New Benefactors of Old Salem

             “The mission of the New Benefactors of Old Salem is to provide Old Salem Museums & Gardens with the support of Winston-Salem’s young professional community (ages 21-40 years old) by promoting awareness and engagement to our target demographic through social, service, and professional networking opportunities.  We do so by (1) highlighting the many benefits of the Museums and Gardens through our social events and (2) funding and developing special projects with the money we’re able to raise.”


By becoming a member of the New Benefactors, you will have lots of fun through unique access to experiences in Old Salem, while at the same time meeting others with similar likes and interests.

New Benefactors are creating programs, activities, and events that foster a charitable, educational and cultural environment at Old Salem to increase financial support, raise public awareness and visitation, and create Friends of Old Salem.


Benefits of Membership

Membership is open to anyone, and is $50 for an Individual, $80 for a Dual, and $120 for a Family Membership. It is annual and renewed on the last day of the anniversary month of your join date.

Members will receive:

  • Unlimited, free admission for one full membership year to the Town of Salem, Gardens at Old Salem and MESDA’s self-guided galleries
  • 10% off purchases in Winkler bakery, in our retail stores and online
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Member pricing for select Old Salem museum classes and New Benefactors events
  • Access to members-only events
  • 25% off one retail item (not to be combined with any other offer)



For more information on the New Benefactors, please contact Catherine Carlisle, Development Office, 336-721-7328, Be sure to like the New Benefactors on Facebook for updates.


Upcoming Events

August 25th                  9:00am            Brews with Benefactors sponsored by First National Bank

August 29th                                            Members-only Behind-the-Scenes Tour

September 19th                                      Executive Committee Meeting

October 17th                 6:00pm            Brews with Benefactors

October 27th                 10:00am         District Service Project & Cobblestone Farmers Market

November 14th                                      Executive Committee Meeting

December 12th             6:00pm           Brews with Benefactors

Executive Committee

Anna Jarrell, Chair

Greg Sigmon, Vice Chair

Maria Kazakos, Amanda Marshall, Emily Miller, Lauren Parker, Nathan Ruffin,

Millie Schultz, Ben Winikoff