Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy — June 25

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – Registration closes June 20 – REGISTER Now
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens
215 S. Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Facilitated by staff members from The Winston-Salem Foundation, this monthly meeting presentation will focus on increasing understanding of racial equity and participation in community grantmaking.

The Winston-Salem Foundation strongly values diversity and inclusion, and has three leadership initiatives that focus on women and girls, communities of color, and youth. As the Foundation celebrates its centennial and enters its next century of impact, it has committed to analyzing its community grantmaking as well as its internal culture and operations with a racial equity lens. Please join us in learning about the Foundation’s various leadership initiatives and how it is striving to apply a racial equity lens to both its internal and external work.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the various grantmaking initiatives of The Winston-Salem Foundation and their different focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Learn about participatory grantmaking and what it means to have people directly impacted with the power to make decisions
  • Learn about the Foundation’s journey to applying a racial equity lens to its internal culture and operations

This conversation will be facilitated by Andrea Hulighan, Director, Strategic Initiatives and
Amanda Bennett, Program Officer from The Winston-Salem Foundation.

Andrea Hulighan has been with The Winston-Salem Foundation for 12 years. Andrea currently serves as director of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, the Black Philanthropy Initiative and the Youth Grantmakers in Action. Andrea has a strong commitment to racial and gender equity and serves on the Foundation’s Equity Leadership Team. Andrea also serves on the Local Impact Advisory Council for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Executive Team of the Forsyth Promise, and has served as Board Chair for HandsOn Northwest North Carolina.

Amanda Bennett joined The Winston-Salem Foundation in 2018 as a Program Officer with the Community Grants team. Amanda has been responsible for leading the transportation grant round this spring where members of the community who have faced transportation challenges led the entire grantmaking process. She will also spearhead the fall grant round which focuses on reducing the racial wealth gap.