Deborah Ally


United Way of Gaston County

Deborah Ally is the President of the United Way of Gaston County. Prior to taking the leadership role with United Way of Gaston County in 2009, she spent a decade leading and working for non-profit agencies in the Miami-Dade area in South Florida.

A Gaston County native, she is active in her home community. In addition to serving on UWNC’s Board, she currently serves as a trustee of Novant Health, as Chair of the NC 509 Continuum of Care and the chair of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board for Gaston County. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Gastonia. Her prior community service includes membership on the Gaston County Transportation Advisory Board, Novant Health Metro Advisory Board, Leadership Gaston, and service as chair of the Leadership Committee for Gaston Together.

Deborah received the distinguished honor of being selected as a 2014 William Gaston Award recipient by the Gaston County Commissioners.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce/Accounting from North Carolina Central University and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

An avid traveler, she lives in Gastonia with her husband, Mo Ally.