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United Way of Greater Greensboro
(Greensboro, NC – September 16, 2014) – On September 3, United Way of Greater Greensboro held its 4th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon at Grandover Resort and Conference Center. More than 700 individuals convened to support United Way’s work, hear from keynote speaker Lauren Bush Lauren, be inspired and give back.
At the luncheon, United Way honored the tremendous compassion of four outstanding philanthropic leaders in our community for their longtime commitment to Greensboro and legacy of giving. The two awards are annual recognitions presented at United Way’s Women in Philanthropy event, hosted by its Women’s Leadership Council.
2014 United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to Royce and Jane Reynolds
Presenting the award to Royce and Jane Reynolds was Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. Clark spoke of the couple’s exceptional leadership and philanthropy as an expression of their love of mankind that reaches every corner of our community. From humble beginnings, Royce and Jane always kept their faith, pursuit of education and hard work at the forefront, which are at the foundation of their success in Greensboro. They are longtime United Way supporters, and have supported many great organizations and endeavors in our community including The Royce and Jane Reynolds Institute for Church Leadership at Greensboro College, Greensboro Urban Ministry, West Market Street United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts, The Salvation Army, Duke University, and beyond.
2014 United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Legacy Award
Presented to Phyllis Shavitz and Joy Shavitz
Presenting the award to Phyllis and Joy Shavitz was Kathy Manning, a longtime United Way supporter and friend of the honorees. Manning spoke of the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law team who have devoted their time, energy and good fortune to those in need in our community.
The two are long-time United Way of Greater Greensboro supporters—Joy has previously chaired the Tocqueville Society campaign as well. Beyond their commitment and support of United Way, they have collectively served with and supported the Greensboro Jewish Federation, Triad Stage, UNCG food pantry, Hospice and Palliative Care of High Point, The Community Foundation, Greensboro Urban Ministry, The Women’s Resource Center, The National Conference for Community and Justice, The North Carolina Museum of Art, and the new Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.
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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.