Raising Forsyth, Smart Start of Forsyth County’s annual fundraising event is held each Spring to recognize and pay tribute to Early Childcare Professionals in Forsyth County,  while raising funds to advance and improve Early Childhood Education across Forsyth County.

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Laura Gerald
President, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Dr. Gerald works every day to ensure the Trust’s investments achieve Mrs. Reynolds’ vision of improving the health and quality of life of North Carolinians. She leads strategic direction and is responsible for overall management of the Trust. As president, she represents the Trust and takes a leadership role in philanthropy at the state and national level.

Dr. Gerald serves on the boards of Grantmakers in Health, Reynolda House, Southeastern Council of Foundations, and the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers. She is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow in American Academy of Pediatrics and an adjunct assistant professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In addition, she has two beautiful boys, and enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and reading.​

Sponsorship Levels

We invite you or your organization to join us in our work to advance and improve Early Childhood Education in Forsyth County by purchasing a ticket or sponsoring this event. There are several levels and we hope you’ll consider one. 

Tickets on sale soon!

Individual Ticket  – $75

One (1) ticket that includes dinner

Today’s Child – $600

1 – One Table of eight (8) at the dinner. 

Recognition in all printed and online materials and advertising for the event.

Tomorrow’s Child – $1,500

2 – Two Tables of eight (8) at the dinner. 

Recognition in all printed and online materials and advertising for the event.

First Generation – $2,500

2 – Two Tables of eight (8) at the dinner. 

Prominent recognition in all printed and online materials and advertising for the event. 

Recognition at the event.

Next Generation – $5,000

2 – Two Tables of eight (8) at the dinner. 

Significant recognition and Company logo in all printed and online materials and advertising for event. 

Recognition at the event.

for more information, please contact Marvin fullwood, marvinf@smartstart-fc.org or 336-813-0863.

A Look at Raising Forsyth 2022