Davidson United Way allocates funds

Feb. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

The United Way of Davidson County has announced its 2013 allocations to programs sponsored by 29 human service agencies in Davidson County. 
Two additional agencies, The Shepherd’s Inn, a homeless shelter in Thomasville, and the Piedmont Mediation Center, will receive first-time grants from the United Way.
The United Way goal for the 2012-13 Campaign was $1,820,000. The campaign has raised more than $1.7 million to date and is hopeful that a few additional dollars will be received throughout the first quarter of 2013.     
“Even though we haven’t yet met our goal of $1.82 million, we are extremely grateful to our Campaign Chair Kelly Craver, city manager of Thomasville, and the hundreds of donors at manufacturing companies, banks, large and small businesses, and to all our benefactors and individual donors who cared enough to invest in this community with their hard-earned dollars,” said Lee Jessup, president of the United Way of Davidson County. “Our volunteers did an outstanding job in one of the most difficult years we’ve ever had.”
At least 12 agency programs will receive the same amount of funding as 2012, eight agency programs will receive less funding than in 2012 and nine agency programs will receive an increase in the amount of last year’s funding.
In December, volunteers formed eight study panels, visited all agencies requesting United Way funding, heard financial presentations on why specific programs should be funded and gave the board funding recommendations. 
“The work of these funding panels forms the basis for our board’s decision about allocations,” said board Chairman Darrell McNeill. “Panels this year did an exceptional job visiting and hearing presentations from agencies who desired United Way funding. We are excited about how United Way dollars will positively impact hundreds and thousands of lives through these agency programs.”
The United Way of Davidson County is welcoming all its donors to its annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington March 12 at 6 p.m. The cost is $12 per person.
Those wishing to attend may call (336) 249-2532 to make reservations.
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List of 2013 Agency Allocations

• American Red Cross – Davidson County Service Center: $75,000
• The Arc of Davidson County: $15,000
• Carolina Cancer Services: $53,000
• Communities in Schools – Lexington/Davidson County: $40,000
• Communities in Schools – Thomasville: $43,000
• Davidson Co. 4-H Program: $2,500  (4-H will receive approximately $3,378 with donor designations)
• Davidson Medical Ministries Clinic: $104,400
• DC Rescue Squad: $40,204
• Fairgrove Family Resource Center: $28,000
• Family Services of Davidson County: $238,415
• Girl Scouts, Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont: $12,500
• Hospice of Davidson County: $95,500  (Hospice will receive approximately $126,500 with donor designations)
• J. Smith Young YMCA: $59,000
• Lexington Housing Community Dev. Corp.: $10,000
• Life Center of Davidson County: $26,500
• Meals on Wheels – Lexington: $23,750
• Meals on Wheels – Thomasville: $23,750
• Old North State Boy Scouts: $8,000
• Pastor’s Pantry: $59,118
• Path of Hope: $23,500
• Piedmont Mediation Center Inc.: $2,000
• Positive Wellness Alliance: $23,108
• Salvation Army: $103,350
• Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs: $51,597
• Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing of Davidson County: $40,000
• Shepherd’s Inn: $7,500
• South Davidson Family Resource Center: $11,000
• Special Olympics of Davidson County: $26,657
• Thomasville Rescue Squad: $21,151
• Tom A. Finch Community YMCA: $40,000
• Workshop of Davidson: $54,000                                                                                               
Total Allocations: $1,361,500