2022 Annual Luncheon
Wednesday, November 9 | 11:30AM-1:00PM
Cape Fear Country Club | 1518 Country Club Road
PRESENTING SPONSOR: PARASTREAM DEVELOPMENT
HWF is honored to host Monica T. Davis, founder of the R.O.C.K Foundation, as our 2022 Annual Fundraising Luncheon speaker!
Reserve your spot by calling 910.762.2511 or emailing email@example.com; please RSVP by Friday, November 4. $100 suggested donation per plate. We’ll also have a silent auction!
Vegetarian plates will be available; please request when submitting your RSVP.
Corporate tables will be available for purchase ($800). To reserve a corporate table (8 seats), contact Outreach & Development Coordinator Isabelle Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote Speaker: Monica Davis
“Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing”
Monica Davis is an architectural historian and founder of the R.O.C.K. Foundation in Wilson, NC. Monica has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Post-Baccalaureate Historic Preservation Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Monica recently completed a Master of Preservation Studies Fellowship program at Tulane University, where she obtained experience teaching design principles to undergraduate students. She has 10 years of architecture experience that includes designing historic shotgun houses. She is the proud owner and principal designer of Rinascita Designs, LLC.
Monica is passionate about educating others by rebirthing historic structures into affordable housing solutions. Rebirthing Our Cultural Kingdom Foundation (R.O.C.K.) was formulated to celebrate, educate, and preserve the African American historic district’s cultural heritage and communities. After seeing the demolition of several shotgun homes in East Wilson NC, the R.O.C.K. Foundation was born out of an urgent need to save as many of the remaining historic shotgun houses in the East Wilson Historic District. Our organization celebrates distinctive African American houses that contribute to the revitalization of impoverished, historic neighborhoods.These indisputably historic homes have important stories to tell about the social, economic, political, and cultural, and demographic histories that would be lost, perhaps irretrievably, if these last shotgun houses are left to decay and deteriorate. Studying the East Wilson Historic District’s architecture, landscape, and community is an essential first step towards understanding the contours of black cultural landscapes as they evolved in southern cities.