Five out of 14 statewide recipients of this year’s United Way of North Carolina Spirit of North Carolina awards are United Way of Greater Greensboro partners.
Each year, the United Way of North Carolina recognizes and awards companies and organizations that have demonstrated strong community support through local United Way involvement. The Spirit of North Carolina Award celebrates the partnership of people working together to develop and implement innovative solutions for long-term community change.
The award program is an important statewide initiative that recognizes companies and employees for their outstanding support of the community by demonstrating excellence in their United Way campaigns.
On behalf of the 2015 Spirit of North Carolina Campaigning for Excellence Awards Committee, United Way of Greater Greensboro is pleased to announce local Spirit of North Carolina Award winners, were honored at the United Way of North Carolina Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Pinehurst, NC:
- Guilford County Schools – School Campaigns 5001+ Employees
- (along with UW of Greater High Point)
- Morrisette Paper Company – Manufacturing 51-100 Employees
- Kayser-Roth Corporation – Manufacturing 101-200 Employees
- E.P. Pearce Elementary School – School Campaigns 51-100 Employees
- City of Greensboro and Guilford County – City/County Municipality 5001+ Employees
“The fact that five of this year’s award winners are from the greater Greensboro community is outstanding. This shows a tremendous dedication to helping United Way achieve our strategic aim to break the cycle of poverty,” says Michelle-Gethers Clark, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro.
A team of 21 United Way leaders from across North Carolina judged 58 outstanding applications selecting 33 as winners. The established Seven Standards of Excellence, including volunteer culture, partnership with community to raise awareness of needs and foster a spirit of giving, leadership involvement, and campaign coordination are the criteria on which applications are judged.