Campaign Overview

Your investment in United Way of Gaston County supports the building blocks for a good life: Education, Financial Stability and Health. Together, united, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own.

Population in our Service Area: 220,182
Lives reached by United Way funded programs in 2018-19: 72,626 Donation Sources

Past Campaign Leadership

2019 Campaign Co-Chairs

Joel and Steven Long, GSM Services

2018 Campaign Co-Chairs
Bob and Janet Spencer

2017 Campaign Chairs
Tom, Craig and Rob Watson, Watson Insurance

2016 Campaign Chair
Larry Bumgardner, Livenet

2015 Campaign Co-Chairs
Tim Efird, Standard Distributors, & Lewis Efird, United Oil Co.

2014 Chairperson
Jeffrey Booker, Gaston County Schools Superintendent

2013 Campaign Co-Chairs
James Allen, American & Efird – Sheree Hall, BBSI

2012 Campaign Co-Chairs
Maribeth Jenkins, Surge Marketing – Tracy Philbeck, Treescape

2011 Campaign Co-Chairs
Judy Leahy, Gaston County Schools – Jason Shoemaker, Mullen, Holland, & Cooper P.A.

2010 Campaign Co-Chairs
Alan Cloninger, Gaston County Sheriff – Jacqueline Ammons, Gaston College

2009 Campaign Co-Chairs Jay Smith, Edward Jones Investments – Lisa Boggs, Boggs Marketing

Start a Workplace Campaign

Each year, many local businesses support United Way of the Gaston County by running a workplace giving campaign. Participation is not just a way for companies to show their community support.

By allowing your coworkers to pay their pledges through payroll deduction, you empower them with the ability to help dozens of agencies and programs for only a handful of dollars a week. Our resource development staff will be happy to help you customize your campaign, making it fun and engaging regardless of the size of your organization.

Contact Leigh Spach to get started by calling: 704-864-4554 Ext. 103.

Campaign Toolkit

Are you running your organizations United Way employee campaign? This section of our web site provides tools and tips to make your effort a success!

For forms not on this page, call 704-864-4554 x103 or send an Email and we would be happy to get you whatever you need!

Donor Pledge Form
Corporate Pledge Card
Leadership Giving Report Form
500-999 Donor Contribution Form
Campaign Report Envelope
Fun Campaign Ideas
Campaign Results Spreadsheet


Want to invest in our community?

Donations to United Way of Gaston County help to support organizations and programs here in our community. You make the difference.

You can make an online gift below or reach our finance department by phone at 704-864-4554 x110, or mail your gift to United Way of Gaston County, PO Box 2597, Gastonia, NC 28053