2014 Community Luncheon Highlights

A great crowd of 1,030 community members gathered at the Benton Convention Center on May 7 for the 2014 Community Luncheon.  After Foundation highlights were delivered, the 2014 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and 2014 ECHO Awards were presented to an exemplary group of community builders.  
To review the luncheon program, click here.

The 2014 Winston-Salem Foundation Award
  • Claudette B. Weston
The 2014 ECHO Awards
  • Interfaith Winston-Salem
  • A Priest and a Rabbi
  • Tyler Davis Sparks 
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

For more information on the award recipients, click here.   

Luncheon photos are posted here on our Facebook page.


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's keynote address -  click here  (36 minute video)

     Dr. Johnson's Powerpoint presentation - click here 

Many thanks to 75 sponsors who signed on to be Community InvestorsCommunity 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 Mercedes-Benz of Winston-SalemReynolds American, Inc. and Wells Fargo for their sponsorships at the Community Investor level!



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