Press Release: Joel A. and Claudette B. Weston Memorial Award Seeks Nominations, Schedules Information Meeting on Feb. 1

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Joel A. and Claudette B. Weston Memorial Award is seeking nominations for its excellence in non-profit management honor, and the United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) will conduct an information meeting 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive, in Winston-Salem

All who are interested are invited to attend. UWFC who also manages the application review process will host the meeting.

Previously called the Joel A. Weston, Jr. Memorial Award, the bi-annual honor recognizes excellence in non-profit management at a local health, or human service organization. Organizations are judged on the quality of their financial and personnel management, services to clients, program effectiveness, marketing and other significant achievements. The recipient organization will receive up to $15,000 to support their mission.

Joel A. Weston was a senior executive at the Hanes Cos. and an active member of the Winston-Salem community. He served as president of the UWFC Board from 1980-1982 and was responsible for the introduction of many innovative programs, all designed to strengthen the Forsyth County community. Joel passed away in 1984.  In 1988 the award was established and endowed by his family and friends in recognition and honor of his vision and dedication to the Forsyth County community. Today, Joel’s widow, Claudette, continues the family tradition of community involvement and philanthropy through her involvement on numerous boards and organizations.

To RSVP for the meeting, contact Noelle Stevenson-Ndiaye at 721-9336 or email: by January 27.