2023 Annual Room At The Inn
Dr. Ben Carson
Join us on Thursday, September 21 at 6 PM
at the Benton Convention Center
301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Our theme this year is
"Partners On The Journey"
Registration is now closed but we do have some cancellations so you are welcome to show up and we will do our best to fit you in!
We hope you will plan to join us for this year's banquet. We are thrilled to have Dr. Ben Carson joining us. We will also be sharing our accomplishments over the past year and you will get to hear from our past clients. This event brings together some of the areas most wonderful people and we hope you will plan to come early to enjoy one another's company before we sit down to start the program.
Our Annual Banquet is our biggest fundraising event. We rely on what we raise to operate all year. While there is no charge to attend, we will be asking for you to make a donation at the event. We hope you will be inspired to generously participate in our work to support some of the most vulnerable in our community - homeless pregnant women and their children.
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We still have a few spaces for sponsors.
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We use the money from sponsorships to pay for the cost of this event which allows more people to attend and means that all the donations from the event itself will go directly to our programs.
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We are so excited to be presenting Dr. Ben Carson as our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, a new think tank / do tank whose mission is to promote the 4 founding principles which are cornerstones of our country: faith, liberty, community and life as well as pursue common sense solutions that challenge conventional groupthink. He most recently served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa. Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and has been awarded over 70 honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership named him among "America's Best Leaders" in 2008. Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and this year is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first awards ceremony. In honor of that, the organization has now awarded a total of more than 10,000 scholars, as well as more than $8 million in scholarships. Before the end of this year the Carson Scholars will have installed more than 250 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country. Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and eight grandchildren.