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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Reading the incredible history of our Asheville City and Buncombe County buildings in the recent Mountain Xpress made us think about the stories and pictures that we share here at United Way. Okay, so there was a lot more drama and fueding in their story than ours but at its essence there were two buildings, standing side by side, representing two different styles and perspectives yet underneath it all they are united in a desire to see the community succeed.On our materials you'll often see two people, standing side by side, just like those two buildings. People who, on the surface might not have anything obvious in common.  They might be...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Please join us for a community forum on Medicaid expansion and the Insurance Exchange for North Carolina. March 14, 2013, at 6 pmMountain View Room at the Sherrill Center, UNCA Medicaid expansion would increase health care access to 500,000 working poor; provide reimbursement to hospitals for uncompensated care; and create an estimated 23,000 health care industry jobs.  Despite these figures, NC lawmakers have voted to block Medicaid expansion.   •    What can we do now? •    How will the Insurance Exchange work? The panelists for this community forum will include:•    Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Ridge Community Health...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
We too, are proud of our Middle School Success champion, Gina Gallo! From the Mt. Xpress: The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor exceptional leaders of the Asheville City Schools district at the annual Celebration for Champions, to be held at UNCA Sherrill Center, Sunday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. The winners were chosen from a group of a dozen community-selected nominees, include Gina Gallo through her nonprofit leadership with the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, who has continued to be an advocate for the support and success of middle school students in new and comprehensive ways, former Co-Director of Asheville City...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
First, before we list the awards, we have a few shout outs: Terminix Southeast - They ran a great campaign and increased their combined corporate and employee giving by 45% over 2011.   Let's hear it for Enka Middle School!  Our local schools and especially our local Middle Schools are United Way partners of the highest caliber.  Their Principals and campaign coordinators, counselors, teachers and staff are our great allies.  We want to thank them again and give Enka Middle School and Principal Tom Keever a big “Go JETS!” WNC Community Health Services is a leader in health outcomes, and they’re also leaders in fundraising.  Despite the...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you don't already know about the Tumblr blog "What Should AVL Call Me?" You should check it out - it is often very funny.  But we don't usually expect to see ourselves in one of the posts but today we did! Check out What Should AVL Call Me? in full action here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
More than 200 people joined us for our annual Live United Celebration and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 29.  Normally these are two separate meetings, held at different times of the year (November and April).  We made the decision to combine the events to accomplish two goals: Make sure those who work hard to raise the dollars, those who allocate it in the form of Education, Income and Health grants,and those who support the work of 2-1-1, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe and Middle School Success can be recognized together. Make sure everyone can see the positive impact of their collective work. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll...
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 - 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!