History

In 1958 a group of volunteers chartered United Fund of Stokes County to raise money to help people in our community. Through the generosity of many people and businesses this charitable organization continues to serve 20 non-profit agencies. Through those contributions we have been assisting victims of emergency/disasters, care for adults and children with special needs, adult and child victims of domestic violence, family support services, programs that help the homeless and hungry, health support services, the elderly and the county’s most precious resources, our children and youth. It takes the community working together, sharing responsibility and accountability, to create lasting change in community conditions. The Board of Directors, volunteers and staff are committed to building a strong Stokes County community focusing on long-lasting changes so individuals and families beome self-sufficient. We are a 501(c) 3 certified nonprofit agency, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The United Fund of Stokes County has a single paid part-time employee – its Executive Director, who is supported by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local individuals who live and/or work in Stokes County. The United Fund is a local and independent organization. It is not an affiliate or chapter of any other organization.

Charter Members

  • E.C. Boles
  • Willis Overby
  • Mrs. Tom Preston
  • Joe New
  • Wayne Snyder
  • Mrs. Lenora Smith
  • Jay Duncan
  • S.B.Brandon
  • C.T. Barbour
  • Laura Ellington
  • Dave Montgomery
  • C.E. Davis
  • Wesley Cox
  • John A. Dodson
  • John Bowman
  • J.G.Fulcher
  • Posey Shelton
  • L.Van Noppen
  • Worth Gentry
  • George Neal, Jr.
  • Luther Francis
  • E.Vance Pepper
  • A.E.Garner
  • Bill Parks

2015 – 2016 Board Members

  • Tammy Bowles
  • Nancy Cavanaugh
  • Tracey Collins
  • Derek Edwards
  • Thadia George
  • Susan Hathcock
  • Gerald Jones
  • Janelle Kent
  • Nora Lankford
  • Keith Lawson
  • Hilda Mabe
  • Linda Moore
  • Willis Overby
  • Austin Paul
  • Michele Mabe (Executive Director)