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4 Community Aspirations

During a period of 24 months, United Way visited 42 different groups of Buncombe County residents and asked 326 people about their dreams for a good community.  We asked them what kind of community they want, what it means to have a good life, what gets in the way of that here, and what can be done to fix those obstacles.

We learned a lot and we are inspired by their thoughtful conversations with each other.  People were sincere and forthright in their responses. When we compiled all the responses, we realized 4 strong themes from every conversation.


Kia Giveaway

If you've received a pledge form in the mail and would like to be included in the contest for the Kia Soul please fill out this form now.

Thank you to AT&T

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.


We had a Hole In One Winner at the Eaton Kimberly-Clark Golf Tournament!

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.