Through the power of collective giving made possible by our incredible members, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded nine grants at our Sixteenth Annual Luncheon Celebration. With a mission to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County, members of The Women’s Fund come together to advance equity. Over the past 16 years, we have granted over $1.85 million to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County. The recording of the luncheon is available here.
congrats to this year's Grant Recipients:
Children’s Law Center of Central NC: $15,000 to support domestic violence survivors in evaluating their needs and barriers and connecting them to community resources.
City with Dwellings: $15,000 to support a women's peer support program for women experiencing homelessness.
Eliza’s Helping Hands is awarded $15,000 for the PEARLS program. PEARLS (Preparing Eager Achievers to Redirect their Lives Successfully) strives to provide holistic support to African-American and Latina/Hispanic girls ages 12 – 17.
Imprints Cares: $15,000 for the Pediatric Parenting Connections program to provide young moms with post-natal health and parenting support.
LEAD Girls: $15,000 to support programs designed to help middle school girls develop critical social and emotional skills.
Neighborhood’s Hands: $15,000 for the Girls Rise Up program. This program provides tutoring, mentoring, educational workshops, and health and wellness activities for girls of color to improve confidence and emotional well-being.
Salem Academy: $4,850 for the Girl Up Mentor Program that encourages middle school girls to attend college.
The Wells Center: $12,560 to work with women in the Forsyth County Detention Center and those who have recently been released.
YWCA of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County: $15,000 to support the Hawley House, a state-licensed recovery facility for women diagnosed with substance use disorder.
Thank You to Our 2021 Corporate & Individual Sponsors
Platinum Leadership Sponsor
Gold Partner Sponsor
Silver Community Sponsors
Que Pasa Media
Trellis Supportive Care
Truliant Federal Credit Union
Winston-Salem State University/Winston-Salem State University Foundation
Excalibur Direct Marketing
Habitat for Humanity
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
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 15, 2020 through October 15, 2021.
Lisa Alley in honor of Susan
Dr. Betty Alexander in honor of Dr. Leila L. Vickers
Beth Bealle in honor of Joy Nelson Thomas
Jean M. Burroughs in honor of Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
Jane S. Caviness in honor of Kay Lord
Anne Collins in honor of Jennifer Johnson
Michelle M. Cook in honor of Camille Cook Davenport, Briana M. Graham, and Schilicia A. Cook
Mary K. DeShazer in honor of Patti Patridge
M. Susan Dobyns and Hugh W. Jernigan Jr. in honor of Danielle Keever
Mary M. Dudley in honor of Bingle Lewis and Rosemary Ehle
Nancy Dunn in honor of Kathy Ausen
Brenda K. Evans in honor of Ginny Britt
Carolyn R. Ferree in honor of Dr. Kathryn Greven, Sandy Wiles, RN, and Bennie Breece
Ellen Fine in honor of Karen Pranikoff
Julie Freischlag in honor of Zoe Roethle and Maisey Roethle
Baling Gaspar in honor of Melissa Caps
Elnora W. Gore in honor of Mrs. Claudia Goodson Kennedy, Mrs. Betty Alexander, and Mrs. Gwenn Clements
Willisia Holbrook in honor of Sandra Fishel-Booth
Annette Lynch in honor of Andrea Hulighan and Shamika Starke
Dianne H. Lytle in honor of Amy Lytle
Kathy Manizza in honor of Daisy Taylor
Francis Rivers Meza in honor of Dr. Mercedes Meza de Rivers
Lisa Norman in honor of Betty Sponder
Mark Packer in honor of Head Coach Jen Hoover and Wake Forest Women’s Basketball
Lynn Parsley in honor of Mary E. Brown, Kathy Ausen, and Suzanne Clark
Katherine Pranikoff in honor of Ellie Fine
Paula Robinson in honor of Andrea Hulighan
Daisy Rodriguez-Besse in honor of Ariana Brothers
Wynn Tanner in honor of Robin Ervin
Nancy Tuohy in honor of Terra Snider and Catrice Adams at Stephens, Inc.
Margaret Turner in honor of Laura Turner
Ramon Velez in honor of Rose Crafton
Sonia Velez in honor of Mrs. Rose Sparks Crafton and Mrs. Aurelia Hill-Mack
Eliza Walmsley in honor of Nancy Young
Claudette Weston in honor of Gwenn Clements
Mary Lynn Wigodsky in honor of Dr. Martha Hinkle Fleer
Martha Wood in honor of Virginia K. Newell
Laura Young in honor of Lisa Gfeller
Dr. Betty Alexander in memory of Mrs. Bertha T. Roundtree
Kimberly K. Baker in memory of Robin Baker
Dorothy W. Barrett in memory of Anita Bain
Mary M. Dudley in memory of Lydia Phillips McCabe
Wesley Isley in memory of Mabelline Mitchell
Martha R. Lowry in memory of Mary Lou Riggs
Susan McBurney in memory of Anita Bain and Helen Beloof
Katherine T. McGinnis in memory of Laura Phail, Sarah Barnhardt, Marg Koch, and Anna Tucker McGinnis
Joann Mount in memory of Laura Phail
Lisa Norman in memory of Idawee Bowen
Emily H. Parker in memory of Anita Bain
Daya Patton in memory of Clarice George
Louise B. Pollard in memory of Dr. Harold C. Pollard, III
Lisa P. Purcell in memory of Irene Cohn Pandres
Irma Richardson in memory of Irma Lee Moore
Nancy Young in memory of Mildred Neal and Ann Ring