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Hands On coordinates “We Care!” Experience for employee teams to participate in impactful service experiences that reduce the impact of poverty on people’s lives.
Last week, a dozen Highlands Circle members participated in a We Care! Experience here at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, creating 96 snack packs for Middle School students.
Angi West is a Senior Associate with DHG and has been an engaged member of Highlands Circle for two years and a United Way supporter for four years. .
Why are you involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? We all live in this community together and together we can make a big impact. Who doesn't want children fed, high school graduation rates to increase and a chance for people to have a comfy home to return to each day? I can't make any of these things a reality on my own but I can as a par to United Way!
Highlands Circle has partnered with Lenior-Rhyne Graduate Studies to help you get a discounted tuition rate on your graduate education! Lenoir-Rhyne will offer Highlands Circle members a discount on all credits taken in the Graduate Studies program.
In the first year of the partnership, members receive a 10% discount that is then adjusted each year based on total number of credit hours taken by the Highlands Circle members the previous year.
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.
Chris Bubenik is the Marketing Manager for Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker. Now that it's 2016, he has officially lived in Asheville for half of his life. Chris has been involved with United Way's Highlands Circle since 2014.
Faith Doyle is a new member of Highlands Circle and is an Asheville native, graduate of UNCA (Biochem), MBA from WCU, and currently works at Oppenheimer as a financial advisor.
Why are you involved with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? Giving back to the community that raised me and helping the kids, becoming a mother adds a new level of empathy toward kids.
What makes you smile? My daughter (Aurora "Rory"), my husband (Jeff) and the view around here, it never gets old