Why UWCFA – Connecting to the Community

This article is contributed by Ruth Ravitz-Smith, local nonprofit founder, leader and public affairs consultant.  Perhaps you relocated to the Cape Fear region over the past couple of years since you can now work from anywhere. Or you retired here from a major metropolitan area. Or maybe you have just throttled back from your 40+ hour a week job.   As …

Volunteer Spotlight: Billy Smith

About: Currently a Commercial – Middle Market Banker with First National Bank, Billy Smith is a career banker (only changing jobs once in his entire career) living in the Cape Fear Area since 1993. Around that same time, Billy was introduced to United Way through a workplace campaign and now continues to serve as a volunteer on multiple committees as …

4 Skills Kids Learn When They Read

How important is it for kids to learn to read and build strong literacy skills? Most experts agree it’s essential. Research shows: Literacy skills are vital because opening a book leads to so much more than reading. Books help kids develop new skills and abilities that help them in school and after graduation. Here are the four skills kids learn …

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Troccia

About:Andrea has been an active volunteer since moving to the Cape Fear Area and beginning work for Corning Credit Union (CCU) over 12 years ago. First introduced to the United Way through a workplace campaign, she continues to support our organization because she trusts us as a steward of donor dollars as well as our holistic approach to meeting the …

United Way of the Cape Fear Area Receives $603,000 Grant!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2022 CONTACT INFORMATION: Tommy Taylor Chief Executive Officer, United Way of the Cape Fear Area (910) 798-3900, x105, tommy.taylor@uwcfa.org OR Steve Moore Senior Community Service Employment Program Director (910) 798-3900, x108, steve.moore@uwcfa.org UNITED WAY OF THE CAPE FEAR AREA RECEIVES $603,000 GRANT Center for Workforce Inclusion awards workforce inclusion grant for older jobseekers 55+ WILMINGTON …

Port City Jerry Day concert raises over $13,000 for United Way of the Cape Fear Area

Release Date: August 24, 2022 Port City Jerry Day concert raises over $13,000 for United Way of the Cape Fear Area  WILMINGTON, NC. — The 4th Annual Port City Jerry Day benefit concert raised over $13,000 for United Way of the Cape Fear Area. Last Saturday, over 1,350 attended the celebration featuring Grateful Dead tribute bands The Garcia Project, from …

Free family jamboree to help raise funds for United Way of the Cape Fear Area

Release date: April 21, 2022 Free family jamboree to help raise funds for United Way of the Cape Fear Area WILMINGTON, NC. — United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) is hosting a free family event at DREAMS of Wilmington, 901 Fanning St, on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Spring Family Jamboree will feature …

Board Changes for United Way of the Cape Fear Area

United Way of the Cape Fear Area expresses its profound gratitude for the Board members rolling off who have served at most six-year terms and extends a warm welcome to its newest incoming Board members. Wilmington, NC. (August 2, 2021): United Way of the Cape Fear Area express their profound gratitude to the following Board Members who are rolling off …

United We Teach!

“United We Teach” is a campaign that is designed to inform the greater Cape Fear region of 2021 educational summer programing offered by United Way of the Cape Fear Area non-profit partner agencies. Wilmington, NC. (May 4, 2021): The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on interpersonal interactions, as well as educational experiences. From shifting from routine, in-person learning, to …

United, We Feed!

A virtual panel discussing how we are Living United to address food insecurity across the greater Cape Fear region. Wilmington, NC. (February 19, 2020): On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, United Way of the Cape Fear Area will be hosting a livestream panel discussion on how a few of its local partner agencies are addressing the prominent effects of the Coronavirus …