18th Annual Luncheon Celebration: Strengthening Connections. Activating Change.

Wednesday, November 8 • 12:00 to 1:30 PM • Benton Convention Center

Celebrate the Power of Collective Giving

Each fall, hundreds of Fund supporters gather to honor the power of collective giving at The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem’s annual luncheon celebration. With a mission to build economic security for women and girls, last year we surpassed $2 million in grant support to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.

This year we announced nine grants totaling $135,000 to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County. Thanks for joining us to celebrate The Women’s Fund’s grant recipients and discovering ways to activate change and help move forward community-led solutions.

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Congrats to this year's Grant Recipients:

Anuli Pregnancy Care Services: $15,000 to provide transitional support services and host educational and wellness workshops for new and expecting mothers

City with Dwellings: $15,000 to create a Women's Guest Support (Diversion) Fund for expenses that help women overcome financial barriers to prevent or resolve their homelessness

Eliza’s Helping Hands: $15,000 to provide holistic mental health support and career exploration opportunities through the PEARLS program

The Parenting Path: $15,000 to launch an all female Knock Out Program program cohorts to address the needs of young ladies and their caregivers specifically

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont: $15,000 to support the Pathways to Savings program, a matched savings program designed to improve financial well-being and economic mobility for low-to-moderate-income female heads of households

LEAD Girls: $15,000 to support the LEAD Girls STEAM Pilot program, a new certified education component for 18 middle school girls to develop STEAM skills and career literacy

Living Is Finally Enjoyable Winston-Salem (L.I.F.E. W-S): $15,000 to provide transitional housing and wrap-around support services to single mothers and her children

Our Opportunity 2 Love and Heal (OO2L+H): $15,000 for a 12- week pilot program engaging middle-and-high school girls impacted by trauma and violence

Winston Salem Mixxer: $15,000 to hire and train female instructors, obtain gender-appropriate safety equipment and tools, and establish a scholarship fund for Mixxer's Women's-Only Welding and Woodworking (WOWW) Workshops

Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate & Individual Sponsors

Women's Fund Builder

Winston-Salem State University / WSSU Foundation

Women's Fund Supporter

Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
Salem Academy and College
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Non-Profit Supporter

Summit School
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation

Tribute Gifts

Each year, members and community friends make generous gifts in tribute of those who have most influenced or touched their lives. Gifts in honor or memory of a friend or family member are an important way to support The Women's Fund with donations that help improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County. Below are the names of individuals who have made tribute gifts of $50 or more to The Women's Fund from October 2022 through October 2023.

Honorary Tributes

Louise A. Bazemore in honor of J&R founding women (Nancy Hipp)
Lisa Northrop in honor of Kathy Carr
Susan Sloan in honor of Frances Brenner
Wanda V. Starke in honor of Michelle Butt

memorial Tributes

Kimberley K. Baker in memory of Robin Baker
Barry Eisenberg in memory of Nancy Neill Spencer
Nancy N. Young in memory of Mildred Neal
Nancy N. Young in memory of Ann Ring

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