United Way
of Central Virginia
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February Newsletter 2014
United Way of Central Virginia announced today that the
"Opening Doors...Changing Lives" 2013 Campaign is still underway!The annual campaign kicked-off in September and is expected to wrap up in the next several weeks.
"As we enter into the final stages of the campaign, we invite and urge you to help us raise the additional funds necessary to continue to meet the needs of the citizens in Central Virginia," stated MaryJane Dolan, Chairman of the Board for United Way of Central Virginia."We knew going into this campaign that this would be a tough year. At a time when budgets are still being cut, downsizing, government programs being cut and available government money shrinking, it is truly heartwarming to see so many coming together to support one cause - helping people in need."

Dr. George Hurt, 2013 Campaign Chair, added, "When you give to United Way of Central Virginia, our partner agencies, local leaders,
and volunteers are able to work to address community challenges and find solutions that lead to lasting changes."
Please join us as we continue to raise the funds necessary to help meet the needs of the citizens in our community.  Please LIVE UNITED and donate to United Way of Central Virginia today by calling 434-846-8467 or visiting our website at unitedwaycv.org.    

We Love Our Donors!
As Valentine's Day is a day to reflect on the ones you love, United Way of Central Virginia would like to express how much we love our donors! Whether you just gave for the first time or have given for years, you have a special place in our heart and the hearts of those whose lives you touch through your generosity. THANK YOU for all that you do; not just for opening doors, but for opening your hearts as well!

Super Bowl-A-Thon Success
Thanks to a great turn out for our fourth annual Bowl-A-Thon, we were able to raise approximately $32,000! It was a day of fun, laughter, prizes and helping those in our community!

Speaking of prizes... we have some winners to announce:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER, Jonathan Hull, received a Super Bowl Party at the Holiday Inn Select, which included use of flat-screen courtesy of Rent-A-Center and food catered by
Buffalo Wild Wings.

Recliner from Grand Home Furnishings:

Joe Schill

Moore & Giles Alex-Day Bag:
Angie Eagle

R2D2 Cooler:
Carla Williams

R2D2 Cooler:
Joseph Paylic

Special thanks to our sponsors:


A big THANK YOU to Martha Hamlett with  
Babcock & Wilcox for coordinating 39 teams!
Their teams raised over $13,000 for this event!

United Way Annual Meeting
On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, UWCV held its annual meeting to elect new board members and officers and reflect on the hard work done throughout the previous year.

Read the highlights from Marie Martin in her Review of 2013

Congratulations to the new Board Officers:
MaryJane Dolan - Board Chair
Mike Shadler (Genworth) - Chair Elect
Dan Petriskie (Nationwide) - Secretary
J. Patrick Richardson (Bank of the James) - Treasurer
Janice Crawford (AREVA) - Immediate Past Chair
John Krakora - Fund Distribution Chair

Welcome new Board Members:
David Neumeyer (VA Legal Aid) - Agency Representative
Rick Verilla (Campbell County DSS)man in suit with LIVE UNITED Shirt

Returning Board Members:
Don Banker (Banker Steel)
Alton Brown (News & Advance)
Kathy Bryant (Georgia Pacific-Big Island)
Greg Graham (Southern Air)
Dr. George Hurt (2013 Campaign Chair)
Larry Jackson (Appalachian Power)
David Laurrell (Campbell County)
Cheryl Midkiff (Piedmont Community Health Plan)
Scott Nagley (Babcock & Wilcox)
Randy Smith (WSET)
Bill Varner (Centra)

Many thanks to those exiting the Board. You have been invaluable to our success!
John Keith (J. Crew)
Cecil Kendrick (Agency Representative)
Violet Mitchell
Laurie Szczutkowski
Dianne Wright (Genworth)             
Award Nominations Due
We will be accepting nominations for the Nancy L. Sorrells Memorial Award through February 14, 2014. 

Nancy L. Sorrells worked for United Way of Central Virginia for 24 years before losing her battle with cancer in early 1999.  As reflected by her character and personal drive to serve, Nancy worked tirelessly during her various treatments and demonstrated wonderful courage and fortitude.

This awawardard is presented annually to a staff member of a human/social service organization whose professionalism and dedication reflects those characteristics embodied by Nancy during her twenty-four years of service to United Way of Central Virginia.

Click HERE for the nomination form.
For questions, please contact Joan Phelps, 455-6906

Jersey Mike's Gives Back x2
Jersey Mike's Month of Giving happens every March in all 550+ locations.  Each Franchisee chooses a charity to support and collaborate with, and we are so pleased to be the chosen partner once again for 2014!

During the entire month of March patrons will be given the opportunity to add $1, $3, $5 to their meal total.  That additional money will come to UWCV.

On the DAY OF GIVING, March 26th, ALL proceeds will come to UWCV (that's all of your sandwiches, drinks, chips...your entire purchase!)  Go ahead and gather up your office lunch orders and plan to get some great food while supporting a great cause! Last year this event raised $9,100. This year the goal is $20,000!

We are pleased to be partnering with Scott Buckner, and our local Jersey Mike's, now with TWO Lynchburg locations:
3919 Wardsjersey mikes Road &
3901 Old Forest Road.

Mark your calendar, come enjoy some great subs and know you are supporting a great, LOCAL cause!
I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry already!                 
United Way Awards Breakfast
Mark your calendar and buy your ticket for the annual UWCV Awards Breakfast!  With an outstanding 2013 campaign, there will be much to applaud and many to honor!trophy

Thursday, March 27
Kirkley Hotel, Lynchburg

Call 434-846-8467 to make reservations.
United Way Initiatives

Need a referral? Have a question about services in your area? Call 2-1-1. It's the non-emergency answer to 9-1-1. 


Get Connected is an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates, and volunteers with the right opportunities in our neighborhoods. Use Get Connected to find ways to give your unused materials and household items to agencies in need of donations, advocate for causes that require your passionate voice, and volunteer your time in ways that make a real difference.
Sign up HERE.

smart beginnings
Is your passion working to improve the quality of care and education for children from birth until kindergarten? That's the Smart Beginnings mission, and they do it well!

This   Live United
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"When you support United Way of Central Virginia, you support the best package of human service programs available in our region."
George A. Hurt, M.D.
- 2013 Campaign Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bowl for Kids' Sake
Saturday, March 29
Teams of 4 bowlers collect pledges of support and as a thank you, teams receive free bowling, free shoe rental, a free t-shirt & the chance to win lots of prizes! To register call (434) 528-0400 or visit bigcva.org/bowl-for-kids-sake-2014
CASA of Central Virginia
CASA is currently accepting applications for a part-time, 15-20 hour per week Recruiting and Training Coordinator. Please visit here for more information. 
Central Virginia Academy for Nonprofit Excellence
"Getting from Mission to Vision: Defining and Measuring Impact" 
presented by Dr. Maryfrances Porter 
February 14 
United Way of Central Virginia 
Visit cvane.org for more details and how to register.
Free Clinic of Central VA
Downtown Lynchburg Loft Tour
Saturday, February 22
Come see eight NEW furnished lofts, some vacant loft apartments, and one spectacular "repeater" loft.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day-of
They are available at the Free Clinic, Lynchburg Visitor's Center, Silver Thistle, Westminster-Canterbury, and other area locations. Visit www.fccv.net for more detailed information. 
United Way of Central Virginia
Month of Giving with
Jersey Mike's
March 2014
Day of Giving: March 26th
Partner Agencies
Click here to view our partner agencies and how they are working to impact the areas of Education, Income and Health.


Our Corporate Keystone Partners

Click here to see the list of wonderful area businesses that earmark their corporate contributions for our Administrative costs, allowing 100% of your donation to the Community Care Fund to go directly to programs!


Living United
in Our Community 

Student intern from Lynchburg College, Jessica Snead, not only helps us around the UWCV office, but lends a hand at our various fundraising events.

Thank you for showing how you
Young Leaders

Join the YLS!
Visit our website
to learn more about how you can join forces with your peers to make a difference in our community!

Mark Your

2014 UWCV Events


March 27

Annual Awards Breakfast

April 2 

Grow One Market Day

April 21 
Lynchburg Cooks

April *TBD 

Harris Golf Tournament

May 2 

Williams Golf Tournament

May 21 

Day of Caring


Campaign Kick-Off 

Feeeenomenal Follies


Run For Your Life Zombie Run


Food Drive

November *TBD  

Festival of Trees 


Welcome New Directors
We welcome two new UWCV partner agency Executive Directors:

Allison Wingfield,
 CASA of Central Virginia

Ed Reynolds,
Lake Christian Ministries

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United Way of Central Virginia

1010 Miller Park Square

Lynchburg, VA 24501