Our membership has committed time and resources to participate, coordinate or sponsor the following initiatives:


  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Charter School
  • Cook Literacy School
  • Winston Salem Prep

Ashley Elementary School


Vocal advocates for the proposed ‘new’ Paisley building project.
Special Children’s School – Laptop for student
Backpacks and School supplies
Uniform (Kennedy Middle School)

Alumni members prepare back packs and school supplies for summer campers at Martin Luther King Recreation Center.

Mentor Programs

Friends of Diggs American Dreamers
Male Mentor Program Diggs-Latham Elementary

Winston-Salem State University
Carver High School Scholarships for Deserving Students ($1000 per student)
Napoleon Wilkes Scholarship Fund
Atkins Technology Booster/Band Club

Community Service

To promote fitness and family health, we sponsor a Big 4 Walk and Health Screening event.

This annual event provides access to helpful information from healthcare professionals, free screening for diabetes, hypertension and other diseases that disproportionately affect communities of color.

In addition, our members volunteer with:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Samaritan Ministries
  • Kitchen Service
  • Bethesda Center

Our members annually provide 20 families in need with:

  • Thanksgiving food baskets
  • Christmas food baskets and children’s gifts

Alumni members serve lunch at Samaritan House

How Do We It?

We fund our projects through small fundraisers over the course of the year culminating in an elegant fundraising gala at the Benton Convention Center in October.

Our Big 4 Reunion Gala is the kickoff to funding the next year’s community projects. We’ve done much, but with your help we can do so much more.

If you’d like to make a donation or volunteer your time please contact our office at 336.464.3137.

Resident completes preliminary tax forms at MLK Recreation Center (Remote Tax preparation site)

We invite you to learn more about the Big 4 Alumni Association.

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