Highlands Circle relaunched as an affinity group. It has
Our Education Blog was launched in 2012. There were
unique views of 26 blog posts.
members, 78 of which are new this year.
We invested $ 721,000 in Income for 2011-2012. Our return on investment in Income was 113%, or
Quality OutOf- 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.
Collaborations include Weight of the Nation, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, Beacon, 10Year Plan to End Homelessness, YMCA and many others.
Return on Investment
By year’s end, we’d talked to
people at 41 Community Conversations and been part of a worldwide report on opportunity.
Keeping High Data Quality
Day of Caring
volunteers completed 70 projects in one day. This volunteerism is valued at more than $71,000.
Through our efforts to keep
Leadership Givers made
donor data current, we
up of our campaign, with 1,002 Peaks Society members and 60 Tocqueville Society members.
improve donor retention rates, postal return rates and customer satisfaction.
For 2011-2012, we saw an overall ROI of
Created a sixweek summer program at AB Tech with
We expected 59,000 people to improve their lives and instead saw 71,000 do so.
school students to help stop summer learning loss.
calls and had 15,000 visits to the database in Buncombe County. Top needs were utilities, food & housing.
We invested $ 703,000 in Education for 2011-2012. Our return on investment in Education was 112%, or
Middle School Success
Two AmeriCorps Vista volunteers are working with our partners to start a
Community School at Enka Middle.
Fall Duos Marketing Campaign
Our billboards, print & online advertising showcased Duos, two people who come from different places but share a common vision.
New 2-1-1 Coverage
McDowell Co. became the
served by our 2-1-1 office, joining Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania.
Thanks to our
underwriters! Their support makes it possible for us to keep our overhead low and our services high.
volunteers supported 726 projects through Hands On AshevilleBuncombe. Their time is valued at $250,470.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Want to know more? Visit unitedwayabc.org
Get Out The Vote
The Advocacy Committee’s voter drive yielded registrations, & our Election 2012 web content was our #2 most-visited page.
Check out unitedwayabc. org to pledge,
volunteer, connect to the 2-1-1 database, rsvp for a MSS training, get the e-newsletter and much more!
Women’s Leadership Council
Planning for our newest
affinity group began in 2012.
WLC members will support our Middle School Success initiative.
We invested $1.03 million in Health for 2011-2012. Our return on investment in Health was 135%, or
donors pledged their gifts this year. We held 279 workplace campaigns and raised $88,568 through special events.
Yes, we said it ... Xenodochy! Both our walkin and phone customers say they experience a high level of
2012-2013 INVESTMENT STRATEGY Education - $752,733 Income - $758,980 Health - $945,318 2-1-1 - $115,000 Middle School Success - $77,522 Hands On Asheville- Buncombe - $80,000
TOTAL EXPENSES - $6,013,451 Community Investment Fund and Designations - $5,002,928 (Includes Community Investment Fund, 2-1-1, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe and Middle School Success, as well as outside designations.)
United Way Overhead - $646,523 (Overhead as a percentage of total revenue and services is 14.76 percent; Overhead as a percentage of campaign pledges is 12.43 percent.)
Reserved for Uncollectible Pledges - $364,000
TOTAL REVENUE & SERVICES - $6,013,451 Annual Campaign Revenue - $5,200,000 Other Income - $333,647 In-Kind Contributions - $237,115 Investment Income - $51,000 Grants - $191,689
Yearly Legislative Briefing
With more than people in attendance, presenters discussed tax modernization, the state budget and other critical issues.
Zero Errors in our Audit
Thanks to a team effort across departments, our staff once again received an unqualified
opinion of our audited statements.
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William Anderson Ray Bailey David Bailey Cynthia Breyfogle Joe Brumit Tracy Buchanan Myrna Casey Kit Cramer Mike Crawford Suzanne DeFerie Hank Dunn Jennie Eblen Amanda Edwards Leon Elliston Taylor Foss Catherine Frank Charles Frederick Patricia Fugate-Hock Pat Grimes Pat Hammonds Neal Hanks Gibbie Harris Roger Hartley Gary Jackson Allen Johnson John Kimberly Bill Lee Kellett Letson Paige Littlejohn Allan Morse Greg Mosher Carol Owens Tom Plaut Debbie Shroyer Dana Stonestreet Susanne Swanger Martha Thompson Glenn Wilcox Michelle Yanik Ann Young Chris Young
David Bailey Jennie Eblen Lance Edwards Gina Gallo Emily Jackson Anthony Jones Ron Katz Vicki Lloyd Allan Morse Tara Scholz
Brian Broom Bill Chater Lynn Cook Chris Crawford Steve Greene David Kerestes Sheri Robertson Marge Vollmerhausen Danny Yelton Brad Ward
Cheryl Atkins Joe Brumit Chris Crawford Robert Griffin Randall Hall Bill Lee Michael Morgan Linda Nelms Marge Vollmerhausen
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Derek Allen Jonathan Bailey Scott Burnette Bruce Burns Sheron Craig Michael Crawford Amanda Edwards Kerry Friedman Anna Jarvis John Kimberly Paige Littlejohn Dan Loizzo Tom Plaut John Ruhl Susanne Swanger Rowena Buffett Timms David Wiggins Chris Young
ommunity Fund CCommittee Amy Barry Sandra Byrd Chris Crawford Jennie Eblen Dan Gerber Anthony Jones Stephanie Kiser Martin Mann Brenda Mills Patrice Mitchell Julie Montanea Allan Morse Carol Owens Angela Pittman Tara Scholtz Sally Stein Bob Turner Greg Walker-Wilson Ben Watts Joseph Yurchak
Anna Austin Amy Barry Vicki Biggers Sandra Byrd Alice Elio Erika Germer Anthony Jones Allison Jordan John Lauterbach Becca Loli Trish Mahoney Marty Mann Cindy McMahon Meg Moss Catherine Peck Jacque Penick Amy Pike Tammy Shook Jim Spearin Jim Taylor Bob Turner Glenda Weinert
f Area: Focus Emily Ball J. Clarkson Kathy Coco Celeste Collins Sara Coplai Christina Corey Chris Crawford Heather Dickens Amanda Edwards Carey Gibson Dawa Hitch Laura Jeffords Lyn Leslie Kay Manley Vicki Meath David Nash
Joshua Pierce Lauren Pittman Nikki Reid John Ruhl, Jr. Amy Sawyer Tara Scholtz Glenda Scofield Ben Watts
Focus Area: f
Latrella McElrath Maggie McMains Sharon Port Jessie Rosenberg Rachel Stokes
Highlands Circle Health
Jeff Bachar Sue Brooks Valerie Collins Jackie Dula Jennie Eblen Gaylen Ehrlichman Amy Fowler David Gardner Dan Gerber Belinda Grant Raine Harrison Emily Jackson Nathan Johnson Alyson Johnson-Sawyer Linda Kendall-Fields Becky Kessel Stephanie Kiser Jackie Latek Julie Montanea Scott Parker Laura Simmelink Sally Stein Jennifer Tyner Robert Weaver Sharon West Joe Yurchak
h HVolunteer ands On Leaders Emily Andrews Margaret Bollo Linda Brinkley Mandy Broderick Clare Cook Jamye Davis Jennie Eblen Susan Enderle Sarah Giavedoni Karen Killian Anne Lanzi Peggy Lewis Samantha Little Sarah McCord
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Want to know more? Visit unitedwayabc.org
Wyn Barrett Kelly Brandon Matthew Foglia Samantha Little Paige Littlejohn Andrew Robertson Benjamin Teague Hayley Wells
Lloaned Executives Susan Andrew Mark Collins Amanda Jay Don Mandelkorn Heath Nettles Emily Palumbo Paula Plott Hope Snipes Charlotte Sommers
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Michael Holcombe Connie Jones Lee Poerio Basil Savitsky Ann Von Brock
PCommittee eaks Development Derek Allen Garrett Artz Kelly Davis Sheila Meadows Mukunda Pacifici Sara Sheppard Pacifici Kathy Redmond Holly Vandegrift Jennifer Weidemann Scott Workman David Whilden
David Bailey Michelle Bennett Karen Billings Elisabeth Bocklet Linda Brinkley Maxine Brown Richard Caro Mindy Coleman James Deese Lance Edwards Gina Gallo Ray Griffiths Sandi Higgins Michael Holcombe Gihani Isaacs Tina Jepson Ron Katz Elizabeth Kelly Charlie Lee Vicki Lloyd Neela McDade Kevin Montgomery Rachael Nygaard Lisa Ross Dewey Smith Rachel Stokes Karen Vernon Ann Von Brock
SCommittee trategic Planning David Bailey Michelle Bennett Maxine Brown Joe Brumit Tracy Buchanan Suzanne DeFerie Hank Dunn Jennie Eblen Lance Edwards Catherine Frank Allison Jordan John Kimberly Vicki Lloyd Kevin Montgomery Allan Morse Rachael Nygaard Debbie Shroyer Robert Turner Ann Von Brock
2012 Staff &
Volunteer Leaders As we complete the first year of our 2012-2014 Strategic Plan, I’m struck by the bold goals United Way has for Asheville and Buncombe County. Our plan gives us the focus to achieve measurable results in Education, Income and Health - the building blocks of a good life. Positive change comes not only when people have a way to come together to Give, but also to Advocate and Volunteer, as well as connect to needed resources. This annual report celebrates the collective work of United Way’s partners, volunteers and staff in giving people a way to make their community a better place where everyone has opportunities to be successful. Thank you for inspiring hope for a better tomorrow! Tracy Buchanan Board of Directors Chair, 2011 and 2012
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Joe Brumit Tracy Buchanan Michael Crawford John Kimberly Jim Stickney
t Committee T2-1-1 Ruth Birge Scott Burnette Leronica Casey Hart Dahlhauser Graham Fields Steve Garrison Phillip Hardin Roger Hartley David Jacklin Jeff Lowdermilk Kevin McDonald Rachael Nygaard Steve Pulliam Claudia Reavis Beatriz Riascos
Debbie Shroyer Ron Terry Dawn Warren
v AmeriCorps ista Volunteers
Nicole Herbert Megan Ward
w W omen’s Leadership Council Althea Aycock Cynthia Breyfogle Pam Combs Sheron Craig Jennifer Fletcher Taylor Foss Allison Jordan Sheila Meadows Rachel Perry Ann Ray Pam Tidwell Teresa White
Names in bold are chairs or leaders