Our donation mailing address is 201 Church Avenue, High Point, NC 27262.
High Point University Kicks Off Postal Food Drive Donations
May Company Spotlight: City of High Point
CEO: Strib Boynton; Strib's personal endorsement of the United Way is vital to the City of High Point's campaign success.
2012 ECC name(s): Captain Margaret Erga, High Point Police Dept. and David Briggs, Director, High Point Theatre
Amount of Employees: 1427
2012 giving total: $239,444
2012 leadership giving total: $37,426
Percentage of employee giving: 52%
Campaign Awards: Community Spirit Award, Top 10 Campaign Award
Over 35 campaign rallies were held throughout each City department. From the Fire Dept. to the Police Dept., from Electrical to Water, every City of High Point employee was able to hear the United Way message. Employees were awarded a day off with pay with a Fair Share gift. Also, all Fair Share pledge forms were placed in a drawing for the chance to win an additional day off with pay. In addition, $5 restaurant gift cards were awarded to lucky attendees at each meeting. Last year, the City of High Point had 4 finalists in the Vann York car giveaway!
The City of High Point does so much for our community each and every day on the job. Their giving to the community continues through their generous contributions to the United Way. With a campaign total that is 100% employee given, the City of High Point campaign and the City of High Point employees remain committed to LIVE UNITED.
The Postal Food Drive is around the corner!
April Company Spotlight: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
CEO: David Congdon--Alexis de Tocqueville Society Member, Former United Way Board Member and Campaign Cabinet Member
Employee Campaign Coordinators: Mark Penley and Matt Nowell
Number of Employees: 1410
Number of Donors: 870
2012 giving total: $353,340
Percentage of employee giving: 62%
2012 leadership giving total: $196,340 up 20% over 2011
Campaign Awards: Spirit of High Point - Highest Award given by United Way of Greater High Point, Chairman's Award, Outstanding Employee Giving - Gold Level, Eagle Award for outstanding leadership giving in the Chairman's Society
They conducted a best practice campaign which included the following:
1. CEO Support
2. Recruited a Campaign Team of about 12 employees.
3. Set a theme of OD Delivers Change
4. Set a challenging goal of $350K and raised $353, 340
5. Held a company wide Kickoff Breakfast.
6. Served meals during the employee meetings.
7. Offered numerous incentives at each employee meeting.
8. Used Agency Speakers at each employee meeting.
9. Displayed one of the Vann York Car at each employee meeting.
10. Thanked employees for their gift.
United Way of Greater High Point Sets All-Time Record and Exceeds 2012 Goal
On March 6 at High Point University, United Way of Greater High Point Campaign Chairman Tim Ilderton announced that a record setting $4,719, 540 was raised to fund programs at 29 local partner agencies.
The 2012 Campaign Goal was set high at $4,700,000 --more than $70,000 above last year's amount raised. This year's campaign represents a 2% increase over the 2011 Campaign total ($4,627,000).
According to results reported to United Way of North Carolina, Greater High Point has posted the best percentage change among the major metro areas in North Carolina for the 5th time in the last 6 years. These include Charlotte, Triangle, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville and Wilmington.
This marks the third consecutive year in which High Point has established a record setting campaign total. According to United Way of America, High Point is one of the very few United Ways in the entire country that has not only rebounded from the recession, but is posting all-time record amounts raised. According to United Way of North Carolina, High Point is the only major metro area in North Carolina which is raising more funds than in 2007. By contrast, giving to the almost 60 local United Ways has dropped more than 30% since 2007.
"We are incredibly proud that we have raised more funds than we have ever raised in our 77 years," said Bobby Smith, President of United Way of Greater High Point. "2012 was another challenging year, especially during the fourth quarter when economic conditions worsened. However, United Way is the best way to advance the common good in our community, and our United Way is very fortunate to have such strong relationships and partnerships in which the generous citizens of High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown invest their resources."
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was again the top contributor in the 2012 United Way campaign with a total gift of $353,275 in employee and corporate giving. The City of High Point was the second largest donor with a total of $239,444 followed by Cornerstone Healthcare with $188,789.
United Way of Greater High Point
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What We Do and How We Do It
The United Way of Greater High Point develops community resources and partnerships that support a broad array of critical health and human service needs in our community. Resources are focused on community impact programs that promote thriving children and families, independent and self-sufficient people, healthy people, and safe neighborhoods.
United Way of Greater High Point
201 Church Avenue, High Point, NC 27262
Phone: 336.883.4127 -- Fax: 336.883.6928