United Way of North Carolina Presents 2022 Spirit of North Carolina Awards

United Way of North Carolina honored 74 Spirit of North Carolina Award winners, representing 17 local United Ways at regional events across the state from March 1-3. 

UWNC’s annual Spirit of North Carolina Award celebrates organizations and individuals for their exemplary partnership demonstrated through fundraising and volunteer efforts, outstanding leadership, community impact, and creative team building. Winners ranged from manufacturing companies, banks, school systems, nonprofit organizations, city departments, individual volunteers/board members, and more. 

Spirit Pittsboro Audience


“The Spirit of North Carolina Award highlights our incredible partners across North Carolina who are supporting United Way’s work locally and helping us achieve our collective goals,” said Brittany Pruitt Fletcher, President & CEO of United Way of North Carolina “I’d like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all the winners who have made and continue to make a huge impact in the lives of our neighbors.” 

2022 award categories included: “Building Momentum Through Engaged Leadership or Employees,” “Impactful and Engaging Campaign Event or Activity,” “Leading Through The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens,” “Investment in Long-Term Sustainable Impact,” “Crisis Control and Community Resilience,” “Building a Legacy of Community Engagement Through Volunteerism,” and “United Way Community Ambassador.

For more information about the Spirit of North Carolina Award and a complete list of winners, visit unitedwaync.org/spirit-north-carolina-award-winners.


Rowan County United Way winners
Brittany Pruitt Fletcher speaking