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Barbra and Keith Love

"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."

This quote embodies the kind of life Barbra and Keith Love choose to live and we are proud to announce them as the 2015 Alexis de Tocqueville Community Service Award recipients.

 

Facing a table full of middle school students

While initially a bit intimidated to greet a table full of middle schoolers, I was less than 3 minutes in to ”Hey,…how’s it going…I work for United Way and we…" when I found myself singing the praises of our 2-1-1 Asheville Call Center and asking the students if they had heard of this incredible, free information and referral service.

Rodney Johnson's story illustrates the power of community

Our president, David Bailey submitted the following to the Asheville Citizen-Times Report Card

An A to the recent MLK Breakfast and specifically the remarks of their keynote speaker: Rodney Johnson. Johnson gave a personal and poignant talk about growing up in Asheville - opening the curtains to the challenges and uniqueness of being an African-American living in Asheville in the 1950s through the early 1980s.

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Spirit Of NC Award: Dixon Hughes Goodman

When we think about our rock stars, the people and companies that go above and beyond, time after time, year after year, it is impossible to create a list that doesn't have the Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) team right at the top. So when our staff had an opportunity to make a nomination for the Spirit of North Carolina award, we knew it had to be our friends at DHG.

This year, DHG (Asheville and Charlotte), were among 33 awardees. This is the second time they have won this award. Here are just a few highlights of their contributions to our community:

Highlands Circle Spotlight: Faith Doyle

 

Faith Doyle is a new member of Highlands Circle and is an Asheville native, graduate of UNCA (Biochem), MBA from WCU, and currently works at Oppenheimer as a financial advisor.

Why are you involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? Giving back to the community that raised me and helping the kids, becoming a mother adds a new level of empathy toward kids.

What makes you smile? My daughter (Aurora "Rory"), my husband (Jeff) and the view around here, it never gets old

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Highlands Circle Spotlight: Lindsay Stalowy

Lindsay Stalowy is an HR Professional in the Asheville office of Dixon Hughes Goodman. She's been involved with United Way's Highlands Circle since 2014.
 
Why are you involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? I firmly believe that the only way to make a positive change in the world is through service in my local community.
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Creative Ways to Raise Money For Our Work!

The team at the City of Asheville is no joke - they are bound and determined to raise more money than they ever have before and here's one of the best workplace ideas we've seen in a while. Who wouldn't want to bring their dog to work? The drawing is in January and we'll be sure to share the photos with you then.

 

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