2020 Legacy Awards going virtual

2020 Legacy Awards going virtual
November 06
10:00 2020

The Legacy Foundation for Women is gearing up for the 2020 Winston-Salem Legacy Awards. Each year the Legacy Foundation for Women celebrates the achievements of outstanding women of color during its annual Legacy Awards Gala. The organization recognizes women of color that are leaving and leading a legacy for the next generation of girls of color. 

Typically, this annual event is held as a formal black-tie gala event, highlighting women in eight to ten various categories and areas of specialty. The event is normally adorned with live entertainment and supporters citywide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this critical time in our country, the organization plans to do things just a little differently for the safety of its supporters. The 2020 Legacy Awards is going virtual, maintaining its focus on outstanding women of color. This year the awards will highlight women in three distinct categories: Criminal Justice, Community Service, and Politics (Public Affairs).

This year’s recipients include: Cheryl Lindsay of Red Hearrt (Community Service Award), Dr. Pam Peoples-Joyner of the Winston-Salem Police Department (Criminal Justice Award), and Commissioner Tonya McDaniel of Forysth County (Political Award). 

The 2020 Winston-Salem Legacy Awards will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6:00 p.m. virtually. The meeting ID is Although the event is virtual, the organization plans to still rise to its elite standard of elegance and entertainment. The organization is encouraging supporters to join its virtual session in their formal best attire for a night of celebration and recognition of outstanding women of color. Live music will be provided by Secret Place Music Group and hosted by CEO/Founder Alicia M. Bailey.

Bailey says, “During this unusual time in our country, our organization is dedicated to our mission of celebrating women of color and paying forward to the next generation of girls of color.”  Although the event is a free virtual event, the Legacy Foundation for Women, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will donate any proceeds from the event to support minority scholarship recipients in our local schools.   

To donate to the cause or for more information on the 2020 Legacy Awards, visit

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