The Winston-Salem Foundation Announces Relocation to 751 West Fourth Building The Winston-Salem Foundation will relocate its offices in September 2014 as a tenant in the new 751 West Fourth building, which is currently under construction on the corner of Broad and Fourth Streets in downtown Winston-Salem. President Scott Wierman reveals that the Foundation was committed to remaining in the greater downtown area, and that the new location will provide more efficient office space, expanded parking access, increased availability of community meeting spaces, and greater visibility – all supporting the Foundation’s ultimate mission of investing in our community and making philanthropy and its benefits available to all. The second floor will provide office and meeting space for the Foundation’s 24-member staff; office space for two nonprofit partners, the ECHO Network and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina; and room for the Foundation’s future growth and expansion. The offices have also been designed to achieve LEED Silver certification for green building standards. On a portion of the third floor, the new Burress Family Center for Philanthropy will include much-needed gathering and conference spaces for not only the Foundation, but also for community groups and nonprofit organizations. Wierman says, “Almost 10 years ago, the Foundation approved a strategic goal of creating a ‘charitable hub,’ a philanthropic center, to serve as an active, visible, and accessible focal point for the community’s charitable activities. We are thrilled that the new Burress Family Center for Philanthropy, sponsored by the family of John and Mary Louise Burress, will serve as a valuable community resource where nonprofits can come together to learn, network, and share their ideas. Wierman also notes that the Foundation has received commitments from a number of individuals and families to sponsor other areas within the new offices. Janet Wheeler, the Foundation’s governing board chair, says, “It is exciting that the Foundation’s work and vision will soon be more visible and accessible for community members. Our longheld vision of widespread community collaboration and nonprofit engagement can finally be realized in this new space.” The 751 West Fourth building is a development of Commercial Realty Advisors, LLC, a Winston-Salem- based commercial real estate company that will also be responsible for management and leasing. Local firms Frank L. Blum Construction Company and arch7Studio are the building’s general contractor and architect, respectively. Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects is providing interior space planning and design services for the Foundation’s new offices. The Foundation has been housed in its own freestanding building at 860 West Fifth Street since 1997, and this building will be marketed for sale by Meridian Realty.