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United Way ’10 to Watch’ Recipient Featured on NBC’s Today Show

In late August, United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) named the inaugural class of the ’10 to Watch’, a cohort of leaders selected for their impact and potential to shape the future of the Triangle.  ’10 to Watch’ is a new investment initiative created to address the racial and cultural disparities between the leaders of nonprofit organizations and the communities that they serve as well as to address racial and gender disparities when it comes to organizational resources.

Recently, NBC’s Today Show featured one of these leaders, Maggie Kane.  In this short video segment, Maggie Kane, from A Place at the Table details her unique business model that has provided almost 7,000 free meals to the Triangle community in its first year of existence.

United Way of the Greater Triangle is making a half-million dollar investment in these ten high-impact organizations ($25K per year invested in each organization for two years). In addition, United Way is collaborating with Leadership Triangle to make a two-year investment in the leadership development of these dynamic leaders through a rigorous curriculum including Leadership Triangle’s “Transforming Leaders” program in the fall of 2018.

The entire list of UWGT’s ’10 to Watch’ leaders and their organizations are:

’10 to Watch’ awardees were selected through an application and interview process that involved leaders from the community, corporations, UWGT and Leadership Triangle.  “This initiative stands for empowerment and hope.  I was proud to tell my story during the selection process and receiving the award provides me encouragement to continue to make a difference”, reacted Nicholé Morgan of TheGifted Arts.

The initiative has drawn interest and support from the business community with corporate partners such as Coastal Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Principal Financial Group, and BB&T joining as sponsors.

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For More Information Contact:

Emily Page, United Way of the Greater Triangle
919.937.2643 or 919.463.5044
epage@unitedwaytriangle.org