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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Myra Twitchen, Pam Griffin and Ann Von Brock are flanked by our new class of LEs and Kevin Montgomery, director of Resource Development. Pam Griffin and Myrna Twitchen of CarePartners Health Services came by today to drop off a check with the money raised from the Spring Fling 5K earlier this year. This was their second year running the event and were excited to see that it is already growing and can't wait to do it all over again next year. Thanks to the hard work of CarePartner's staff and all the runners -- your efforts contributed $2,079 to our Community Investment Fund!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Today is a big day full of great folks and big learning here at United Way. During our annual giving campaign, companies designate an employee who will run their campaign. At today's training sessions we will meet many of them - some first-timers and others who are "well seasoned". We will give them the tools they'll need to succeed and answer their questions. We look forward to this day every year and we thank each and every one of them for their efforts. They do this work for the campaign on top of their normal duties and their enthusiasm and drive always astounds.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Rich Caro, United Way; Mike Mercer, Bank of America; David Bailey, United Way Thank you to Mike Mercer for personally stopping by to share Bank of America's 2013 corporate gift with us yesterday. Bank of America is donating $8,000 to our Community Investment Fund and they are also providing underwriting for our Loaned Executive program during campaign. This underwriting support of $2,000 is paired with gifts from a number of other corporations and allows us to hire full time, temporary employees during our annual giving campaign which is critical given the scale of our efforts. Bank of America employees, and the bank's corporate gift...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
LaVoy Spooner of AT&T presents United Way CEO, David Bailey, AT&T's corporate donation. David Gantt, Chair County Commissioners took time out of his schedule to be a part of the presentation. This gift of $3,480 will go into our Community Investment Fund. Learn more about the impact of this fund on our community by reading this year's Community Investment Results brochure.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Kevin Hodes, with AdT Security Systems, hit his first hole in one this morning at the 12th annual Eaton Corporation/Kimberly Clark Golf Tournament benefitting United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and United Way of Henderson County. Four people at The Grove Park Inn Golf Course witnessed Hodes’ amazing shot on the 9th hole, making him the first winner of the Hole-In-One Contest and a new Buick Verano, provided by Harry’s Buick-GMC-Cadillac. In the picture above: Kevin and Pat Grimes, owner of Harry's on the Hill, who donated the car for the event. The captain’s choice golf tournament raised $37,500 for the two United Ways last year...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
EATON Corporation and Kimberly Clark are striving to raise more than $37,000 to benefit both United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and Henderson County during their 2013 United Way golf tournament. There is still time to sign up: Location The Grove Park Inn Golf Course Date August 8-9, 2013 Entry Fee $140 per player (Checks payable to United Way) Entry Fee Includes Breakfast, snacks, lunch, beverages, and Green & Cart Fees Tournament Format Captain's Choice, 8 a.m. Shotgun Start Team Four players per team To Register Email or call Brian Bishop at EATON 651-0751 or email@example.com or Brett Samuels at Kimberly...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Be sure to check out our employment page - we've got some positions available, including a full-time, permanent one with our Resource Development team. Check it out and please, use the "share it" links below to help us spread the word!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Allan Morse, United Way volunteer (wearing many hats), wrote this guest column about the role of nonprofits in our community and the impact state funding has on them. Coverage about some special "Stuff the Bus" events being held by Mix 96.5, Paramount Kia of Asheville and the Asheville Tourists in support of our Back To School Supply Drive which is underway now. Follow this link to our special "Action Center" page with all the technical details about the drive.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On June 20 a group of Women's Leadership Council (WLC) members came together to watch the Frontline video "Middle School Moment” and engage in a discussion around school dropouts and the key role middle school plays in that choice. Sharing their own personal middle school experiences, as well as those of their own children and neighbors, the participants found many commonalities despite differences in their backgrounds. The group then began selecting various opportunities within WLC to support middle school students and build community support for young people at this point in their lives. Between the documentary and the discussion, it was a...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Here at United Way we talk a fair amount about our Leadership Givers - donors who make a commitment to give $1,000 or more a year toward our Community Investment Fund. Many of them give much more than that $1,000 and a good many also give a lot of their time as volunteers and advocates. Did you know that collectively this group of donors contribute close to half of all the dollars raised every year in our community? That is huge! Every year we celebrate their considerable impact on our community at our annual Leadership Giving Appreciation Reception. Here are some photos from this year's event, held last week at Pack's Tavern. If you...