ATI Specialty Materials, City of Charlotte, GreerWalker LLP, Harris Teeter and Regions Bank have been named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their support of United Way’s work across the Charlotte region.

 

“The Spirit of North Carolina Award recognizes the exemplary collaborative partnerships that United Way of Central Carolinas builds with its supporters,” said Clint Hill, chief development officer at United Way of Central Carolinas. “These organizations have gone above and beyond to help us address the growing challenges around economic mobility in our community.”

 

For more than 20 years, United Way of North Carolina has recognized organizations that have succeeded in raising funds to support their community and that have dedicated themselves to being part of the long-term solution to build stronger communities.

 

A panel of 25 judges representing United Way organizations across North Carolina reviewed more than 40 nominations to select this year’s winners, who were recognized at the annual Spirit of North Carolina Awards Luncheon held in Pinehurst on February 19.

 

Local Spirit of North Carolina Award Winners by Industry

• ATI Specialty Materials – Manufacturing
• City of Charlotte – City/County Municipality
• GreerWalker LLP – Financial/Banking Institution
• Harris Teeter – Retail
• Regions Bank – Financial/Banking Institution

 

At the event, ATI Specialty Materials and Regions Bank also each received an Excellence in Community Spirit Award, a special recognition for setting high standards for community engagement and change.

 

Leading beyond the traditional fundraising campaign, these five winning organizations create opportunities to educate employees on community needs; lead by those at the top of the organizational chart; motivate campaign participants to give by introducing them to real stories of need; and provide volunteer opportunities so donors can offer their skills and their hands to serve their community.

 

“We are honored to have these organizations as key stakeholders for a shared future where every North Carolinian can thrive and reach their full potential,” Hill said.

 

More information about the Spirit of North Carolina Awards and a complete list of winners is available here.