Aligning Corporate Volunteer Efforts to Achieve the Global Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to do no less than to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and address climate change throughout the world. These “Global Goals” tackle such big issues; even the most socially-conscious of us might wonder, “Are my efforts making a difference on a global scale? How do we get there from here?” Read more here .

 

 

Press Release: United Way Forsyth County is Awarded Prestigious Whitney M. Young Award for Place Matters

On Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm, the Winston-Salem Urban League hosted the 2017 Whitney M. Young Gala. The event, sponsored by Food Lion, Reynolds American/British American Tobacco, AT&T and others recognized business and community pioneers in the Triad community and launched the Winston-Salem Urban League’s (WSUL) Advisory Board.

The 2017 Whitney M. Young Award was awarded to United Way Forsyth County’s Place Matters Program. The Program focuses on 13 neighborhoods in northeast Winston-Salem to impact Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs. In 2016, United Way of Forsyth County invested $2.7 Million in 22 programs focused on strengthening the Place Matters neighborhoods. These are innovative, collaborative initiatives that engage existing community assets, especially the residents themselves, to further enhance these neighborhoods and the lives of those who live there.

The Whitney M. Young award is the most prestigious given by Urban League Boards across the country.

United Way President and CEO, Cindy Gordineer notes, “We are extremely grateful and honored for this recognition. Through Place Matters, United Way is focused on improving how we work by developing solutions with residents and funding a number of innovative programs that are strengthening assets and improving lives.”

Chief Impact Officer Debbie Wilson notes, ” This is such a wonderful honor for a program that truly empowers residents to impact where they live and build better futures.”

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United Way of Forsyth County brings the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone.

 

Press Release: United Way of Forsyth County to Donate $145,241.20 to United Way of Greater Houston and American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Winston-Salem, NC – October 10, 2017 United Way of Forsyth County to Donate $145,241.20 to United Way of Greater Houston and American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

On August 31, 2017 United Way Forsyth County launched a community-wide crowdfunding campaign to help residents of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

United Way of Forsyth County promised to match all donations made here up to $100,000, donating half of all funds to the United Way of Greater Houston for longer-term rebuilding efforts and the remaining other half going to the American Red Cross for more immediate disaster relief.

The campaign raised $45,241.20 in just three weeks. United Way Forsyth County will not only match those funds but will donate the balance of its pledged funds, sending a total of $145,241.20 to those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

UWFC President and CEO, Cindy Gordineer notes, “While we fell short of the goal, I am very proud of our community for reaching out and helping residents of Houston to rebuild in this time of need. This is a wonderful example of how a community united can produce change and provide support.”

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United Way of Forsyth County brings the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone.

 

One Cure for the World’s Toughest Challenges? Bold Leaders, Connected

Change leadership means thinking big about impact, responding to urgent needs, and actively tolerating risk. This is the kind of big, bold way of working—together—that will get us to a Culture of Health. Read more here .

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) Grants Gentleman’s Quorum Inc. $9,022

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) has given Gentleman’s Quorum Inc. a grant in the amount of $9,022 to support a program designed to help teach boys how to become men. The focus of the program is teaching students employability training skills and equipping them with social skills to adapt and adjust to most social interactions. Read more here.