United Way of Forsyth County Announces 2018 Campaign Goal
Winston-Salem, NC – October 26, 2018 United Way of Forsyth County Announces 2018 Campaign Goal
United Way Forsyth County has announced that its 2018 community campaign goal has been set at $13.5 million. On Friday, September 21, 2018, the campaign was officially kicked off with the Moonlight Madness 5K and Fun Run Community event where over 900 runners participated.
Last year, United Way Forsyth County raised over $13 million in its annual campaign and funded more than forty local agencies and 70 programs that impacted 117,000 people in Forsyth County.
President and CEO, Cindy Gordineer notes, “We hope that the entire community will join the fight against our community’s most pressing issues. Through collaboration and partnerships, investing in the United Way ignites change across our community. Because of our supporters, five new homes were built in a neighborhood that hadn’t seen new construction in fifty years, 184 children who were victims of abuse received counseling and support (99.5% of those children were not repeat victims of abuse) and 90% of community clinic patients surveyed reported they are now in better health. However, to sustain true change, there is always more to learn, more partners to engage and more to accomplish. United Way is uniquely positioned to solve problems that no one organization can address alone.”
Campaign Chair, Steve Berlin, Partner Kilpatrick Townsend notes. “I am honored to serve as the 2018 Campaign Chair. This year the Forsyth United Way is celebrating 95 years of service to our community. Because of the community’s involvement in the 2017 campaign we were able to impact homelessness, improve preparedness for kindergarten, increase the high school graduation rate and help families become more financially secure. We know that when we unite in the fight, we all win.”
For more information and to join the fight, visit forsythunitedway.org
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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.