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When you sit down and listen to people tell their story, you find out all kinds of amazing things. That’s what happened when our team of AmeriCorps VISTA members at Erwin Middle School began interviewing key members of the Erwin school community. Every few days, they sit down with faculty and staff to ask them what encouraged them to become teachers and what motivates them each and every day. The first three staff that they interviewed are... Read More
This annual Golf Tournament is hosted by Eaton, with sponsorship from The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and Golf Pride. Tournament will be held at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.  The one-day, 18-hole tournament begins with a Captain's Choice shotgun start and features games, prizes, silent auction, and raffles. Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with drinks and snacks throughout the course. Don't worry if you're not a "scratch golfer." We focus on... Read More
America’s Promise Alliance, who lead an alliance of organizations, communities and individuals dedicated to making the promise of America real for every child, recently higlighted UWABC's Laura Elliot for their community leader spotlight.  To read the full article, click here.   To read the full article, click here. Read More
“One street from where you woke up this morning, someone is calling 2-1-1.” That’s how this year’s LIVE UNITED Celebration opened, with a powerful message of how United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is working towards our mission each and every day. In the hour that we were together, we celebrated the financial gifts and the hours of volunteer work that our partners and volunteers have contributed, and honored the partnerships that have... Read More
Last week, Highland's Circle held a fantastic event, Social on the Stage, at Diana Wortham Theatre. With a networking icebreaker from Chad Littlefield, the co-founder of We!™, and food and drinks provided by Diamond Brand, attendees had a great time! Thank you to everyone who brought food to donate to our food drive. To see images from the evening, click here. Read More
Angi West is a Senior Associate with DHG and has been an engaged member of Highlands Circle for two years and a United Way supporter for four years. .  Why are you involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? We all live in this community together and together we can make a big impact. Who doesn't want children fed, high school graduation rates to increase and a chance for people to have a comfy home to return to each day? I can't... Read More
At Enka Middle School, we had a highly engaged group of parents attend the family night. Focusing on finances, parents learned how to create monthly budgets for their families to help them keep better track of their finances and stretch their dollars each month. One of the presenters was Esteve Coll-Larrosa, from Self-Help Credit Union in Asheville. “A budget is an important tool to facilitate savings and to be able to do more with what we... Read More
Highlands Circle has partnered with Lenior-Rhyne Graduate Studies to help you get a discounted tuition rate on your graduate education! Lenoir-Rhyne will offer Highlands Circle members a discount on all credits taken in the Graduate Studies program.  In the first year of the partnership, members receive a 10% discount that is then adjusted each year based on total number of credit hours taken by the Highlands Circle members the previous year. ... Read More
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. His was a journey of success. His... Read More
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... Read More

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