Richard Davis
Outstanding Philanthropist - Winston-Salem
Nominated by The Winston-Salem Foundation

Richard N. Davis has provided countless years of service to the Winston-Salem community as both a civic and philanthropic leader. He and his wife Becky have maintained their constant focus and support on opportunities to engage in their areas of greatest passion: education and senior adults.

He has served for more than a decade on the board of Senior Services, Inc. and previously chaired the boards of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Forsyth County, and Appalachian State University. He was honored for his board service to Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust with a grant, which he designated to the Foundation in 2010, establishing a fund for education to which he has generously contributed since.

At the Winston-Salem Foundation, Richard and his wife Becky have served as Next Century Ambassadors, chaired committees, and given generously as members of the Legacy Society since 2005. Additionally, Richard's support for the Winston-Salem Foundation's Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) provided a catalyst for other members of the black community to engage with the work of this group. In 2015, he became an inaugural member of the Marshall Bass Society, which provides the resources for grants made to black-led and/or black-serving nonprofits in Forsyth County.

Richard's commitment to the future and improvement of our community shows up not only in the time and talent he has devoted but also in the endowments he has created and continues to support.

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