United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 95th Campaign Raises $11,230,000
Greensboro, NC (May 30, 2018) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is proud to announce its 2017 campaign raised a total of $11,230,000. The United Way is leading the local movement to end poverty in Greensboro through partnerships with human service organizations.
· Over 14,000 caring people and 344 companies gave, 10 strategic grants were awarded and a lead estate and trust gift in honor of Thornton H. and Margaret Williams Brooks was received during this campaign cycle.
Phyllis Brooks and Jane Lybrook daughters of Thornton and Margaret Brooks say “Community was so important to our parents. They always felt like Greensboro was home and the center of everything. To them it was the heart of the Piedmont.”
Contributions made to the campaign will be invested in programs and initiatives that increase the economic mobility of Greensboro children and families.
“Our 95th annual United Way campaign represents a willingness by citizens to give back by providing a hand up to those in need. Greensboro is a place where philanthropy translates into hope and love in support of education and training to get jobs” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO of UWGG.
“We appreciate how much the community has embraced the work of United Way to eradicate poverty in our city. The bold steps that have been taken by many in the past several years to tackle this issue is so admirable. The results are impressive and as more join our cause we will achieve the ultimate goal. Everyone deserves a chance in life to be successful. We applaud all who have helped in any way in this endeavor,” says Chuck Burns, 2017 Campaign Chair.
END POVERTY: United Way of Greater Greensboro is creating a bold movement to end local poverty. Join us and support our partnerships that work together to help: Kids succeed in school and life, Adults learn new skills and land jobs, Seniors access needed care, ENTIRE families thrive. GIVE, ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER – Local impact for 96 years and counting. The federal government defines poverty as family of four earning $24,600 per year. According to local self-sufficiency standards many four-member households need to earn around $60,000 to meet basic needs without subsidized assistance. www.unitedwaygso.org