Brenner worked as a master’s level counseling psychologist, specializing in women’s issues and gerontology for more than 15 years. After leaving her field to raise a family, she committed to active community volunteerism. She has served on many nonprofit boards such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Piedmont Craftsmen, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, and Jewish Life Advisory Board of Wake Forest University, as well as on the Appalachian University Summer Music Festival Advisory Board. Currently Brenner serves on the boards of Temple Emanuel and internationally on the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
The Foundation is most appreciative of the leadership of Linda Garrou
who rotated off the Committee in December.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers more than 1,550 funds and had total custodial assets of $606.5 million at the end of 2019. In 2019, the Foundation granted $58.4 million to charitable causes, $2.1 million of which was through its Community Grants program. Learn more at wsfoundation.org.