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UWTC Celebrates 64th Anniversary

Supporters carry the 1955 United Fund Headquarters sign outside the Cassels Building, located on the corner of Broad and Jordan Streets.

Local businessmen inspect the first Transylvania County United Fund thermometer in 1955.

Volunteers and staff celebrate new community impact plans during United Way of Transylvania County’s Retreat in June.

Click on the picture above for a short celebratory video!

Release date: 0710 2019

On July 13, United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) celebrates its 64th official anniversary. Originally created in May of 1955, with a charter for the Transylvania County United Fund, Inc., the organization received its first license from the state of North Carolina on July 13, 1955.

“I’m proud of UWTC’s long and rich history. We owe so much to the dedicated donors and volunteers who provided such a strong foundation for UWTC. Now, our job is to celebrate and to carry that strength forward, as we continue to invest leadership and funds in our collective future,” said Rev. Louis Negrón, CEO of United Way of Transylvania County.

“Our board members, volunteers, and staff are all dedicated to making real and lasting progress for our less fortunate neighbors. After all these years, UWTC is still all about connecting people for the common good, and we welcome input from all,” Negrón added.

About United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) brings people together. UWTC leverages partnerships and donor investments to help each individual person and the community as a whole to grow and thrive.

UWTC brings grant funds into Transylvania County and combines those awards with local donations and sponsorships. UWTC invests in the future of the entire county by funding local programs and initiatives designed to empower people to improve their lives.

To volunteer, donate or learn more about United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit or

LIVE UNITED as one Transylvania!