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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
“Optimistic, entrepreneurial and collaborative” are a few of the words being used to promote the job opening for the next President and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.   Search Process Launched Organized by Walker Wilson Consulting, the search committee announced the start of the national search process that will continue through the end of January. More information about the position and application process can be found here.  “We are fortunate to be in a strong organizational position as we launch this search process,” said Paul McDowell, 2019/20 Board Chair of United Way and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief...
Monday, December 3, 2018
The Board of Directors of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for a three-year cycle beginning July 1, 2019. This is a competitive grant process focused on improving key outcomes in the areas of education, health and financial stability. As a result of this process, up to 35, 3-year grants will be awarded to agencies that currently receive United Way grant funding.    This announcement comes on the heels of the completion of the first part of a two-part grant redesign process undertaken by the staff and board of United Way. As a result of this redesign, applications will only...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
In 2013, United Way Worldwide issued an opportunity for local United Ways from across the country to work together to learn how to build better support for youth through the development and use of an Early Warning and Response System (EWRS). Our United Way and United Way of Greenville County (South Carolina) were two of the nine organizations chosen. Since then, Laura Elliot, our Director of Community Schools, has remained in communication with the Greenville leaders regarding each of our initiatives. On November 7, a team from United Way of Greenville County and Greenville County Schools, met with our staff and members of the Asheville...
Friday, November 2, 2018
ASHEVILLE, NC | October 10, 2018 ─ After a 22-year career with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, David Bailey, the organization’s President and CEO, announced his retirement effective May 1, 2019.   David began his United Way career in 1985 working at local United Ways in Springfield, Massachusetts; Long Island, New York; Gallatin, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and Greenville, North Carolina. David joined the staff of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County in 1996 as Campaign Director. He assumed the role of President and CEO after George Pfeiffer’s retirement in 1999.   With David’s leadership, United Way of Asheville and...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
United Way is committed to the idea that when citizens give, advocate and volunteer, our community is stronger. Voting is one way to advocate. This page offers resources and links to educate you on issues and the voting process in general. Should you have questions, please contact ronkatz327@gmail.com or call 828-768-4559. Voting Information and Resources 2018 Elections: The general election will be Tuesday, November 6th.    Early voting is a great opportunity not only to vote but, if you are not registered, to register. This is called Same Day Registration and is only available during early voting, NOT on election day. Here is the list of...
Friday, September 14, 2018
One of the most powerful testaments to the human spirit is to see how, during times of crisis, we rise up, band together and dig into the work at hand. Just a few days ago we marked the 17th anniversary of 9/11. As traumatic an experience as that was, no one can forget the sense of responsibility we all felt to one another in the days immediately following that tragedy. Witnessing the swell of requests to help, and the power of volunteerism in action, in the wake of any natural or man-made disaster is a healing thing.    As Florence hits our shores our co-workers in the NC 2-1-1 call center help our neighbors find the resources they need as...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
With Category 4 Hurricane Florence moving closer to the coast of North Carolina, thousands are facing mandatory evacuation orders along the coast. Governor Roy Cooper has urged North Carolina residents, businesses and visitors not to delay preparations and to follow these orders. Florence is expected to make impact Wednesday, September 12th and make landfall near Wilmington the following day. The largest threat to our area is heavy rainfall and wind, which can cause severe damage via flooding, landslides, fallen trees, and power outages.   Remember to stay informed on the latest weather updates and emergency alerts. Below are several...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    PARKING UPDATE! On Wednesday, August 15th, the parking lot surrounding our building at 50 South French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville will only be available for use during business hours for the staff, clients and volunteers of the 20+ nonprofit organizations and businesses operating within our building.      We are beyond excited for the continued growth and expansion of our friends and neighbors at Hatchworks, Little Bee Thai, Galaxy Digital, Grail MovieHouse, Hopey & Company and more. But with such a limited number of spaces for those working and obtaining services from within our building, we must ensure those spaces are...
Monday, July 2, 2018
The American Red Cross of the Western North Carolina Region is in need of our support. During the summer months, blood donations are made less frequently. The Greater Carolinas Region consists of 6 chapters, 5 in North Carolina and 1 in South Carolina. Together, the 6 chapters proudly serve more than 5.5 million people across 51 counties, 47 in North Carolina and 4 counties in South Carolina. They provide services to the North Carolina counties of Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Guilford, Haywood,...
Friday, May 11, 2018
What kinds of things did you, our donors, advocates and volunteers help us do last year? Click below to check out just a few: Click here for a quick look at some highlights from our work in 2017  

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