Press Release: Sallye Liner and Kelly King Receive United Way of Forsyth County’s Highest Honors

WINSTON-SALEM, NC —  Sallye Liner, former president of Forsyth Medical Center and Kelly King, BB&T chairman and CEO were recently bestowed with the United Way of Forsyth County’s (UWFC) highest honors at a special recognition event.

King was inducted into UWFC’s Million Dollar Roundtable and Liner was honored with the Paul Fulton Tocqueville Leadership Society award at the Tocqueville and Legacy Society recognition dinner and event held in Winston-Salem’s Millennium Center .

Liner has been a generous donor of time and resources to UWFC and a member of the Tocqueville Society since it’s establishment . She’s been a member of the UWFC board since 2007, a founding member of the UWFC’s Women’s Leadership Council in 2007 and served as campaign chair in 2011, leading the community in raising $17.3M. In addition, Liner was UWFC board chair 2014 – 2015.  She is currently chair of the Place Matters Committee, UWFC’s neighborhood centered initiative and is a member of the United Way Foundation Board.

King, is a major supporter and UWFC donor at the highest level.

The Million Dollar Roundtable is UWFC’s highest level of philanthropic giving and its members have invested a million dollars or more in the work of UWFC over the course of ten years or less. This critically important group of donors allows the work of UWFC to deepen and become more impactful through their generous investments.

There are only 550 members of the Million Dollar Roundtable in the United States.

UWFC has two Million Dollar Rountable members.  John Burress, a trustee at Kate. B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and retired President of JW Burress, Inc., which serves the Mid-Atlantic states as distributors of construction machinery.  King joins Burress and other generous philanthropists across the U.S. that are truly committed to United Way and its mission of bringing communities together to solve problems.

The Paul Fulton Tocqueville Leadership Society is presented annually to an outstanding Forsyth County volunteer who has demonstrated untiring commitment, visionary leadership, resourcefulness and creativity in meeting the needs of the community.

Local Benefactor Paul Fulton was instrumental in establishing the UWFC’s Tocqueville Leadership Society in 1987.  The award was renamed in 1997 to recognize his extraordinary volunteerism.  Fulton is a former chief executive of Sara Lee and Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. and former Dean at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill.