The Winestock Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501c-3 organization, was created by Jim Winestock as a way to recognize the contributions that his parents, James Frank and Dr. Flora Johnson Winestock, made to their community of Greenville, South Carolina. Both of Jim’s parents were products of the Upstate and were dedicated to civic and educational involvement. They believed in education as a force for personal development. Jim has been a long time supporter of education in the Greenville community and cannot think of a more fitting way to honor his parents.
The focus of The Winestock Foundation, Inc. is to create educational opportunities for adults who are looking for a way to improve their skills to gain employment, pursue job opportunities in new industries, or seek promotional opportunities in their current fields. The Winestock Foundation, Inc. targets its financial resources to trade and vocational schools that support this mission.
The Winestock Foundation, Inc. believes this kind of “Education For The Next Time Around” is important because it helps transition people to greater self–sufficiency, particularly those who have delayed educational attainment.
In 2011, our inaugural year, we provided three (3) full scholarships to Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. Three South Carolina residents: Paul Griffin of Pelza, Reginald Neely of Greenville and Kanika Todd of Simpsonville were the first recipients of The Winestock Foundation Scholarships.
Our goal is to provide scholarships to 30 students by 2016. Multiple scholarships are provided this year at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C., Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA., Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL, and The 100 Black Men Project Success in Atlanta, GA.