Heidi Norwick


United Way of Alamance County

Heidi Norwick became the President of United Way of Alamance County July1, 2014. Prior to accepting her current position, she served as the Director of Community Impact since 2012. In that role she was responsible for building greater relationships between United Way, nonprofits, business and industry, donors and other stakeholders in order to increase their impact on community issues and needs.

Her work over the past few years includes:

  • Serving on the Vision Plan for Public Education team for Alamance Burlington School System as well as strategic planning advisory committees for Elon University Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Alamance Community College.

  • Participating with Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce where she serves on the Board of Directors and has served on a number of committees.

  • Community Oversight Board (mental health - appointed by County Commissioners); Alamance County Children’s Executive Oversight Committee; Healthy Alamance Board of Directors; IMPACT Alamance/Alamance Achieves Steering Committee, Alamance County Interagency Council on Homelessness and others, focusing in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. 

Prior to joining United Way, Heidi served as the Executive Director of the Women's Resource Center in Alamance County for 16 years. In that role she secured sustainable funding for programs and services, moved the agency to a new permanent location, established extensive systems for donor cultivation and retention, instituted a Board Governance program that has been replicated by other nonprofits, and built strong partnerships for the organization. 

Heidi founded the Annual Herb Festival fundraiser, which is in its 21st year and continues to be a very popular and successful event. She was awarded the Founder’s Award by the Women’s Resource Center for her dedication to mentoring others in leadership and for an impactful career in nonprofit work.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from New York Institute of Technology.

Heidi moved to North Carolina 25 years ago with her husband Howie. They have three children and a dog named Sully. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and cooking; passions she also shares to raise funds for nonprofit organizations.