Six Honored with United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MARCH 6, 2023)–United Way of Forsyth County has announced that five organizations and one individual received 2022 Spirit of North Carolina awards. The annual Spirit of North Carolina awards celebrate organizations and individuals that achieved United Way campaign excellence through impactful events, engaged leadership, and volunteer engagement. 

The 2022 recipients include:

  • City of Winston-Salem (Impactful and Engaging Campaign category)
  • John Deere Kernersville Construction Machinery Corporation (Building Momentum and Sustainability through Engaged Leadership and Employees category)
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (Leading through the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lens category)
  • ITW Texwipe (Building a Legacy of Community Engagement Through Volunteerism category)
  • Truist (Long Term Impact category)
  • Andy Brown (United Way Community Ambassador)

“We celebrate and applaud the five local organizations that received Spirit of North Carolina awards this year,” United Way of Forsyth County President and CEO Antonia Monk Richburg, Ph.D. said. “Each of the organizations has made a profound and highly positive impact on our Forsyth County community, and we sincerely thank them.

“I am particularly excited that we also had a local induvial—Andy Brown—who received an award this year.  Andy and his family have generously supported charitable causes in Forsyth County, specifically the United Way, for decades,” she added.  “Andy truly is a champion of United Way and all of Forsyth County.”

United Way of North Carolina recognized a total of 74 Spirit of North Carolina Award winners, representing 17 local United Ways. For more information about the Spirit of North Carolina Award and a complete list of winners, visit

About the Spirit of North Carolina Award

The Spirit of North Carolina Award offers United Ways in NC communities an opportunity to honor organizations whose United Way campaigns exemplify the “spirit” of their community. Winners meet specific achievement standards and are selected by a team of United Way leaders from across the state. United Way of North Carolina leads the award nomination and judging process and presents the award annually. For more information, contact Julia Van Patter, Membership Engagement & Marketing/Communications Director, at 919-834-5200, ext. 115, or

About the United Way of Forsyth County

The United Way of Forsyth County brings the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone. Its vision is to create a world-class community where no one lives in poverty, and everyone holds the power to access the opportunities and resources needed to thrive.

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