Foundation hosts annual community luncheon on May 2

Foundation hosts annual community luncheon on May 2
April 04
20:17 2018

Special to The Chronicle

Dr. Gregory Ellison II of Atlanta-based Fearless Dialogues will be the keynote speaker at The Winston-Salem Foundation’s 2018 Community Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2 at the Benton Convention Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Fearless Dialogues is an organization whose mission is to foster strong communities for the common good by creating spaces for unlikely relationships to form. Drawing upon years of research, professional experiences, and personal encounters, the interactive presentation is designed to help us “fear less” in conversations with others. The Foundation hopes that by learning new strategies to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations, we will be better equipped to work toward sustainable and collaborative change as a community.

In addition to an expected 80+ Community Investor, Community Builder, and Community Supporter level sponsors, Wells Fargo is graciously supporting the event as Keynote Sponsor.

The 2018 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the 2018 ECHO Awards will also be presented at the luncheon, honoring remarkable individuals and groups that are making a difference in our community.

Open seating is $20 per person. To register, visit     

Greg Ellison is the author of two books, including the recently-released Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice. Dr. Ellison was educated in the Atlanta Public Schools and received his Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Emory’s Candler School of Theology. Find more information online at The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers 1,450 funds and had total custodial assets of more than $605 million at the end of 2017. In 2017, the Foundation granted $46.3 million to charitable causes, almost $2.9 million of which was through its Community Grants program. Learn more at

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