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Candide Jones of WFU Press receives Winston-Salem Foundation Award

May 24, 2007

Candide Jones, assistant director of Wake Forest University Press, recently received the Winston-Salem Foundation Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Winston-Salem Foundation.

Established in 1996, the award is presented to people “who demonstrate the foundation’s values of generosity, excellence, inclusion and integrity along with visionary leadership in a community activity or on behalf of a community organization,” according to a foundation news release.

The 2007 Winston-Salem Foundation Award was given to Jones in recognition, in part, for creativity and leadership that “has elevated nonprofits in our community while bringing people together around important causes,” the organization announced.

Jones has been significantly involved in such projects as the YWCA’s “Chili Luncheon,” Crisis Control Ministry’s “Hope du Jour” and the recent “Art Unleashed” project with the Forsyth Humane Society.

The award is accompanied by a $10,000 grant for Jones to designate for a local nonprofit organization.  The Forsyth Human Society will receive the grant for its "New Leash on Life” program.

Jones joined the Wake Forest University Press staff in 1990.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at Wake Forest.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

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