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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 briandbishop@eaton.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...
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Check out this video explaining what went into this year's event and also see the footage from this amazing community effort! More than 26 local businesses and 700 middle school youth participated.
Monday, June 3, 2013
The North Carolina General Assembly is in the process of creating the budget for the upcoming two years. Many of the proposals made could have a dramatic impact on nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. In some cases, these are our community partners funded through United Way’s Community Investment Fund. We feel it is important for our community to learn more and see how to get involved. Here is some  information from the recent WNC Nonprofit Pathways newsletter that will help you do just that.  Senate Budget Slashes Nonprofit Funding Recently, the N.C. Senate approved a state budget (S.402) for FY 2013-2015. Earlier in the week...
Friday, May 31, 2013
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Board of Directors approved our 2013-2014 Investment Strategy, the result of a competitive grant process in which more than $2.45 million will be invested in 79 high-quality programs that align with the community-level results outlined in United Way’s Education, Income and Health strategies. As in prior years, United Way received $1 million more in requests than was available in the organization’s Community Investment Fund. Thus, programs with the strongest alignment with United Way’s Education, Income or Health community-level results will receive funding.  The 2013-2014 investment of $2.45...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the most rewarding things that a Referral Specialist can discover is a resource that we were previously unaware of. These unexpected resources help assist callers and remind us how interconnected and supportive our community is. Neela, a 2-1-1 specialist, received a call from a mother of two children who was fleeing a domestic violence situation. The mother needed food for her family, but her car did not work and she had no money to fix it, so she inquired about places that could deliver food. This was a difficult resource to refer to, as food pantries that deliver are uncommon, but Neela thought she may be able to find some...

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