United Parcel Service and BB&T (now Truist) Receive United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards
Pinehurst, NC – United Way of Forsyth County announced today that United Parcel Service and BB&T (now Truist) have been awarded the 2019 Spirit of North Carolina Award. “The Spirit of North Carolina Award recognizes the collaborative partnerships that United Way of Forsyth County has with its supporters,” said Cindy Gordineer, President and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County.
Each year, United Way of North Carolina recognizes organizations who have succeeded in raising funds to support their community and 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 Spirit of North Carolina Award Lunch held in Pinehurst, NC on February 19.
“This statewide recognition honors companies and their employees for outstanding service and investment in their local community. We are excited to have United Parcel Service and BB&T (now Truist) investing time and resources back into our community,” said Mark Uren, Vice President of Resource Development.
Leading beyond the traditional fundraising campaign, these winners created opportunities to educate employees on community needs, led by those at the top of the organizational chart; motivated campaign participants to give by introducing them to real stories of need; and provided volunteer opportunities so that donors could offer their skills and their hands to serve their community.
“We are honored to have United Parcel Service and BB&T (now Truist) as key stakeholders for a shared future where every North Carolinian thrives and reaches their full potential,” said Kim Thore, Chief Marketing Officer.
For more information about the Spirit of North Carolina Award and a complete list of winners, visit unitedwaync.org/spirit-north-carolina-award-winners.
United Way of Forsyth County brings the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone. For more information, contact Kim Thore- firstname.lastname@example.org; 336.721.9319
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 standards of achievement 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 Anita Barker, Director of Education and Engagement, at 919-834-5200 or email@example.com.