Local NC United Ways Attend Southeast Regional Conference

Cary, NC - United Way's Southeast Regional Conference took place in Huntsville, Alabama on May 6-10.

A combination of State and Local United Way Association leaders from the Southeast Region sat on the Planning Committee, including United Way of North Carolina leaders Brittany Pruitt Fletcher (President and CEO) and Sara Carlson (Mission Advancement Specialist). Ed Bonilla (Director of Mission Advancement) came as a facilitation volunteer.

A total of 25 staff from the following North Carolina United Ways were in attendance of the 350+ person event:

  1. United Way of North Carolina
  2. Beaufort County United Way
  3. United Way of Alamance County
  4. United Way of Forsyth County
  5. United Way of Gaston County
  6. United Way of Greater Charlotte
  7. United Way of Greater Greensboro
  8. United Way of Henderson County
  9. High Country United Way
  10. Lenoir Greene United Way
  11. United Way of Wayne County
  12. United Way of Wilson County

The NC staff hung out (some meeting for the first time) and showed off their golf skills at X-Golf on the last evening of the conference.

Sherry Archibald, Judi Thurston, and Molly Taylor Andrea Stephens and Husband Candy and Sally

Pictured from left to right:

Sherry Archibald - Executive Director at United Way of Wayne County; UWNC Board Member, Judi Thurston - Executive Director at United Way of Wilson County, Molly Taylor - Executive Director at Lenoir Greene United Way; UWNC Board Member, Andrea Stephens - President at United Way of Gaston County, Tremayne Stephens - Husband of Andrea Stephens, Candy Snyder - Community Engagement Manager at United Way of Alamance County, Sally Gordon - Director of Community Change at United Way of Alamance County

Much of the time during the conference was spent taking part in:

  • Professional development sessions
  • Inspirational keynotes from industry leaders, including United Way Worldwide President and CEO, Angela F. Williams.
  • Networking with other United Ways from around the Southeast while standing underneath the Saturn V rocket at the US Space and Rocket Center!


United Way of North Carolina thanks the entire SERC Planning Committee, including United Way of Madison County (Alabama) for hosting and facilitating. Thank you as well to United Way Worldwide for their generous gift and support. Last but not least, a huge thank you to Cloud Nine Nonprofit Advisors for joining the Committee's planning process and facilitation.

For more information about the Southeast Regional Conference and our sponsors, click here.

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