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United Way celebrates $1.7 million campaign

Charlie Cranford presents the Rob and Ginger Cranford Community Service award to Paige Posey and Mark Warwick. Charlie Cranford presents the Rob and Ginger Cranford Community Service award to Paige Posey and Mark Warwick.

The United Way of Henderson County celebrated the results of its 2018 campaign and thanked leadership donors and key volunteers on June 6 at Hubba Hubba Smokehouse in Flat Rock.

Executive Director Denise Cumbee Long and board Chair John Bryant thanked individuals and organizations for their support of the campaign and announced that the 2018 campaign raised $1.76 million from individual donors and businesses, and resulted in a total of more than $2.1 million dollars in cash and in-kind value that will be invested in the local community.
Signature Sponsors of the 2018 campaign were AdventHealth Hendersonville and Wilsonart. Additional campaign sponsors included Current powered by GE, Kimberly-Clark, Morrow Insurance Agency, Cooper Construction, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, BGW CPA, Edward Jones – Ken Adams, Edward Jones – Keith Johnson, First Bank, Goldsmith Molis & Gray, PLLC, Haynes Wire Company, Self-Help Credit Union, Southern Alarm and Security and United Community Bank.
Awards were presented to Meritor for the most outstanding overall campaign, and to Wilsonart for the highest employee giving results. Kimberly-Clark received the Corporate Engagement Award and Current powered by GE the United Way Good Works Award. The Edward C. Brisley, Jr. Award for outstanding volunteer service was presented to Susan Towe. Tanya Blackford and Scott Treadway were recognized as 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs.
The Rob and Ginger Cranford Community Service Award went to Paige Posey and Mark Warwick and was presented by Charlie Cranford, son of the late Rob and Ginger Cranford. The award, sponsored by Morrow Insurance Agency, recognizes Henderson County residents who support United Way of Henderson County and other local nonprofit organizations, and who best exemplify the generous spirit demonstrated by Rob and Ginger Cranford.
“The hardest work is never done alone,” Bryant said. “Through our annual campaign, United Way is proud to help target community resources, empowering our partner agencies to improve the lives of our loved ones, our neighbors, and those in need.”