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Kathryn Firmin-Sellers Named Chief Impact Officer of United Way of Central Carolinas

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kathryn Firmin-Sellers as the organization’s new Chief Impact Officer effective December 3.

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Charlotte’s United Way CEO on Florence, her new job and more

As of last week, Laura Clark became United Way CEO, replacing Sean Garrett, who left after three years to lead the United Way chapter in Chicago.

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United Way of Central Carolinas Hurricane Florence Assistance and Recovery

United Way of Central Carolinas is joining with United Way organizations across the region to provide support to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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Clark promoted to CEO for United Way of Central Carolinas

Laura Clark was named the next Chief Executive Officer for the United Way of Central Carolinas on Wednesday (Aug. 29) by its Board of Directors, effective Sept. 7, according to a statement from the nonprofit.

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Laura Clark named president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Carolinas

United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) recently announced its Board of Directors has selected Laura Clark as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer effective September 7.

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United Way of Central Carolinas names next leader to guide its new strategy

A new — but familiar — leader has been tapped at United Way of Central Carolinas, as the agency continues to implement a new strategy aimed at improving the Charlotte region’s bleak economic mobility standing.

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Charlotte native named new president and CEO of United Way

A new president has been named for the United Way of Central Carolinas, the organization announced Wednesday.

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Laura Clark Named President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Central Carolinas

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today its Board of Directors has selected Laura Clark as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 7.

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Get involved and make a difference

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at 42 schools Aug.17 as part of All In For the Kids, a partnership between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and United Way’s Hands On Charlotte.

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Funding Restored For Shelter And Food Programs — For Now

Charlotte emergency food and shelter programs that lost more than $500,000 in federal funding in June are getting that money back — at least for this year.

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Local nonprofit and political leaders secure over $600,000 for emergency food and shelter programs in Mecklenburg County

A coordinated effort between United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) and local nonprofit and political leaders has resulted in $628,068 of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding for Mecklenburg County.

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United Way Executive Director Is Leaving For CEO Position In Chicago

The executive director of the United Way of Central Carolinas announced Thursday that he will be resigning to accept a similar leadership position in Chicago.

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United Way of Central Carolinas director leaving for top job in Chicago

United Way of Central Carolinas Executive Director Sean Garrett is resigning to accept the CEO position with United Way of Metro Chicago. Garrett joined UWCC in March 2015 as the fifth leader in the organization’s 86-year history. He will remain in Charlotte through early September.

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United Way’s executive director is leaving Charlotte for a larger city

The leader of the Charlotte-area United Way office is leaving for a similar role in Chicago, and his replacement hasn’t been hired yet, the organization announced Thursday afternoon.

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United Way Announces Departure of Executive Director Sean Garrett to Lead United Way of Metro Chicago

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today that Executive Director Sean Garrett has notified the UWCC Board of Directors of his decision to resign from his role in Charlotte to accept the CEO position with United Way of Metro Chicago.

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Mecklenburg County Awarded Funds Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Mecklenburg County has been awarded $135,975 to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts. The funds were awarded through the State Set-Aside process under Phase 35 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

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These nonprofits got a boost in United Way grants. Now what?

United Way is looking for the most bang for its buck as the nonprofit focuses on early childhood care, housing, work skills training and other services most likely to help combat decades of inequality.

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United Way injects $24.5M into community

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the investment of $24.5 million into the community, with $16.3 million going toward the organization’s community impact strategy and $8.2 million in donor directed funding.

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United Way shifts gears with giving to region’s community nonprofits Economic mobility at center of funding programs

United Way of Central Carolinas announced Thursday an investment of $24.5 million to 110 organizations and initiatives throughout the area. It represents a continuation of their strategy to improve the city’s last-place ranking among the 50 largest U.S. cities where people born into poverty has little chance of improving their financial situation.

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United Way shifts strategy in Charlotte, cuts grants by 10%

United Way reduced grants, in part, to get away from a decade of tapping reserve funds. Throughout the recession and up to the present, the nonprofit has boosted its grant program by $2.5 million to $3.5 million annually to make up for lost donations.

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United Way lays off workers, shifts funding amid economic mobility push

In a multimillion dollar push to reduce generational poverty in Charlotte, United Way changed its funding priorities this year and gave money to dozens of Charlotte-area nonprofits for the first time.

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United Way Invests $24.5 Million in Community to Boost Economic Mobility, Build Stronger Neighborhoods and Support Safety Net Agencies

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the investment of $24.5 million into the community, with $16.3 million going toward the organization’s community impact strategy and $8.2 million in donor directed funding.

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United Way of Central Carolinas reshaping mission, organization — eliminating some jobs

A major shift in local philanthropy geared toward improving the city’s dismal poverty cycle includes a revamped approach at United Way of Central Carolinas that will be introduced next week.

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Greg Olsen receives $100K donation for charity work

United Way of Central Carolinas presented the Panthers’ tight end with a check for $100,000 for finishing as the runner-up in the NFL’s annual Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

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United Way Announces Unite Charlotte Funding – $400,000 Going to Local Nonprofits & Grassroots Organizations

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the distribution of $400,000 in Unite Charlotte grants to 22 nonprofits and grassroots organizations in Mecklenburg County.

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Mooresville/Lake Norman United Way: Community partners applauded for fundraising efforts

The Mooresville/Lake Norman United Way recognized the fruits of its community partners’ labor Tuesday during its annual appreciation breakfast.

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United Way Thanks Mooresville/Lake Norman Community for Successful Campaign

Continuing an annual tradition, United Way of Central Carolinas honored its top Mooresville/Lake Norman campaigns with an appreciation breakfast today.

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United Way Thanks Union County for Successful Campaign

Continuing an annual tradition, United Way of Central Carolinas honored its top Union County donors and volunteers with a thank you breakfast today, hosted by Carolinas HealthCare System Union.

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Dorothy Woodard recognized for standout service through United Way

At the recent United Way of Central Carolinas’ Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, Statesville resident Dorothy Woodard received a lifetime achievement award for her volunteer service.

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New initiative, Tutor Charlotte, provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring across Charlotte

On Tuesday, United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte launched Tutor Charlotte, an initiative that provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring for at-risk students across Charlotte.

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UNITED WAY OF CHARLOTTE LAUNCHES NEW TUTORING PROGRAM

A new tutoring program in Charlotte is helping elementary school students improve their reading skills. United Way and Read Charlotte launched the Tutor Charlotte program this year.

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United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte Partner to Provide Tutoring for At-Risk Students

United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte have partnered to launch Tutor Charlotte, an initiative that provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring for at-risk students across Charlotte.

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United Way Announces Spirit of North Carolina Award Recipients

Elliott Davis, EY, Grant Thornton, McGuire Woods LLP, Sealed Air, Tyson Foods, US Bank, and Wingate University have all been named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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ACC AND UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL CAROLINAS CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT READING

The Atlantic Coast Conference and United Way of Central Carolinas are continuing their partnership that began in 2015 to support student literacy through the ACC United Way Reading Challenge, a charitable initiative associated with the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

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ACC and United Way of Central Carolinas Continue Partnership to Support Reading

The Atlantic Coast Conference and United Way of Central Carolinas are continuing their partnership that began in 2015 to support student literacy through the ACC United Way Reading Challenge, a charitable initiative associated with the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.

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United Way Deploys 2-1-1 Help Line to Better Serve the Homeless in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Homeless service providers, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and United Way of Central Carolinas today announced a more efficient way to serve the homeless by utilizing United Way’s NC 2-1-1, which provides health and human services information and referrals.

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Charlotte Playground Build Turns 15!

Charlotte’s annual Playground Build is celebrating a remarkable anniversary – a 15th straight year of corporate leaders building playgrounds for local children. Charlotte is the only citythat has continued the playground building initiative kicked off through the Business Strengthening America program in 2002.

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Anson County volunteers brave bad weather for Day of Caring

Despite the rain, more than 200 volunteers attended a kickoff ceremony in Wadesboro Town Square for the United Way of Central Carolinas-Anson’s 13th annual Day of Caring on Oct. 7

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Housing push will spread low-income and homeless people across Charlotte

When United Way announced in September that it is diverting millions of dollars to help Charlotte’s most troubled neighborhoods, it became the second of two very different plans created to tackle the city’s economic and racial inequalities.

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CBJ Morning Buzz: New United Way push aims at key issue

United Way of Central Carolinas says it will invest $2.4 million over three years into the Grier Heights and Renaissance neighborhoods.

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United Way’s new approach: Focus money on Charlotte’s troubled neighborhoods

Among the first to get money from the United Neighborhoods initiative: the Renaissance community in west Charlotte and Grier Heights in east Charlotte.

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United Way Launches United Neighborhoods Initiative to Create Environment of Opportunity for All

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the launch of United Neighborhoods, a new community-led and community-based effort that works to create an environment of opportunity for everyone by improving economic mobility.

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United Way’s 25th Annual Day of Caring Brings Together More Than 1,200 Union County Neighbors in Service

On Saturday, Aug. 26, United Way of Central Carolinas celebrated its 25th annual Day of Caring in Union County – a quarter century of neighbors helping neighbors.

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Union County rallies for 25th annual Day of Caring: ‘I’m so proud of my community’

Armed with shears, rakes, leaf blowers and a number of other yard tools, the small army of volunteers spread out to about 138 sites throughout the county to help those who are unable to do the manual labor themselves.

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Elderly couple of Indian Trail receives helping hand

Bonnie and Creed Smith of Indian Trail received a wonderful surprise Friday and Saturday when a team from Union County Public Schools came to help with yard work and the windows as part of the United Way Day of Caring.

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Day of Caring offered hope to residents and volunteers alike

United Way of Central Carolinas-Union held its 25th annual Day of Caring. More than 1,200 volunteers of different backgrounds came together for one common purpose: to help their neighbor.

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School system, community groups partner for literacy

Union County Public Schools Superintendent Andrew Houlihan announces a new initiative, “Read with U,” at the Union County Public Library on Wednesday. The program asks members of the community to read to a first-grade student for 30 minutes a week every week.

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United Way expands Community Impact team

United Way of Central Carolinas has added Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to its community impact team. They’ll lead United Way’s recently launched community impact strategy focused on building stronger…

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United Way’s plan to help Charlotte’s poor escape poverty moving forward

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to the organization’s community impact team. The pair will jointly lead implementation of United Way’s recently…

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United Way adds new directors to improve Charlotte’s economic mobility

United Way of Central Carolinas added two new directors, Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk, to lead its recently launched community impact strategy. The launch aims to improve Charlotte’s economic mobility through…

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Community Impact Team Expands With Focus On Increasing Economic Mobility

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to the organization’s community impact team. The pair will jointly…

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United Way focuses on neighborhoods, community impact

United Way announced a streamlined community impact strategy focused on building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic needs support across their region.

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United Way of Central Carolinas to focus more on Charlotte’s economic mobility

United Way of Central Carolinas announced the agency will be implementing a new strategy moving forward with a greater focus on economic mobility in the region.

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United Way’s New Community Impact Strategy Focuses on Creating Opportunity for All

United Way of Central Carolinas announces a new streamlined community impact strategy and a $16.4 Million Investment into local health and human services programs.

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Scenes from Women United event uptown

United Way’s Women United engagement group hosted more than 160 female professionals, community volunteers and business leaders at Duke Energy Center to hear keynote speaker Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown.

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United Way salutes its Cabarrus County champions

United Way’s Cabarrus County office hosted a Breakfast of Champions for the most passionate corporate partners, donors and volunteers.

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United Way gives $125K to Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s foundation

The United Way gave $125,000 to Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s foundation, a result of the tight end being a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year finalist this year.

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United Way Presents $125,000 to Greg Olsen Foundation for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Finalist Honors

Greg Olsen’s Receptions for Research and United Way’s Character Playbook partnership with the Carolina Panthers each benefit from his recognition.

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Saluting those who give back: Four honored with Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Three Charlotte-area people and a local business have been honored by the state for the volunteer work they do in the greater Charlotte area.

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Four Local Volunteers Honored with Governor’s Awards

United Way announced the local Governor’s Award winners for volunteerism, including one local honoree who won a Medallion Award.

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Task force focused on Charlotte’s poor: ‘We are not going back to business as usual’

After almost two years of study, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force unveiled a wide-ranging report on how to change the trajectory for the community’s poor.

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Project aimed at ‘rebuilding trust’ after Charlotte protests boosts 20 charities

A community fund established at United Way last fall in response to the civil unrest in uptown Charlotte has begun giving out money to charity programs that are dealing with the community’s social and financial ills.

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Unite Charlotte Fund Injects Over $480,000 Into Community

United Way of Central Carolinas announced $481,517 in Unite Charlotte grants for 20 local nonprofits and neighborhood organizations focused on community healing and creating opportunity.

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It’s Miller’s time again, courtesy of United Way

United Way of Central Carolinas presented Don Miller, considered a legend in the sport of auto racing, with its prestigious Leading The Way Award as only its second-ever recipient.

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United Way Honors Don Miller with Leading The Way Award

United Way presented racing legend Don Miller with its Leading The Way Award at the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Lauded for his generosity, Miller inspires the automotive community.

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United Way Announces Spirit of North Carolina Award winners

BB&T, Publix and U.S. Bank were among the businesses that won Spirit of North Carolina awards for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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United Way Announces Spirit of North Carolina Award Recipients

BB&T, Child Care Resources Inc., Elliott Davis Decosimo, EY, Publix, U.S. Bank, and Wingate University honored for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

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Reading Madness: UCPS Rolls Out Third-Grade Reading Challenge

Union County Public Schools third-graders will celebrate March Madness in a new way. All 30 elementary schools will participate in “Books and Brackets,” a district reading challenge.

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United Way, Hands On Charlotte Merge To Create Volunteer Service Hub

Charlotte’s United Way is absorbing the nonprofit Hands On Charlotte in a move that will make it one of the state’s largest providers of volunteer labor for community service.

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