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2013 Leaders in Giving

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United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

On the Cover:

Doss Church of Galaxy Digital and Pat Elliot of Insurance Service of Asheville


The most powerful way you can impact your community and improve the lives of your neighbors is by giving to United Way’s Community Investment Fund. These dollars are invested in the areas of Education, Income and Health and produce measurable results (see page 43). In 2011-2012, 71,000 people’s lives were improved right here in Asheville and Buncombe County. More than 95% of employee giving at Galaxy Digital and ISA was directed to United Way’s Community Investment Fund in 2012. These companies may work in different markets, but their employees come together to make their community a better place by supporting the Community Investment Fund.



hank you for your extraordinarily generous gift to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Your contribution is a powerful demonstration of your commitment to the community. By contributing to United Way’s Community Investment Fund, you join with others across Asheville and Buncombe County to strengthen the building blocks of a good life for everyone - Education, Income and Health. “Working together, people with passion and commitment like you are leading the way to a brighter tomorrow. You’ve shown what it means to LIVE UNITED.”



LIVE UNITED We’ve undergone quite a transformation at United Way with our move to LIVE UNITED. It’s a transformation we believe is absolutely essential to meet the challenges we all face in this community. Yet, at our core, who we are and what we believe in has not changed since our founding: We exist to improve people’s lives. We exist to try to find solutions to social and community problems that you can only overcome together. How we go about that work has evolved with time, just as the economic, political and social environments we work within have evolved. From our early days as a fundraising federation to our current role as a community leader around collective impact, our approaches have changed, but our

core business remains the same. As Givers, Advocates and Volunteers, we support United Way because we want to make things better. We all want to do our part to make our communities stronger and to help society progress. That’s the idea behind Advancing the Common Good: creating opportunities for everyone to have a better life - everyone - by focusing on Education, Income and Health, the building blocks of a good life. The only way Advancing the Common Good works, and the only way our investments will produce results, is for us to believe in the potential of every human being. We believe all students can learn. We believe all families can build financial stability. We believe all

people can improve their health and well-being. Again this year, we represent our brand with people from different backgrounds and perspectives uniting through United Way to make a difference. What they have in common is stronger than what makes them unique. They embody who we are and what we believe. Regardless of the generation we belong to or the size of our paycheck, regardless of our race, gender or orientation, we believe, together, that we are here to improve people’s lives, because every life has potential.

To have a skilled workforce, to compete in a global economy and to curb criminal behavior, we need students to graduate from high school. We see the ripple effects in our community when families have affordable homes and the skills they need to gain living wage jobs. Life is better for all of us when our neighbors live on safe streets and can access healthcare when they need it. Your giving, your advocacy, your volunteerism, magnified by the same generosity of your neighbors, makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Thank you for inspiring hope for a better tomorrow!

We also recognize that we all have a stake in our neighbors success, so when they succeed, we all do.



he needs in our community have increased dramatically at a time when fundraising among nonprofits has decreased due to the economy. As Tocqueville Society members, we believed we were in the best position to help turn that tide. And we did! “I’m happy to report that the 2012 Tocqueville Society campaign raised just over $1 million – a four percent increase over 2011 and a return to the pre-recession level of giving among Tocqueville Society members. Thank you to all our members for your unwavering support of United Way and our community.”



THE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY “I must say that I have seen Americans make a great deal of real

sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend a faithful support to one another.” Alexis de Tocqueville


Tocqueville Society

2012 Tocqueville Society Leadership Council • Joe and Janice Brumit • Tracy Buchanan • Mike Crawford, Chair • John Kimberly, 2012 United Way Campaign Chair • Jim Stickney




Ordre de Fraternité $75,000-$99,999

Mr.* and Mrs. S.M. Patton and Ms. Barbara Blomberg Harry’s Cadillac-Buick-GMC

Jerry Sternberg

Ordre d’ Egalité $50,000-$74,999

Bill and Heather Lee



Charles D. Owen Jr. and Cary C. Owen*

Robert C. Pew and Susan Taylor steelcase, inc.



Ordre de Liberté $25,000-$49,999

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Maitland, III

Bart and Elaine Boyer PARSEC FINANCIAL

Barbra and Keith Love

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Silver


Pam and Jim Turner


Mills Manufacturing Corporation


Ordre d’ Affirmer $15,000-$24,999

Joel B. and Marla T. Adams, Jr. Raymond James Financial Services/ The Van Winkle Law Firm

Wayne and Phyllis Lang


Dot Hamill David and Julie Modaff Friday Staffing Services

Ron and Lori Paulus MISSION HEALTH





Membres de la Société $10,000-$14,999

Joe and Janice Brumit

Tracy and Scott Buchanan

Glenda and Bob Burgin

Michael and Gina Crawford

David and Jennifer Dills

Taylor and Gary Foss

Swayne and Sandy Franklin

David and Charise Gantt dAVID gANTT lAW oFFICES

Asheville Gastroenterology Assoc./ Asheville Radiology Assoc., P.A.

Jill Hoggard Green, Ph.D. and David Green

Junius and Pat Grimes

George and Barbara Groome


Mr. and Mrs. W. Neal Hanks Jr.

Joan and Bob Mair

Michael Rauchwarg and Olga Snellings


Brumit restaurant group



carepartners health services





dixon hughes goodman LLP


David and Suzanne DeFerie ASHEVILLE SAVINGS BANK

Drs. John and Janet Garrett

David and Dianne Worley david g. worley, cpa, pa

Lee and Rob Merrill

Eleanor and Charlie Owen

Mr. Rusty Pulliam



Traci and Ricky Silver



Debra and Jeff Slosman National Wiper Alliance/ Porter & Prince

Jim and Robin Stickney


David A. Wiggins

dixon hughes goodman llp

Randy and Martha Carson

George O. Pfaff

Mr. and Mrs. George Cecil

Brad and Shelli Stanback

Biltmore Farms, LLC

Betsy and Bill Chater

The Benefit Design Group

Joe* and Bobbie Eblen Biltmore Oil Company

Dr. and Mrs. James J. Teague, III

David and Dianne Worley david g. worley, cpa, pa


Dr. Michael and Ann Young Mission Health

The Kushigian Legacy Drs. Win and Meg Word-Sims And six donors who wish to remain anonymous

Ken and Nancy Glass Stony Point Group, Inc.

Ken Hughes

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP NOT PICTURED



Joel Adams landscaping with children at Mountain Area Child and Family Center during the Tocqueville Society’s 2012 Day of Caring project.


Check out the photos at!

Leadership Giving Appreciation Reception Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Pack’s Tavern Downtown Asheville





here are many wonderful aspects to our community and one of those is our willingness to give to one another. I’ve seen that giving spirit first-hand over the past year – from donors to corporate leaders to volunteers. I’ve been honored to lead such a diverse and generous group of philanthropic leaders. “I want to give special thanks to the Peaks Development Committee for leading the way. Most of all, I want to thank you for the tremendous impact you have on our community by giving so generously.”




The Peaks Society

2012 Peaks Society Development Committee • Derek Allen, Chair, Ward and Smith • Garrett Artz, Mills Manufacturing • Kelly Davis, Forest Commercial Bank • Nick Dionne, Galaxy Digital • Sheila Meadows, Mission Health System • Mukunda Pacifici, DixonPacifica Real Estate • Sara Sheppard Pacifici, Sheppard Insurance Group • Kathy Redmond, HomeTrust Bank • David Whilden, Boys, Arnold & Company • Scott Workman, Asheville Savings Bank




Mount Mitchell $7,500-$9,999 Ed and Donna Broadwell

Ken and Verna Murphy

Mr. J. Glenn Wilson

Mickey and Kay Goodman

Mr. William A. Sederburg

Southeastern Container, Inc.

HomeTrust Bank

Mangrove Construction

Taylor & Murphy Construction Company, Inc.

Joseph and Michelle Yanik

clingman’s dome $5,000-$7,499 David D. Bailey and Sherie Ryan-Bailey

Margaret and David Duval Merck

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and Buncombe County Schools

Richard and Bridget Eckerd

Brett and Angie Cannady

David and Marjorie McGuirk V. Fred and Sheila Meadows

Bernie and Sue Stanek Stony Point Group, Inc.

Mission Health

The Rev. and Mrs. Mason Wilson

Susan and Tim Griffin

Shirley Tenney and Paul Merriken

Ellen and Robert Carr

Randy and Mary Johnson

Ms. Sharon L. Morgan

And three donors who wish to remain anonymous

Mission Health

Charles George VA Medical Center

Dan and Teri Deitz

John and Barbara Lucke

Butch and Kathy Patrick

M.B. Haynes Corp.

Tops for Shoes

Flint Group

Charles George VA Medical Center

Zealandia Hospitality Group

roan mountain $4,000-$4,999 Monte R. Ashley

Vicki S. Heidinger

Lee and Latrella McElrath PSNC Energy and Wells Fargo

The Van Winkle Law Firm

Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Dalton

Dr. John R. Hoskins IV and Ms. Laura A. Webb

Tom Milton and Ellen Williams

Valorie Speegle-Snell and John Snell

Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville Neonatology, P.A.

Bob and Carol Deutsch Dr. Bruce Elliston

Community Action Opportunities

Webb Insurance

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kieffer Charles George VA Medical Center

CarePartners Health Services

Larry Farr and Michelle Rippon

Eaton Corporation and Constangy Brooks & Smith

Ernest and Shirley Ferguson

Rich and Suzy Landau

PML Pathology, Mountain Area Pathology

Virginia and Drew Litzenberger

Asheville Radiology and Mission Health

C. Allan Morse

Albert and Barrie Sneed

Mission Health and CarePartners Health Services

Eaton Corporation

David and Billie Stewart Ladd and Ginny Painter

Carter, P.C. and Buncombe County

Dana and Jana Stonestreet HomeTrust Bank

Dr. Molly and Kevin Parkhill Meritor, Inc.

Asheville Neonatology, P.A.


And one donor who wishes to remain anonymous


Kristin Bail

rICHLAND BALSAM $3,000-$3,999

National Forests of N.C.

Ryan and Brooke Baldwin

Russell Standard/EATON Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayer Walter and Karin Brown Asheville Radiology

Eugene M. ‘Bob’ Carr Jr. Judy Carter and Susan Sluyter David and Elizabeth Cypcar

Richard B. Hurley

Square D Company (retired)

Peter and Diane Jones Henri L. G. Kieffer and Ann C. Batchelder Asheville Radiology

Liz and John Kimberly Forest Commercial Bank

Robin and John Oswald

Biltmore Company and Mills Manufacturing Corporation

And one donor who wishes to remain anonymous

Kevin and Harli Palme Parsec Financial

Ann Ray and Tip Ray Mission Health

Bob and Ann Rennard

Allergy Partners of WNC



Affinity Group


Highlands Circle relaunched as an affinity group in 2012. It has members, 78 of which were new last year. Find out more on page 26.

Nathan W. Epling

John Kuhns

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Roberts

Mrs. Doris E. Exner

Mr. Mark E. Lawrence

Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison

Blue Ridge Parkway

Boys, Arnold & Company, Inc.

Michael and Elizabeth Freeman Kerry and Anna Friedman

Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore P.A. and A-B Tech

David and Donna Hammett Fifth Third Bank

Jeffrey and Cherie Ledford

Eli Lilly and Company

Marjorie and John Hickman Melissa M. Hicks, M.D. and Ann D. Brown, C.N.M.

Mountain Area Health Education Center

Elizabeth W. Holden

Bruce and Jo Sampson Southeastern Container, Inc.

Genova Diagnostics

Danny C. Lee

USDA Forest Service- Southern Research Station

Kellett and Mardi Letson

Dr. William Hargrove, Ph.D.


Charles George VA Medical Center

First Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Mountain Area Health Education Center/ Mission Health

Erich and Delise Talley Wells Fargo Bank

Michael J. Teaford, M.D.

PML Pathology, Mountain Area Pathology

Robert and Elizabeth Trost

Ivan and Donna Marcotte

Warren and Lauren Wall

Jim Samsel and Kim McGuire

John and Cristina Webb

Dawson and Susan Mims

Jon and Judi Wehrli

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Samsel Architects

Mission Health


Wall & Company Wealth Management

Webb Insurance

recognizing our donors We go to great lengths to make sure each and every member of the Tocqueville Society, Peaks Society, Women’s Leadership Council and Highlands Circle, as well as all Diamond Donors and companies are recognized in our annual Leaders In Giving book. Some donations, however, aren’t received in time to make it into the book. To make sure we show our appreciation to everyone, donors whose gifts are received after March 31 will be listed in next year’s recognition book.

EATON Corporation


Charles and Donna Abbitt Dick Allen William B. Austin Dr. Lanier and Mr. Charles Ayscue Sharon Tracey Barrett and Jim Barrett Mr. John J. Bates George and Sandra Beverly Eva J. Blinder Gary and Nancy Bowers Ellen Boyd Carol Boyer David and Becky Brown Maxine H. Brown Patrick and Mary Kay Buhrke Nathan and Anne Burkhardt Dr. Ted Bussey N.E. Cannady III Dr. and Mrs. William L. Chambers Steele and Ronda Chapman Ms. Kathryn Coco and Ms. Deborah Ramsey Floyd and Theressa Coren Kit and Mark Cramer Dr. and Mrs. Denniston Crews Mr. Shane A. Crook Dr. E. Brown Crosby Jeanne and Charlie Cummings Randy and Kelly Davis Karen and Scott Dedman Gerald and Cornelia Deland John and Joan Dickson Jennie Eblen and Rick Perkins Miles and Millicent Elmore Randy and Beth Fluharty Philip A. Francis Charles and Sandy Frederick Helen V. Frederick Hank and Sarah Garbee Drs. Dan and Barbara Gerber Mr.and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Gould Clementine Gregory Thomas and Elaine Grella Alice and Bill Griffin Fred and Cindy Groce Beth and Bruce Gunn Charles and Donna Haltiwanger

cOLD MOUNTAIN $2,000-$2,999 Alice and John Hancy Darryl and Karen Hart Sharon and William Hathaway Mr. and Mrs. James Hefley Mr. Patrick T. Hickey Francine and Larry Hill Dave and Haywood Hillier Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Hornowski Mr. and Mrs. Woody Hoyle Ted and Jennifer Hull Timothy C. Johnston Lynn and Dean Kahl George T. Karl Ron and Sharon Katz Patsy R. Keever Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Killian Keith Y. Kohatsu and Cynthia Reese William McKenna and Suzanne Landis Marie and John Langlois Cassandra Logan-Hines Dr. Shantae L. Lucas Dr. and Mrs. William T. Maddox Peter Mallett Mr. and Mrs. William W. Mance Jr. Sue and Raymond McClinton



Mark and Linda Miller Erin and Greg Mosher Ms. Sue E. Myers Sandy Norbo and Barbara St. Hilaire Gary and Yolanda Parker Bitsy and Jim Powell Mr. John Wilson Ransom Ginny Raviotta Sally Rhoades Jamie L. Richardson Frederick J. and Carolyn M. Rosenthal Susie and John Ruhl Mr. Anthony Saponaro Alex and Lynn Schneider Mary Helen and Ralph H. Schwarzkopf Mike and Mary Silver Robert and Alison Sipes Ben and Linda Smith Mr. and Mrs. Canie B. Smith Frank Smith Nancy Smith Bob and Gail Stashick Mike and Susan Stevenson


Bob and Angela Tuck Rob and Kelley Tyler Ted and Terry Van Duyn Patrice and Jerry Vincent Dr. Steven T. Wallenius Richard E. Wartzok Douglas and Kelley Wehrkamp Don and Jennifer Weidemann Jerry and Debbie Williams Doug Wilson and Betsey Bent Chris and Nina Young And 15 donors who wish to remain anonymous


In 2012, we launched our Education Blog. There were unique views of 26 blog posts. Check it out at

Nancy and Walter McConnell Mr. Paul L. McDowell Michael and Samantha McGlone Jean and Joseph McGuire Mr. Charles D. Mckinney Douglas and Sandra McKinney Dr. James P. Michalets Linda and Dick Milholland

John and Kathy Tempelaar-Lietz Larry and Penni Thompson Jan and Bruce Thorsen Rowena Buffett Timms and Ali Timms Ed and Cindy Towson Mr. Mark F. Treffinger Mrs. Moultrie H. Truluck



“We are excited to introduce Women’s Leadership Council to our community.

Our United Way is joining a powerful network of caring women – more than 50,000 members in 137 communities - who are standing up and taking action. Here in Asheville and Buncombe County, WLC is aligned with our community’s goal to create success-ready 9th graders, supporting United Way’s Middle School Success initiative. “The executive committee and United Way staff are planning a great inaugural year for WLC, and we invite you to join us and be a part of the change!”



WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL United Way Women’s Leadership Council of Asheville and Buncombe County connects and engages women who want to make a significant impact in their community. This United Way affinity group engages members through volunteerism, education and networking opportunities. WLC connects members’ financial giving and their active community involvement in their community in order to create positive change in people’s lives.

2012/2013 Executive Committee • Taylor Foss, Chair, Mission Health System • Althea Aycock, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP • Cynthia Breyfogle, Charles George VA Medical Center • Pam Combs, Eaton Corporation • Sheron Craig, Social Security Administration • Jennifer Fletcher, Signature Assistance • Sheila Meadows, Mission Health System • Sara Sheppard Pacifici, Sheppard Insurance Group • Rachel Perry, United Way Worldwide • Ann Ray, Vice President, Mission Health System • Pam Tidwell, CarePartners Health Services • Teresa White, HomeTrust Bank




• Founded in the late-1990s to harness the power of women to create real and lasting change. • Local group founded in 2012. • Part of a national network of 50,000+ passionate, caring women in 130+ chapters.

• Members contribute $1,000+ to United Way’s • Raised more than $700 million Community Investment in its first decade - the most Fund or Middle successful philanthropic School Success. • Local projects program of its kind. support Middle School Success efforts

women’s leade

A powerful local network of caring women who are standing up and taking action to address our community’s most critical issues.


Connect with a powerful network of caring women, locally and nationally. Get involved in the way that’s right for you. Make an annual contribution. Each member makes her own annual financial commitment of $1,000 or more to United Way’s Community Investment Fund. Volunteer your time, professional expertise and talent to support middle school students and their families, schools and communities. Advocate on behalf of middle school students. Attend local Women’s Leadership Council social events. Attend United Way National Women’s Leadership Council biennial summit. Receive updates on projects and programs. Engage in making a better life for all in our community.

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SAVE MAY Tuesday l 5/7 l 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ The Venue

Women’s Leadership Council Launch Party

JUNE Tuesday l 6/4 l 6-8 p.m. @ Sourwood Inn

The Tocqueville Society Annual Picnic


@ Enka Middle School

Women’s Leadership Council Garden Volunteer Project Tuesday/Wednesday l 7/30,31 l 5:30-7 p.m. @ United Way

Highlands Circle Back Pack Volunteer Project


Women’s Leadership Council Garden Volunteer Project

Highlands Circle Conversations with Community Leaders

Thursday l 6/20 l 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. @ United Way

Friday l 8/30 l 5:30 p.m.-until @ McCormick Field

Thursday l 6/20 l 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Pack’s Tavern

Leadership Giving Appreciation Reception Friday l 6/21 l All Day @ Various Locations

Tuesday l 6/25 l 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ The Southern

Highlands Circle Social


The Peaks Society Quarterly Connect

SEPTEMBER Friday l 9/6 l 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. @ United Way

Wednesday l 9/25

Highlands Circle Networking

DECEMBER Tuesday l 12/3

#Giving Tuesday - a day to give back during the holidays Thursday l 12/5 l 6-8 p.m.

Thursday l 9/26 l 6-8 p.m.

The Tocqueville Society Event for Prospective Members

OCTOBER Tuesday l 10/29 l 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ United Way

Highlands Circle Conversations with Community Leaders

NOVEMBER Tuesday l 11/21 l 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Manna FoodBank

Highlands Circle Volunteer Project

The Tocqueville Society Annual Dinner Tuesday l 12/12 l 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Sante Wine Bar

The Peaks Society Quarterly Connect Tuesday l 12/17 @ Sante Wine Bar

Highlands Circle Social TBD

Women’s Leadership Council Networking Event


2013 LIVE UNITED Celebration and Annual Meeting

Campaign Kickoff Party



Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Day of Action

Thursday l 6/12 l All Day @ Various Locations

Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Thursdays l 7/11-25 l 1:30-3:30 p.m. Day of Caring

Thursdays l 6/13-27 l 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday l 8/29 l 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Enka Middle School @ United Way

Women’s Leadership Council Middle School Moment Screening/Conversation



Community Conversations


By year’s end, we’d talked to people at 41 Community Conversations and been part of a worldwide report on opportunity.


David and Debbie Aiton William Allen Curtis and Heather Alley Joe and Cheryl Aull Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Bailey Rod and Bess Baird Lars and Lynn Balck Dr. Virginia J. Barnhardt Henry and Carrie Barton Lorrie and Michael Bates Gene and Sharon Bell Lew and Kathy Bleiweis John and Lori Bowles Donnella and Stanley Boyd Peggy* and James Brazell Marlene Breger-Joyce Bill and Cynthia Breyfogle Daniel and Linda Brown Don and Diane Brown Jones and Sandra Byrd Bill Carlisle Brian and Karen Cavagnini Cecil Clark Mr. Keith Collins Randy and Phyllis Cook Thomas Cowan Chris and Angela Crawford Mitchell and DiAnne Crisp Jim and Ellie Daniels Jeff and Juli Dave Deborah Davis Jan and Ann Davis Jan Dexter-Blunt Richard A. Dirks Gregory Dixon Mr. Robert Downs Mr. Douglas R. Evers John and Kathy Fitzgerald Ned and Ellen Gibson Jan and Bob Gelder Dr. Timothy E. and Betsy J. Gillespie Robert and Pat Gillis David M. Greiner Chad and Pamela Griffin Jim and Sheri Groce T. Hartley Hall IV

Mount PISGAH $1,500-$1,999 Lori A. Halula Wade and Dorothy Hampton Chad and Karen Hardy Mr. and Mrs. David L. Hayes John and Peggy Hazlehurst Elbert A. Heagler Ozmer L. Henry, MD Dr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Hill Pam and Mike Holcombe Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hollis Anne M. Irvine Dr. Samuel D. Jarrett Oscar and Beth Jenkins Jonathan Jobe Jack A. Jones and Katherine Armitage Stephen and Suzanne Jones Dr. Scott A. Joslin Stephanie and Kevin Kiser LTC Joseph Kurtz C. Darlene Laughter Mr. Benjamin D. Lemke Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Lindsay Edward and Sherry Lipinsky



David Nash and Virginia Duquet Christine and Jonathan Nelson Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Newbold Jr. Keith and Patty Olbrantz William P. Osborne Rusty and Sharon Owen Timothy W. Owen Mary Parker and John Rukavina Mark and Amy Brewer Deanna Peltz Britt Peterson Dr. Neil P. Peterson and Ms. Sarah V. Corley Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Pittman Kathy Poling Ann Ponder and Christopher Brookhouse Francella R. Poston Shelly and Scott Powell Helen Powers Sam Powers Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ranney Duff and Angie Rardin

Phil and Pat Smith MaryAlice and Daniel Bell Doug Tate Dianne A. Taylor Brian and Katina Turner Charles R. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Tyndall Jon and Patti Vannice Adrian Vassallo and Jill Sparks Paul and Vicki Vest Ms. Katy M. Vincent Eric and Regie Walburgh John and Molly Whatley Jane and David Whilden Bob and Sandy Whyte Charlie and Jeri Williams Larry and Janie Wilson William and Pamela Winkler John and Molly Wirtz Charles and Nancy Worley And three donors who wish to remain anonymous

Day of Caring


Nearly volunteers completed 70 projects in one day. This volunteerism is valued at more than $71,000. Join us this year Sept.12.

Rick and Rebecca Manske Frank and Shari Mastria Monika Mayr Len and Marilyn McDonald Steven Neuliep and Tammy McIntosh Eric and Mary Michael David and Geerte Mitchell Kevin and Shionette Montgomery Sue and Charlie Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Bill Myers

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reiley Brian Repass and Sandy Feutz Jeff and Andrea Richardson Robby and Michelle Russell David and Laurie Serfas Natalie Shaft Larry and Linda Sharpe Ed Sheary and Peggy Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepherd Ned and Eileen Simon Ann Skoglund



Being Responsible and:

GOING GREEN For the past several years, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has asked Leadership Givers if they would prefer to receive the Leaders in Giving Book electronically or in hard copy for two reasons. Firstly, we are always looking for ways to be more fiscally responsible, and, secondly, we hope to continually reduce our impact on the environment.

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by m i ss i o n Sheron Craig of the Henderson County Social Security Administration and Travis Boyer of Parsec Financial

Joining Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are collaborations of donors with shared interests who are committed to significantly improving the quality of life in our region through focused philanthropic Giving, Advocacy and Volunteerism. Members have opportunities to create long-lasting change and enhance their own development as individuals and as community leaders. We now have two affinity groups - Women’s Leadership Council, founded in 2012, and Highlands Circle, our group for young leaders age 21-40 which became an affinity group in 2011. Sheron Craig is on the executive committee of Women’s Leadership Council and Travis Boyer is a Highlands Circle member.



Many Leadership Givers have responded they would prefer to receive e-mails or access our Web site for United Way information. In response, we continue to develop ways to reach out to Leadership Givers in budget and environmentally friendly ways, like video messages and e-newsletters, in addition to traditional methods such as mailings. As a result, we’ve reduced the number of printed publications we order by several thousand copies, and we’ve seen a savings in our printing budget each year. If you would like to receive your next book electronically, just let us know! Visit us at for the latest United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County news and information.


Michael J. Adams Patricia and Robert Adams Bob and Peg Adams Mr. Wayne Aho Stephen K. Aiken Rick and Kristy Allemang Derek J. Allen Dan and Jennifer Anderson Ms. Linda F. Anderson William and Sandra Anderson Michael and Catty Andry Mr. James A. Applegate Jerry and Linda Ariail Jill and Brian Arldt Tommy and Gene Arnold Mr. Garrett C. Artz John and Elyse Ashley Peter and Brenda Asplund



SHINING ROCK $1,000-$1,499 Dr. and Mrs. Orren Beaty Cynthia E. Bell Ms. Suzanne C. Beyea David M. Culp and Barbara Biss Louis and Sara Bissette Nyda Bittmann-Neville Paige Littlejohn Blankenship Terri Blankenship Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Blievernicht Mr. William G. Boes Lee Ann Bogle Mike and Judy Bohan Betsy and Tom Bolton

Jennifer S. Burgin Smith and Margaret Burke Scott T. Burnette Dr. and Mrs. Terry Burt Eve H. Burton Ken and Kim Burton Tom and Cathy Byers Wendy L. Cady Barry and Sheila Campbell Nathaniel Cannady Charlotte Caplan and Michael Brubaker Richard and Julie Caro


We invested $ 703,000 in Education for 2011-2012. Our return on investment in Education was 112%, or lives improved.


Herbie Atwell Sandy and Jim Austin Will and Althea Aycock Fred and Marcia Ayers Ricky Babaoff Carter S. Bagley, Jr. Doug and Mary Alice Bailey Ms. Jan M. Bailey K. Ray and Glenda Bailey Vikki and Mike Bailey Cathy D. Ball Bob A. Ballance Fred and Susan Barbour Laurie Barone Gregory and Jessica Barr Morgan Barrett Barbara M. Baskerville Drs. Alan S. Baumgarten and Judy Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. Tom Beardsley

Jerry and Judy Bond Roy and Pat Borden Donna and Lee Bowman Travis Boyer Jonna G. Bradham Shane Robichaud and Lauren Bradley Jonathan and Kelly Brandon Liz and Todd Britton Mr. Chad C. Brooks Brian and Larissa Broom Drs. Cindy and David Brown David G. and Lin Brown Otis B. Brown Victor W. and Joyce B. Buchanan Dr. Connie Buckner and Mr. Jack Davis Ms. Sara A Bullock Larry and Genevieve Burda Alan Burdette

David and Suzy Carter Richard C. Carter III Robert L. Carter Mr. Stephen J. Carter Mr. Steven Castellein Michael A. Casuccio Susan Cauble Chris and Pamela Cavanaugh Sarah and Jack Cecil Mr. William E. Chapman Chung and Earl Cheatham Jana Allen Childress Matt and Sandy Childs Travis and Holly Childs Doss and Amber Church Drs. Stephanie Citron and Dan Mermin Ron and Earlene Clark John Byrd and Ellen Clarke Charles and Patricia Clogston


Stanley H. and Annette S. Cocke Joan Colburn and Blair Justice Chuck Cole Drs. Margot and Bernard Coleman Ms. Renee A. Collette Pam Combs Mr. Michael R. Coneys Gregory R. Congdon Laura Copeland Terry Cordell Jeff and Susan Corpening Mr. Michael S. Cortes Jeff and Susan Covington Sheron W. Craig Mr. William Crawford Jim and Nancy Creel Mr. Michell Crist Victor Cruz Ms. Jennifer M. Culberson Drs. Gary and Diana Curran Anita and Jim Darby Ric Davenport Greg and Donna Davis Mr. and Mrs. R. Davis Madeline and Roy Davis Sarah Davis Marty and Ray Dean Robert DeBrecht Jim and Alana DeBruhl Ernest Devlin Lynne C. Diehl Nick and Kris Dionne Mrs. Don (Edna Mae) Dix Robert and Carol Dixon Chris and Betsy Dixon Tad and Ellen Dixon Katsuaki Dobashi Gilbert and Sharon Domingo J. Stephen Downey Mrs. Christine A. Dozier Mr. George Drant Hank and Darlene Dunn


Ms. Catherine W. Durham David and Jennifer DuVall Denise Ebert Julie Thomas Edwards Mr. John Elia Doug and Terry Ellington Dr. W. Leon Elliston and Dr. Kathy V. Elliston Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ensley Mrs. Karen G. Ensley Vicki and Kevin Epley Ms. Elisabeth F. Ervin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Etter Mary E. Euler Iris and Durward Everett Charitable Fund Peter Falcigno and Joan Holmes Tom Farr Ms. Carolyn C. Farris Linda Ferguson Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Fields Myra and Bruce Fields Jennifer and Donovan Fletcher Priestley and Brent Ford Joanne Ford Robert Ford Mrs. Cheryl B. Fore Todd and Amy Fowler Teresa Fox Margaret Mary Z. Foxx Georgianna Francis Teri Freeland Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Freeman Mr. Jose F. Freitas Richard and Deborah Frye Patricia J. Fuller



Bill Hayes Mrs. Ruby B. Haynes Bill and Barbie Haynes Bobby Head Ms. Ruth Head Cathy and Jeff Heck Kathy and Rick Hefner Kevin and Jennifer Hefner Chris and Sarah Hemmings James D. Henderson Rex and Peggy Henderson Mrs. John A. Henderson Ward and Harriet Hendon Sarah K. Hendricks Perry and Amy Hendrix Patricia Higley Leslie and Jim Hill Sara P. Hill Mr. William E. Hillerman Dr. and Mrs. John L. Hillsman Bradley and Wendy Hines John and Lorena Holderfield Gale F. Holm Rusty and Mitzi Holmes John M. Hough, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Colin M. Hudson Elizabeth Huesemann Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Hughes Glen and Lynn Hughes Bud and Diane Hughes John and Pamela Hughes Rebecca Huges-Den Ouden and Dale Den Ouden Lt. Col. (Ret) Mike and Patsy Hunsucker Ms. Cheryl Hunt

Fall Duos Marketing Campaign

Our billboards, print & online advertising showcased Duos, two people who come from different places but share a common vision.

Paula Gaddis Susan and Roy Gallagher


Mr. Javier J. Garcia Calvin Gardner Dr. Anna D. Garrett Lucille Gartman Dennis and Franci Gasperson Jason Gast and Valerie True Stu and Debbie Gibeau Walt and Augusta Gladding Charlie and Patricia Glazener Andy Gmitter Ron and Pat Godbold Dr. and Mrs. Joel W. Goldsby Carol Goodrum Sandra E. Goodwin Janet and H. Richard Graham Jacqueline Grant Jim and Joyce Greene J. Robert and Laresa M. Griffin Mr. Jeff Griffin Kim Grugan Col. (Ret) Kenneth D. Hadeen Mary and Greg Hall Don and Diane Hallingse Mark and Jody Halstead Greg Hammer Jodie and Ben Hamrick Charles and Marguerite Hamrick Dr. and Mrs. Todd Hansen Jeffrey Hardin Stewart and Debbie Harley Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Harris Larry and Luann Harris Myrna S. Harris Bill and Alice Hart Tom and Marie Hartye Mary Harwood

Dr. Douglas C. Hauschild Kevin and Lindsey Hawthorne


Nancy Hunter Robert Hunter

Steve and Christa Hurd Trent and Jill Ibbotson Drs. Eric and Linda Iovacchini William and Tara Irby Ashley Israel Gary and Kathy Jackson Derrick and Pat Jackson Heidi M. Jameson Curry and John Jamison Anna R. Jarvis Elliott and Tina Jepson Taylor and Lori Jessee Allen and Donna Johnson Eric and Melanie Johnson John Ellery and Elizabeth Jones Dr. Chipper and Donna Jones Kathey Jones Linda Jones Robin E. Jones Will R. Jones Allison Jordan Holly Jordan Himanshu Karvir and Swati Patel Robert E. and Mercedes Kaufman Dr. Hutton M. Kearney Dr. James F. Keel III Michael and Carol Keenan Gerald and Caroline Keller Nancy Keller Mr. John P. Kelley Rebecca and Barry Kempson Ron and Bonnie Kerns Don Kidd Frances A. Killian Mrs. Patricia K. Kirby Eloine Kirkland Selena Kittrell Dr. Harald H. Kowa David and Nikki Kozak Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kubitschek Mark Kurdys and Janet Stephens Deborah Kuykendall Jeffrey Kwaitkowski Michele Lacer Ken and Wendy Larsen Alan and Gillian Larson Janice Lato


Mr. Gary and Dr. Ellen Lawson Dr. Michael LeCroy John Legerton and Kathy Meacham Mark and Chris Lenderman Ginny Lentz and Jack Poisson Kelly Leonard Norman and Sonya Leonard Dan and Jennifer Loizzo Dr. Carol A. Long Whitney W. Lott C.R. and Martha Lowe Shirley Lowe Amy and Lee Loy Dr. Sally Ludlum Joe Luna and Paula O’Hara Dr. Dan and Beverly Lunsford Rick and Janna Lutovsky Katherine Lyons Beth Maczka Don Mandelkorn David and Margie Mann Joe and Rendi Mann-Stadt Jama and Randy Maples Dr. William J. Maples Barbara Marlowe Joel and Carole Martin Fred and Vicki Martin Ms. Jennifer D. Martin Lance Martin and Anne Conquest Sarah and Brad Martin Sidney Mashburn John and Dee Mason Clary McCall Bill and Kay McCann Todd and Kimberly McCarl Bill and Roi McGuire Joe McGuire and Ellen McGuire Mr. Robert B. McIntyre Janet McNamara Houck Dr. Christina A. McQuiston Dr. Michael and Chris Messino Mr. John Mikos Jerry R. Miller Mr. Michael L. Miller Mike and Marcia Mills Rick and Connie Molland Ms. Julie E. Montanea

Eric and Sheila Moody Mr. Stephen A. Moore Dr. Eva Morgenstern George and Judy Morosani Chip Morris Gloria Myers and Bill Allen Deborah R. Nave Joe Morris



Debbie R. Patrick Gordon and Kimberly Patrizio Dr. Jan M. Pattanayak Mr. Caleb R. Payne Larry and Debbie Peek Jacque Penick and Dr. Harold Holcombe Robert Perry Jr.

Get Out The Vote

Jay Robinson and Kelly McCanless Rhonda E. Robinson Richard and Tammy Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rocamora Mr. Wade Rogers Maria Roloff Dr. Martha Rowlett


The Advocacy Committee’s voter drive yielded registrations, and our Election 2012 web content was our #2 most-visited page.

Marie Morris and Bill Sproul Kirk D. Morrow True and Jane Morse Ms. Jessica K. Moseley David and Karen Mouw Paul Murray John and Joan Myers Shelby Nace Greg and Amber Nailler Deborah R. Nave Linda and Charles Nelms Laura S. Nelson Steve and Kay Nesbitt Martin Nesbitt Lt. Col. Jack Nichols Shon and Julie Norris Hannah L. Norton Chat Norvell Sheila O’Brien Cherry Odom Grant B. and Anna S. Osborne William P. Osborne Bill and Alison Overton Kristine V. Owen Carol and Bob Owens Mukunda and Sara Pacifici Maria Pagan-Zefri John and Sallie Parker Mr. and Mrs. William A. Parker Carol Parsons

Robert and Barbara Peterson Stacee and Dean Peterson Regina L. Phelps Tom and Marian Plaut Jerry and Sonja Plemmons Kim and Chip Plemmons Lorraine and Bob Poe Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ponder Nancy C. Porter Linda Fisher Poss Ben and Jeanne Powell George and Leslie Pruitt Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Pugh Susan Puryear Rob and Jean Quayle Ellen and Scott Querin Brandi Quinn Karl and Shirley Quisenberry Sheila Radcliff Barbara Radford Cal and Kit Rains Mike and Kathy Redmond Don and Charlie Reed David D. Reid Rebecca and Chris Reinhardt Susan L. Reiser John and Karen Rhodin Scott and Sandra Rice Judd and Carolyn Richardson Nancy and Rick Righi


Marc Rudow and Deborah Miles Leigh and John Ruhl Rojeanous Rush Drs. John and Constance Russell Nancy B. Rutkowski Dr. Stephanie Sabatini Dr. and Mrs. Adrian D. Sandler Steve J. Santangel Mary Margaret and Wade Saunders Mr. Russell Sayer Dan and Leslie Scannell Paul Schweikardt Dr. Douglas J. Scothorn Kenneth M. Scott, M.D. Mr. Kenneth N. Scurry Howard and Cynthia Sellinger Teri Sferlazza Mrs. Faye Shaver Alan and Pat Shaw Phyllis E. Shelton Jannine E. Shepard Steve and Vicki Sheppard Steve and Carole Shoaf Brent and Anita Silver Frank and Kristi Sink John and Lisa Sizemore Dr. Bret K. Sleight Ross and Martha Sloan Mary A. Sloop Mrs. Janet R. Smith


Terry A. Smith Bill and Angie Smith David and Dollie Feldmeth Clinton Smoke Jennifer Snead Bill and Nina Snoddy Rex and Denise Snodgrass Tom and Vivien Snyder Arnold D. Spivey LaVoy Spooner Dr. Jane A. Stephens Larry and Teresa Stern Cissie and Jack Stevens Wyatt and Kim Stevens



P. Wutschel Family William and Benita Wynn Dr. Cynthia Yancey Yeatman Family Lauren S. and J. Michael Yelton Joe E. Young Jr. Andrea and Boris Younger Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Zapf Mrs. Charlene M. Zink And 49 donors who wish to remain anonymous


We invested $1.03 million in Health for 2011-2012. Our return on investment in Health was 135%, or lives improved.


Mandy Stone Lee and Art Stuenkel Mr. Sulaiman H. Sulaiman Greg and Anna Sullins James W. and Susan Sutherland David and Nancy Swann Dan and Donna Swift Michael A. Tanner Allan and Donna Tarleton Jack and Bebe Tarleton Amanda and Jon Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Taylor Benjamin and Haley Teague Tara and Dennis Theodossis Fran and Doug Thigpen Suquelia T. Thomas Robyn and Lee Thomason Martha W. Thompson Pat and Colleen Thompson Doug Thomson Ms. Denall O. Thornton Cindy Threlkeld Ms. Pam Tidwell Martha J. Touchstone Iris and Lan Tran


Randy and Debbie Trantham Bill and Debby Trometer Leslie J. Utterback Perry and Allen Van Dyke Dr. and Mrs. Eric D. Van Tassel Dr. and Mrs. Randall Vanderbeek Bill and Eleanor VanLandingham Robert Vaughan Karen Vernon and Drake Thomas Ann Von Brock and Sherman Fearing Pete and Pat Wallenborn Thomas Ward Dr. John W. Watford

Donald Watrous Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Weed Damian and Hayley Wells Jed and Bree Welmaker Ronnie West Dr. and Mrs. Marc Westle Stephanie C. Whitaker Teresa White David and Laura Whitley Tammie Whitlock Glenn and Pauline Wilcox William and Michelle Wilcox Virginia and Lee Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Willett Jim and Sheryl Williams Jes and Toby Williams Tommy Williams Marc Wilson Mr. and Mrs. John G. Winkenwerder Natalie V. Woodruff Stephen W. Woody and Mary Bruce Woody Scott and Nona Workman Rex C. and Robin W. Worley Wes G. Wright


madison co. Dr. Virginia J. Bernhardt and Mr. Rodney Sutton Lee Ann Bogle Maxine H. Brown Larry and Genevieve Burda Susan Cauble Renee Collette Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Dixon Robert Ford Swayne and Sandy Franklin Walt and Augusta Gladding John M. Hough, Jr. Dr. Chipper and Donna Jones Dr. Dan and Beverly Lunsford Sidney Mashburn Rick and Connie Molland Larry and Debbie Peek Tom and Marian Plaut Jerry and Sonja Plemmons Nancy C. Porter Barbara Radford Rhonda E. Robinson Jannine Shepard Larry and Teresa Stern


Monte R. Ashley Kristin Bail Mr. John J. Bates Cynthia Breyfogle Stephen J. Carter William E. Chapman Theressa Coren Sheron W. Craig Shane A. Crook Victor Cruz J. Stephen Downey Robert Downs Nathan W. Epling Elisabeth F. Ervin Douglas R. Evers Carolyn C. Farris Philip A. Francis Helen V. Frederick Patricia J. Fuller Stu Gibeau Hanna B. Goss Greg Hammer LTC Scott A. Hausman Elbert A. Heagler William E. Hillerman


















Blue Ridge X-Ray Progress Energy TD Charitable Foundation

Wells Fargo Bank

And four donors who wish to remain anonymous


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United Way gratefully acknowledges those Leadership Givers employed in Buncombe County through the federal sector. In 2012, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County managed the Combined Federal Campaign for the WNC region.

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Federal Campaign

Pamela Hughes Michael Hunsucker Patsy Hunsucker Ms. Cheryl Hunt Dr. Robert Kieffer Keith Y. Kohatsu LTC Joseph Kurtz C. Darlene Laughter Mark E. Lawrence Danny C. Lee Benjamin D. Lemke Whitney W. Lott John Lucke Monika Mayr Marjorie McGuirk Dr. James P. Michalets Ms. Sharon L. Morgan Dr. Eva Morgenstern Sue E. Myers Deborah R. Nave Laura S. Nelson Barbara St. Hilaire Kristine V. Owen Timothy W. Owen Maria Pagan-Zefri Gordon A. Patrizio Karol Pittman Mary A. Sloop Michael Tanner Suquelia T. Thomas Charles R. Turner Leslie J. Utterback Robert Vaughan Katy M. Vincent




We invested $ 721,000 in Income for 2011-2012. Our return on investment in Income was 113%, or lives improved.



Recipients of the

Spirit of North Carolina Award The City of Asheville and Eaton Corporation were named Spirit of North Carolina Award winners for their commitment to supporting United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The award was given at the United Way of North Carolina annual meeting in Pinehurst in February.



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leadership giving program, volunteer culture, employee participation, employee giving, raising awareness of community assets and needs, corporate and/or foundation support and non-traditional, in-kind gifts, CEO and senior leadership involvement, employee campaign coordinator or committee, donor incentives and recognition, and partnering with United Way to help improve the community, just to name a few.

as volunteers on the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County board and committees. • “Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette inspired us to great things and to great success,” said Richard Caro, resource development manager with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. “Not only did he lead the Asheville Fire Department, he led the City of Asheville’s overall campaign and, in fact, was over the entire Public Services Division of the United Way campaign. All together, the City of Asheville raised more than $66,000 to support United Way’s work in Education, Income and Health and our community as a whole.”

increased their total contributions to the United Way campaign. Department fundraisers raised more than $3,500 in additional funds for the campaign. For the city’s “Wear Your Team Colors’ fundraiser, Transportation Department Director Ken Putnam, an NC State University alumni, agreed to wear a UNC shirt if 50 city employees participated.

Joint Efforts

Collaborations include Weight of the Nation, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, Beacon, 10Year Plan to End Homelessness, YMCA and many others.

The Spirit of North Carolina Awards for Campaign Excellence is sponsored annually by United Way of North Carolina. The awards program provides statewide recognition for outstanding commitment and support to communities through local United Way involvement. The competitive awards are presented to honor companies and employees who demonstrate excellence in their United Way campaigns. Award winners are judged on 10 Standards of Excellence, which include:


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The City of Asheville The City of Asheville shares a natural partnership with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, with both organizations working alongside many partners to make the community stronger. In addition to financial giving, volunteerism is also important to the City of Asheville. Employees participate in Day of Caring, a community-wide day of volunteerism organized by Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, United Way’s volunteer center. In addition, 10 city employees serve


Highlights of the City of Asheville campaign include: • Eight city department directors gave individual Leadership Gifts of $1,000 or more. Eight additional city employees were also Leadership Givers. • A campaign kickoff/chili cook-off event hosted by City of Asheville Police Department and City of Asheville Fire Department was open to both City of Asheville and Buncombe County employees. Staff participated in teams to create 18 entries and raise more than $700. • Seven city departments

City of Asheville Eaton Corporation Eaton Corporation directs its philanthropic efforts toward making a difference in the quality of life in the communities where they operate. A significant portion of Eaton Corporation’s charitable contributions are directed to United Way, matching the generous support of its employees. Eaton employees also embody the spirit of volunteerism. They support many nonprofits in the community, including participation in Day of Caring, a community-wide day of volunteerism organized by Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, the


volunteer center of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. In addition, nine employees serve on United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s board and committees. “This award recognizes outstanding companies whose dedication to the community is evident from the president throughout the company,” said Tina Jepson, resource development manager with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. “Eaton Corporation set up 25 campaign rallies for management and employees, and the results were nothing short of outstanding.” Highlights of the Eaton Corporation campaign include: • Employee donations increased 20 percent from 2011, resulting in 182 new donors. • One in eight donors are Leadership Givers at the $1,000+ level. • The company raised $44,761 in special events donations and through the annual Eaton Golf Tournament.

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We welcome each first-time donor to United Way! We want to maintain your support and excitement about the opportunities we have to help improve our community for many years to come, and one of the best ways we can do that is connecting you to Giving, Advocacy and Volunteerism opportunities so you can see how your active involvement in your community is improving lives .

Eaton Corporation

Our company partners help us connect with first-time donors through special engagement efforts in the workplace and sharing information about our work with employees. Many allow employees to access the United Way e-newsletter and encourage them to participate in affinity groups and Leadership Giving events. Southeastern Container and Dixon Hughes Goodman are two of these partners building relationships with new donors.




he 138 young professionals who make up Highlands Circle have contributed more than $100,000 to United Way’s 2012 Campaign and are helping create positive, longlasting change here in Asheville and Buncombe County. We are glad to have so many new and energetic friends on board to join us at our upcoming volunteer, networking and leadership development events. “Thank you to the 2012 committee members whose insight, energy and dedication helped spread the word and increase membership in Highlands Circle for the upcoming year!”



Highlands Circle United Way’s Young Leaders


“Change brings opportunity.”

Nido Quebein


2012 Highlands Circle Committee • Paige Littlejohn, Chair • Wyn Barrett, Wells Fargo • Kelly Brandon, Mountain Area Child and Family Center • Matt Foglia, Eaton Corporation • Samantha Little, UNCA • Andrew Robertson, Eaton Corporation • Benjamin Teague, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce • Hayley Roper Wells, Ward and Smith




HIGHLANDS CIRCLE MEMBERS Heather Alley Althea Jane Aycock Syvanna Ball-Ponce Holly Barker Gregory Barr Jon Beaver Amy Bibby Paige Littlejohn Blankenship Travis Boyer Lauren Bradley Kelly Brandon Elizabeth Britton Scott Burnette Chris Caldwell Natalie Canipe Timothy Cheng Laurence Church Beth Cirillo Molly Coffey Jarrod Coomer Chris Crawford Jennifer Culberson Angie Cullen Sarah Davis Heather Dillashaw David Dills Nicolas Dionne Jason Dowell Ashley Ensley Tiffany Estes Kendra Ferguson Benjamin Fitzpatrick Scott Follenius Amy Fowler Amanda Fugate Gina Gallo Sandra Garcia Boyer


Timothy Gitau Andrew Gmitter Julie Goodman Debra Hare Sarah Hendricks Bradley Hines Daniel Holsinger Kenneth Hunt Abigail Ijames Ashley Israel Elliott Jepson Audrey Johnson Elizabeth Johnson Stephen Johnson Brandon Jones Robyn Joyner Vladimir Karamitrov Himanshu Karvir Kristine Kaufman John Kelley David Kerestes Sean Kerschen Kurt Kuchenbrod Jolene Lallouz Ashley Lasher Brentley Laughter Beth Laws Cherie Ledford William Ledgerwood Samantha Little Vicki Lloyd Alicia Luke Randall and Jama Maples Tonya Marshall Dennis Martin Matthew Maultsby



Victoria McDowell Michael McGlone Jason McKinney Mary Michael David Mitchell Ryan Moore Jennifer Mullendore Daniel Mullinix Jonathan Nameth Taylor Nations James Turner Norris Shon Norris Heather Norton Rachael Nygaard Horbert Orton William Overton Sara Sheppard Pacifici Harli Palme Josh Peart Don Penland Christopher Peterson Will Ray Levonia Reese Rebecca Reinhardt Andrew Robertson Jonathon Rodriguez Jennifer Rourke Amy Sawyer Tara Scholtz Carey Shira Page Sigmon Anita Silver Ashley Smith Benjamin Sompimpong Emily Stephens Benjamin Teague

Tara Theodossis Brian Turner Austin Tyler David Waddell Jennifer Waite John Watford Hannah Webb Timothy Weed Hayley Wells Jennifer Whitney Amy Williams Jes Williams Anthony Wilson Ashley Woodring David Woolard Brian Young

Keeping High Data Quality

Through our efforts to keep donor data current, we improve donor retention rates, postal return rates and customer satisfaction.


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Through United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, we give of our resources, raise our voices and lend our muscles to change our community.

Consider another kind of giving: a future gift of a small part of your estate through a bequest in your will. Such an endowment will help assure our future and mark your continued legacy of giving. Together, we can continue improving lives and inspiring hope, both now and in the years to come.


Investment of a Lifetime


Humancare endowment members * Deceased Tocqueville Society Legacy $200,000+ Joe and Janice Brumit Marian Elmslie* Mr. * and Mrs. Anthony Kushigian Drs. Wayne and Phyllis Lang Bill and Heather Lee Charlie and Eleanor Owen Robert C. Pew and Susan Taylor Charlie and Don Reed One Anonymous Giver Mount Mitchell Legacy $150,000 - $199,999 Ruth Paddison * Helen M. Russell * Clingman’s Dome Legacy $100,000 - $149,999 George and Barbara Groome Mr. and Mrs. Glenn W. Wilcox Sr. One Anonymous Giver


Roan Mountain Legacy $80,000 - $99,999 Preston Price * Richland Balsam Legacy $60,000 - $79,999 Paul and Ellie Toebke * Cold Mountain Legacy $40,000 - $59,999 Mrs. Joseph Bailey * Robert and Shirley Burns* Jim and Robin Stickney Clyde and Mildred Wright * Joe Young Jr. One Anonymous Giver Mount Pisgah Legacy $30,000 - $39,999+ Drs. Lee and Mario DiCesare Mr. and Mrs. John D. Teeter

Shining Rock Legacy $20,000 - $29,999 Bart and Elaine Boyer J. W. Byers Rose Cooper * James Dalton* Jerry Hornowski Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hornowski Bill and Marilyn Hubbard Carroll and Gwen Hughes Jerry and Carrie Keller Charles O’Connor* George and Brenda Pfeiffer George Saenger Jack and Yvonne Smith Tom and Bonnie Spradling David and Nancy Swann Dr.* and Mrs. Moultrie Truluck Glenn Wilson Additional Endowment Members Mrs. R. W. Anthony Jr.


Jonathan and Kelly Brandon Mr. and Mrs. James Christian Iris* and Durward Everett Tom and Pat Fitzpatrick Kerry and Anna Friedman John Gatling * Suzanne Hust Clyde Kelly * Peter Mallett Alice McLennan Trust * Charles and Linda Nelms Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelson Jr. * Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norvell Ken Partin * Helen Powers Karl and Shirley Quisenberry Miss Monte Richardson / Jones-Richardson Fund Mr. * and Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison Dolly Swift Pam and Jim Turner Mr. Richard Wood Jr.* Two Anonymous Givers


DIAMOND DONORS We thank and applaud our Diamond Donors who have given to the mission of United Way for 25 years or more. We deeply appreciate these dedicated donors who give at all levels and have made a positive impact on countless children, families, seniors and individuals in our community. Charles I. Abbitt Jr. William D. Abromitis Gene Adams Janet M. S. Adams Joel B. Adams Jr. Robert S. Adams Deborah W. Aiton Dorothy D. Allen Marcia K. Allen Nancy R. Allen Richard C. Allen Linda H. Allison Rebecca S. Ambrose Julian D. Anders Ann C. Anderson Becky Anderson Kenneth J. Anderson Rosalie B. Anderson Andy Andrews Susan Q. Anglin Thomas C. Arnold Noel D. Arrington Rodney Arrowood Dr. John T. Ashley Julia M. Ashley Cheryl H. Atkins Mary V. Atkinson Michael R. Atkinson Cheryl K. Aull Joseph W. Aull James F. Austin Paula R. Autrey Fred D. Ayers Charles F. Ayscue

William Badger David D. Bailey Deborah H. Bailey Frederick J. Bailey K. Ray Bailey Kathleen M. Bailey Lawrence E. Bailey Mark A. Bailey Patricia Bailey Vikki D. Bailey Rod Baird Louise W. Baker Sheree K. Baker Nettie M. Baldwin RosaLee Baldwin Ruth Baldwin Karen S. Ballance Darrick G. Ballard



Leadership Giving

James A. Barrett Henry Douglas Barton Jerry R. Bass Kim A. Bass Joseph Battaglia Lewis Battle Sr. Robert Battle Karen M. Bauer Robert Bayer Gregory J. Bayne Thomas H. Beathard Margaret A. Beaumont Bedford M. Beddingfield David C. Beebe Cynthia E. Bell Gene O. Bell Wendy H. Bell Rachel J. Bennett George W. Beverly Jr. Barbara W. Biedenbach Linda Biggers W. Louis Bissette Jr. Stephen D. Bitter Nyda Bittmann-Neville LeeAnn Black Brady M. Blackburn Jr.

Alan E. Bolick Diann H. Bolick Kay F. Bonner Rebecca Boone Larry G. Bopp Yolanda Bopp Roy Borden Sandra C. Bowers Christina M. Boyer Susan P. Bradburn Ron Bradford Marian Bradley Daniel Bradshaw Donald M. Branson James E. Brazell Cynthia Breland Terry D. Briggs William K. Briggs Ed Broadwell Jr. Michael A. Brock Shirley A. Brooks Sue A. Brooks Thomas M. Brooks Mary Brookshire Ronald D. Brookshire C. David Brown


Leadership Givers make up of our campaign, with 1,002 Peaks Society members and 60 Tocqueville Society members.

James R. Bandelin Stanley S. Banks Vikki M. Banks Gary L. Barger Russell E. Barnes Nada Barnett Kathryn P. Barnwell Anne L. Barone

Glenn R. Blackburn Robert H. Blackwell Melvina D. Blair Karen C. Blicher Alice Blinderman Michael S. Bohan Deena R. Boles Judy A. Boles

Daniel W. Brown Don L. Brown Erik L. Brown G. Allan Brown Lin Brown Maxine H. Brown Robin L. Brown Sharon R. Brown



Joe C. Brumit II Dorothy K. Bryant Emma Lee Bucklew Cynthia K. Buckner Jon F. Buckner



Dawn M. Cordell Richard E. Cothran Jeff Covington James B. Cowan Thomas D. Cowan

Middle School Success

Two AmeriCorps/ VISTA volunteers are working with our partners to start a Community School at Enka Middle.

Shirley R. Buckner Larry Burda Robert Lee Burdine Wanda P. Burgess Robert F. Burgin Richard A. Burkett Magdalen U. Burleson Jim C. Burnette Bruce M. Burns Vincent L. Burris Dr. Terry Burt Kenneth B. Burton Alan Bush Jacqueline Byerly Richard Byers Thomas B. Byers Wendy J. Cable Winnikay L. Caffrey Patricia D. Cain Linda D. Calloway Joyce B. Cambron Dr. A. Barry Campbell Lisa D. Cantrell Charlotte Caplan Frances Loree Capps Judy A. Caraker William M. Carlisle Eugene M. Carr Jr. Robert J. Carr David R. Carson David M. Carter Theresa E. Carter Timothy Brion Carter


Tricia G. Carver Myrna C. Casey Teresa A. Cassada Lila K. Cate Mary C. Cathey

George H. V. Cecil John F. A. V. Cecil James Chambers Susan B. Chapman William Travis Childs lll Holli S. Chiles Paul Christiansen Linda K. Church Franceen M. Clark Terry Clark Roger L. Claud Patti W. Clay Kim Clements Charles A. Clogston Patricia L. Cocke Stanley H. Cocke Sr. James R. Coggins Donna L. Colburn Gary D. Cole Gayle Cole Celeste B. Collins Keith Collins Dr. Vicki P. Collins Franklin M. Combs Margaret Conger Janice B. Conner Lois H. Conroy Nancy J. Constantine Charles R. Cook Martha Cook Susan M. Cooper Patricia A. Cooper-Whitaker Laura L. Copeland

Leslie A. Cox Tim Cox Nancy J. Coxie James K. Craig Tony Craig Jeffrey H. Crawford Pamela M. Crawford Victoria S. Crawley Franklin Creasman James W. Creel Cromer L. Crisp Claudia W. Crosby Debra M. Cross Daryl Lee Crowe Edna F. Crowe Pete S. Cryan Dr. Charles E. Cummings Jan K. Cundiff Holly Dahl William L. Dalton Selwyn D’Amico Judy Daniel Bunny H. Daniels Ellie O. Daniels James W. Daniels Jim Darby Charles S. David Jr. Sharon M. Davidson Charles Davis Deborah C. Davis Diane M. Davis Jeffery R. Davis Kelly R. Davis


Lee H. Davis Loretta Y. Davis Mark A. Davis Randy H. Davis Sandra D. Davis Rena B. Deal Rayburn H. Dean Cynthia Dearman David M. Debruhl Elizabeth A. DeBruhl Otto W. Debruhl Scott Dedman Suzanne S. DeFerie Daniel Deitz Carlton R. Denning Robert J. Deutsch Keith L. Deweese Janice Dexter-Blunt John B. Dickson Michael A. Dillard Charles L. Dillingham Madeline S. Dillingham Robert D. Dixon Donna B. Donaldson C. Janise Donovan Dr. Laurence A. Dorr Sarah L. Dorsey Carolyn W. Dotson William H. Dotson Robert R. Douglas Candace L. Dover Vernon E. Dover Christine A. Dozier George Drant Susan D. Dryman Wayne E. Duncan Fonda Durner Jean G. Duyck Lois R. Ebey Mark S. Edwards Regina Edwards Nancy U. Egerton Gaylen H. Ehrlichman Pamela R. Elkin Patricia W. Elliott Dr. Leon Elliston Stanley K. Engle


Linda T. Englert James R. Enloe Donna R. Ensley Vicki M. Epley Larry D. Eubanks John M. Evans Joseph Evans Robert F. Evans Durward R. Everett Jr. Theodore V. Faber Susan M. Farina Lawrence Farr Ernest E. Ferguson Linda W. Ferguson Edgar Ferrell Julia C. Fields Jerry L. Fisher Pamela T. Fisher Lois W. Fitch John Fitzgerald Shawn Fitzpatrick Lizzie M. Flowers Matthew S. Foglia Lester Forbes James D. Foster Allan D. Frank Annette M. Franklin Carolyn H. Franklin Charles L. Frederick Lloyd D. Freel Linda W. Freeman Stephen G. Fridl Sonya E. Friedrich Denise P. Fryar Rev. Dr. Paul Fuller Richard S. Gabriel Jr. Frances L. Gamble Linda C. Gamble Patricia G. Garren Dr. David L. Garver Charles William Gatewood Robert B. Gelder Jr. Gary L. Gentry Joe L. George Dr. Dan I. Gerber Gerald W. Gibbs Stewart T. Gibeau

Linda K. Gibson Rebecca G. Gilleran Walter S. Gladding Charlie U. Glazener Patricia A. Glazener Suzanne C. Gloor Sharon E. Glover Janet S. Godfrey Ruby C. Godfrey Donna K. Godwin Mike J. Godwin Harvey Gold Joan F. Gold Dr. Joel W. Goldsby III John M. Goldsmith Carlos M. Gomez Margaret L. Goode Claudia A. Goodson Barbara C. Gordesky Karen S. Gortney Irene Gosnell Jeffrey A. Gould Edwin C. Graham II H. Richard Graham Kathleen R. Graham Lauren S. Grant Linda Grant



B. Gail Grindstaff John G. Grindstaff Jr. Karen D. Grindstaff Fred F. Groce Jr. James O. Groce Jr. Karen M. Grogan George M. Groome Joel W. Guge George W. Gunn Margaret D. Guthrie Carolyn J. Haag Col. (Ret) Kenneth D. Hadeen Mary E. Hafley Richard C. Halford Josephine B. Hall Mary E. Hall T. Hartley Hall IV Hugh Halpert Charles L. Haltiwanger Lori A. Halula Floyd G. Hamlin Gloria M. Hamlin David Hammett Patricia S. Hammonds W. G. Hampton Jr. John R. Hancy Jeffrey K. Haney

New 2-1-1 Coverage

William A. Hart Jr. Reid K. Hartman Kevin V. Harwood Jeanette Y. Hawkins Vickie L. Hawkins David L. Hayes Ruby B. Haynes Danny L. Heatherly Katherine S. Hefner Marsha F. Hefner Vicki S. Heidinger Catherine C. Heine Richard E. Hemes James A. Hemphill Cheri Henderson Joy R. Henderson Renee W. Henderson Ruth L. Henderson Perry Hendrix Helen E. Henry Dr. Ozmer L. Henry Jr. Dennis Hensley Jerome Hensley Alfred E. Hess Ronald A. Hess John B. Hickman Michael W. Hickman


McDowell Co. became the county served by our 2-1-1 office, joining Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania.

George M. Gray John E. Grear Brenda K. Green Missy S. Green Rita F. Gregg Clementine W. Gregory David Greiner Alice W. Griffin Evangelia Martha Griffin James T. Griffin Brenda S. Griffith

Debra L. Hansman Donald W. Hargette Patricia L. Harney Anthony T. Harper Margaret P. Harr Gay M. Harris Jack D. Harris Lois A. Harris Myrna S. Harris William M. Harris John Hart

David Hill Dianne M. Hill Leslie A. Hill Martha C. Hill Roger C. Hill Sara P. Hill Nilda R. Hillhouse Russell B. Hilliard Dave Hillier Hugh K. Himan Barbara D. Hinshaw



James J. Hitesman Dr. Amy L. Hobson John T. Hock John A. Hodan Jo W. Hogan Michael L. Holcombe Sr. Elizabeth W. Holden John C. Holderfield Melvin Holloway F. Alan Holmes A. C. Honeycutt Jr. William D. Hood Kathy C. Hooper Richard J. Hora Dr. John R. Hoskins IV Brenda Houck Diane E. Hudson William R. Hudson Elizabeth Huesemann Kathy N. Hughes Mary Louise Hunley Micheal S. Hunsucker Patsy O. Hunsucker Cheryl K. Hunt Mary M. Hunter Robert C. Hunter Sr. Vanessa S. Huntsinger Richard B. Hurley Dorothy K. Hyatt



Charles E. Killian Frances A. Killian John D. Kimberly Kristie J. King Patricia K. Kirby Gerald Kirschner Nina L. Knysh Thomas E. Kotz David Allan Kozak Jennie L. Krichbaum Charles J. Krug John B. Kuhns Mark C. Kurdys Deborah W. Kuykendall Doug Kuykendall Jeffrey F. Kwiatkowski Diane Kyker Fran L. Kyles Terri Lafevers Jimmy D. Lance Paula P. Lance Dr. Richard L. Landau Dr. Suzanne E. Landis Wayne W. Lang, Ph.D William S. Lankford Tammy B. Lanning Emily K. Lapping Deborah Anne Lardieri Nancy E. Larkin

Online Engagement

Check out to pledge, volunteer, connect to the 2-1-1 database, rsvp for a MSS training, get the e-newsletter and much more!

Shirley A. Hyatt Karen M.Hyman Steven S. Ianniello Regina Illig Elaine N. Ingle Dorothy M. Inglis Dr. Linda C. Iovacchini Wayne D. Jacklin Carolyn C. Jackson Gary W. Jackson


Henry Z. Jackson Melba T. Jackson John Jamison John F. Jarosz Anna R. Jarvis Edward S. Jenest Charlene H. Jenkins Mary Frances Jenkins Ralph Porter Jennings Robert G. Jerdee Clara M. Jeter Allen H. Johnson Judith A. Johnson Sylvia S. Johnson Cathy R. Jolley Afton R. Jones Henry Alexander Jones Jr. James Jones Peter L. Jones Richard L. Jones Robert D. Jones Robin E. Jones Sandy K. Jones Stephen P. Jones Gary L. Jung Cecilia M. Justice Dean C. Kahl Joyce A. Kanavel Dr. Richard A. Kark

Michael A. Keenan Patsy R. Keever Robert D. Keller Judy Kelley Pamela J. Kelly Charles Reginald Kemp Sr. David C. Kennedy Richard W. Kennedy Ruth J. Kent Ronald K. Kerns

C. Darlene Laughter Claude F. Laughter John J. Lauterbach Betty Darlene Lee Ginny Lentz Kelly Leonard George Roger Leroy William Lewin James P. Lewis Lisa Leyva


Charles B. Lindsey Arnold H. Lingle Jr. Rebecca Joanne Linquist Anthony Little Sr. Stella P. Littleton Solon E. Logan Lourdes M. Lorenz Daniel J. Louis Keith Love Merle F. Love Sherry S. Love Anita L. Lovejoy Elaine H. Lovelace Debra M. Lovin Martha Jo W. Lowe Linda J. Lowman Amy V. Loy Larry E. Ludlam Dr. Sara (Sally) L. Ludlum Fred A. Lunsford Steven F. Luse Veronia G. Lusk Richard J. Lutovsky Thomas A. Luzon Susan E. Lykins Ginger G. Lynch Ridgeway T. Lynch Margaret R. Lynes Cynthia P. Mackiernan Dr. Robert H. MacPherson Joseph W. Madden William M. Madison, M.D. Janet J. Magruder John J. Maher Robert W. Mair Susan S. Maley Peter Mallett Deborah W. Maltry William W. Mance Jr. David W. Mann Martin J. Mann Sonja F. Mann George W. Manning Jr. Rendi L. Mann-Stadt John T. Manuel Charles E. Markhoff Thomas C. Marshall


Carole H. Martin Cynthia M. Martin Jennifer D. Martin Dr. Frank Marvin John W. Mason Donna M. Massey Gary B. Massey William F. Massey Cheryl A. Massie Barry L. Master Marcia Master Michael B. Matthews Caroljean L. Mazza Robert C. McAfoos Beverly McBrayer Deborah M. McCarson Teresa M. McCarthy Michael L. McCoy Martha Carol McCrary Dr. Russel N. McCrimmon Cheryl McCurry Gary McDaniel Crela L. McElrath William L. McElrath III Timothy S. McElreath Verna McGaughey Don R. McGlone Bill McGuire Joe McGuire Joseph P. McGuire Joe McIntosh Ruth S. McKee Scarlett A. McKnight Margaret L. McLaney Mary C. McLean Judy T. McMahan Marie K. McMahan Sue S. McManus Sharon I. McMurry Janet L. McNamara-Houck Michael T. McNeill Sheila N. Medford Charles W. Melton Deborah L. Melton Frances Melton Lois Kirby Melton Marie R. Melton

Paul Merriken Dr. Robert L. Merrill Jr. David Randy Messer Lillian R. Metcalf Miriam M. Metcalf Lisa L. Milam Juanita R. Miles Dick E. Milholland Ernest A. Miller Linda D. Miller Mark A. Miller Max G. Miller Jr. William C. Miller Clifford Mills Molly N. Minnick Bennie Sue Mitchell Daniel B. Mitchell David A. Mitchell Mary A. Mobley Connie M. Molland Barbara T. Moloney Patricia Montag Loretta Montgomery Venita C. Mooney Barbara C. Moore Betty O. Moore Brian D. Moore Jane B. Moore Lelia H. Moore Richard C. Moore Elizabeth Moreton Sharon L. Morgan Sharon P. Morgan George W. Morosani Russell B. Morris Thalia A. Morris William W. Morris



Denise A. Morton Pamela M. Moser Ray Tysor Moser Roger S. Moss Virginia H. Moss Carol C. Mott Susan L. Mott Jim Moutos Dr. David Mouw Richard W. Murray Helen L. Murrell Robin Myer Gloria J. Myers John C. Myers Shelby J. Nace Deborah R. Nave Texie Needham Rev. Dr. Jerry M. Newbold Jr. Eric M. Nichols Lt. Col. John L. Nichols Donna J. Nicholson Christine M. Nidek Beverly G. Nivens Daniel E. Nix Mark Noland Sandra Ann Norbo Sheri A. Norman Charles Donald Norvell Kathleen Noyes Cynthia L. Oak Betsy A. Oakes Kathleen Y O’Connor Sandra G. O’Dell Belinda Odom Cathleen G. Odom Kathleen A. O’Hara Bonnie M. Oliver

Nancy G. Oliver Patricia A. Ortigo Dalene M. Osborne Sherry R. Osteen William E. Overton Charles D. Owen III Sharon G. Owen Carol A. Owenby Carol B. Owens Cynthia C. Ownbey Danette Page Virginia L. Painter Bradley H. Parker Carolyn M. Parker George T. Parker Mary S. Parker Robin S. Parker Yolanda Parker Kevin K. Parkhill Rebecca R. Parris James C. Parton Wendy G. Parton John M. Passmore Joy E. Pastucha Darlene Lawre Pate Amy Patterson James M. Patton Cassandra F. Pavone Margaret S. Payne Dr. Hugh W. Payton Susan C. Pearcy Charles C. Peck Wanda B. Peele Amy K. Penland Beverly G. Peppers-Smith Dawn Perez Rosemary Perkins

Pledge Processing


More than donors pledged their gifts this year. We held 279 workplace campaigns and raised $88,568 through special events.

Ronald D. Morrow

Jerry R. Oliver

Raymond Perrin



Dean Peterson Robert B. Peterson erry Peterson William B. Peterson Jr. Roberta D. Petree Leigh C. Pettus George O. Pfaff George J. Pfeiffer Sr. Regina L. Phelps Charles R. Philipsen Susan U. Piland Debra L. Pinner Karol D. Pittman Lawrence J. Pittman Charlene Y. Plemmons Kimberly G. Plemmons Anne H. Plyler Ray Ponder Nancy C. Porter Linda F. Poss Francella R. Poston Donna G. Potruski Dr. James B. Powell II Helen A. Powers Debra M. Preneta Edward J. Preneta Betty L. Prentice Florie Presnell Judy Price Elizabeth O. Pritchard Rebecca D. Proffitt Lisa R. Prowell Robert W. Purcell Jr. Robert G. Quayle Scott Querin



Diane Robinson Joe T. Robinson Michael L. Robinson Mildred E. Robinson Virginia Robinson Ruby L. Rockett Joan J. Rogers Rev. Scott B. Rogers Vickie B. Rogers John Rohner Debra A. Romaine Deborah M. Ross Sandra H. Rountree John R. Ruhl Sr. John R.E. Ruhl Jr. Karen E. Rule James B. Rumbough Michael A. Rush Dr. Jeffrey K. Russell Dr. John H. Russell Robby L. Russell Sherie Ryan-Bailey Veronica L. Sadler-Williams Frank G. Saine Dale H. Sains Tinnie L. Salzano Johnny L. Sams Mary C. Sanders Dr. Adrian D. Sandler Veronica E. Sartor Sandra B. Sayles Teresa D. Scarboro Machelle Scavio Charles A. Schoenheit William F. Schreck

Quality Out-Of- School Time

We work to create success-ready 9th graders by increasing the quality of and access to out-of-school time programs for students.

Karl S. Quisenberry Ronald M. Raisen Patricia A. Ramsey


Nancy W. Rankins M. Virginia Raviotta Ann Ray Carol P. Ray Carol R. Ray Carolyn L. Ray Judith S. Ray Geoffrey E. Ready Kathy N. Redmond Wanda L. Redmond Donald E. Reed, Ph.D. Ernest R. Reed Phoebe W. Reed Jerry D. Reese Keith D. Reeves Charles E. Reiley Tameria F. Reilly Tim D. Reimers Ellen M. Reker George D. Renfro Robert S. Rennard Randy L. Reynolds Sally L. Rhoades John R. Rice Carolyn Rich Monte F. Richardson William F. Richmond Mary Ann Riggins Jill H. Ritter H. R. Robbins Catherine C. Roberts Lisa J. Roberts Richard C. Roberts Robert C. Roberts Carolyn C. Robertson

Beverly B. Robinson David L. Robinson Dennis F. Robinson

Harold D. Schutte Ralph H. Schwarzkopf Kenneth M. Scott


Rose B. Seleska Cynthia H. Sellinger Patricia J. Senneff Kay H. Sentelle Lisa A. Sessions Ronald M. Shaffer Natalie A. Shaft Kevin Sharp Joseph L. Sharpe Linda M. Sharpe Shirley J. Sharpe Alan H. Shaw Eileen L. Shea Honora Sheehan Florence H. Shelor Robert B. Shepard Robert E. Shepherd Steve E. Sheppard Heidi H Sherman Mary J. Shifflett Kenneth J. Shipman Margaret L. Shipman Deborah C. Shook Henrietta Shook Linda Shook Franklin Short Brenda J. Shuford John B. Siddall Ricky Silver Bill O. Silvers Ned H. Simon Sherri B. Sitton Lisa Sizemore Ann H. Skoglund Jerry C. Slagle Ross Sloan LaDonna P. Sluder Angelina G. Smith Brenda L. Smith Frankie C. Smith Gerard P. Smith Kathy J. Smith Linda P. Smith Nancy Smith Philip J. Smith Susan B. Smith Terry A. Smith


Clinton Smoke Jennifer Snead Susan L. Sorrells Elizabeth Sparks Michaela E. Spidalieri Robert B. Sprouse Samuel D. Squibb Joyce M. Stachura Jerry Lee Stamey Eugenia G. Stapleton Bob J. Stashick Teresa L. Stephens Charles V. Stephenson Nora M. Stephenson Jack S. Stevens Susan Stevenson James W. Stickney IV Thomas S. Stierwalt Amanda L. Stone Shirley F. Stoneman Ellyn D. Stott Tina Stovall Arthur E. Stuenkel Audrey M. Styles Dennis B. Surrett Gary D. Sutton John D. Swaim Cheryl M. Swann David C. Swann Robert F. Swann Daniel Swift Paul E. Szurek Donovan T. Talford William Tallant Allen Tarbell Christopher D. Taylor Jim A. Taylor Johannes W. Tempelaar-Lietz Shirley H. Tenney Jack Tessier Albert G. Thomas Brenda Thomas Janet Thomas Vickie M. Thomas Karen L. Thompson Lawrence E. Thompson III Ronald H. Thompson

Marie Susan Thornbury Denall O. Thornton Edith M. Thorpe Diane M. Thrash John Tillman Timothy B. Tilson George K. Tipton Michael E. Todd Kathryn Tompkins



Vernon E. Walker Wanda J. Walker Dr. Peter A. Wallenborn III William F. Walter Lauretta K. Warlick Allen D. Warren Irma J. Warren Nanette S. Warren Richard E. Wartzok

Glenn W. Wilcox Sr. William V. Wilcox William O. Wilkins Elizabeth T. Williams Jerylyn A. Williams Richard L. Williams Vivian R. Williams Elizabeth G. Williamson Mary S. Willmott

Return on Investment


For 2011-2012, we saw an overall ROI of . We expected 59,000 people to improve their lives and instead saw 71,000 do so.

Gregory W. Townsend Shannon R. Townsend Diane M. Trantham Thomas Travers Col. Robert W. Trost Evelyn Jean Trotter Michael D. Truett Robert E. Tuck James W. Turner Pamela M. Turner Barbara Tweed Kelley Tyler Robert A. Tyler Kirby A. Tyndall James J. Tyson Jr. Ann B. Upton Dr. Allen H. Van Dyke Dr. Randall Vanderbeek Gerald Vaneman Jon Vannice Pat Vest Paul P. Vest Vicki L. Vest Jerome Vincent John E. Viselli Ann Von Brock Helen J. Waddell Corean F. Wagner Christopher H. Walker Mary H. Walker

Andrew Wascoe Dawn A. Wascoe Clyde Waters Jr. Deborah C. Waters Donna Waters Shadrack B. Waters Sr. Benny B. Watts Calvin E. Watts Ruby P. Watts Katherine J. Wauford Laton D. Waugh Janice G. Weaver Dr. Michael D. Weaver Michael J. Webb Christine M. Wechtel Jon Wehrli Jennifer G. Weidemann Sherry Weiland Karen Weinberg Jane B. Weis Lawrence J. Weiss Rex L. Wells Robert F. Welsh Dion K. Wharton David C. Whilden Monty M. Whitaker Victoria H. Widemon Gregory O. Wiggins Kenneth M. Wiig Keith Wilcocks

Brenda Wilson Cynthia M. Wilson J. Glenn Wilson Kathy P. Wilson Dr. Lauren R. Wilson Marcus E. Wilson Randell L. Wilson John G. Winkenwerder William M. Winkler Gary R. Wise Nancy W. Witek Sally B. Withers Carolyn Dianne Witt Albert C. Wojtyna Jr. William Wolcott III Richard A. Wood Jr. Vivian Woods Linda Tomberlin Woody Stephen W. Woody James W.G. Woollcott Rex C. Worley Robert R. Worley Gary M. Wright Karol E. Wright Kathleen A. Wright Richard K. Wright Wes G. Wright Kim Wrightenberry Tammy J. Wyatt William H. Wynn



24 hours


2-1-1 in buncombe county

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give advocate

days a week

Summer Discovery

Big Picture

Created a six-week summer program at AB Tech with YMCA for middle school students to help stop summer learning loss.

Richard Young Stephen M. Young Mary S. Youngblood Candice A.Yount Phyllis D. Zinich


Hands On Asheville-Buncombe  2012 Impact Report

2012 results



2,925 volunteers + 16, 084 hours at 726 service projects = $350,470 donated time and savings for 125 organizations that got volunteers from Hands On

Volume of Service Calls*: 42,234 Call Records: 31,009

Total Volunteers by

*includes follow-up, advocacy and crisis



*includes use of the NC 2-1-1 iPhone app

Income Education Education Income

Call Types 2%


Referral: assessing the needs of callers and identifying appropriate resources Information: responding to specific inquiries about human services Contract: providing services to callers via contracts with outside agencies Advocacy: taking steps on behalf of callers to overcome barriers to services Crisis: performing crisis intervention to ensure the safety of callers or others






12% Individual, Family and Community Support

Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services


Mental Health and Addictions

7% Food/Meals


Let’s drill deeper... The top ten impact areas Health and Wellness


Hunger and Homelessness


Children and Youth




Senior Services

1,238 500



Family Services


Civic and Community


Arts and Culture

325 0


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Impact A r

Health Care

Other Health

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If we boil down each opportunity to its core purpose we find that most of the volunteer opportunities listed within our database fit well with United Way’s mission to improve our community in the areas of Education, Income and Health. Of course we list all kinds of volunteer opportunities, but this chart shows the percentage of total volunteers by focus area.


Top Caller Needs




Public Database Visits*: 16,151 Number of Visitors*: 11,945

Housing and Utilities

Focus Area




Help starts here.

Hours Of




Michelle W. Yanik Lena S. Yates Dr. J. Frank Yeager Deborah M. Yelton Daniel B. Yoder Ann Y. Young Elmer V. Young Joe E. Young Jr.







Middle School Success 2012 Accomplishments

In 2012, Middle School Success served 131 people from 45 organizations through its Professional Development Series for youth development professionals. Eight workshops and two Lunch & Learn events covered topics such as Services for At-Risk Youth and Working with Teen Girls. In partnership with Hands On Asheville-Buncombe and YMCA of Western North Carolina, MSS launched a community school initiative at Enka Middle School. Our United r me Way was Sumovery c one of 10 Dis United Ways in the country to receive a United Way Worldwide/Ready by 21 Middle Grades Success and Transitions grant in the amount of $50,000. This grant will enhance our community school project at Enka Middle, community awareness efforts, summer program expansion and our early warning and transitions work with Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools.

Uncommon people

united for the common good

John Ruhl, Jr. and John Ruhl, Sr.


Asheville and Buncombe County are fortunate to have many companies that have been loyal contributors to United Way and to improving the lives of their neighbors over the years. Knowing year after year that we can count on their support through corporate and employee giving, strong Leadership Giving engagement, annual golf tournaments, 5K races and other special events and volunteerism, allows us to expand our efforts each year to connect with more givers, advocates and volunteers and in turn, impact Education, Income and Health issues here in our community. On an individual level, Diamond Donors, donors like John Ruhl, Sr. and John Ruhl, Jr., who have each contributed 25+ years, are the backbone of the work we do. Thank you to each of our Diamond Donors!



AB Tech Dr. Connie S. Buckner Hank Dunn Ed.D. Anna Friedman Lee B. Holmes Jr. Kevin S. Kiser Marilyn McDonald And one anonymous donor Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Laura L. Copeland Kit Cramer Rojeanous K. Rush Benjamin P. Teague And one anonymous donor Asheville City Schools Virginia L. Duquet Charlie U. Glazener Barbara L. Groome Allen H. Johnson Debra Preneta Cynthia H. Sellinger And one anonymous donor Asheville Radiology Dr. Walter J. Brown III Dr. Henri L.G. Kieffer Dr. Tom Milton Dr. Keith R. Olbrantz



Nyda Bittmann-Neville Donna O. Bowman Jonna Bradham Chris S. Crawford Donna W. Davis Suzanne S. DeFerie John B. Dickson Jennifer Wallin DuVall Mary E. Hall Perry Hendrix Nancy H. Hunter David Allan Kozak Fred A. Martin Michael A. Mills Kirby A. Tyndall Tammie C. Whitlock C. Scott Workman Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Douglas M. Bailey Carol Boyer C. David Brown Brent A. Ford David Greiner Gerald A. Keller Ivan A Marcotte Linda M. Sharpe

Amy B. Hanks W. Neal Hanks Jr. Ginny Lentz Clary L. McCall Marie Morris Judd Richardson Tammy Robinson John R.E. Ruhl Jr. Ann H. Skoglund Vivien F. Snyder Debbie T. Williams Lawrence Zapf Biltmore Farms, LLC. George H.V. Cecil John F.A.V. Cecil Sarah M. Davis Tammy McIntosh Natalie A. Shaft Lee E. Thomason III And one anonymous donor Blue Ridge Parkway Monte R. Ashley Joseph Aull Nathan W. Epling Philip A. Francis Jr.



2-1-1 received calls and had 15,000 visits to the database in Buncombe County. Top needs were utilities, food & housing.

Dr. Neil P. Peterson Dr. Bret K. Sleight Asheville Savings Bank Vikki D. Bailey Bob A. Ballance Barbara Biss



Beverly-Hanks & Associates Sandy Austin Barbara M. Baskerville George W. Beverly Jr. Roy Borden Mary Kay Buhrke Alice W. Griffin

Monika Mayr Laura S. Nelson Suquelia T. Thomas Bonar Cecil Atwell Jr. William B. Austin

Deborah H. Bailey Frederick J. Bailey Don L. Brown James E. Cheatham Charles R. Cook William D. Irby Jr. Robert A. Tyler Boys, Arnold & Company, Inc. Thomas C. Arnold Stanley H. Cocke Sr. Fred F. Groce Jr. John B. Kuhns Debbie R. Patrick John P. Rhodin Jon Vannice David C. Whilden Branch Bank and Trust (BB&T) Michael S. Bohan David L. Hayes Rebecca G. Hughes-Den Ouden Susan Puryear Jonathan J. Robinson Wanda Sayer Anita P. Silver Michael J. Willett And one anonymous donor Buncombe County Health and Human Services The Hon. Sharon Tracey Barrett Kathryn E. Coco Dale T. Den Ouden Curtis W. Euler Georgianna Francis Patricia A. Glazener Karen G. Hart Glen E. Hughes Julie E. Montanea Virginia L. Painter Edward J. Sheary

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Amanda L. Stone Fran M. Thigpen Buncombe County Schools Cheryl K. Aull Jimmy DeBruhl Janice Dexter-Blunt Linda W. Ferguson Elaine C. Grella Lisa H. Hughes Dr. Linda C. Iovacchini Sharon J. Katz Amy V. Loy Mary S. Parker Michelle H. Russell Sherie Ryan-Bailey Angela K. Tuck Vicki L. Vest CarePartners Health Services Deborah W. Aiton Brian K. Arldt Dr. Virginia J. Barnhardt Henry Douglas Barton Gary R. Bowers Nancy Presley Bowers Scott W. Buchanan Tracy T. Buchanan Jennifer S. Burgin Wendy Lynn Cady Jana A. Childress Gregory Keith Dixon Dr. Erwin Bruce Elliston Joanne Lyn Ford Teresa L. Fox Deborah W. Frye Paulette Mattson Gaddis Pamela Jean Griffin Jolynn Bullard Halstead Mitzi Holley Holmes Lynn Shackelton Kahl Dr. John Philip Langlois Marie M. Langlois Cherie Lynette Ledford Janet L. McNamara-Houck Sandra Ann Norbo Chat Norvell

Terry A. Smith John Luther Snell Nina Elizabeth Snoddy Douglas M. Thomson Pamela A. Tidwell Karen Sue Vernon Jennifer G. Weidemann And four anonymous donors Charles George VA Medical Center Cynthia L. Breyfogle Dr. Ted Bussey



City of Asheville Chief William J. Anderson Cathy D. Ball Lauren Bradley Chad C. Brooks Scott T. Burnette Gilbert L. Domingo Mark Halstead Gary W. Jackson Samuel Powers Jeffrey Richardson Jeff Staudinger

Tara Theodossis Adrian Vassallo Jed P. Welmaker David A. Wiggins And one anonymous donor EATON Corporation Patricia W. Adams Richard D. Allemang Brooke Baldwin Anne L. Barone Gregory M. Barr



Thanks to our underwriters! Their support makes it possible for us to keep our overhead low and our services high.

William E. Chapman Shane A. Crook J. Stephen Downey Robert Downs Carolyn C. Farris Patricia J. Fuller William E. Hillerman Cheryl K. Hunt Dr. Robert W. Kieffer Dr. Keith Y. Kohatsu C. Darlene Laughter Mark E Lawrence Whitney W. Lott Dr. John Lucke Dr. James P. Michalets Sharon L. Morgan Dr. Eva L. Morgenstern Sue E. Myers Deborah R. Nave Kristine V. Owen Mary A. Sloop Barbara J. St. Hilaire Leslie J. Utterback Robert E. Vaughan And two anonymous donors

Debbie Trantham Benita S. Wynn And one anonymous donor Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Heather F. Alley Althea Jane P. Aycock John B. Bowles Elizabeth H. Britton Brian J. Broom Michael A. Crawford Mitchell R. Crisp David L. Dills Ashley H. Ensley Frank Hoyle Gary E. Hughes Ken M. Hughes Ashley W. Israel Melanie M. Johnson Deborah W. Kuykendall Paige I. Littlejohn Blankenship Eric T. Moody Michael P. Rauchwarg William H. Smith Dollie B. Smith-Feldmeth Dennis Theodossis

Theresa D. Blankenship William G. Boes Alan H. Burdette Steven Castellein Ronda S. Chapman Pamela S. Combs Gregory Congdon Jennifer M. Culberson Elizabeth A. DeBruhl George Drant Lawrence Farr Thomas A. Farr Javier J. Garcia Charles L. Haltiwanger Mary B. Harwood William J. Hayes Sarah K. Hendricks Patrick T. Hickey Steven P. Hurd Elliott Jepson Michael A. Keenan Jeffrey F. Kwiatkowski Wendy W. Larsen Alan J. Larson Daniel F. Loizzo Katherine G. Lyons

ers by company


Jama G. Maples Randall S. Maples Robert B. McIntyre Mark A. Miller David A. Mitchell C. Allan Morse Mr. Paul T. Murray Shelby J. Nace Gregory S. Nailler William P. Osborne



Howard L. Sellinger Lisa Sizemore Dana L. Stonestreet Greg Sullins Robert E. Tuck Teresa White

Genova Diagnostics Ella Earlene Clark Dr. Robert C. Giles

Hot Springs Health Program Mr. Larry Burda Ms. Susan Cauble



volunteers supported 726 projects through Hands On Asheville-Buncombe. Their time is valued at $250,470.

William E. Overton Carol A. Parsons Jamie L. Richardson Joseph L. Sharpe Ned H. Simon Bob J. Stashick Gail Stashick Amanda Taylor Lan N. Tran Randy J. Trantham William J. VanLandingham Jon Wehrli David G. Whitley John Wirtz Rex C. Worley Peter J. Wutschel Jerry M. Yelton And 11 anonymous donors First Citizens Bank & Trust Company James F. Austin William Travis Childs lll John Fitzgerald Bradley S. Hines Hannah L. Norton Robert C. Roberts Charlene M. Zink


Forest Commercial Bank Jeff Covington Kelly R. Davis John D. Kimberly Kelly Leonard Leslie D. Pruitt

Dr. Andrea M. Girman Ruth Trexler Head Ted Hull Jeffrey W. Ledford Sarah S. Martin Amy L. Peace-Brewer Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A. Jeffrey A. Gould Charles E. Killian Eric Michael Shon Norris G. Edward Towson II HomeTrust Bank Charles I. Abbitt Jr. Richard A. Babaoff Mark Brinkley Ed Broadwell Jr. Jim Darby Randy H. Davis Christine A. Dozier Franci G. Gasperson Kate Hansen Jonathan Jobe Joe McGuire John C. Myers Kathy N. Redmond Paul Schweikardt

Dr. Robert Ford Dr. Frielden Jones Mr. Jerry Plemmons Insurance Service of Asheville Mr. Jonathan S. Nelson Mrs. Carol B. Owens Ms. Cindy Scollin Mrs. MaryAlice Stickney Bell Mr. James W. Stickney IV Mars Hill College Mr. John Hough Dr. Dan G. Lunsford Dr. Kathy R. Meacham Dr. Thomas Plaut Dr. Larry N. Stern Ms. Teresa Stern McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A. Ms. Susan S. Barbour Mr. W. Louis Bissette Jr. Ms. Mary E. Euler Mr. Thomas C. Grella Mr. Joseph P. McGuire Mr. Douglas J. Tate Mr. Douglas O. Thigpen Mr. T. Douglas Wilson Jr.

Meritor, Inc. Mr. Brian S. Cavagnini Mr. Mark A. Conner Ms. Julie T. Edwards Ms. Lucille P. Gartman Mr. Kirk D. Morrow Kevin K. Parkhill Mr. Richard L. Robinson Mills Manufacturing Corporation Garrett C. Artz John H. Oswald III Daniel Swift James W. Turner Pamela M. Turner And one anonymous donor Mission Health Dr. Stephen K. Aiken Barbara J. Allen William D. Allen William P. Allen Linda F. Anderson Dr. Evelyn Artz Charles F. Ayscue Jan M. Bailey Jonathan T. Bailey Morgan C. Barrett Carrie F. Barton Dr. Michael D. Bates Dr. Orren Beaty III Betsey P. Bent Suzanne C. Beyea Dr. Ellen Boyd Jonathan C. Brandon Dr. Cynthia J. Brown Rowena Buffett-Timms Sara A. Bullock Robert F. Burgin Cecil J. Clark Jr. Renee A. Collette Dr. Anne M. Conquest Thomas D. Cowan Angela Crawford Deborah C. Davis Catherine W. Durham Denise B. Ebert

leadership giv

John B. Ellery Karen G. Ensley Myra P. Fields Taylor Foss Teri S. Freeland Calvin Gardner Dr. Anna D. Garrett Dr. Janet B. Garrett Dr. John W. Garrett Carol R. Goodrum Sandra E. Goodwin Kimberly A. Grugan Lori A. Halula Todd H. Hansen Jeffrey Hardin Dr. Sharon C. Hathaway Dr. William R. Hathaway Katherine S. Hefner Richard J. Hefner Francine L. Hill Larry E. Hill Jr. Dr. Jill Hoggard Green Gale F. Holm Trent J. Ibbotson Heidi M. Jameson Dr. Samuel D. Jarrett Oscar R. Jenkins Jr. Lori L. Jessee Dr. Randall D. Johnson Katherine D. Jones Linda D. Jones Robin E. Jones Dr. Scott A. Joslin George T. Karl Dr. Hutton M. Kearney Dr. Joseph B. Kearney Dr. James F. Keel III Patricia K. Kirby Eloine F. Kirkland Stephanie N. Kiser Selena R. Kittrell Dr. Harald H. Kowa Mary M. Lacer Dr. Charles M. Lecroy Jr. Shirley F. Lowe Dr. William T. Maddox Jr. Dr. William J. Maples



Women’s Leadership Council

Planning for our newest affinity group began in 2012. WLC members will support our Middle School Success initiative.

Barbara Marlowe Jennifer D. Martin Todd McCarl Paul L. McDowell Dr. Christina A. McQuiston Sheila M. Meadows Dr. Michael J. Messino Dawson A. Mims Dr. Susan Mims Barbara C. Moore True B. Morse William O. Myers III Sheila O’Brien Cherry N. Odom Anna S. Osborne Dr. Jan M. Pattanayak Dr. Ronald Paulus Deanna J. Peltz Dr. Christopher B. Peterson Regina L. Phelps Katherine S. Poling Linda F. Poss Laura L. Pugh Brandi G. Quinn Sheila S. Radcliff Barbara J. Radford Dr. Duff Rardin Virginia Raviotta Ann Ray Nancy E. Righi Richard E. Righi Rhonda E. Robinson Leigh W. Ruhl Nancy B. Rutkowski Stephanie A. Sabatini Dr. Adrian D. Sandler Dr. Alexander T. Schneider Dr. Douglas J. Scothorn David H. Serfas

Phyllis E. Shelton Mary B. Silver Kristi M. Sink Valorie Speegle-Snell Sulaiman H. Sulaiman Dr. Susan E. Sutherland Jack C. Tarleton Dianne A. Taylor Denall O. Thornton Bruce D. Thorsen Kelley Tyler Dr. C. Eric Walburgh Thomas M. Ward Dr. John W. Watford Dr. Marc B. Westle Stephanie C. Whitaker C. Ellen Williams Jerylyn A. Williams Thomas F. Williams Natalie V. Woodruff Robin W. Worley Jonathon D. Yeatman Ann Y. Young Dr. Michael H. Young And nine anonymous donors Mountain Area Health Education Center Ann D. Brown C.N.M. Joan Colburn Terry J. Cordell Dr. Diana R. Curran Dr. Jeffery E. Heck Dr. Melissa M. Hicks Michael L. Holcombe Sr. Pamela M. Holcombe Dr. Suzanne E. Landis Dr. Kellett K. Letson III Yolanda Parker

David Reid Dr. Allen H. Van Dyke And one anonymous donor National Climatic Data Center John J. Bates Theressa D. Coren Helen V. Frederick Gregory R. Hammer John P. Hughes Pamela Hughes Marjorie P. McGuirk Timothy W. Owen Karol D. Pittman Michael A. Tanner Katy M. Vincent Oppenheimer & Co. Cal Rains II Dan F. Scannell Donald P. Weidemann Lee M. Wilkinson Virginia M. Wilkinson Parsec Financial Bart Boyer Travis L. Boyer Rick D. Manske Charles Nelms Harli Palme Roberts & Stevens, P.A. Vincent D. Childress Jr. Jacqueline D. Grant Mark C. Kurdys Marjorie R. Mann John W. Mason Rebecca J. Reinhardt Marc Rudow

ers by company


Jack S. Stevens Wyatt S. Stevens James W. Williams Sheryl H. Williams

Anne Ponder Susan L. Reiser Brian Turner

Southeastern Container, Inc. Matt Childs Peter Falcigno Joan Holmes William R. Jones Bruce Sampson Douglas J. Wehrkamp Michelle W. Yanik Andrea Younger And one anonymous donor

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County David D. Bailey Maxine H. Brown Richard G. Caro Jennifer Fletcher Tina D. Jepson Ron Katz Kevin R. Montgomery Ann Von Brock And two anonymous donors

TD Bank Daniel D. Anderson Judy Bond Michael S. Cortes Charles L. Frederick

Ward and Smith, P.A. Derek J. Allen Norman J. Leonard Rendi L. Mann-Stadt Lance P. Martin



Wilsonart International William Crawford Dennis E. Gasperson Cassandra Logan-Hines Len C. McDonald Robert L. Perry Arnold D. Spivey And one anonymous donor


Yes, we said it ... Xenodochy! Both our walk-in and phone customers say they experience a high level of customer service.

Jeff Griffin Chip Morris Ross Sloan

Michael L. Miller Grant B. Osborne Hayley R. Wells

The Van Winkle Law Firm Marla T. Adams Jones P. Byrd David M. Carter Roy W. Davis Jr. Larry C. Harris Jr. Barry B. Kempson Philip J. Smith Albert L. Sneed Jr. Allan Tarleton

Webb Insurance David W. Mann Ralph Schwarzkopf John Webb Laura Webb Marcus Wilson

UNC Asheville Judith K. Bohan Linda L. Nelms


Stacey H. Peterson Kimberly G. Plemmons Robby L. Russell Anthony M. Saponaro Delise P. Talley Warren E. Talley John B. Whatley Molly G. Whatley And one anonymous donor

Wells Fargo Bank Michael B. Andry Vicki M. Epley George R. Gillis Charles D. Hardy Kevin J. Hefner Latrella G. McElrath

YMCA of WNC Jennifer G. Hefner Mary Michael John Mikos Paul P. Vest Jes A. Williams



In October, United Way’s Highlands Circle was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with Neal Hanks, president of Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors, through the Conversations with Community Leaders program. Neal is a very active member of the United Way family, serving as a current member of the Board of Directors, past campaign cabinet chair and member of the Tocqueville Society. During the program, Highlands Circle members received an inside look into the current state of the housing market and economy in Western North Carolina. Neal shared advice on what it takes to be a leader in the community and how, as young professionals, Highlands Circle members can best make a difference. The evening was fun, informative and a great success, thanks to Neal and all of the Highlands Circle members in attendance.

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2011-2012 Investment Strategy and Results

Community Investment Fund grants by focus area or service for 2011-2012:

$703 thousand Education

$112 thousand

$1.03 million

$721 thousand


Middle School Success



Individuals, Families and Organizations Successfully Achieving A Result

2011-2012 Return on Investment in Education, Income and Healt h: 90,000 80,000 70,000

59 71,0people

60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000

78 59p,1eople Expected Results

Actual Results

$100 thousand $77 thousand Hands On AshevilleBuncombe

120% Our return is not measured in dollars, but in lives changed. Once again, we’ve seen more people meet their goals for a better life than we expected from our investment.



39,975 People Successfully Improved Their Lives in Health


United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s

27,913 People Successfully Improved Their Lives in Income

3,171 People Successfully Improved Their Lives in Education

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ROI in Education: 112% • Children from birth to kindergarten attend high quality, affordable early care and education programs • Parents and caregivers enhance their support of the development of children from birth to kindergarten


• Youth strengthen the social and basic life skills they need for success

We expected to see 2,849 people

• Parents, caregivers and the community increase their support of the academic success of all children • Children performing below grade level increase their basic academic skills • Students with disabilities or special needs have diverse educational options

improve their lives in Education. Instead we saw


achieve success.

ROI in Income: 135% • People in crisis or with ongoing needs have increased access to and use of public and private services that provide basic needs assistance • People increase their vocational, language and literacy skills • More workers earn a living wage • People increase their capacity to move out of financial crisis • People increase skills to manage financial resources and build stability • Low-income households have increased options for affordable and safe housing

Income We expected to see 20,676 people improve their lives in Income. Instead we saw


achieve success.

ROI in Health: 113%

• People and the community increase their power to prevent violence and abuse • People experiencing trauma from violence or abuse increase their likelihood of recovery • People have increased awareness of and opportunities for wellness, prevention, and early detection

Healt h

• Seniors and people with disabilities have the support they need to remain independent and in good

We expected to see 35,653 people improve their lives in Health. Instead we saw

• People increase their use of effective primary, behavioral and dental health care regardless of ability to pay

achieve success.

• Children, families and those at risk of poor health increase their physical activity and healthy eating


Yearly Legislative Briefing


With more than people in attendance, presenters discussed tax modernization, the state budget and other critical issues.

ers by company




CAMPAIGN AWARDS Largest Combined Employee/ Corporate Donation Award: Mission Health

Spirit of the Mountains Award: BB&T

Spirit of the Mountains Award: Eaton Corporation

Spirit of the Mountains Award: City of Asheville Fire and Rescue Department



Zero Errors in our Audit

Thanks to a team effort across departments, our staff once again received an unqualified opinion of our audited statements.

SILVER level

mission health

Above and Beyond Award: Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community

Above and Beyond Award: Medical Action Opportunities


Above and Beyond Award: Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

I’ll Do Anything for United Way Award: City of Asheville Transportation Department

I’ll Do Anything for United Way Award: Eaton Corporation

I’ll Raise My Voice for United Way Award: Lindsey Sease, YMCA

I’ll Raise My Voice for United Way Award: Chris Champlin, Thermo Fisher Biltmore Park

I’ll Raise My Voice for United Way Award: Kerry Friedman, Patla Straus Robinson & Moore

I’ll Get My Hands Dirty for United Way Award: Metropolitan Sewerage District

Legal Division Challenge Cup: McGuire, Wood and Bissette

leadership giv

2012 Top 25


Mission Health EATON Corporation Meritor, Inc. Wilsonart International Charles George VA Medical Center 6. CarePartners Health Services 7. Harry’s Cadillac-Buick-GMC 8. Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP 9. Southeastern Container, Inc. 10. Buncombe County Schools 11. Asheville Savings Bank 12. Silver-Line Plastics Corporation 13. City of Asheville 14. HomeTrust Bank 15. Buncombe County Government 16. Milkco, Inc. 17. Wells Fargo Bank 18. National Climatic Data Center 19. Bonar 20. Biltmore Farms, LLC. 21. Beverly-Hanks & Associates 22. Mills Manufacturing Corporation 23. Flint Group 24. Mountain Area Health Education Center 25. Parsec Financial

Let’s look beyond our differences.

L e t ’ s mak e a

difference. Sharon Owen of Sisters of Mercy and Kellett Letson of MAHEC


Within the workplace divisions of United Way’s annual giving campaign, companies that regularly compete for market share also find themselves competing for bragging rights. From the Legal Division, in which firms compete for the prestigious Challenge Cup, to the Financial Services Division, where banks and accounting offices often invoke each others’ names to raise a few more dollars or gain a few more participation points, the spirit of competition has taken several companies to the top of the leaderboard. In the Healthcare Division, Mountain Area Health Education Center is a leader in employee giving. Nipping at its heels is Sisters of Mercy, which has employed the spirit of friendly rivalry more than once over the years to gain ground on its competition.

ers by company


2012 CAMPAIGN AWARDS gOLD aWARD = 75% or more of giving potential 14th Weather Squadron Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Asheville Economic Development and Civic Center Asheville Information Technology Asheville Lion’s Eye Clinic Asheville Neonatology, P.A. Asheville Savings Bank Baldor Basofil Fibers, LLC Big Brothers/Big Sisters of WNC Blue Ridge Metals Corp Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge X-Ray Company Bonar Boys, Arnold & Company, Inc. Buncombe County Governing Body Buncombe County Superior Court Caring For Children Carter, P.C. Accounting and Consulting Child Abuse Prevention Services Community Action Opportunities

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP EATON Corporation Eli Lilly and Company Enterprise Rent-A-Car Fifth Third Bank First Citizens Bank & Trust Company Forest Commercial Bank Friday Staffing Services Galaxy Digital Gould Killian CPA Group, P.A. Harry’s Cadillac-Buick-GMC Henderson County Social Security Administration HomeTrust Bank Housing Authority of Asheville HVWM/Bankers Insurance IBM Corporation Insurance Service of Asheville Jarden Applied Materials Lenoir-Rhyne University Madison Co. Animal Control/ Shelter Madison County School Main Office

MANNA Food Bank McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A. Merck Meritor, Inc. Milkco, Inc. Mountain Housing Opportunities National Climatic Data Center OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling Oppenheimer & Co. Parsec Financial Pisgah Ranger District Roberts & Stevens, P.A. Silver-Line Plastics Corporation Sisters of Mercy Southeastern Container, Inc. Spake Real Estate Stony Point Group, Inc. TD Bank The Benefit Design Group The Van Winkle Law Firm Tops For Shoes Trident Micro Systems United Way of Asheville and

Buncombe County Waddell, Sluder, Adams & Co. Ward and Smith, P.A. Webb Insurance Wilcox World Travel and Tours/ Towers Associates, Inc. WNC Health Network

SILVER aWARD = 50-74% of giving potential ABCCM Asheville Building Safety Department Asheville City General Administration Asheville Planning & Development Department Asheville Radiology Asheville Regional Airport Authority Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Biltmore Farms, LLC. Branch Bank and Trust (BB&T) Buncombe County Soil & Water


Children First/Communities in Schools Clean Environments Colton Groome & Company Dave Steel Company, Inc. DOT/FAA/ATO (Tech Ops) George W. Morosani & Associates Internal Revenue Service Literacy Council of Buncombe Madison Co. Health Dept. Mills Manufacturing Corporation Mountain Area Health Education Center

National Forests of N.C. Padgett & Freeman Architects Progress Energy Smart Start of Buncombe County SunTrust Bank The Community Foundation of WNC U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Vertique Inc. WNC Community Health Services

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BRONZE aWARD = 25-49% of giving potential Adams, Hendon, Carson, Crow & Saenger All Souls Counseling Center Asheville City Schools Main Office Asheville Endocrinology Consultants Asheville Finance Department Asheville Fire Department Asheville Human Resources Department Asheville Police Department Asheville Thermoform Plastic, Inc. Asheville Transportation Asheville Water Resources Department Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Beverly-Hanks & Associates Biltmore Iron & Metal Company Borg-Warner Thermal Systems Buncombe County Air Quality Buncombe County Early College Buncombe County Planning Buncombe County Public Libraries Buncombe County Schools Central Office C.T. Koontz Intermediate Capital Bank CarePartners Health Services Catholic Social Services Charles George VA Medical Center Crescent Health Solutions Daniels Business Services, Inc. Dillard’s (Asheville Mall) FedEx Ground Flint Group General Mail Facility Genova Diagnostics Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Goodwill Industries

Helpmate, Inc. Hot Springs Elementary School Hot Springs Health Program Hubbell Distribution Irene Wortham Center Jacob Holm Industries Johnson Price Sprinkle Land of Sky Regional Council Long, Parker, Warren, Anderson and Payne Madison Co. Finance Madison Co. Parks & Recreation Madison County Soil and Water Mars Hill College MemoryCare Metropolitan Sewerage District Mission Health Nationwide North Windy Ridge Northwestern Mutual Financial Office Environments of Asheville Our VOICE, Inc. Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A. Pentair Valves & Controls LP Pisgah Legal Services PNC Bank PSNC Energy School of Inquiry& Life Science (SILSA) Social Security Administration Terminix Service (Southeast) The Mediation Center U.S. Probation Office UPS Freight USDA Forest Service-Southern Research Station Weaverville Primary Wells Fargo Bank Wilsonart International WNC AIDS Project


giving potential: The formula Buncombe County Median Salary x Number of company employees


Estimated Annual Payroll x 7/10 of 1% = Giving Potential

= Estimated Annual Payroll

Then Employee Pledge Amount ÷ Giving Potential = Gold, Silver or Bronze Award Level

AN EXAMPLE $30,000 Median Salary x 50 Employees


= $1,500,000 Payroll Estimate

$1,500,000 Payroll Estimate x .007 = $10,500 Giving Potential

Then $8,000 Employee Pledge Amount ÷ $10,500 Giving Potential = 76% Gold Award Level

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We come from different places. We come to different conclusions. But underneath it all, we share a passion for improving the human condition. When we LIVE UNITED, we create real, lasting change in the building blocks of a good life: the education, income and health of our communities, our families, even the person next to us.

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County 50 South French Broad Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 828-255-0696

13 Leaders in Giving Book  
13 Leaders in Giving Book  

13 Leaders in Giving Book