Meet Liz Winer
— In this series, we highlight the work of our partners in our Opportunity Movement and share their vision for Charlotte’s future.
Child & Family Stability
Meet our Opportunity Champion, Liz Winer, Trustee of the Winer Family Foundation
Leading on Opportunity: What is your vision for economic mobility in Charlotte-Mecklenburg?
Liz Winer: Our vision is being able to ensure even our youngest children and their parents have access to the resources they need in order to be independent and successful individuals and families.
Leading on Opportunity: What does opportunity mean to you?
Liz Winer: Opportunity means having a fair start at life – beginning in the earliest stages – regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status or neighborhood. A zip code should not limit the opportunities of a child.
Leading on Opportunity: How does Leading on Opportunity’s North Star Goal inspire and connect to your work?
Liz Winer: The North Star Goal embodies the aspirations that the Winer Family Foundation facilitates. We are focused on systems change work to ensure all families and children aged 0-5 are healthy, educated and empowered. We believe that creating a level playing field for all is the only way to achieve social and economic success.
Moving Charlotte from 50 out of 50 in economic mobility is a collaborative, community effort. With that in mind, we set a goal to build an Opportunity Movement that celebrates everyone's contributions. On March 26, 2019, we honored 50 Inaugural Opportunity Champions who have gone above and beyond to support implementation and align to one or more of our 21 community-inspired strategies within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Report. Often without any public recognition, this group of distinguished leaders set the bar high for others in our community to invest in building a stronger equitable community for all children, youth and families.