United Way of the Cape Fear Area mobilizes resources to empower local people working toward leading self-sufficient, healthy lives.

What does that mean? Well, it means that since 1941 we have empowered and aggregated the resources of  dozens of charitable agencies in the Cape Fear Area. Through volunteer, financial, and networking support, we work together for the betterment of the people of this community.

We believe in supporting the children, families and neighborhoods of the Cape Fear Area. With supportive services and strong foundations for each of these groups, we believe that we can build a strong and resilient community.

We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, all of whom bring thought leadership and passion to their organizations and our board alike. We are so grateful for their leadership and insight as we work strategically toward our shared goals. Click here to meet our board members

In addition, please click on this button below to see the list of our Board Presidents and Campaign Chairs from 1941 – 2016!

Presidents and Campaign Chairs 1941 – 2016

Year

Board President

Campaign Chair

United Community Way Chest

1941
1942
1943
1944

Founding Year
Rev. Walter B. Freed
Harris Newman
E.L. White

No Campaign
American City Bureau
American City Bureau
H. A. Marks

Community Chest

1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952

Ranald Steward
H. A. Marks
L. D. Latta
Walker Taylor
L. J. Poisson
W. D. Broadfoot, Jr.
Howard A. Fenton

L. W. Woodbury & Richard Rogers
C. M. Harrington
L. J. Poisson
E. L. White
L. D. Latta
Frederick Willetts, Jr.
Frederick Willetts, Jr.

United Fund of New Hanover County

1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970

A. E. Jones
H. A. Marks
Peter B. Ruffin
W. G. Broadfoot, Jr.
A. B. Jones
R. H. Tate
Wallace C. Murchison
Wallace C. Murchison
Charles E. Hartford
Charles J. Bekaert
Charles J. Bekaert
John H. Fox
John H. Fox
Allan T. Strange
Allan T. Strange
Eugene B. Hardin, Jr.
Herbert P. McKim
Charles P. Wrenn

H. A. Marks
H. A. Marks
Lloyd W. Moore
Walker Taylor, Jr.
Charles J. Bekaert
none identified
Edward G. Lilly, Jr.
Herbert P. McKim
John H. Fox
John E. Mowbray
J. R. Reuling
Howard A. Penton, Jr.
N. Winfield Sapp, Jr.
S. D. Bissette
Charles P. Wrenn
George C. Kidder
James C. Fox
John T. Talbert

Cape Fear Area United Fund

1971
1972

Charles P. Wrenn
James C. Fox

Eugene W. Merritt
William A. Raney

Cape Fear Area United Way

1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

Lloyd W. Moore
John T. Talbert
William A. Raney
Jerry D. Coleman
John A. Larson
George A. Hollodick
John R. Murchison
James A. Long
James A. Long
William K. Hobbs, Jr.
William K. Hobbs, Jr.
Estell C. Lee
Franklin L. Block
Estell C. Lee
Paul L. Leonard
Ema Retchin
Darryl Bruestle
Tom Dodson
Duncan McFayden
W. Lee Williams
Polly Russ
Gayle Van Velsor
Randal C. Tomsic
H. Lee Whiteside, Jr.
C. Mark Gregson
Nancy Guyton
Stephen Coggins
Andrew J. Atkinson
Howard Loving, Jr.
Dr. Clarence Willie & E. Pat Walden
E. Pat Walden & Hank Estep
Phil C. Marion
Dr. Steve Meinhold
Andy White
Phyllis Lee
Jay Atkinson
Bob Stuart

Jerry D. Coleman
John A. Larson
William Schwartz
William H. Joyner, Jr.
Alice von Oesen
John R. Murchison
Robert M. Shoffner
William K. Hobbs, Jr.
James S. Monroe, Jr.
James P. Hooten
Franklin L. Block
Richard Graf
Paul L. Leonard
Richard Graf
Fran Young
Victor Horrell
Sandy Franklin
W. Lee Williams
Lee Whiteside
James C. Stassios
Steven B. Banks
Randall C. Tomsic
Richard Howard
Jerry Coleman, Jr.
Larry Jones
Andrew J. Atkinson
Howard Loving, Jr.
Dick Jones
Hank Estep
Phil Marion
Steve Jacobs
Kenneth Svanum
Dewey Harris
none identified
Chancellor Rosemary Depalo
Jack Barto
Jon Evans

United Way of the Cape Fear Area

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

Donna Giradot
Avril Pinder
Ed Murray
Ed Murray
Mark Tyler
Tom Barth
Lisa Leath

Bob McCall
Tim Milam
Tim Milam
Paul McCombie
Ed Murray
Mark Tyler
Ben David