Panel Review Teams

Each year, the United Way of Greater High Point invites the community to participate in distributing funds raised during its annual campaign. This process allows the community to see first hand where the money raised in the annual campaign goes in the Greater High Point community. The invitation is open to anyone who lives and/or works in High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown and is not a staff member of a partner agency. Volunteers would need to commit to one hour of training and two days of agency tours and presentations. Panel membership is open until Friday, February 28, 2014 and space is limited. To participate:


TRAINING  (Mandatory-choose one):


Thursday, March 13, 2014: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Friday, March 14, 2014: 10:00 am-11:00 am


: First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main Street, High Point, NC

(directly across the street from UWGHP)


Each panel will convene to hear program funding requests from the agencies.? Meals and healthy snacks will be provided to keep you energized.? At the end of the day, each panel will make individual funding recommendations for each program. It is vital for volunteers to hear all of the presentations within their chosen panel to make just, informed decisions.

Please note: volunteers must be able to commit to the entire day.

We truly appreciate your dedication to ensuring that the United Way of Greater High Point’s allocations process is a community effort. We understand that this is a significant time commitment, and ask that you be sure that you can participate in all activities in their entirety before agreeing to join.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2014 to:

Kellie Cartwright

(336) 899-0879



Project Board Development

Project Board Development is a leadership program designed to identify, recruit and train candidates to serve on PTAs, committees, governing boards and other leadership roles within United Way of Greater High Point, its partner agencies, other non-profit organizations and schools in our community.



March 11, 2014 – April 29, 2014

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

United Way of Greater High Point


Application Deadline Friday, March 7, 2014

Early Bird Registration is $25.00 by March 3rd

Registration after March 3rd is $35.00


Classes include:

Board 101, Non-Profit Marketing, Strategic Planning, Finance, Management, Poverty Simulation, Grant Writing and Program Supervision

Click here for the application

For more information, you may contact

Joe Barnes at  joe.barnes@unitedwayhp.org by phone 883-1077


Venture Grant Application Available

A Venture Grant from the United Way of Greater High Point is a small, non-recurring grant to qualified, local nonprofits. These grants are designed to meet emerging or unmet needs, and/or to support innovative solutions to local issues. They can be used for new programs, capital requests, or to purchase needed equipment or supplies. In more limited cases, Venture Grants can be used for administrative expenses such as staffing so that a program can increase its sustainability with the support that paid staff can provide. Venture Grants are open to the United Way of Greater High Point’s partner and non-partner agencies.

You must be a nonprofit organization who currently has IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, or an educational or government entity with tax-exempt status.  The funding you are applying for must be for the direct benefit of the Greater High Point community (High Point, Archdale, Trinity, and/or Jamestown).  The program you are applying for must not be currently funded, directly or indirectly, by the United Way of Greater High Point’s regular allocations process.  Venture Grant recipients must complete a program report due on June 5, 2015.

A qualified organization must complete a 2014 Venture Grant application and other required attachments and send them to:

Venture Grant Review Committee

United Way of Greater High Point

201 Church Avenue

High Point, NC 27265

Applications and attachments must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014. An optional informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at the United Way of Greater High Point.?

MLK Food and Toiletry Drive 2014

Pearce Elementary Donates Food

January Company Spotlight: Bank of America

2012 Campaign Information

Tim Ilderton with ECC Demond Burnette

2012 CEO: Jefferson Davis

Employee Campaign Coordinator: Demond Burnette

Number of Employees:2096

2012 giving total: $128,666

2012 leadership giving total: $28,373

Number of Leadership Donors: 24

Bank of America does a great job communicating the United Way message to their 2,000+ associates each year. How do they do it? They use a good mix of e-mail communication, departmental rallies and posted signage throughout their huge Piedmont Parkway building. In addition, they host a full day agency fair where all associates are encouraged to attend. The fair helps BoA associates get to know what the United Way partner agencies are doing, who they’re serving and what the needs are. Bank of America is one of our largest partners in the CAN-Paign kick-off food drive each year, not only collecting and donating food, but also lending plenty of volunteers that spend the day helping United Way pick up food from all the other participating businesses throughout High Point, Archdale, Jamestown and Trinity.

MLK Day Events

For the 7th year in a row, the United Way's African American Initiative is offering Greater High Point a chance to use their "day off" as a "day on" to make a difference on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20th.  Below are the details of how you can celebrate the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

1. Attend local events hosted by the Ministers Conference of High Point & Vicinity:

Scholarship Breakfast

When: Monday, January 20th

Time: 8:00 am

Where: Oak Hollow Mall, (Former JC Penney)

Ticket price: $15.00 (tickets available at United Way)

Memorial Service-Free Admission

When: Monday, January 20th

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Road in High Point

Guest Speaker: Dr. E. L. Branch, Pastor  of the Third New Hope Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

For more information on these events, contact the City of High Point office of Human Relations at (336)883-3124.


2. Donate food or toiletries at either event or bring to United Way by January 16

 All non-perishable food items donated will go to area food pantries.  All toiletry donations will go into winter kits for the homeless.  The kits will be assembled at Oak Hollow Mall directly after the Prayer Breakfast--volunteers are needed!

For more information on how to get involved with donations, contact Kellie Cartwright by phone at 899-0879 or email Kellie.Cartwright@unitedwayhp.org.


Giving Tuesday December 3rd

Thanks to the generous community, we collected hundreds of items for the BackPack Program that feeds elementary students on weekends.  See the photos below!

December Company Spotlight:
New Breed Logistics

CEO:  Louis DeJoy

Employee Campaign Coordinators:  Joe Hauck and Christy Jones

Amount of Employees:  455

2012 giving total:  $129,600

2012 leadership giving total:  $79,185

Number of Leadership Donors: 58

New Breed Logistics holds multiple rallies in their corporate office and in all of their High Point locations. A best practices campaign, New Breed Logistics continues to post wonderful campaign results! They were the 9th largest campaign in 2012. Year after year New Breed Logistics remains the largest Leadership Giving campaign, second only to Old Dominion Freight Line. Each year New Breed Logistics is awarded the Old Dominion Freight Line Leadership Giving Challenge Cup.

Triad Legislative Briefing

To see the presentations made, click here.

November Company Spotlight:

Sealy Corporation

CEO: Larry Rogers

Employee Campaign Coordinators: Sarah East and Becky Beyer

Amount of Employees:   310

2012 giving total: $134,497

2012 leadership giving total: $41,957

Percentage of employee giving: 47%

Sealy holds multiple rallies in their corporate office and one in their plant. A best practices campaign, Sealy continues to post wonderful campaign results! They were the 8th largest campaign in 2012.  In addition to allowing employees the chance to participate in rallies, they encourage giving with some wonderful incentives. Fair share givers are all entered to win a 5-day Caribbean cruise!

October Company Spotlight:

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP


Employee Campaign Coordinator for 2012: Ellen Lindh
Number of Employees: 125
Number of Leadership Donors: 33
2012 giving total: $143,570
2012 Leadership giving total: $113,062
2012 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Members: 5
Out of the top 20 campaigns, Dixon Hughes Goodman had the 4th highest percentage of participation at 84%
#1 in Employee Giving Per Capita, average gift = $1,034
Awards in 2012: Creative Campaign Award, Top 10 of Employee Campaigns, Gold Level Employee Campaign Award

With a campaign committee comprised of 18 creative individuals, Dixon Hughes Goodman set out to raise funds and have fun doing it! Using a campaign slogan of "You are the Face of Change," the "All American Bi-Partisan United Way kick-off Convention" (luncheon) was a political success, complete with appearances from numerous political heavy weights including Newt Gingrich, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, George Bush, and Uncle Sam. The icing on the cake at the end of a two week high energy campaign concluded with an afternoon of Olympic games, where teams competed for best time in an obstacle course relay. Teams of 5 marched proudly out onto the field carrying their team flag while their team anthem played. Concluding the event, medals were awarded to the winning team and dessert was served - a pie eating contest! The fun and the fundraising never seemed to end - opportunities abounded for everyone to get involved, learn about United Way, and give back. Dixon Hughes Goodman employees stood by their slogan and they truly are the faces of change for our community!

United Way Kicks Off 2013 Campaign


United Way Congratulates Venture Grant Recipients


Congratulations to the 2013 Venture Grant Recipients!  The United Way of Greater High Point’s successful fund-raising campaign in Fall 2012 has resulted in the organization awarding ten Venture Grants totaling $45,285 to agencies in the Greater High Point community.   In addition-for the first time ever-partial funding for the Venture Grants also came from the Jack & Marsha Slane and David Hayworth Endowments which are housed at United Way of Greater High Point.  Venture Grants are small, one-time grants to qualified, local nonprofit organizations.  These grants are designed to meet emerging or unmet needs.

United Way Allocates RECORD Level of Funding

Please click here to see how United Way Panel Review Team volunteers decided to allocate your donations for the 2013-2014 funding year to our partner agencies and venture grant agencies.