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Tommy Taylor

CEO, United Way
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Tommy Taylor, born in Mansfield, Ohio, achieved his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Guilford College, and most recently achieved his Masters in Public Administration from UNCW in 2019. Tommy’s career started as a Crisis and C  

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May 30, 2023

How Philanthropy Fits Into Your Financial Plan

Charitable contributions hold the remarkable ability to transform lives and communities, but what if there was a way to magnify their impact while benefiting your own financial situation? Enter Qualif ...

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May 1, 2023

How You Give Matters: Help Individuals Move from Crisis to Stability

The City of Wilmington and the United Way of the Cape Fear Area (United Way) have partnered to launch the “Better Way to Give” initiative (wilmingtonnc.gov/betterway). This initiative offe ...

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Mar 3, 2023

The Unexpected Opportunity: My Journey as an Interim Relationship Development Director

As an interim professional, taking on a new role can be daunting, especially when faced with uncertainty of relocating or embarking on a new career path. However, as I recently discovered in my role a ...

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Dec 8, 2022

Why UWCFA - Connecting to the Community

This article is contributed by Ruth Ravitz-Smith, local nonprofit founder, leader and public affairs consultant.  Perhaps you relocated to the Cape Fear region over the past couple of years si ...

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Apr 6, 2022

I Got 99 Problems But a 501(c)(3) Ain’t One

This article is contributed by Derek Macleod, Director of the New Hanover Disaster Coalition. What is this and do we even need it? I heard those questions a lot in the early days post Hurricane Flore ...

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Mar 1, 2022

Donor Fatigue?

I have heard the term “donor fatigue” more in the past two years than I ever have in the past 20 years of nonprofit service. Philanthropy is rewarding in many ways, so what is making peopl ...

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Feb 16, 2022

Why UWCFA - Judge Quintin McGee

This article is contributed by Judge Quintin McGee, District Court Judge at State of North Carolina.   “All we have is each other.” Those were the words that my high school foo ...

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Nov 19, 2021

GivingTuesday - A Community Wide Celebration of Generosity!

Kindness and generosity come in many forms.  It can be as simple as words of encouragement and as complex as programs that bring families from crisis to stability. It is not important where your ...

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Mar 29, 2021

Giving Is Good For Your Health

Health has been on all our minds this past year. We have been concerned for ourselves, our loved ones, and our community wellbeing. Health is one of the key building blocks of a strong community. &nb ...

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Mar 15, 2021

Coming Together Again

Our collective experience over the past year includes loneliness, separation, isolation, and uncertainty. Regardless of how resilient some of us have been, the Pandemic has taken a toll on each of us ...

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Mar 1, 2021

Why United Way?

Over the past 12 years I have been asked many times, what is United Way? People recognize the brand and generally know that there is something good attached to it.   Our local United Way is loc ...

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Feb 15, 2021

If Not Now, When?

Today, I pulled up to my home and stared across at the Port. What I saw was machinery and storage containers prominent along the horizon. I paused before I grabbed the chocolate, flowers, and card tuc ...

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Feb 1, 2021

Giving With Your Heart

Some of us give strategically and look for the best return on investment in the community. Some of us are led by our hearts. There is no right way to give, but it is important that we all find what mo ...

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Jan 15, 2021

Who Are We?

United Way of the Cape Fear Area is the stop talking, start doing, band together and take on the impossible, task masters. We face challenges head on. We address the most critical problems no one want ...

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Dec 15, 2020

Your United Way

I find that one of the most common misperceptions about United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) is that we are a subsidiary or branch of United Way Worldwide. In fact, UWCFA is locally owned and oper ...

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Nov 30, 2020

Leadership Circles

Behind every worthwhile endeavor, there is a circle of leaders. Leadership provides the inspiration and guidance necessary to create solutions and change conditions. Leaders with strength of character ...

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Nov 11, 2020

Charity VS Philanthropy

Donors and fundraisers often use charity and philanthropy to describe their gifts. There is a distinction between the two terms. Charity describes an emotional or spiritual response to suffering that ...

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Nov 2, 2020

Community Impact

"The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities – a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source." - John Rockefeller   Facing human suffering o ...

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Oct 13, 2020

Hope Is Not Quarantined

Your local United Way has been here for Cape Fear since 1941. Our organization formed in response to Pearl Harbor, and has continued to fight for a healthy safe and prosperous community for all ever s ...

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Sep 28, 2020

Chances Or Choices?

Life is a series of choices and chances. Throughout that journey, we all make a combination of good choices and bad choices, and are perpetually subject to good and bad chance, which is out of our con ...

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