Family Services Foundation

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Since its inspired founding in 1905, Family Services has steadfastly addressed the social and economic disparities faced by children and families across Forsyth County, North Carolina. By marshaling volunteers and other community resources, Family Services has provided education, training and support that help families achieve financial stability and emotional independence, in addition to immediate needs for safety and shelter.

Today Family Services provides child development programs to prepare young children to succeed in school and life and also offers specialized professional services that deal with interpersonal violence, conflicts in family relationships, and emotional health.

Family Services acquires its income from local, state and federal government, via philanthropy (Individuals, corporations, foundations), and from fees for service.

Family Services, Inc. organized and created in 2021 under NC law a Type I Foundation, “Family Services Foundation” and is currently seeking determination from the IRS as a public charity. Specifically, the Foundation is classified as a supporting organization and entity, organized and operated exclusively to support Family Services, Inc. The EIN Assigned number is 87-2798936 and the Foundation’s legal name is Family Services Foundation Inc. The Articles of Incorporation were filed on July 31, 2021 with the state of North Carolina.

There are 15 members on the Foundation’s board of directors and the first meeting of the board was held on November 6, 2021. The board will meet the second Tuesday of the months of February, May, August and November from noon to 1:30 pm at 1200 South Broad Street in the KBR Room.

Within the next 10 years, the Foundation intends to raise $10 million in endowment funds.

The Foundation will recognize those loyal and committed donors who create or participate in an outright endowment for Family Services or who designate a charitable gift through a bequest or planned gift to the Agency.

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Family Services Foundation

For more information or assistance, please contact: Michelle Speas, CFRE, Vice President Philanthropy and Public Relations, 1200 South Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, p (336) 778-7053, m (336) 413-3743, mspeas@familyservicesforsyth.org

(336) 778-7053