Adelaide Belk joins United Way as Director of Community Impact. In her role, Adelaide oversees the annual Impact Grants funding process and partner agency relationships. The Impact Grants provide funding to 78 agencies and 148 programs across Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Anson County, Cabarrus County, Union County and Mooresville/Lake Norman.

Adelaide recently completed her MBA at Duke University after working previously with Change.Org, Refugees International, and Action For Children In Conflict. Through her service-oriented experience, Adelaide came to understand the true value of bringing together people, recourses and services that are necessary to improve economic mobility.

As a member of her native city, she still enjoys exploring new places as well as going on runs along Charlotte’s beautiful Little Sugar Greenway. When she’s not working, reading or running, you can find her working on a puzzle.

Fun fact about Adelaide: She admits that she has, “a slight obsession with crosswords!”