The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society-Comprised of a special group of supporters who believe in the mission of the university and want to ensure that valuable life-changing educational programs and services will continue for future generations.

Each member of The Heritage Society has remembered the university through a charitable bequest intention, charitable gift annuity, life insurance, or other estate planning arrangements with a value of $10,000 or more. Membership in The Heritage Society is activated when the donor notifies Winston-Salem State University that he or she has named the university as a benefactor of these types of "planned" gifts.

The Benefits of Joining

  • Giving to the university passes your values to generations to come.
  • The university is able to better plan and prepare for future students.
  • By joining, you will encourage others who may consider passing on the same type of legacy.
  • Providing a planned gift may financially benefit you and your family by offering immediate or deferred tax advantages.

Members receive an attractive certificate and lapel pin symbolizing their membership and acknowledging their gifts.

  • Members are invited to the annual formal luncheon and other university functions.
  • Members are recognized in Winston-Salem State University publications, including the Archway magazine.

Winston-Salem State University's Heritage Society Donor Roll

Carl '70 and Denise Algood

Nigel and Sarah Alston

Dr. Carolyn Anderson

Dr. L'Tanya Bailey

Steven O. Bailey

* Gloria Diggs Banks '46

Montez D. Bates '77

Dr. Joy Carew

* Aurelia McFadden Carter '55 (d)

Cynthia Warren-Cunningham

* James (d) and Bernice Davenport '47 (d)

Mrs. Erline Dennis

Cleveland '60 and Marlene Ellison, Sr.

Kelvin E. '86 and Tammy B. Farmer

* Clarence (d) and Clara Gaines

Mae C. Godette '84

Terry '79 and Yvette Griffin

* Rufus '14 (d) and Mary '43 (d) Hairston

* Peyton T. '54 (d) and Janie Shaw '58 (d) Hairston, Sr.

Peyton T. (d) and Tanya Hairston, Jr.

Gregory C. '83 and Beth Day '84 Hairston, Sr.

Mildred L. Hale (d)

William '58 and Clara Harris '60

Cheryl Harrison '82

Elridge Hanes

James Hanes

Honorable Roland (d) and Mrs. Barbara Hayes

Douglas and Susan Henderson

Mr. Tommy and Mrs. Patricia Hickman

Eric B. Hudson '86

Dr. Elwanda Ingram

Mr. Prince and Mrs. Nancy Jernigan

Eunice Jessup '72

Dr. Alex and Mrs. Daphne (d) Johnson

Calsine Jones '96

Estate of Dr. Casey Jones

Clarence "Jeep" Jones '55 (d) and Wanda Hale Jones

* Jessie Diggs Kearney

Rotunda E. Kearney '11

Ernest and Martha Logemann

DaBeth Manns

Jim and Mary Allen Martin

Steve (d) and Hervey Martin

Marie Matthews '48

Franklin S. McCarroll '62

* Dalton McMichael (d)

* Herman '60 and Alice Dalton '55 McNeil

James McNeil '67

John G. Medlin, Jr. (d)

Paul and Marcia Meis

Sara Migliarese

Bill '83 and Lorraine '83 Miller

Carl J. Miller '74

Lynn and Lynette Murphy

* Kimberly Nesbitt '89

Warren P. (d) and Gladys (d) Oldham

Olásopé O. and Eileen Wilson Oyèláràn

* DeValdean Penn '74

Alvin R. and Sophia Pierce '60

Larry '74 and Carrie (d) Poole

Donald and Deborah Reaves

Ms. Pamela Reid

Curtis L. '76 and Earline M. '71 Richardson

Dr. Elwood L. and Mrs. Denise Robinson

Estate of Josephine Robinson

Cedric S. (d) and Mae L. Rodney

LaMonica D. Sloan-Wilhelmi '94

* Louise Smith '46 (d)

Stephen A. Smith '91

Doretha McKnight Stone '63 (d)

Charles Talley

John (d) and Peggy Taylor

David and Crystal Truesdale '99 Thompkins, Jr.

Anne M. Tuttle-Avila '08

Thomas W. Tyree

Carolyn Closs '87

Frederick L. Warren '67

Dr. William and Mrs. Reba Warren

Drs. Roland (d) and Velma Watts

Robert and Wanda Weeks '87

Harden "Butch" '73 and Janet Wheeler

* Rachel Diggs Wilkinson '33 (d)

Cynthia A. Williams

Mr. Michael and Mrs. Eleanor Dalton-Williams

Carole A. Winston

Julia O. Woodard '61


*Charter Members

(d) deceased members


To learn more, please contact:
Andrea M. Jenkins
The Office of University Advancement
336-750-3114
jenkinsam@wssu.edu

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