Spirit of North Carolina Award Recipients Announced by United Way of North Carolina, Greensboro Celebrates Five Honorees

(Greensboro, NC – February 19, 2015) – On an annual basis, United Way of North Carolina recognizes and awards extraordinary companies and organizations that have demonstrated commitment and support to their community through partnerships and engagement with local United Ways. This year, United Way of Greater Greensboro is thrilled to recognize five recipients of this prestigious award in our area.

VF Corporation
Outstanding Business Campaign 1001-1500 Employees
Guilford County Human Resources Department
Outstanding City/County Municipality up to 50 Employees
City of Greensboro and Guilford County Employee Campaign
Outstanding City/County Municipality 5001+ Employees
E.P. Pearce Elementary School
Outstanding School Campaign 51-100 Employees
Guilford County Schools
Outstanding School Campaigns 5001+ Employees

“It is through the generosity and compassion expressed by our donors and volunteers that we are able to impact lives,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO at United Way of Greater Greensboro. “The organizations we honor with Spirit of North Carolina awards have made a stand as philanthropic leaders in Greensboro and are shining examples of the power of love for mankind.”

It’s more than just about the dollars raised to support initiatives and programs that affect community change, it’s working together to tackle the hard issues communities face and build long-term solutions.

Businesses, professional and non-profit organizations, governmental entities, healthcare and educational institutions – large and small – are nominated to receive this award because they are champions of change, raise their voice to find the good in the community, volunteer their time and expertise, and invest resources. Hats off to all nominees and winners.

A team of 20 United Way leaders from across the state judged 75 outstanding applications with 42 selected as winners. Seven Standards of Excellence are the criteria on which applications are judged, some of which include volunteer culture, partnership with community to raise awareness of needs and foster a spirit of giving, leadership involvement, and campaign coordination. Awards were presented to the winning companies during the United Way of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

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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.

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