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Black Friday… Cyber Monday… Giving Tuesday! This December 2nd, show that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. 

Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters.
Nov 14
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WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014. 10am-12:00pm

HOSTED BY: United Ways of Forsyth County, Greater Greensboro and Greater High Point. 

WHERE: Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont, 1203 Frances Daily Ct, Colfax, NC 27235

 

United Way and the NC Budget and Tax Center are teaming up to share the story of North Carolina’s economy, the condition of the state budget and engage with you in duscussion about the issues affecting your community. As part of the event, rgional data wll be presented to demonstrate the impacts behing felt in local communities. When you leave, prepare to roll up your sleeves and put what you learned into action right where you live and work. Here is a snapshot of what you can expect:

 

- Information on North Carolina’s economy and how families are faring;

 

- Overview of state budget decisions and 2014 short session results which affect education, financial stability and health;

 

- What we can expect from the 2015 long session; and,

 

- Tools to make an impact on the issues you care most about.

 

Please register and join with others in your neighborhood to focus your local advocacy efforts and achieve great outcomes.

 

REGISTER NOW:

http://www.unitedwaync.org/2014legislativebriefings

 

Nov 11
2014-15 UWGG Campaign Chair

2014-15 UWGG Campaign Chair

Dana Carter of United Way of Greater Greensboro sat down with Jason Bohrer, chair of the 2014-15 United Way of Greater Greensboro campaign, to learn more about his aspirations, inspirations and leadership.
Carter: What inspired you to accept the request to serve as campaign chair?

Bohrer: I have been involved with United Way since entering the workplace. It was an honor to be asked to serve as chair and I enthusiastically accepted. Frankly, it is a scary job. So many in the community depend on us to be successful. I accepted because I believe in the mission of United Way, I enjoy the community engagement and am energized by the professional team I get to work with every day.

One of the great strengths of this organization is the fact that there are so many community members who hold the organization accountable. Community volunteers are the backbone of United Way and they are in the trenches. Because of that oversight, donors can give to United Way of Greater Greensboro in full confidence that their dollars are working hard for the community in ways that make the most meaningful impact.

Carter: What is your aspiration for this year’s United Way of Greater Greensboro campaign?

Bohrer: Due to both local and national economic conditions, United Way of Greater Greensboro had a five-year run of declining fundraising. Last year, the team turned the corner and raised $11,000,000. Our goal this year is to continue the positive trend and raise more money than last year. In the long term, our aspirations are to be a $15,000,000 annual campaign and over the next few years we will do everything we can to get there. The more dollars we raise, the more people we can serve and lives we can change. All in all, that means a stronger Greensboro.

Carter: What will be your primary focus during the campaign?

Bohrer: This year we have a lot to discuss with the community. United Way has a new focus on reducing poverty in our community from the current shocking level of 20% of the people in our community. We have a highly professional team, loads of enthusiastic volunteers and loyal supporters. A key goal of mine is to get our message out to individuals and corporations that have not worked with us before, and begin to partner with them to make a difference in the community.

Carter: Talk to me a bit more about your background.

Bohrer: I have over 30 years of business experience in companies ranging from regional firms to global enterprises. My goal is to bring that practical experience to United Way to help make a positive impact on the community. I have spent a great deal of time in general management and finance, and can assure the community that United Way is a good steward of the pledges received, makes wise investments and measures community impact carefully.

Carter: What do you bring to the United Way campaign this year?

Bohrer: I bring an enthusiasm for our mission, a love of working on teams, a critical eye for the analysis of our activities, a servant’s heart and a goal of having a positive effect on the community.

Carter: What do you love most about Greensboro?

Bohrer: Greensboro is a very welcoming and caring community. From the first day my family and I moved here ten years ago it felt like home. We have an exceptional degree of volunteerism due to our collective interest in making Greensboro an even better place to live.

Carter: What do you wish others in our community knew about United Way?

Bohrer: The staff, volunteers and supporters of United Way care deeply about the community and have the goal to make a difference every day. For those of you we are currently not partnering with, please take a few minutes to learn about our mission, get to know us and then jump in… the water is fine.

 

To learn how to start a United Way campaign at your workplace, call United Way of Greater Greensboro at 336-378-6600.

Give a gift to support United Way’s work in our community. 

 

Oct 06

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Dana Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Ph: 336-378-6617
dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org

United Way of Greater Greensboro Welcomes Jason Bohrer as 2014 Campaign Chair

(Greensboro, NC – October 6, 2014) –The 2014 United Way of Greater Greensboro campaign is underway with a new campaign chair at the helm. Jason Bohrer, partner at management consulting firm Newbold Advisors, will lead the 2014 campaign; his goal: to raise even more funds than the 2013 campaign accomplishment of $11 Million, so that the organization can reach and serve even more residents in need.

The 2014 campaign kicked off September 25. More than 500 companies plan to hold workplace campaigns. One of the campaign goals is to create 100% awareness about Greensboro’s growing poverty rates and root causes. Armed with this information, United Way is asking more companies to get engaged and every employee to participate to help break the cycle of poverty in Greensboro.

Bohrer is a long-time donor and corporate leader. In 2013, he joined the United Way of Greater Greensboro board of directors and agreed to become the lead community volunteer for the 2014 United Way Campaign. He has the passion and analytical rigor to take the campaign to the next level.

“The work of United Way has thrived by the commitments of our loyal contributors and we are endlessly thankful,” says Bohrer. “With new leadership, with new business leaders in Greensboro coming to the table to support this great community, we can do so much more. I’m confident that this year, businesses and individuals not currently involved with United Way will answer this call.”

“Greensboro has a history of standing together to improve the quality of life for all,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “Today, we ask for more people to get involved with United Way by giving a gift, volunteering or advocating on issues impacting low-income communities. Greensboro can be greater if we all LIVE UNITED.”

Small business and large corporations alike can join with more than 500 organizations in the Greater Greensboro area that are supporting the work of United Way. To learn how, call United Way of Greater Greensboro at 336-378-6600.

Individuals are invited to give to the United Way campaign online at www.UnitedWayGSO.org. Every dollar makes a difference in helping those in need in our community.

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LIVE UNITED
United Way of Greater Greensboro makes investments in our community to serve those in need so that all individuals and families can succeed. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.

Sep 17

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Dana Carter

United Way of Greater Greensboro

Ph: 336-378-6617

dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org

 

CELEBRATE GREENSBORO Brings Community Together to Kick Off United Way of Greater Greensboro 2014 Campaign

 

(Greensboro, NC – September 17, 2014) –United Way of Greater Greensboro is kicking off its 2014 campaign and wants YOU to join in the fun! United Way will host Celebrate Greensboro, a fun, family-friendly community celebration on Thursday, September 25, from 4-7pm in Festival Park. Gather your friends, family and colleagues and join United Way to celebrate what it means to LIVE UNITED in a great community.

 

The Magnificents Band will be on stage playing favorite classic, soul, beach, top 40 and dance tunes.

 

What: CELEBRATE GREENSBORO: A United Way of Greater Greensboro Community Celebration

 

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014. 4:00pm-7:00pm

 

Where: Festival Park, downtown Greensboro, directly adjacent (north side) to the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie Street.

 

Why: To celebrate the people and places that help make life better for all

To learn about United Way of Greater Greensboro’s focus on breaking the cycle of poverty in Greensboro

To hear how businesses can help by hosting a United Way campaign

To hear how United Way changes lives every day.

To learn how every citizen can get involved at some level and help break the cycle of poverty in Greensboro with United Way.

 

Details: This event is free and open to the public.

Food trucks will be available. Picnics are welcome (no alcohol please. Remember to recycle.) No RSVP is required. Wear your “LIVE UNITED” t-shirt and show your support!

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LIVE UNITED

United Way of Greater Greensboro makes investments in our community to serve those in need so that all individuals and families can succeed. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.

Sep 01

United Way of Greater Greensboro Community Celebration

Thursday, September 25, 2014. 4-7pm

Festival Park, Downtown Greensboro

directly adjacent (north side) to the Greensboro Cultural Center at 200 N. Davie Street. 

 

Join us to celebrate our great community as we kick off the 2014 United Way campaign. Hear how United Way changes lives every day. Honor the people and places in our community that help make life better for all. We have an exciting year ahead; with YOU it will be extraordinary. Because great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.

 

The Magnificents BandOn Stage: 

The Magnificents Band

Let loose with the musicial stylings of The Magnificents Band, performing classic, soul, beach, top 40 and dance.

 

Meet your United Way of Greater Greensboro staff, volunteers, advocates, and donors. Connect with business and community leaders who LIVE UNITED with you.

Food trucks available. Picnics welcome (no alcohol please). Wear your LIVE UNITED t-shirt!

No RSVP required. Bring your friends and family and enjoy music in the park with United Way.

 

 

Jul 01

There are more than 72,000 students in grades K-12 at Guilford County Schools. More than 56% of these students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer months, when school is not in session, these children often do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry.

 

We believe that children should not worry about where their next meal comes from, or if it will come at all.

 

To compliment the work of Guilford County School feeding centers, MeaningFULL Meals is a summer nutrition project by United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro to help feed hungry children in our community in the evening. The organizations are calling on the community for help. Donations and volunteers are needed to be sure the program has the greatest impact on feeding children this summer.

Download the MeaningFULL Meals Flyer: 2014-MeaningFULLMeals-Flyer-8.5×11-FINAL

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

DONATE

Donations of non-perishable foods are accepted Mondays and Wednesdays June 23-August 7, 2014 from 11am-2pm at The Volunteer Center of Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville Street, or Wiley Elementary School, 600 West Terrell Street.
Food Items Needed: 

 - mac & cheese (microwavable)

- canned veggies

- bread

- tuna and chicken (vacuum sealed)

- ramen noodles

- fruit cups

- applesauce

- fruit roll-ups

- raisin snack packs

- juice boxes

- dried rice and beans

- PB&J (pre-made & individual jars)

- breakfast cereal (individual boxes hot and cold)

- Poptarts

- graham crackers, Nekot/Lance crackers

- chips (individual sizes)

- pasta & spaghetti sauce

- freeze pops

- Hamburger Helper

- Oodles of Noodles

- ravioli

- single serving size spaghetti lasagna (non-perishable)

* No soda or candy please *

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are also needed Tuesdays and Thursdays June 23-August 7 to help distribute food and pack bags for the next day. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at www.volunteergso.org or by calling 336-373-1633.

ADVOCATE

Download the MeaningFULL Meals Flyer: 2014-MeaningFULLMeals-Flyer-8.5×11-FINAL

Post the flyer up at your workplace, church or school. Talk about the issue of hunger in our community. Spread the word about this critical event. Without food donations and volunteers, there are children in our community who will go to bed hungry this summer. Thank you for all that you can do!
Jul 01
NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Dana Z. Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Phone: 336-378-6617
dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org
UNITED WAY OF GREATER GREENSBORO WELCOMES FIVE NEW STAFF MEMBERS
(Greensboro, NC – July 1, 2014) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) welcomes new staff members within its resource development and finance departments. The new staff members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from both the nonprofit and corporate sectors.
“Our staff truly embodies the mission of our work; they are at the core of our community impact,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro,
New employees at United Way of Greater Greensboro include:
Mike Singer, vice president of resource development
Mike leads the annual campaign process.  His prior experience includes serving as President and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America- Mid South Chapter, Ronald McDonald house, as well as United Ways in Alabama, Tennessee, and Maryland.
Elizabeth Green, director of major gifts
Elizabeth leads Tocqueville Society major gifts donor engagement and appreciation.  Elizabeth joins us from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as a development officer.  Prior to that, she was Executive Director for Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central NC Chapter where she spent 22 years of her career.
Gavin Sands, campaign director
Gavin creates the annual campaign master plan and logistics for more than 500 corporate partners.   Gavin joins us from the Macy’s Merchandising Group in New York City and Elon University as Assistant Director of Admissions and Assistant Director of Annual Giving.
Tamarind Stewart, senior campaign manager
Tamarind manages a diverse portfolio of UWGG corporate and individual donors as well as grant management. Tamarind joins United Way from Lakeview Academy and Boys & Girls Clubs where she had a variety of roles that include Executive Director.
Samantha Lyons-Kittrell, accounts receivable specialist
Samantha plays in key role in our pledge receivable process.  She comes to us from Children’s Home Society of North Carolina where she managed account receivables for the growing agency for 8 years.
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LIVE UNITED
United Way of Greater Greensboro pools resources, time and talent to support programs, initiatives, and partner agencies meeting the critical needs of our community and offer a high quality of life for all. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.

 

Jun 26

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Dana Z. Carter

United Way of Greater Greensboro

Phone: 336-378-6617

dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org

 

 

UNITED WAY OF GREATER GREENSBORO WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

 

(Greensboro, NC – June 26, 2014) – On June 11, at its annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro donors voted unanimously to welcome four new members to its board of directors. Constituents also voted to accept term renewals for ten existing board members.

 

“The professionals who serve on the United Way board of directors have committed a significant amount of time and energy in United Way’s work,” says Judy Schanel, chair of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s board of directors. “The wisdom our new board members will impart on our upcoming journey will be an incredible gift to our community.”

 

The United Way of Greater Greensboro board of directors provides direction, support, guidance, and governance to the organization by engaging business leaders as committed volunteers and leveraging expertise to advance the work of United Way.

 

New board members at United Way of Greater Greensboro include:

 

Dr. Paul Leslie, vice president for academic affairs & dean of the faculty, professor of sociology, Greensboro College

 

Lee Stokes, founder & senior pastor, Destiny Christian Center

 

Gregg Strader, executive vice president, American National Bank & Trust

 

Jason Strange, senior manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

 

The 2014-2015 United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors: 

 

Marc Adams, vice president and general manager, Ecolab/Kay Chemical

 

Jason Bohrer, partner, Newbold Advisors

 

Tina Akers Brown, executive director, Greensboro Housing Authority

 

Dan Burdett, head of customer marketing & services, Syngenta

 

Pete Callahan, regional vice-president, Piedmont Triad Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo

 

Sue Cole, founder and managing partner, SAGE Leadership & Strategy, LLC

 

Mary Wood Copeland, senior vice president of human resources, Bell Partners, Inc.

 

Mike Diamond, senior vice-president, BB&T

 

Mae Douglas, community volunteer

 

Dr. Beth Folger, chief academic officer, Guilford County Schools

 

Kim Gatling, partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLC

 

Regina Howard Glaspie, circulation director, News & Record

 

Robin Hager, senior executive vice president, chief administration officer, NewBridge Bank

 

Jeff Johnson, vice-president, centralized call management, American Express

 

Murray Kessler, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Lorillard Tobacco

 

Dr. Paul Leslie, vice president, academic affairs and dean of faculty professor of sociology, Greensboro College

 

Kathi Lester, vice president of member services, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

 

Dr. Samantha Magill, flight sciences engineer, Honda Aircraft Company

 

Dr. Harold Martin, chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University

 

Dan McGinn, partner, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

 

Rich Newman, president/community leader, Pennybyrn at Maryfield

 

Kent Price, senior vice-president of human resources, United Guaranty

 

Dr. Edward Robinson, principal scientist, Lorillard Tobacco

 

Judy Schanel, executive vice-president acute care services, Cone Health

 

Martin Schneider, global chief information officer, VF Corporation

 

Susan Shumaker, president, Cone Health Foundation

 

Lee Stokes, founder and senior pastor, Destiny Christian Center

 

Gregg Strader, executive vice president, American National Bank & Trust

 

Jason Strange, senior manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

Aaron Strasser, vice president, Southern Plate & Glass

 

Jim Westmoreland, city manager, City of Greensboro

 

Sue White, president, Donathan Properties, Inc.

 

Ben Zuraw, community volunteer

 

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LIVE UNITED

United Way of Greater Greensboro pools resources, time and talent to support programs, initiatives, and partner agencies meeting the critical needs of our community and offer a high quality of life for all. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.

Jun 23
NEWS RELEASE
June 23, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Carley Swaim
The Volunteer Center of Greensboro
Ph: 336-373-1633
carley@volunteergso.org
Dana Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Ph: 336-378-6617
dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org
The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and United Way Team Up To Feed Hungry Children This Summer
MeaningFULL Meals donations and volunteers accepted now
(Greensboro, NC) – There are more than 72,000 students in grades K-12 at Guilford County Schools. More than 56% of these students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer months, when school is not in session, these children often do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry.
To compliment the work of Guilford County School feeding centers, MeaningFULL Meals is a summer nutrition project by United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro to help feed hungry children in our community in the evening. The organizations are calling on the community for help. Donations and volunteers are needed to be sure the program has the greatest impact on feeding children this summer.
“There are children right here in our community who are hungry in the evening and we believe that is unacceptable,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “I’ve had people ask me if their donation of a few cans of food really matters. My answer is yes, yes, yes.”
“Come out and volunteer at the pantry or start your own food drive,” says Carley Swaim, executive director of The Volunteer Center of Greensboro. “Giving of your time and resources to help children and families have access to nutritious meals this summer is your chance to make a difference and invest in our future.”
Donations of foods are accepted Mondays and Wednesdays June 23-August 7, 2014 from 11am-2pm at The Volunteer Center of Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville Street, or Wiley Elementary School, 600 West Terrell Street.
Volunteers are also needed Tuesdays and Thursdays June 23-August 7 to help distribute food and pack bags for the next day. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at www.volunteergso.org or by calling 336-373-1633.
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The Volunteer Center of Greensboro strengthens our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits and build partnerships. www.volunteergso.org
LIVE UNITED
United Way of Greater Greensboro pools resources, time and talent to support programs, initiatives, and partner agencies meeting the critical needs of our community and offer a high quality of life for all. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.