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Audrey Johnson is an Employee Engagement Consultant at Mission Health. She 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 her a little better in this month's HC Spotlight. What is the last movie you watched? I’m not sure. I’ve been too involved in Shark Week and X-Files... Read More
Friday, September 19, 2014
On Friday, September 26, Buncombe County folks will be celebrating! The celebration is for our Culture of Health. Come to Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville at 4 p.m. to not only celebrate, but learn more about what many individuals and groups are doing collectively to improve the health of all our residents. TO RSVP FOR THE CELEBRATION, VISIT BUNCOMBE COUNTY'S WEBSITE> Placing a Priority on Health The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture... Read More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Judy Bond is an AVP/Store Manager for TD Bank. She's also a member of Women's Leadership Council, a network of passionate and influential women focused on supporting the Middle School Success initiative. We get to know her a little better in this month's WLC Spotlight. What is your background? "I was born in Charleston, SC, but grew up in Asheville and have been here every since. I have worked in the banking industry in downtown Asheville for 27... Read More
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
< Continued from Part 1 Adam Hall What is the best advice you have ever gotten?"Just get out there and try it!" What is your favorite quote or motto?"E pluribus unum (Out of many, one)." Why do you LIVE UNITED?"I LIVE UNITED because we are all in this world and this life together. At one point or another, people's paths will cross. It's better to share your path with others than it is to have collisions." Sponsor: UNC Asheville Anna Popiel... Read More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Each year, an incredible group of people fill some very important roles in the community. We call them Loaned Executives (LE) and they are professional-level, temporary fundraisers. They are often the first face many think of when they think of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. LEs communicate our message to potential donors, both in small and large group settings. They also manage United Way workplace campaigns within Buncombe County... Read More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ashley van Twisk Allen Bryson is a Senior Associate at Johnson Price Sprinkle PA. She 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 her a little better in this month's HC Spotlight. What is the last movie you watched? Ace Ventura: Pet Detective What is the last song you... Read More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Alex Woodhouse and Sam Fontaine are the new Enka Middle Community School staff for the 2014-2015 school. They'll serve as the full-time staff members for one year through the Americorps VISTA program. One of last year's staff members, Anna Gettles, sat down with Alex and Sam to find out a little bit more about them. You can also read about Anna's year at Enka Middle online. Alex Woodhouse is the new Student Success Coordinator, taking the place... Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Middle school is a crazy time with major life changes. The social, emotional and physical all converge. United Way's Middle School Success initiative aims to make the transition to middle school and then high school and then graduation more than just about survival. Community support, quality mentors and coaches, involved parents, and early responses to risky behavior strengthen the place we call home for all of us. As summer vacation comes to... Read More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
I’m Nikki Mitchell, Events & Promotions Director at Asheville Radio Group, and I am proud to Live United! The Power of One, The Power of Many July marked a BIG anniversary for me. Not with my spouse or my job, but with my Little Sister. I have been part of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of WNC for over a decade and currently with my second “little.” This month we celebrated our ninth anniversary at my house over homemade lasagna, salad, and... Read More
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
by Ron KatzFocus Area Manager As Independence Day approaches, I started to think about my work at United Way and all of the amazing volunteers I have the pleasure to work alongside. These citizens of our community understand everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. They take that understanding further by advocating... Read More
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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