Our Vision

To eradicate poverty, steer towards social healing, expose systemic failures, advance financial, educational, healthy, & social opportunities for all.

Our Mission

To advance the common good of Davie County by uniting the resources of the community to identify and address the most pressing human needs.

Our Values


  • Together: We are successful because we partner together for the good of others.
  • Humble: We know success begins with humble leaders, willing to learn and listen to others.
  • Regard: We regard the value of those marginalized as important and they should be given a voice.
  • Integrity: We build trust in our community by acting with integrity in all decisions.
  • Vigilant: We understand needs evolve, so we vigilantly stand watch to adjust as needed.
  • Empathetic: We know that serving others well requires empathy and compassion, not pity.

Our History

Since 1973 the United Way of Davie County has been serving the people of Davie County, NC with a passion to help. We are proud to have had very little turnover in our staff, with only 5 executive directors in almost 50 years of service to our community, and one Finance Director with 36 years of experience, 27 years of those at our United Way. We hire great people who live in and know our community well. With each transition we challenge our local board of directors to answer one fundamental question, “What did we learn, and what can we do better?




cyndi shrewsbury

Cyndi Shrewsbury

Director of Finance & Administration

Board of Directors: Executive Committee

gloria wommack

Gloria Wommack,
Board Chair
Campaign Committee


Brad Blackmon,
Board Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair

Truist, Commercial Banker

Haley Pulliam,
Committee Chair
Campaign Committee

Ma & Me & Skylar's Heavenly Homemades, OWNER

Lori Hamilton,
Board Vice-Chair
Nominating Comm. Chair

NC Superior Court, Judge

Lisa Hartness,
Board Secretary
Community Invest. Comm.

Vision Therapist,
Insight vision training cntr

Jenny Stevenson,
Committee Chair
Community Invest. Comm.

Davie County schools,
PBIS Coordinator

Board of Directors

Joe Johnson,
Committee Vice-Chair
Nominating Comm.

Tri-Seal, LAB TECH

Amy Haynes,
Committee Vice-Chair
Community Inv. Comm.

Cigna, lead analyst for provider relations

Adam Ridenhour,
Board Member
Community Inv. Comm.

Atrium Wake Forest baptist, Chaplaincy & Clinical ministries Manager

Kelley Ryan,
Committee Vice-Chair
Campaign Committee

Trellis Supportive Care, Grief Counselor (LCSW)

Courtney Myers,
Board Member
Finance Committee

Mellie & Emilia, Owner

Diversity and Inclusion

We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our community. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values.

Statement of Principle

More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good.

We understand that there has and still exists a systemic problem of racism in the United States of America, in North Carolina, and even in Davie County. These institutional problems perpetuate a system that denies justice and opportunities to our neighbors, friends, and families. It will not change until we acknowledge the problem and promote a new system that is anti-discriminatory.

United Way fosters and promotes inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.  We affirm the rights of all people to be treated justly and equitably and to receive mutually positive outcomes for their work and efforts.

United Way takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We are adamantly opposed to any type of racial discrimination. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.