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The mission of Catawba County United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to help others by mobilizing the caring power of our community.


The vision of Catawba County United Way is to be the most effective and efficient organization that identifies and prioritizes the greatest unmet human needs in the community, focuses human compassion, and mobilizes resources to meet those needs.


The Catawba County United Way has brought together people and resources to build a safety net to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families.
A constant reminder that when we as individuals think outside ourselves, we have the power to facilitate change. When we think of others’ lives as linked to our own, our compassion grows. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.




When it comes to supporting non-profit organizations donors have many choices.  Your donation to Catawba County United Way is an effective and efficient means to improve lives and strengthen our community through our wide-ranging scope, focused action, and accountability requirements.    Here’s how United Way does what no other organization can.  


Broad Vision ·      

  • Understanding the broad needs of our community - United Way is the one place where a diverse group of volunteers come together to identify the needs of our community. ·      
  • Education, Income and Health - United Way takes a holistic approach to addressing community issues by investing in programs that help people achieve the building blocks of a good life -- education, income and health. Progress in each of these areas creates and reinforces progress in others, multiplying the impact of each donor gift.

Focused Action   

  • Research & Data Analysis - United Way gathers pertinent existing local data on community issues.  The analysis of this data is used to determine the most pressing needs in our community and guide our collaborative efforts to address them. ·      
  • Concrete strategies and measurable goals - Volunteer community leader’s work to create long-term sustainable change - not just quick fixes.
  • The right mix of programs – United Way volunteers use a competitive process to select the right mix of programs that will achieve our community’s goals by focusing on the areas of Education, Income, and Health to improve lives and strengthen our community. This comprehensive process provides a level of assurance that donors ‘gifts are being used effectively.

Accountability and Results ·      

  • Accountability - United Way holds every program we fund accountable for the effective use of donors’ contributions.
  • Results – United Way regularly reviews funded programs to ensure they are using proven strategies to produce measurable results. ·
  • Trust – For over 70 years Catawba County United Way has maintained a trusted reputation provided by an experienced and talented local board of directors.
Local Companies Recognized for Their Support



The 2015 Fair Share Donor Drawn to 

Win A Brand New Car

Marcie Bland-Boughman,  from Catawba County DSS is the winner of a brand new car donated by Benny Yount and the Paramount Automotive Group!  Congratulations Betty!


Finalist #1 -  Marcie Bland-Boughman, Catawba County DSS

Finalist #2 -  Melissa George, Shurtape LLC

Finalist #3 - Phil Heath, Sr., The Salvation Army

Finalist #4 - Joseph Peare, Century Furniture

Finalist #5 - Linda Horne, HSM Solutions

Finalist #6 - Cha Vang, Shurtape, LLC

Finalist #7 - Gail Reichard, Catawba County DSS

Finalist #8 - Christopher Lackey, Paramount Automotive

Finalist #9 - Bobby Beam, UPS

Finalist #10 - Betty Abernathy, Graystone Eye



2014 Volunteer of the Year - Janie Annas

 Pictured - Julie Pruett, (L) CCUW Board President with Janie Annas (R)



  Photo by: Pat Appleson, Pat Appleson Studios.  See more photos by selecting                        

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Executive Director Receives Award

Jennie Connor, Executive Director of Catawba County Way since 2001, receives Citizenship Award from Newton-Conover Rotary Club.   The Citizenship Award recognizes individuals who  make an outstanding difference in our community.  (pictured l to r - Rev. Robert Silber, pres. elect Newton-Conover  Rotary, Jennie Connor, Scott Gilelland, pres. Newton-Conover Rotary)

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