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United Way of Caldwell County strengthens our community and creates opportunities for every citizen by developing partnerships to address our most significant challenges.
United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions.


WE focus on protecting services vital to the immediate BASIC NEEDS of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in HEALTH, EDUCATION, and FINANCIAL STABILITY because these are the building blocks for a good quality life.

WE believe we all WIN when a person succeeds in school and life, when a neighborhood turns around, when families have good health and people have solid jobs.

WE bring together people and organizations from across the community who bring the PASSIONEXPERTISE, and RESOURCES needed to get things accomplished.

WE invite you to be a part of the change.


The Mission of the United Way of Caldwell County is to measurably improve the lives of both individuals and families in Caldwell County by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies, and the community while maintaining the highest level of integrity and accountability.


EFFICIENCY. United Way effectively leverages donations in order to finance innovative programs that profoundly affect communities. Your investment supports 14 LOCAL Agencies with effective programs that must show measurable outcomes to receive funding.

LOCAL FOCUS. Your support helps people in Caldwell County.

CONNECTION. Through United Way, your investment is connected to businesses, volunteers, community leaders, people, and organizations and that multiplies the COMMUNITY IMPACT.

RESULTS. Your gift makes a long term COMMUNITY IMPACT in our community. United Way goes beyond quick fixes to create a measurable and lasting change in our community.


United Way of Caldwell County Staff

Jamie Willis, Executive Director

United Way of Caldwell County Board of Directors

Jesse Trivette, President (CCED - Economic Coordinator)

Jon Blair Treasurer (Skyline Bank)

Kaitlin Crawford (Blue Ridge Realty & Investments)

Justin Barber (Western Electric) 

Lindsey Cox (Cornerstone United)

Cherie Messer (Bernhardt)

Kristy Money (Caldwell County Health Department)

Hannah Morrison ( Lenoir Housing Authority)


Andrew Ortiz (Spangler)

Hannah Romero (Caldwell County Smart Start)

William Romero (Caldwell County Schools)

Susan Strawn (Retired Caldwell County Government)

Brianna Wert (WPCOG)

Sara Wert (Entrepreneur)

Honorary (Lifetime) Board Members

Mr. James Harper

Ms. Winifred Harding

Mr. Robert (Bob) Zendel

Ms. Gerry Bair

Mr. Don Gardner

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