The Police Foundation is excited to announce a change in leadership for the 2020 board of directors. Existing board member Barry Rountree, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired), will be leading the organization as Scott Sewell, Cook Medical, Inc. steps down as president.
Changes to the foundation’s volunteer board also include the addition of four new members:
- Calvin McRae II, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
- Corena Norris-McCluney, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
- Daniel Butner, Carrabba’s Italian Grill
- Matt Schooler, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, Novant Health
“Being able to support the men and women of the Winston-Salem Police Department with the board’s wellness and recognition initiatives over the last four years was an honor,” said immediate past president, Scott Sewell. “The foundation is proud of the numerous community outreach programs the Police Department has conducted with our support, and we’re looking forward to the ways in which Barry Rountree will help take our organization to the next level.”
For 2020, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation officers are: Barry Rountree, President, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired); Scott Sewell, Immediate Past President, Cook Medical Inc.; Evelyn Acree, Secretary, M&F Bank; and Jordan Gwyn, Treasurer, BB&T Bank.
In addition to new members, other board members are: James DuBose, Winston-Salem State University; John Devlin, Cook Medical, Inc; Justin Gomez, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Karen Hart Huey, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Nancy Young, Winston-Salem State University (retired); Rob Simon, Windsor Jewelers; Scott Somerville, Hanes Activewear; Simon Burgess, Mayfair Street Partners; Tadhg O’Gara, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; and Catrina Thompson, Chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department (ex-officio member).
The 2019 board of directors would like to recognize retiring members, Brenda Diggs, Perry Hudspeth, Rod Back and Alex Thornton. Each member has made invaluable contributions, and their service as original members of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation is much appreciated.
The foundation allows for tax-exempt gifts from individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations, and is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Winston-Salem Police Department. For more information about how to support the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, please contact Barry Rountree.
Barry Rountree, President, Winston-Salem Police Foundation
As we close in on Giving Tuesday, December 3, we hope that you consider the Winston-Salem Police Foundation as a non-profit to support. We encourage you to peruse our website to learn more about how the WSPF is doing good work in our community to build strong positive relationships with the WSPD officers and youth in our city. You can also donate online by clicking the “DONATE” link on the main menu of this website.
Please see news release below from the City of Winston-Salem re: the upcoming Public Protectors Trunk-or-Treat event on October 26 at BB&T Ballpark.
Public safety agencies in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are holding a free Halloween “Trunk or Treat” night on Saturday, October 26, at BB&T Ballpark. From 4:30p.m.- 6:30p.m. children and their families are invited to enjoy music, activities and visit a variety of decorated public safety vehicles to get candy. Other public safety vehicles will be set up for displays, and the ballpark’s carousel and bounce house will be available. Children are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes. At 5:00 p.m., “Monsters Inc.” will be played on the stadium’s big screen scoreboard. The stadium concession stands will be open.
Fair Update: If you’re attending the Dixie Classic Fair this year, make sure you stop by and visit the Operation Sweet Reads truck and the WSPD food booth October 4-13.
Several events have taken place in Forsyth County this week to remember those officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The 2019 Forsyth County Law Enforcement Memorial Week got underway Monday, May 6, 2019 with a Rededication Ceremony at the WSPD Public Safety Center Memorial. A special memorial service was held Thursday, May 9, followed by a special Law Enforcement Memorial Night at the Winston-Salem Dash that evening.
Below are links to articles and stories from local media covering this year’s Forsyth County Law Enforcement Memorial Week.
The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is proud to support our local officers and remember those we have lost.
Forsyth County Honors Fallen Officers- Spectrum News
Family, Friends Remember Winston-Salem Officers Lost In The Line Of Duty- WFMY 2
Forsyth County law enforcement officers remember those injured, killed while serving; hope it serves as reminder to others- Winston-Salem Journal
Law Enforcement Officers honored ahead of National Police Week- WXII 12 News
Please see important dates below re: the upcoming 2019 Law Enforcement Memorial Week.
Monday, May 6, 2019- 6 p.m.
Fallen Officer Memorial Re-dedication Ceremony and Vigil
Location: Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center
725 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Thursday, May 9, 2019- 11 a.m.
Forsyth County Law Enforcement Memorial Service – Honoring Forsyth County
Fallen Officers and Rufus Dalton Award Recipients
Lunch will be served following the service.
Location: Center Grove Church
8750 Lasater Road, Clemmons, NC
Thursday, May 9, 2019- 7 p.m.
Forsyth County Law Enforcement Memorial Night at BB&T Ballpark
Winston-Salem Dash vs Lynchburg Hillcats
Current and fallen officers will be recognized throughout the game.
Location: Winston Salem Dash Stadium
951 Ball Park Way, Winston-Salem, NC
The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is proud to announce the Inaugural ‘Code 2- Call for Backup’ Event will be held Thursday, May 23 at the newly opened Hotel Indigo in downtown Winston-Salem. This fun and festive event will celebrate the WSPD staff person and officers of the year. It is being held in conjunction with National Red Nose Day.
Who: Anyone that supports the Winston-Salem Police Foundation and Department and enjoys a fun evening out in a brand new swanky hotel and amazing restaurant!
What: 1st Annual Code 2- Call for Backup
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7:00- 10:00pm (Program at 8:00pm)
Where: Hotel Indigo-104 W. Fourth Street
Why: WSPD staff recognition and to raise a little money for a great cause: the Winston-Salem Police Foundation!
Entertainment: Enjoy the fun music of June Rise, as well as the wonderment of Magician Andy Schneider.
Program: The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is honored to present the WSPD staff person and officers of the year recognition during this event. Each recipient will receive a special gift from Windsor Jewelers.
Dress: Business fun
Parking: Valet parking is available. On-street parking around the 4th & Liberty Street intersection is also available.
For an entire evening of fun, entertainment and great food,tickets are:
One admission ticket: $100
Two admission tickets for $150 (best deal)
Admission ticket includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, one complimentary beverage (21+), great music, fun magical entertainment and program.
As of April 8th, ticket sales are on hold due to the event reaching capacity. If you would like to be placed on the wait-list (should any tickets become available), please email firstname.lastname@example.org or JGwyn@BBandT.com. Thank you!
This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors!
Assistant Chief Level:
Friends of the Event
Richard and Felice Brenner
For more information on Red Nose Day, click image below.
The first Winston-Salem Police Department promotion ceremony of 2019 was met with lots of smiles and family members and friends applauding the many members of the WSPD who received official congratulations from Chief Catrina Thompson, as well as other participating command staff. The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is proud to support this momentous occasion by supplying all of the official plaques that each WSPD staff person receives as part of their promotion! Congratulations to all of the recent promotees and thank you for your service!
To better fulfill its mission of strengthening community partnerships through mentoring and community outreach programs, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation is expanding its Board of Directors in 2019. Community partnerships are essential to enhance relationships between residents and the police.
“I’m very proud of the significant achievements our small board has made in just three short years,” said Scott Sewell, President of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. “We’re excited to be adding to our board some very talented individuals who will enhance our effectiveness and contributions to the foundation. It remains an honor to work with the dedicated members of the Winston-Salem Police Department under the leadership of Chief Catrina Thompson.”
The Foundation Board of Directors has increased from eight members in 2018 to 18 members for 2019. This expansion will allow the Foundation to bring more diversity, experience and differing insights to the board, enabling it to better serve its core mission.
For 2019, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation officers are: Scott Sewell, President of the Foundation, Cook Medical Inc.; Evelyn Acree, Secretary, M&F Bank; and Jordan Gwyn, Treasurer, BB&T Bank. Other Board members are: Barry Rountree, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired); Perry G. Hudspeth, Hege Financial Group; Rod Back, Delhaize America (retired); Justin Gomez, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Alex Thornton, J. E. Thornton; Brenda Diggs, Community Leader (retired); John Devlin, Cook Medical Inc.; Dr. Tadhg O’Gara, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Rob Simon, Windsor Jewelers; Scott Somerville, Hanes Activewear; Simon Burgess, Mayfair Street Partners; Karen Hart Huey, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Nancy Young, Winston-Salem State University (retired); James DuBose, Winston-Salem State University; Haley Gingles, APR, The FMRT Group; and Catrina Thompson, Police Chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department (ex-officio member).
The Winston-Salem Police Foundation’s mission is to provide funds for tools, training, technology and equipment that might go unfunded otherwise. The Foundation is a charitable non-profit, independent organization, designed to provide funding that can be allocated to help strengthen community and police partnerships such as mentoring programs, community outreach events and Police Athletic Leagues (PAL). In addition, it helps promote public and officer safety, along with the ability to recognize and honor the police workforce. The Foundation follows a public-private partnership model that has proven to be highly effective in prevention and reduction of crime and fostering stronger community relations in other cities.
The Foundation allows for tax-exempt gifts from individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations, and is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Winston-Salem Police Department. For more information about how to support the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, please contact Scott Sewell.
The Winston-Salem Police and Fire Departments Toy Drive is coming up December 5-7 at two local WalMart locations- Peters Creek Parkway and Hanes Mill Road. Citizens are encouraged to “pack the patrol car” and “fill the fire truck” with toys for local children during the holidays. You can stop by from 10:00am- 2:00pm each day.