YVUF annual celebration event set

The Yadkin Valley United Fund annual celebration event is set for April 9 at Cedarbrook Country Club.

David Steelman, executive director, said, in announcing the event, the dinner banquet is to honor the individuals and businesses who donated or pledged $500 or more, businesses and corporations who encourage and offer payroll deduction, the fund’s larger partner/agencies, as well as the YVUF Board of Directors.

The 2016 campaign goal was $150,000. So far the actual pledges and donations have exceeded $175,000.

Steelman also said it is never too late to make a donation or increase one’s existing pledge to the $500-plus level for the current year. Ann Ashman of Life Store is the president and Barry Cleary of Weyerhaeuser is the president-elect.

The YVUF operating year is June 1 to May 31 each year. The 2017 fundraising campaign will begin early August through mid-November, 2016. The YVUF serves the communities of Arlington, Elkin, Jonesville, Mountain Park, Ronda, State Road, Thurmond and Traphill by providing funding for 25 local nonprofit partner agencies.

The YVUF also provides a scholarship to one outgoing senior at each of the local high schools — East Wilkes, Elkin and Starmount.

Applications for funding and scholarship request can be found on the YVUF website: Yadkinvalleyunitedfund.org. The YVUF expressed thanks to the record number of businesses and record number of individuals who pledged and donated to this year’s campaign.

Anyone who would like to have more information or would like to have Steelman as speaker should call 336-469-2860 or email Yadkinvalleyunitedfund @gmail.com.

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