Hustle Winston-Salem is Awarded $15,000 from The Winston-Salem Foundation as New Leadership Transitions
Winston-Salem, NC – February 5 2019, HUSTLE Winston-Salem, a nonprofit organization that exists to facilitate and promote a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Greater Winston-Salem area, announced today that it was awarded $15,000 from The Winston-Salem Foundation. The funds will assist Hustle with building capacity- ultimately providing the organization means to carry out its mission of leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs from a systemic point of view.
HUSTLE[ Winston-Salem’s former Executive Director has transitioned to a new and exciting global opportunity doing the work of diversity and inclusion. The organization welcomes Magalie Yacinthe as its Interim Executive Director.
“The work of HUSTLE is not only necessary but our work provides a perpetual opportunity to build and strengthen community for many of Winston-Salem’s talented entrepreneurs,” states Yacinthe, “the funding we received from the Foundation allows us to manage our daily operations and provide dynamic programming to our primary audience- women, people of color, and marginalized business districts.”
About Hustle Winston-Salem:
HUSTLE Winston-Salem is a nonprofit organization that exists to facilitate and promote a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Greater Winston-Salem area by working with both entrepreneurs and the community stakeholders. We focus on and advocate for those in the local innovation economy that are most at-risk for systematic exclusion or marginalization:
● Women of all races, ages, classes, backgrounds, and education levels
● People of Color including but not limited to blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and immigrants
● Marginalized Business Districts for whom entrepreneurial development can serve as a catalyst for much needed economic growth
The Winston-Salem Foundation:
The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers 1,450 funds and had total custodial assets of more than $603 million at the end of 2017. In 2017, the Foundation granted $46.3 million to charitable causes; almost $2.9 million was through its Community Grants program.