Forsyth County receives highest number of Spirit of NC awards

Forsyth County receives highest number of Spirit of NC awards
February 26
00:00 2015

The United Way of North Carolina recognized companies and organizations from across the state that have demonstrated commitment and support to their community through local United Way involvement.

Of the 42 Spirit of North Carolina awards, Forsyth County organizations received the highest number of awards for the second year in a row, with 11 awards, at the annual meeting and awards luncheon on Friday, Feb. 13.

Businesses, professional and nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, healthcare and educational institutions – large and small – are nominated to receive a Spirit of North Carolina award because they are champions of change, raise their voices to share the story of their communities, volunteer their time and expertise, and invest resources.

Forsyth County award-winners are Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners, BB&T, City of Winston-Salem, Deere-Hitachi, First Community Bank, First Tennessee Bank, HanesBrands Inc., Pepsico, Reynolds American Inc., Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Wake Forest University were all recognized for their valuable community involvement and their support of United Way of Forsyth County.

In a special recognition, Reynolds American won the state Excellence in Community Spirit award, an award given to a single company who demonstrates the most outstanding community support based on year-round commitment through leadership and advocacy for community change, building a culture of volunteerism, and investing resources to improve quality of life for all.

“We are so proud of all of our Spirit Award winners and all of the great organizations who support Forsyth County.  We live in a great place where businesses, government and non-profits all come together to build a strong community,” says Cindy Gordineer, President and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County.  “For Forsyth County to receive the most awards two years in a row and for Reynolds American to win the top award in the state shows how much support there is for making this a wonderful place to live and work.”

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