The future of our community starts here. Help us build a better one.
Named for our founder Annie Grogan, the Grogan Society brings together individuals who are deeply committed to addressing the educational, physical, social and economic needs of families in our community.
As a member of the Grogan Society, you stand side by side with our organization’s earliest leaders, whose bold vision for strong families and a healthy community continues today as Family Services enters a new era that will:
- Enhance and expand early childhood development,
- Empower families with young children to achieve self-sufficiency, and
- Eliminate family violence and child abuse.
Positive and Lasting Change in our Community
Family Services addresses all aspects of family life. Our integrated system of evidence-based programs and advocacy work together to end family violence, educational, social and economic disparities in Forsyth County.
By joining the Grogan Society, you make a lasting impact – for decades – in the lives of families in your community and help build a better future for our entire community. Members of the Grogan Society make an annual unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more to our Annual Fund, and they receive access to exclusive opportunities to see the impact of their investment firsthand.
Annie Grogan: The original community convener, catalyst and collaborator
Miss Annie Grogan was a local telephone operator during the turn of the twentieth century. Moved by the heartbreaking stories she heard, of families struggling with poverty and sickness, she walked door-to-door, donating pennies from her paycheck and delivering food and clothing to poverty stricken areas of the community.
Inspired by Miss Annie’s simple acts of kindness, a dedicated group of community leaders joined her in 1905 to form the Associated Charities of Winston, known today as Family Services.
Miss Annie’s vision inspires Family Services and action-minded people to address the complex needs of families and to simultaneously build solutions to the systemic problems that prevent children and families from thriving. We invite you to join the Grogan Giving Society today and participate in cultivating a community of solutions toward a hopeful future.