Your gift gives girls a chance to thrive.
Our newly-created LEADher Circle celebrates our 5th anniversary and is rooted in the belief that every girl deserves the chance to thrive! Created in partnership with three amazing local leaders and friends of LEAD Girls—Natalie Broyhill, Mary Jamis, and Dr. Paula Wilkins—the LEADher Circle will fund our work with more than 200 girls every year. When you give between now and April 1st, your donation powers LEAD to equip the next generation of women leaders in our community and beyond.
Join the LEADher Circle to Sustain LEAD Girls of NC
Give now and your donation will help fund all of our programs in 2021—our core leadership program for middle school girls, our summer camp for budding fashion entrepreneurs, our leadership Expo and our LEAD Girls Academy academic support pilot project. Our 2021 LEAD Soirée virtual celebration will be held on Sunday, March 28 at 5:30 PM.
Meet Our Circle Leaders
We are grateful to our LEADher Circle chairs Natalie Broyhill, Mary Jamis, and Dr. Paula Wilkins for their support and leadership.
Dr. Paula Wilkins
Dr. Paula B. Wilkins
Dr. Wilkins earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University, a master of arts in teaching from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in educational leadership and an education specialist degree from Appalachian State University, and a doctorate in education from Gardner-Webb University.
Prior to beginning as Principal/Executive Director at Cook Literacy Model School, she led Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ professional development and recruiting efforts as Human Resources’ Director of Talent and Professional Development. In this role, Wilkins directed the district’s professional development for all departments. She was also in charge of recruiting talented employees for the entire district. Before becoming Director of Talent and Professional Development, Dr. Wilkins was WSFCS’ Program Manager for Gifted and Advanced Learning.
Paula has served in a range of roles as an educator, starting as an AP U.S. History teacher at Carver High School, a curriculum facilitator in Guilford County Schools, and the program coordinator for Single School Culture in WSFCS.
Dr. Wilkins is most excited and passionate about her current work in direct support of students at Cook Literacy Model School where the motto at the school is to help everyone know and believe that, “You CAN succeed because we WILL lead, educate, and empower you!” Students here this every day and all adults strive to support our CLMS students to actualize this motto.
Thank You LEADher Donors
Bridge BuildHER Donors $5,000+
Anna Reilly and Matt Cullinan
Change the World Donors $2,500-$4,999
Adrienne Amos Livengood
Claire and Randall Tuttle
Change a Community Donors $1,000-$2,499
Mayor Pro Tempore Denise D. Adams
Natalie Broyhill in honor of Susan, Melanie, and Jere Dabbs
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Kelvin and Taleona Mayfield
Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PPL
Truliant Federal Credit Union
Change a Girl Donors $500-$999
Cook Women (Alisha, Charlease, Denise, Karen, Shonette, Paula & Remona) in honor of Joy Nelson Thomas
Wendy and Mike Brenner in honor of Natalie Broyhill
Iris Cole in honor of Joy Nelson Thomas and Mary Jamis
Goodwill of Industries of Northwest North Carolina
Karen Harris in memory of Mary Helen Nunn
Ben and Sara Loebner
Anne Rainey Rokahr
Graydon Pleasants and Margaret Scales
Joy and Jasper Thomas
Dr. Paula B. Wilkins in honor of Debra Boozer
Winston-Salem State University School of Health Science
#IChoosetoLEAD Donors $250-$499
Lilly Skok Bunch and Al Bunch
CC Baller Creations, LLC
Susan Dabbs in honor of Melaine Dabbs
Theresa and Thomas Griffin
Ginger Hendricks and Heath Combs
Joy and Jim Rochester
Louise and Bill Bazemore honoring the leadership of Joy Nelson Thomas
Maurice and Britney Dent
Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers
Hustle Winston-Salem in honor of Shayla Herndon-Edmunds
Cindy A. Jones
Rev. Jetson and Mrs. Tanya Maness
Sandra and Don Mikush
Lisa Parrish in honor of Alyra Young
General Supporters $50-$99
Foster Horne in memory of Earnestine Johnson Horne
Alexia Mitchell in honor of Sandra Duggins
Paul and Katherine Wollner
Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
WSSU School of Health Sciences
Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC
CC Baller Creations, LLC
The Kimpton Cardinal
DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION
Make a gift to our 2021 LEADher Circle at any level
Change the World
Change the Community
Change a Girl
We are grateful to our Soirée patrons and LEADher Circle donors who have given so generously to make this year’s benefit fundraiser a success.
Current Gifts: $50,011
There is still time to give and to help us reach our goal! Make a donation today using the link below. Thank you for giving to support our mission.