Foundation seeks nominations for awards

Foundation seeks nominations for awards
January 11
04:00 2018

The Winston-Salem Foundation is seeking nominations for 2018 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and 2018 Echo Awards.

Nomination workshops will be Feb. 6 (5:30-6:30p.m.) and Feb. 7 (11 a.m.-noon)

The Foundation is hosting two optional workshops to answer questions regarding nominations for either award. Both workshops will be held at The Winston-Salem Foundation’s offices at 751 West Fourth Street in the Burress Family Center for Philanthropy (3rd floor).

To attend either workshop, RSVP to Leila Warren: or (336) 714-3441.

The Winston-Salem Foundation Award was established to recognize personal dedication in

support of the Foundation’s basic mission: to improve the quality of life for all individuals in our greater community.

It is given annually to a resident from the greater Forsyth County area who has demonstrated visionary leadership in a community activity or on behalf of a community organization. This is not a lifetime achievement award, but is designed to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to our community within the recent past.

The Winston-Salem Foundation Award includes a $10,000 cash grant to a charitable organization selected by the winner. The recipient will be announced at the Foundation’s Community Luncheon on May 2. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 23,


With the 2018 ECHO Awards, the Winston-Salem Foundation wishes to honor people and informal groups who are building social capital, defined as connections among people, based on trust, that enhance cooperation for mutual benefit. We hope to recognize those who are building a stronger community by building connections among people.

Nominees for an ECHO Award can be:

*Individuals, informal groups, or organizations

*Unsung heroes and heroines from our community

*Community members innovatively building connections

Award winners receive $1,000 to donate to a charitable organization of their choice. Recipientswill be announced at the Foundation’s May 2 Community Luncheon. To nominate an individual or group, submit a nomination by Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

For more information on both awards, visit

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programsin the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers over

1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $453 million at the end of 2016. In 2016, theFoundation granted $38.4 million to charitable causes, $2.8 million of which was through the

Community Grants program. Learn more at

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