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WLC Spotlight: Kay Manley

Kay Manley was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She has been an educator for most of her career, working with preschoolers to adults, and retired from A-B Tech after 20 years of service. She sees herself as a life-long learner and currently takes classes in Spanish, genealogy and photography. She loves to travel both in the United States and internationally and particularly enjoys visiting family in Florida and throughout the southeast. Kay enjoys reading and spending time outdoors and a variety of volunteer activities in Asheville.


Top Galleries of 2014

Time flies for those who LIVE UNITED! As we approach the end of 2014, we'd like to take a look back at the ways you give, advocate and volunteer.

Your relationship with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County doesn't end with a donation or a day of service. Often, that's just the beginning. So you feel confident in your investments of time, talent and treasure, we strive to stay in touch throughout the year through newsletters, blog posts and news updates on our website, social media, snail mail, and events.


HC Spotlight: Ben Greenberg

Ben Greenberg is an Associate at Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Highlands Circle, a network of passionate young professionals looking to change the odds for families and Buncombe County communities through positive, lasting change. We get to know him a little better in this month's HC Spotlight.


WLC Spotlight: Lucy Rountree

Lucy Rountree was born in Cullowhee and spent a lot of time in Asheville while growing up. She went to college at Auburn University, but after spending her summers out west, she missed the mountains and decided to transfer to the University of North Carolina Asheville. Lucy graduated in 2009 and started her career as a food rep with Sysco Foods in Atlanta. In 2013, Lucy returned to Asheville and began work at Galaxy Digital.


Give the Gift of Reading This Year

“Middle school students really do like books. They like them so much, we found they would even steal them when we used to hold a book fair around the holidays in the past.”

That statement from Cynthia Sellinger really hits home for me. She’s the principal of Asheville Middle School—a job only the most dedicated of teaching veterans would want to take on. (Luckily, Cynthia LOVES middle school and thinks there’s no better age to work with.)


Homeless Students Face Barriers to Education in Buncombe County

by Wendy Logan Cuellar, MA.Ed., LPC
School Counselor, Enka Middle School

Growing up, my family didn't have a lot of money, but we always had food on the table and a consistent, stable home to live in. Unfortunately, as a school counselor for Enka Middle School, I see far too many students in my school and across Buncombe County who are not as fortunate.

HC Spotlight: Andy Gmitter

Although he is originally from Pittsburgh, Andy Gmitter started his career as an AmeriCorps*VISTA at a nascent community health organization in Spartanburg, SC. There, he helped to develop the agency’s foundation before spending a year as VISTA Leader at United Way of the Piedmont. After leaving Spartanburg, he became Director of Training and Customer Success and then Head of Product, Get Connected for Galaxy Digital, a local web-development company.