" The City of Winston-Salem's record-setting 2014 United Way campaign has been recognized for excellence with a “Spirit of North Carolina” award by the United Way of North Carolina.
These awards recognize companies and organizations that have demonstrated commitment and support to their community through local United Way involvement.
The city won in the category of city/county municipality, 1,501-2,500 employees.
During its 2014 campaign the city raised $164,197 -- the most ever -- for the United Way. Most of this was raised through employee contributions. The Moonlight Madness 5K and Fun Run, which is organized by the city, raised $9,000. A variety of department fund-raisers, such as bake sales, a hot-dog lunch and a pancake breakfast, raised about $2,500.
Mayor Allen Joines said, “I am very proud of the city employees who dug deeper into their pockets this year to support the United Way. This award is a fitting recognition of their community spirit.”
Winners from Forsyth County in other categories are Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners, BB&T, Deere-Hitachi, First Community Bank, First Tennessee Bank, HanesBrands, PepsiCo, Reynolds American, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University.
Statewide, a team of 20 United Way leaders reviewed 75 applications and selected 42 winners for Spirit of North Carolina awards. Applications were judged by seven standards, including volunteer culture, leadership involvement, campaign coordination, and partnership with community to raise awareness of needs and foster a spirit of giving.
The award will be presented during the United Way of North Carolina’s annual meeting and awards luncheon on Friday, Feb. 13, in Pinehurst, North Carolina."
- A Press Release