2016 Award Recipients Announced at The Winston-Salem Foundation’s May 4 Community Luncheon

By Staff

2016 ECHO awards
2016 ECHO awards

The Winston-Salem Foundation hosted its annual Community Luncheon on May 4 with a record-breaking crowd of over 1,200 community members in attendance. The Foundation also announced the recipients of the 2016 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the 2016 ECHO Awards.

The keynote speaker was Jamie Vollmer, an engaging speaker, author, and public education advocate working to raise public support for America’s schools. Once a harsh critic, he has become an articulate champion of America’s public schools. In 2010, he published the book Schools Cannot Do It Alone. Over the past 20 years he has worked with educators, parents, and community leaders across the country to secure the understanding, trust, and support they need to help local school systems increase student success.

The 2016 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and 2016 ECHO Awards were presented to an exemplary group of community builders. Following the awards, keynote speaker Jamie Vollmer presented a keynote on why the health of the school system should be a critical concern of all of our community, and moreover, how we as community members can help improve student outcomes. At the conclusion of the luncheon, Reynolds American Vice President Brice O’Brien made a special announcement about a new education partnership called Project Impact. (Click here for more information on Project Impact.)

Awards went to:

Laurie Coker
Robin Embry
F3 Winston-Salem
Goler Community Garden at the Downtown Health Plaza
Sylvia Oberle

You can read all about Project Impact on CCD HERE.