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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
If any of you are planning on joining us for the filming fun out at Taylor Ranch on Thursday, well we are still on! IF for some reason this little "weather event" shows up earlier or bigger than reported thus far, we'll reschedule for next week, but at this point all systems are go! If you are planning to come but forgot to let us know, email us at liveunited@unitedwayabc.org - we'll send you the details and make sure you know about any last minute changes. Hope we'll see you there - it's going to be fun.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Have you ever wanted to work with us at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? Well we have three opportunities lined up for you! We are hiring a new Leadership Giving Manager and two part-time 2-1-1 Referral Specialists.  Learn more about both here.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate all the hard work and accomplishments of so many in our community this past year.    Get all the event details and register here. Do it today - early bird pricing ends on January 11!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
On the morning of Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, more than 120 people representing nonprofit organizations, government, business, and other sectors from throughout WNC attended the 2012 Legislative Briefing at the AB Tech Enka campus.  Allan Morse, United Way Advocacy Committee chair, moderated the program.     The NC State Budget Allan Freyer, NC Budget & Tax Center, discussed the challenges of the NC economy coming out of the 2008 Recession and the impact the NC State budgets have had on jobs, nonprofits, and the key budget areas that North Carolina supports in education, health, public safety and more.  Allan also provided a forecast...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
From a Press Release by United Way of Western Connecticut   United Way of Western Connecticut Responds to the Tradgedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School   NEWTOWN, CT (December 14, 2012): United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to our staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this senseless event as we face the days and weeks ahead. “We are committed to...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe announces today the beginning of its 2013-2014 community investment process, which will advance the work of United Way’s Education, Income and Health focus areas.The competitive grant process is open to programs with results clearly aligned with the community-level results United Way seeks in Education, Income and Health. Other requirements include:  Be a 501(c)(3) or public, tax-exempt health and human service organization Serve Buncombe County residents Meet United Way’s Standards of Excellence Meet United Way’s Contractual Obligations Attend an orientation session in January To RSVP for an orientation...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If you’re looking for a way to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, please think about giving to United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.  With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Contributions to the Fund will be used by United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia to address recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. We give...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The data is in: our 2011-2012 investments in Education, Income and Health yielded a return on investment of 120%! We measure a return on investment not in dollars, but in lives changed for the better. From our investment of $2.7 million, we had expected to see 59,000 people improve their lives in measurable ways in the areas of Education, Income and Health. When the results came in, more than 71,000 people had improved their lives.   Applicants for funding estimate the client results they expect to produce during the upcoming year. At the end of the grant cycle, those programs report on the actual results they achieved and captured using...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Get ready for a big day everyone. The US Sentate has declared November 16 as National Information and Referral Services Day.  In other words "Yay for 2-1-1!"  Below are some more offical statements  -    November 16 is an affirmation that the U.S. Senate: supports the designation of November 16 as National Information and Referral Services Day in order to raise public awareness about the existence and importance of information and referral services available to all people in the United States to more effectively target those services to reach individuals most in need encourages activities in communities across the United States...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A to the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and the companies that helped kick off a tremendous annual giving campaign. As chair of the United Way’s Trailblazers, I have had the pleasure of working with the companies that pledged to increase their giving by 10 percent or more before the campaign’s official start in September. This year’s Trailblazers are: the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; Asheville Specialty Hospital; Beverly-Hanks Associates; Blue Ridge X-Ray, Carter; PC Accounting & Consulting; Forest Commercial Bank; Housing Authority of Asheville; McGuire, Wood & Bissette PA; Medical Action Industries; Patla,...

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