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UWABC Volunteer Onboarding Form

First and foremost - THANK YOU for your commitment to our community and for being/becoming a volunteer with us. When you meet with your committee at the start of each year, you will be have an orientation that will demonstrate how your service drives our work and creates lasting change in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We hope this presentation helps you feel even better about your choice to volunteer.

Highlands Circle Spotlight: Michael Cortes

Update: Congratulations to Marilyn and Michael Cortes on the arrival of their daughter!  Look how proud big brother is!

Michael Cortes, one of our Highlands Circle members, is a commercial banker with TD Bank. He has lived in Asheville for 5 years. He and his wife Marilyn and have a 3 year old son, William, and a daughter who will be born this February. 


Board Member Comment Form

You're in a board or committee meeting.

You've got a great idea, a comment or question.

You might have had a chance to share it out loud or not. Either way you want to make sure your thought isn't just a flash in the pan, you want to make sure we capture it and, even better, do something with it. 

Here's one way - write it down. Fill this form out during the meeting or afterward. Your submission will go to both David and Lisa and they will make sure the right staff member gets it. How easy is that?

New Volunteer Website

We are excited to announce that our volunteer center, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, launched their new website this week with help from Galaxy Digital, a local Asheville-based company. Galaxy collaborates with United Ways around the country to support community volunteer efforts using their Get Connected database.

Great New Features

First and foremost - our web address is still the same: With the new site, volunteers will be able to

Free Help to Sign Up for Health Insurance

The following announcement comes from our partners at Pisgah Legal Services. Don't forget - if you ever have questions about these or other kinds of services, just dial 2-1-1 and one of our referral specialist will get the information you need.

ACA Open Enrollment Ends January 31st!

Sign Up for Health Insurance, Avoid Penalties, But Hurry – Time Is Running Out!

“#Get Covered, Stay Covered” Free Events This January

Highlands Circle Spotlight: Lindsay Stalowy

Lindsay Stalowy is an HR Professional in the Asheville office of Dixon Hughes Goodman. She's been involved with United Way's Highlands Circle since 2014.
Why are you involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? I firmly believe that the only way to make a positive change in the world is through service in my local community.

Spotlight Interviews

Thank you so much for being willing to share some of your story with our community. You may be asking "What in the world? Why me?" 

While we MIGHT have a photo of you on file, wouldn't you rather we post your FAVORITE photo? Upload here!
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png.
Tell us who you are/what you do. Think short, quick bio statement.
Why do you "live united"? What motivates you? How long have you been involved in our work?