If you've never been to Little Jumbo on Broadway, you should be sure to make a stop. And thanks to the generosity of co-owner, Chall Grey and manager, Elaina, we couldn't have had a better venue to celebrate the impact that this small but mighty group of donors have had during this, our Centennial year.
Amy Hanks, the Centennial co-chair shared with the crowd their collective impact
"We have so much to celebrate this evening. We are able to gather together, and celebrate the work being done in the community right now by United Way along with our community partners. And we have a chance to celebrate you. Our very own Tocqueville Society has raised more than $1M this year for our annual Live United Fund AND over $1M in Centennial funds to further UW’s work in this community into the next century. Thank you!"
Bill Hathaway, who also served as Centennial co-chair and serves as a UWABC board member, shared a recent experience with the crowd
"I know that sometimes we don't always get to see the impact of what our donations support but last week I was able to spend some time at the United for Youth spring convening. It was a big crowd of school and community partners that came together on the UNCA campus and I have to say that hearing the youth panel talk about their experience as leaders within their schools and communities, well, it filled my soul up and I want you to know your efforts are making a difference."
In their speeches, both Bill and Dan recalled special moments they witnessed at the United for Youth Spring Convening held on May 5 at UNCA. Follow this link for a photo gallery and some reflections from the day.