after Foundation highlights were delivered, these annual awards were presented to an exemplary group of community builders. To review the luncheon program, click here.
The 2013 Winston-Salem Foundation Award
The 2013 ECHO Awards
For more information on the award recipients, click here.
- Aaron Bachelder
- Marcus Hill and Salem Neff for Chaos Cooking
- The Hispanic League
- The Reap More Than You Can Sow Community Gardening Initiative
Luncheon photos are posted here on our Facebook page.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. JIM JOHNSON
Keynote speaker Dr. Jim Johnson, director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center and the William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School served as the luncheon's keynote speaker. Dr. Johnson co-authored the 2011 report, "Six Disruptive Demographic Trends: What Census 2010 Will Reveal?", which identified major shifts in our demographics and their far-reaching implications. Dr. Johnson touched on these trends, raising the audience's awareness and understanding of the ongoing demographic changes that our country, region, and county are experiencing, while also offering ideas for leveraging them into a future competitive advantage.
Dr. Johnson's keynote address - click here (56 minute video)
Dr. Johnson's Powerpoint presentation - click here
Many thanks to our record number of 80 sponsors who signed on to be Community Investors, Community Builders, and Community Supporters - their generous support allowed the Foundation to provide greater community access to the Luncheon - which is what the gathering is all about! A special thank you also goes to Reynolds American, Inc. and Wells Fargo for their sponsorships at the Community Investor level!