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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County announced on Wednesday that it has hired Dan Leroy as its next president and CEO. A search committee consisting of board and staff leadership, and led by Walker-Wilson Consulting, conducted a nationwide search after current CEO, David Bailey, announced his retirement following 23 years of service with the organization.    "A pool of more than 270 applicants confirms something we already knew; the opportunity to lead an organization of this caliber is something that doesn’t come around every day. As a result, we had an exemplary field of applicants to choose from," Mission Health Senior Vice...
Friday, February 22, 2019
February 20, 2019 -  The Board of Directors for United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County formally adopted and signed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Vision Statement for the organization.    Our Journey At the close of 2017, we, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s staff and board of directors, adopted our 2108-20, three-year strategic plan. Anyone who knows the inner workings of our organization knows that our strategic plans are not shelf-sitting, dust-collecting documents. These plans are living documents, upon which we build our annual organizational and departmental work plans.    In 2017, when we crafted our latest three-...
Thursday, February 7, 2019
  February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day and United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is proud to join United Ways across North Carolina and the nation in celebrating 2-1-1, the free, confidential information and referral system that connects callers and web visitors to health and human services 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.    2-1-1 helps people find resources for service needs such as food, housing, utility payment assistance, job training, information about health care providers, and more. NC 2-1-1 is also a part of the NC State Emergency Response Team and the Asheville Call Center serves on a variety of western North...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
As we write this, we are in day 34 of the Federal Government shutdown. This is uncharted territory for our nation and there are a lot of questions people have and a host of emerging needs that our neighbors are experiencing. Just a few hours ago President Trump announced a temporary re-opening of the federal government, this is not a permanent decision and requires us all to continue to share resources as they're made available. We hope that the information below is helpful to those impacted. We will continue to share as it's made available to us. I'm a Federal Employee And Need To Find Help United Way's NC 2-1-1 is a statewide resource...
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Thanks to Children First Communities in Schools for providing the following update regarding the inclusion of children in the 2020 federal budget Census. Providing the Census Bureau with adequate funding of $4.46 billion to do its job will ensure accurate allocation of federal funding for the infrastructure and programs that we all depend on. It is essential that the Census undertake a complete and accurate count of everyone in the U.S.   Billions of dollars in annual federal funding to North Carolina depend on an accurate Census count. These federal funds are used for roads, first responders, infrastructure, school lunch, foster care,...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
“Optimistic, entrepreneurial and collaborative” are a few of the words being used to promote the job opening for the next President and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.   Search Process Launched Organized by Walker Wilson Consulting, the search committee announced the start of the national search process that will continue through the end of January. More information about the position and application process can be found here.  “We are fortunate to be in a strong organizational position as we launch this search process,” said Paul McDowell, 2019/20 Board Chair of United Way and Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief...
Monday, December 3, 2018
The Board of Directors of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for a three-year cycle beginning July 1, 2019. This is a competitive grant process focused on improving key outcomes in the areas of education, health and financial stability. As a result of this process, up to 35, 3-year grants will be awarded to agencies that currently receive United Way grant funding.    This announcement comes on the heels of the completion of the first part of a two-part grant redesign process undertaken by the staff and board of United Way. As a result of this redesign, applications will only...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
In 2013, United Way Worldwide issued an opportunity for local United Ways from across the country to work together to learn how to build better support for youth through the development and use of an Early Warning and Response System (EWRS). Our United Way and United Way of Greenville County (South Carolina) were two of the nine organizations chosen. Since then, Laura Elliot, our Director of Community Schools, has remained in communication with the Greenville leaders regarding each of our initiatives. On November 7, a team from United Way of Greenville County and Greenville County Schools, met with our staff and members of the Asheville...
Friday, November 2, 2018
ASHEVILLE, NC | October 10, 2018 ─ After a 22-year career with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, David Bailey, the organization’s President and CEO, announced his retirement effective May 1, 2019.   David began his United Way career in 1985 working at local United Ways in Springfield, Massachusetts; Long Island, New York; Gallatin, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and Greenville, North Carolina. David joined the staff of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County in 1996 as Campaign Director. He assumed the role of President and CEO after George Pfeiffer’s retirement in 1999.   With David’s leadership, United Way of Asheville and...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
United Way is committed to the idea that when citizens give, advocate and volunteer, our community is stronger. Voting is one way to advocate. This page offers resources and links to educate you on issues and the voting process in general. Should you have questions, please contact ronkatz327@gmail.com or call 828-768-4559. Voting Information and Resources 2018 Elections: The general election will be Tuesday, November 6th.    Early voting is a great opportunity not only to vote but, if you are not registered, to register. This is called Same Day Registration and is only available during early voting, NOT on election day. Here is the list of...

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