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The Building Blocks of a Good Life, For All 2013 Annual Report
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
hank you for your extraordinarily generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Your contributions are a powerful demonstration of your commitment to our community, and a great example of what it means to LIVE UNITED. We have a theory of change at our United Way. We believe when we ENGAGE AND MOBILIZE people to give, advocate and volunteer, when we INVEST resources in and CONNECT people to solutions in education, income and health and when we SUSTAIN AND ENHANCE the intellectual, financial and physical resources to carry out this work, then we improve lives and advance the common good. I am proud of the highlights you will find in this report (and those we don’t have room to print) and of our goals, yet to be realized, which exist in our collective future. Please be sure to visit unitedwayabc.org to learn even more!
2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR
ON THE COVER: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A GOOD LIFE FOR ALL. This past year, we put our heads together to find a way to convey just how interconnected, and how important, the issues of Education, Income and Health are in a person’s life. The result? The Building Blocks game. We took it on the road during campaign. We built the tower and asked you to draw a block, read the inscription and place it back on top. How far did you go, without the tower falling? If a tower represents your life, which block was the crucial one; the one keeping your world intact? The inscription on each block: a community level result. Our investment decisions are tied to improving these results. Results like: •
Children performing below grade level increase their basic academic skills.
People increase their vocational, language and literacy skills.
People have increased awareness of & opportunities for wellness, prevention, and early detection.
As people participated, they were transfixed. They leaned in to hear what was being said; anxious to see how long the tower could last. As each block was read out loud people connected to their own life story. They remembered making it through tough times, only to be dealt yet another blow. Others remembered who had been there for them when it happened. Sometimes it was a friend or family member but many times a nonprofit organizations - our community safety net. At times, we all need help and at others we give help. That’s what Live United is all about.
Strategic investments in effective nonprofit program We envision an engaged community where each child develops and succeeds academically, socially and emotionally.
3,960 people achieved success as a result of your investments in
2013 was quite a year for 2-1-1. We hand 53,000 calls, are now a part of the NC 2-1 system and expanded the service area of o Asheville Call Center. We serve 7 western counties and are excited about our two newest partnerships with Polk and Rutherford counties. We received our third national accreditation from AIRS which speaks volumes about our quality staff and are proud that some of our practices were so well received by AIRS that they will become part of their best practices manual shared nationwide.
In 2013 we noticed a greater number of repeat volunteers: people are having great volunteer experiences and are coming back for more! Other highlights:
2,700 people gave 22,000 hours of service through volunteer opportunities they found through Hands On.
A new partnership with Asheville Radio G Paramount KIA of Asheville and the Asheville Tourists greatly imp impact of our School Supply Drive - a record 738 students starte with a fully stocked backpack!
ADDITIONALLY GIVE, ADVOCATE AND VOLUNTEER. Three ways
each of us can make a big change in our own lives and effect change in our community. We saw so many great things happen in 2013, around each of these areas, but here are a few highlights.
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You believe in the power of COLLECTIVE ACTION. You give to United Way’s COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND and, because of your gifts, and those of others in our community, we are all stronger.
ms saw these results in 2012-13: We envision a thriving community working together, fulfilling basic needs and building economic selfsufficiency for all.
We envision a safe community where everyone has the knowledge, resources, access and opportunities to be healthy.
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There are a lot of efforts underway, but one of the most exciting is the development of an “Early Warning and Response System”. Its purpose is to identify middle school students veering off the course to graduation and link them with high-impact programs and interventions to support their path to a successful 9th grade year and on-time high-school graduation. We are in the very early stages of this effort and are among a handful of communities leading this charge nationwide.
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With the help of our VISTA members, United Way is in its second year partnering with Enka Middle School and YMCA’s 21st Century Program to create a Community School at Enka Middle. Community Schools bring resources and programming TO student and families IN their own school setting. Already, in the 2013-14 school year, we’ve seen 80 students participate in activities such as: yoga, creative writing, community service, healthy cooking and more.
Our advocacy efforts have grown: • A record 200+ people attended our annual
Legislative Briefing in December. This event, run in conjunction with United Way of NC and the NC Budget and Tax Center, is an effort to inform the community about the state of the NC economy and key budgetary decisions. Our event continues to have the highest participation rates in the state.
• United Way Board members passed a resolution supporting Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina. Working with the WNC Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Group, we aim to supply quality information and clear up common myths.
Other highlights: • We released a report, “Voices For The Common Good”, which outlined our findings from a series of Community Conversations held since 2010. More than 300 diverse community members participated and our findings were included in a report by United Way Worldwide as well. The report can be found on our web site.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County 50 S. French Broad Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 828-255-0696 unitedwayabc.org facebook.com/unitedwayabc
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Dr. Leon Elliston
Statement of Financial Position June 30, 2013 Carter, P.C. conducted the 2012-13 audit of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, expressing an unmodified opinion on these financial statements. A complete copy is available: unitedwayabc.org/fiscal-transparency
ASSETS Current Assets as of June 30, 2013 Cash and equivalents Campaign Pledges
Other Receivables - net
Total Current Assets
Dr. Kellett Letson
Sara Sheppard Pacifici
Dr. Hank Dunn
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Current Liabilities as of June 30, 2013
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
Blue Ridge X-Ray Company Duke Energy Progress TD Bank Foundation
CFC Custodial Account
Total Current Liabilities
Rowena Buffett Timms
Dr. Leon Elliston
Investment in Property and Equipment
Glenn W. Wilcox
K. Ray Bailey
Total Net Assets
Ex Officio Members
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
S I LV E R
LEADERSHIP GIVING GOLD Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Asheville S I LV E R
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT P L AT I N U M
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CarePartners Health Services Mission Health UNC-Asheville S I LV E R
AB-Tech Allergy Partners of WNC Arby’s Asheville Savings Bank Bank of America
Beverly-Hanks & Associates Forest Commercial Bank HomeTrust Bank Mills Manufacturing US Cellular
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296,177 76,537 2,842,369
Other Assets Investments
Beneficial Interest in an Endowment Fund
Property and Equipment - net
Total Other Assets
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