The United Way of Davie County has been a strong community pillar for 47 years. They are committed to providing funding, building stronger communities, and advocating for the under-privileged and marginalized. But behind the scenes, changes are happening and that starts with a new face at the United Way, Chuck Taylor.
Chuck Taylor is a Winston Salem native and the new director of The United Way of Davie County. After pursuing a degree at Western Carolina, being called into ministry, marrying the love of his life and having five children, Chuck now calls Davie County home. “We love our home on Main Street in Mocksville. We love our community, and we can’t think of a better place to live.”
It was 2007 when Taylor was first introduced to the United Way. He was the director at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Davie County, a United Way partner agency. Since then, Taylor has become an integral part of this community organization. He has been involved with campaign presentations, strategic planning, and has served on the Community Investment Council for three years.
Doing Things Differently
Like everyone else, the United Way is adapting to doing things differently. The United Way is switching to a completely virtual presentation plan and has launched a new website. “We are are committed to providing the easiest way for employers and employees to support the community,” said Taylor.
“We are streamlining our grant request process, maximizing our communication practices, and developing robust marketing strategies. People throughout the county are working hard to keep our county moving and we owe it to them to do the same.”
Giving During Uncertain Times
The United Way of Davie County is continually grateful for the donors who are generously giving during an uncertain time. These investments strengthen our community “so that Davie County, as a whole, emerges from this pandemic better and stronger.”
Taylor encourages Davie County residents to say thank you to those on the front lines in our community. “With all the political stress of this year upon us, we can easily lose sight of those serving every day. The best service we can offer is a kind word or a moment of encouragement,” he said.
For those who are willing and able, Taylor says donating can make a huge impact within our community. “Consider giving 10% of your income to the churches, agencies, and services you believe in. Imagine the problems we could eradicate if everyone would generously give to help our community.”
“If you are unsure of where to give, the United Way stands ready to ensure your gifts are directed to the agencies who are committed to serving the vulnerable in our community.”
“As the new director to United Way, I have a lot of work to do. I’m committed to helping you believe in me and our mission. Where to invest your money isn’t always an easy choice, and people want their money to do the most good. I am available to answer questions anyone has before they donate even the smallest amount.”