Cabinet leaders for United Way campaign announced

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way has selected Cabinet leaders for its 2016-2017 campaign who will work with Penny Greer-Link, general campaign chairman.

Greer-Link is directing the fall fundraising campaign which involves hundreds of volunteers throughout the county. Cabinet leaders are in charge of divisions and recruit teams to assist them. Together they establish a goal for their division, call on accounts and run their campaigns.

The United Way funds are distributed to 16 local human services agencies approved by the United Way.

Those in Cabinet leadership roles for the campaign are: Henry Diggs, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Public Relations; Marcie Puckett, Freightliner, training; Joan Correll and Jennifer Traylor, Akzo Nobel, Presidents Division; Shane Wolford, Bank of North Carolina, Chairman’s Division; Larry Farmer, Catawba College, Industrial 1; John Struzick, Innospec, Industrial 2; Sheila Igo, Greystone Salon and Spa, Commercial 1; Nancy Wyrick, F&M Bank, Commercial 2; Melonie Thompson, Salisbury Police Department, Commercial 3; Martha Bostian, Miller Davis Agency, Community Business; Karen Alexander, KKA Architecture, Professionals; Lane Bailey, City of Salisbury and Aaron Church, Rowan County Government, Public Employees; Carol Ann Houpe and Henry Diggs, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Education; Greg Dunn, Special Gifts and Leadership: and Denise Hallett, Vulcan Materials, CEO Cultivation.

“Once again I have the honor and privilege of working with a strong group of community and business leaders who are very passionate about what they do and even more passionate about their work with the United Way,” said Greer-Link. “The individuals serving on this year’s campaign cabinet bring energy, enthusiasm and experience, and with that combination I am fully confident in a very successful campaign.

“I could not and would not be able to serve in this role again without the support of this amazing group of individuals. I look forward to another exciting year working with the Cabinet, the Board of Directors, the staff, the agencies and the many volunteers in the community.”

The Rowan County United Way was chartered in 1956. The 16-member agencies include the Rowan County Literacy Council, The Arc/Rowan, Rowan Vocational Opportunities, Boy Scouts, Central NC Council, Communities in Schools of Rowan County, Rowan County YMCA, Rowan County Youth Services Bureau, American Red Cross, Rowan County Rescue Squad, The Salvation Army, Trinity Living Center, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Families First, Inc., Family Crisis Council and Smart Start Rowan.

For more information, visit the website,, or follow the United Way on Facebook.