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United Way Announces New President and CEO

Khari Garvin Selected to Lead Organization Efforts to End Poverty, Public Invited to Meet Garvin at Virtual Lunch and Learn August 12 GREENSBORO, NC (July 20, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Khari Garvin has been named President and CEO and will begin leading the organization’s strategy to end local poverty on July […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Awards $1 Million in Grants to Address Local Housing Disparities – Grants will help more than 300 households recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19

GREENSBORO, NC (July 15, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is leveraging the first $1 million of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s recent $10 million gift, to award five grants to local organizations leading programs supporting innovative solutions addressing housing disparities. As part of UWGG’s focus on ending local poverty, […]

MeaningFULL Meals Helps Feed Children Over Summer Months, Public Encouraged to Get Involved

Greensboro, NC (June 23, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL meals program in partnership with BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad.  Eight years ago, UWGG and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need while […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Announces 2021-22 Board Members, Leadership and Campaign Chairs

Greensboro, NC (June 16, 2021) – At its recent annual meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro donors unanimously voted to accept the following community leaders to serve on its Board of Directors.  Alana Allen, NC A&T SU and I Am A Queen Anthony Boyd, First Bank Tracie Catlett, Greensboro Day School Tiffany Crenshaw, Intellect Resources Tabitha […]

Community Members Donate 600+ Basic Needs Kit to Benefit Local Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

United Way Young Leader’s Basic Needs Kits Surpasses Goal, Makes a Difference When United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Young Leaders affinity group cabinet learned that every night in Greensboro more than 900 people go to sleep homeless, they sprang into action. United, they organized a new volunteer opportunity and invited the entire community to participate […]

United Way Promotes Volunteerism on United Way Worldwide Day of Action, June 21

Greensboro, NC (June 3, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad, is promoting volunteerism on United Way’s Day of Action, June 21. On and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe will volunteer as part of United Way worldwide’s Day of Action. Locally in […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Host Basic Needs Kits Drive, Entire Community Invited to Volunteer

Greensboro, NC (May 4, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders invites members of the public to host “Basic Needs Item” drives. “The volunteer leadership of United Way Young Leaders was inspired into action after learning that every night in Greensboro more than 900 people go to sleep homeless. Basic needs kits are a simple way to provide practical help […]

Community Volunteer Collects 4,000+ Baby Items 

Every year, United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) hosts a variety of volunteer opportunities in partnership with the Volunteer Center of the Triad and various partner agencies to celebrate National Volunteer Week. This year, as many continue to social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic, UWGG encouraged community members to host Baby Items drives for items […]

United Way Announces Interim Leader, Launching President and CEO Search

Current United Way of Greater Greensboro Chief Financial Officer, Brian Graham will Lead Organizational Operations Until a New CEO is Hired  GREENSBORO, NC (April 8, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that its current Chief Financial Officer, Brian Graham will assume the organization’s interim leadership role of Chief Operating Officer, until a […]

United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 19-23

Greensboro, NC (April 2, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG), in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 19-23, 2021. All are encouraged to get involved in an at-home or safe in-person opportunity. Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up for an opportunity […]

Public Invited to Attend Virtually End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series Hosted by United Way Young Leaders, April 8

Greensboro, NC (March 22, 2021) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s (UWGG) End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series on April 8, 12- 1 p.m., which will focus on overcoming the impacts of student debt. The free Zoom event, hosted by UWGG’s Young Leaders affinity group, will feature speaker Demarcus Andrews. Demarcus, NC Policy and Outreach […]

United Way President & CEO Hired by Visa, Inc. to Lead Global Diversity and Corporate Responsibility

GREENSBORO, NC (March 16, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Michelle Gethers-Clark is leaving as the organization’s President and CEO, effective, April 16, to become the Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility for Visa, Inc.  In this newly created role, Gethers-Clark will be responsible for further elevating Visa’s […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Seeking Requests for Proposal to Address Housing Disparities

United Way is leveraging $1 million of recent $10 million MacKenzie Scott Gift to help households recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19 GREENSBORO, NC (March 15, 2021) –United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it is leveraging the first $1 million of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s recent $10 million gift, by seeking […]

United Way Kicks Off 21-Day Equity Challenge, Public Invited to Participate

Greensboro, NC (March 4, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is continuing its work to promote justice and equity with a new 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Members of the public are encouraged to sign up today at www.unitedwaygso.org/challenge.  UWGG openly acknowledges that diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of living united and believes all people should live […]

Seven Local United Way Community Partners Receive United Way Spirit of NC Awards

Winners include Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard L.L.P., City of Greensboro, Cone Health System, Guilford County Schools, Lincoln Financial Group, Morrisette Paper, and Syngenta Greensboro, NC (March 3, 2021) – Seven local United Way of Greater Greensboro community partners were honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award […]

Public Invited to Attend Virtually End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series Hosted by United Way Women United, March 18

Greensboro, NC (March 2, 2021) – The public is invited to attend the latest session of End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Women United donor affinity group. Hosted on Zoom, the session will take place on March 18, 12- 1 p.m.  Speakers Dr. Nannette Funderburk and Cheri Timmons will focus […]

From Hello to Help, NC 211 is Here – Celebrate 211 Day, Feb. 11, with United Way

Greensboro, NC (February 11, 2021) – In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, NC 211 is here to help North Carolinians get connected to food, housing assistance, healthcare resources, and much more. On February 11th, United Ways and 211 call centers across the country are celebrating 211 Day. NC 211 is a United-Way-funded information […]

College Students Invited to Participate in United Way’s Virtual Alternative Spring Break Challenge

Greensboro, NC (February 9, 2020) – Spring break looks different for college students this year and so does United Way of Greater Greensboro’s annual Alternative Spring Break program. Local college students are invited to participate in United Way’s virtual Alternative Spring Break Challenge, happening now through March 2. Students who complete the three challenges will be […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s 11th Annual Handbags to End Poverty Virtual Event

Greensboro, NC (January 29, 2021) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 11th Annual Handbags to End Poverty hosted by Women United on February 3, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m.  Anyone who purchases a raffle ticket at unitedwaygso.org/handbags will receive free entry to the virtual event. Attendees will have the opportunity to win one of […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s Free Virtual “Love GSO” Concert featuring Local Artist SunQueen Kelcey

Greensboro, NC (January 27, 2021) – The public is invited to attend a free United Way of Greater Greensboro virtual concert featuring live music by local artist SunQueen Kelcey on Thursday, February 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This “Love GSO” themed concert will entertain and inspire attendees to support local efforts to end poverty. SunQueen Kelcey is known for her genre-bending style that incorporates hip-hop, soul, […]

Mentoring Matters: Cayden & Alana’s Story

Alana and Cayden are one example of how mentoring truly matters. The first time Alana asked Cayden to look in the mirror and name three things she liked about herself, she couldn’t name one. Just one year later, she can name more than three. She’s thriving in STEM at Kearns Academy of Computer and Information […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Receives Historic $10 Million Gift from Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott

Gift will be used over the next three years to make innovative investments to lift local children and families out of poverty Greensboro, NC (December 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) has received a $10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, renowned philanthropist and novelist, to invest in efforts that lift local children and […]

$96,000 Granted to Four Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by COVID-19

To-Date, Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Has Granted Over $2.5 million to Over 100 local Nonprofits Greensboro, NC (December 4, 2020) – The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce it recently granted $96,740 to 4 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. To-date the Taskforce has granted a total of $2,512,188 to […]

Public Invited to Attend United Way’s Free Virtual Holiday Concert featuring Jessica Mashburn and Evan Olson

Greensboro, NC (December 3, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is continuing to celebrate its 98th year and invites everyone in the community to join the fun. On December 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., UWGG is hosting a free virtual concert with live music by local artists Jessica Mashburn and Evan Olson. “We are so excited […]