High Country United Way accepting grant applications

High Country United Way accepting grant applications
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SPECIAL REPORT TO BLOWING ROCK NEWS. March 29, 2019. BOONE, NC –The High Country United Way will begin accepting applications for programs for the fiscal year 2019-20 by mid-April of 2019. We seek proposals that meet the goals and strategies identified by our Community Impact Visioning Councils as well as those that continue to meet basic and emergency needs in the High Country. These can be found in the application which will be available by April 9, 2019 on our website at www.highcountryunitedway.org or by contacting the HCUW office at 828-265-2111 on or after April 9.

Eligible, interested agencies are invited to a meeting at 9:45 am on April 8, 2019 in the large, 2nd floor, conference room of Wells Fargo Bank in Boone. Coffee, juice, water, and light snacks will be provided starting at 9:30 with the meeting beginning at 9:45 am.

Non-profit 501c3 organizations providing health and human service programming and operating in Watauga, Avery, and/or Mitchell counties are eligible to apply for funding from High Country United Way. The purposes of this meeting are to explain HCUW’s goals for the 2019-20 programs, distribute information and applications, explain the process, and answer questions. The deadline for submitting applications to renew existing programs is April 17, 2019. The deadline for submitting applications for new programs is April 26, 2019.

High Country United Way continues to support programs that help meet basic and emergency human needs plus those that address underlying causes of serious problems within our communities. To determine those underlying causes and establish strategies to address them HCUW adopted the Community Impact approach being used by United Ways across the country. Using this process, we sought input from informed citizens across the High Country through Visioning Councils in the areas of Education, Health, and Income Stabilization. From the work of those Councils the list of goals/visions for improving community conditions in the High Country and the strategies to achieve them were developed.

Information on how to apply, the 2019-20 High Country United Way funding priorities, as well as applications and RFP forms, will be available on the High Country United Way website by April 9 ,2019 at www.highcountryunitedway.org.

Call High Country United Way with further questions at 828-265-2111.

Dr. Gary Childers, Executive Director gchilders@highcountryunitedway.org

Ms. Marti Phillips, Associate Director director@highcountryunitedway.org

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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