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LaTida Smith

President, Winston-Salem Foundation

LaTida is the president of the Winston-Salem Foundation, a 102-year-old community foundation. LaTida took the reins at the Foundation, which serves Forsyth County, North Carolina, in September 2021.

Prior to her appointment at the Winston-Salem Foundation, LaTida served as the first permanent president of the Moses Taylor Foundation, where she had the opportunity to build the $90-million health legacy foundation’s grantmaking strategy and define its role in improving the health of a largely rural 11-county region in northeast Pennsylvania. Her work in philanthropy also includes experience shaping strategies in urban communities, with 12 years at Saint Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio and three years directing federal grants for the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

Smith holds a Master of Arts in English and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has also served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the board of Highlights Foundation, the national board of Playworks, and has chaired the boards of Funders Concerned About AIDS and GEO.

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