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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
First, before we list the awards, we have a few shout outs: Terminix Southeast - They ran a great campaign and increased their combined corporate and employee giving by 45% over 2011.   Let's hear it for Enka Middle School!  Our local schools and especially our local Middle Schools are United Way partners of the highest caliber.  Their Principals and campaign coordinators, counselors, teachers and staff are our great allies.  We want to thank them again and give Enka Middle School and Principal Tom Keever a big “Go JETS!” WNC Community Health Services is a leader in health outcomes, and they’re also leaders in fundraising.  Despite the...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you don't already know about the Tumblr blog "What Should AVL Call Me?" You should check it out - it is often very funny.  But we don't usually expect to see ourselves in one of the posts but today we did! Check out What Should AVL Call Me? in full action here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
More than 200 people joined us for our annual Live United Celebration and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 29.  Normally these are two separate meetings, held at different times of the year (November and April).  We made the decision to combine the events to accomplish two goals: Make sure those who work hard to raise the dollars, those who allocate it in the form of Education, Income and Health grants,and those who support the work of 2-1-1, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe and Middle School Success can be recognized together. Make sure everyone can see the positive impact of their collective work. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
If any of you are planning on joining us for the filming fun out at Taylor Ranch on Thursday, well we are still on! IF for some reason this little "weather event" shows up earlier or bigger than reported thus far, we'll reschedule for next week, but at this point all systems are go! If you are planning to come but forgot to let us know, email us at - we'll send you the details and make sure you know about any last minute changes. Hope we'll see you there - it's going to be fun.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Have you ever wanted to work with us at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? Well we have three opportunities lined up for you! We are hiring a new Leadership Giving Manager and two part-time 2-1-1 Referral Specialists.  Learn more about both here.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate all the hard work and accomplishments of so many in our community this past year.    Get all the event details and register here. Do it today - early bird pricing ends on January 11!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
On the morning of Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, more than 120 people representing nonprofit organizations, government, business, and other sectors from throughout WNC attended the 2012 Legislative Briefing at the AB Tech Enka campus.  Allan Morse, United Way Advocacy Committee chair, moderated the program.     The NC State Budget Allan Freyer, NC Budget & Tax Center, discussed the challenges of the NC economy coming out of the 2008 Recession and the impact the NC State budgets have had on jobs, nonprofits, and the key budget areas that North Carolina supports in education, health, public safety and more.  Allan also provided a forecast...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
From a Press Release by United Way of Western Connecticut   United Way of Western Connecticut Responds to the Tradgedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School   NEWTOWN, CT (December 14, 2012): United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to our staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this senseless event as we face the days and weeks ahead. “We are committed to...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe announces today the beginning of its 2013-2014 community investment process, which will advance the work of United Way’s Education, Income and Health focus areas.The competitive grant process is open to programs with results clearly aligned with the community-level results United Way seeks in Education, Income and Health. Other requirements include:  Be a 501(c)(3) or public, tax-exempt health and human service organization Serve Buncombe County residents Meet United Way’s Standards of Excellence Meet United Way’s Contractual Obligations Attend an orientation session in January To RSVP for an orientation...