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Six Local Campaign Partners and Volunteer Honored with United Way Spirit of NC Awards

Greensboro, NC (May 17, 2024) –  Six local United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) annual campaign partners and one volunteer leader were recently honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards, which celebrate organizations and individuals for their exemplary partnership demonstrated through fundraising, volunteering, outstanding leadership, and creative team building. The Spirit of North Carolina Award offers local United Ways an opportunity to nominate […]

30 Years of Volunteering

Heather Milligan’s journey with United Way began in Concord, New Hampshire, in the early 1990s with what was then Merrimack County United Way. She started volunteering after experiencing deep gratitude for the benefits that United Way helped make possible for her family. Her son, at age 3, was non-verbal and soon diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, […]

United Way Leader Selected for Distinguished Worldwide Leadership Program

Local leader in Greensboro chosen as one of 12 inaugural participants of United Way Worldwide’s program aimed at building a stronger, more equitable future United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is excited to announce that its own Julia Thomas, Associate Vice-President of Development, has been selected to participate in United Way Worldwide’s new Next-Generation Leaders […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro hosts Conversations with Community Leaders, Featuring Panel Discussion on Health Disparities and the Impact on Our Community

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is excited to invite you to attend Conversations with Community Leaders featuring a panel discussion on Health Disparities and the Impact on Our Community on December 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dana Auditorium, located at Guilford College. Make plans to attend UWGG’s last event of the year […]

United Way Hosts Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event on October 29

Thousands of Children and Families Are Expected to Attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Annual Trunk-or-Treat Hosted by Young Leaders Greensboro, NC (October 19, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) and Young Leaders (YL) will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 29, 2 – 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the […]

United Way Announces New Campaign Chair, and Invites Public to Campaign Kickoff on September 8

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is delighted to introduce Steve Swetoha, President of the Greensboro Swarm, as its new Campaign Chair of its Board of Directors. The public is invited to meet Swetoha and new President and CEO Frank McCain Jr. at UWGG’s 2023 Campaign Kickoff on September 8 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. […]

United Way Announces New President and CEO

Frank McCain Jr. Selected by Board of Directors to Lead United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Poverty Efforts United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today that Frank McCain Jr. has been named President and CEO and will begin leading the organization’s strategy to end local poverty on August 21. The public is invited to meet […]

Blanche Cheeley – This is my story

My name is Blanche Cheeley. I decided to share my story because of the help my mother and my family received from United Way when I was growing up. If you’ve not viewed my story, please take a few minutes now. Because of the support we received from United Way and other community resources, I […]

Community Support of MeaningFULL Meals Food Drive Especially Needed This Year

Greensboro, NC (July 10, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is mobilizing the community throughout July with its annual MeaningFULL Meals program in partnership with The Volunteer Center (TVC) of the Triad and BackPack Beginnings (BPB). Ten years ago, UWGG and TVC started MeaningFULL Meals as nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need during […]

United Way Announces New Board Members, Strategic Partnerships

At its recent Annual Meeting, United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) appointed 15 board members, including officers. UWGG is also pleased to announce nearly $6 million in investments supporting 56 Strategic Partnerships, Initiatives, including two Family Success Centers and the Guilford Success Network Pilot. Board Member Highlights During the meeting, 15 board members were appointed […]

VOLUNTEERS UNITED – Meet Jose and Yubi Sandoval

Volunteers are the heart of United Way, and are an important component in our mission to end local poverty.  United Way is excited to highlight Jose and Yubi Sandoval, who are both on United Way’s marketing committee and have volunteered a combined 5 years in different capacities. Jose is also on our board of directors. “We believe in […]

United Way Selects YWCA as New Lead Partner for Second Family Success Center

Greensboro, NC (May 26, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it has selected YWCA of Greensboro as the new lead partner to operate its second Family Success Center (FSC) which will now be located at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA Greensboro building at 1807 East Wendover Avenue. “We are thrilled […]

United Way Seeking Volunteers to Promote and Participate in its Mentoring Matters Initiative During Juneteenth Greensboro Celebration and on Worldwide Day of Action

Greensboro, NC (June 17, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is honored to sponsor Greensboro Juneteenth’s Celebration and is seeking volunteers to help promote its Mentoring Matters initiative during the Celebration’s Black Truck Food Festival on June 17, 5 – 11 p.m. at LeBauer Park, located at 208 Davie St, Greensboro, NC 27401. UWGG is looking for […]

United Way of Greater Greensboro Accepting Applications for Open President & CEO Role

Greensboro, NC (April 24, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today Chapel Hill-based Developmental Associates has been selected to lead a national search for a new UWGG President and CEO, and applications for the position are being accepted through May 23, 2023. Developmental Associates specializes in finding top tier candidates for high […]

United Way Hosts Celebration to Recognize its Volunteers for Their Efforts to End Local Poverty

United Way of Greater Greensboro Invites its Volunteers to a Celebration to Express its Gratitude, and to Honor Three Key Volunteers with First Ever Volunteer UNITED Awards Greensboro, NC (April 21, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is recognizing and celebrating all its dedicated volunteers who directly impact its work to end local […]

VOLUNTEERS UNITED – Meet Cammie Cummings

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, United Way is excited to celebrate Cammie Cummings, a local go-getter and volunteer champion who makes an impact in everything she does. Cammie has volunteered with United Way for 4 years and is currently chairing United Way’s Young Leaders (YL) Affinity Group. Young Leader members are emerging community leaders […]

Ben & Jerry’s Partners with United Way for Free Cone Day April 3

Event at Friendly Center in Greensboro will promote United Way of Greater Greensboro’s efforts to end local poverty Greensboro, NC (March 31, 2023) – Ben & Jerry’s Friendly Center and United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) are excited to invite the public to enjoy a free scoop of ice cream at this year’s Ben & Jerry’s Free […]

United Way Celebrates Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 17-21

Greensboro, NC (March 22, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad, is celebrating and promoting volunteerism this National Volunteer Week, April 17-21, 2023. Community members are encouraged to participate and get involved during the week. Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to view opportunities and sign up. Opportunities for both […]

United Way’s First Public Midyear Report Shows 121 Households Left Poverty, Thousands Receiving Supports and Services

Public Invited to Attend Virtual Event to Learn More About United Way’s Strategy and Latest Outcomes to End Local Poverty Greensboro, NC (March 8, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to invite the community to a virtual lunch and learn presenting its first-ever public midyear outcomes report, which will provide details on […]

Former United Way President & CEO Serving Within Biden-Harris Administration

Khari Garvin has been appointed Director of the Office of Head Start at the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services GREENSBORO, NC (March 6, 2023) – Former United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) President and CEO, Khari Garvin began a new role today within the Biden-Harris Administration serving as […]

VOLUNTEERS UNITED – Meet Melanie Jones

In honor of Women’s History Month, United Way is excited to celebrate Melanie Jones, a local gamechanger who is making a lasting impact in multiple ways. Melanie has volunteered with United Way for over 10 years, and is the current chair of United Way’s Women United (WU) Affinity Group. WU is focused on inspiring women […]

Seven Local Campaign Partners and Volunteer Honored with United Way Spirit of NC Awards

Greensboro, NC (March 3, 2023) – Seven local United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) annual campaign partners and one volunteer leader were recently honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards, which celebrate organizations and individuals for their exemplary partnership demonstrated through fundraising, volunteering, outstanding leadership, and creative team building. The Spirit of North Carolina Award offers local United Ways an opportunity to nominate organizations […]

United Way’s First Bold Goal Data Report Shows 121 Households Have Left Poverty

Results exceed United Way of Greater Greensboro’s goal to help 50 households leave poverty by the end of 2023, and supports Bold Goal to help 3,000 households by 2030  GREENSBORO, NC (February 28, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announced today its community-supported strategy of creating, connecting, and leading community partnerships that equip and […]

Greensboro Recognizes March 1 as LIVE UNITED Day

GREENSBORO, NC (February 22, 2023) – Residents are invited to celebrate LIVE UNITED Day with the City of Greensboro and the United Way of Greater Greensboro by helping create a unique piece of art that displays the phrase “LIVE UNITED.” Residents are invited to paint their fingertips on the artwork from 11 am to 2 […]