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 poverty. During National Volunteer Week, UWGG found it appropriate to express their gratitude to its volunteers, and to present its first-ever Volunteer UNITED awards to three key volunteers.

The Volunteer UNITED Awards include Impact UNTIED, Investment UNITED, and Service UNITED.

The Impact UNITED Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, recruitment, and impact strategy. Award winner, Greg Higgins, began volunteering with UWGG in 2014, and provides leadership to Impact Councils that evaluate UWGG’s grant applications.

The Investment UNITED Award recognizes exceptional and creative efforts to increase community partnerships and investments. Recipient Jessica Ingram led the 2022 ITG Brands United Way Campaign. Because of Ingram’s leadership, employee gifts increased by 17%, and employee participation grew by 50%.

The Service UNITED award recognizes longstanding volunteer leadership and unwavering commitment to innovation. Award winner Kathy Norcott is one of the founding members of UWGG’s African American Affinity Group that began in 2003.

“We are an entirely volunteer driven organization and have been for over 100 years. National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to celebrate our volunteers and their diverse talents and compassion that drives our mission to end local poverty,” said Holly Beck, Director of Volunteering and Advocacy at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Aside from thanking volunteers for their efforts to give back to the community, UWGG hopes that attendees were able to learn more about its mission and strategy to end local poverty and will continue to volunteer and support its work going forward.

To view photos from the event, visit UWGG’s Facebook page.

Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to learn more about UWGG’s single focus on ending local poverty.


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