Forsyth United Way hits goal

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — United Way of Forsyth County raised $17.3 million in its annual fund drive last fall, meeting its goal and equaling the total it raised the previous year.

Chaired by Sallye Liner, chief clinical officer for Novant Health, the drive raised funds that support a broad range of health and human services and partnerships in the community.

United Way says those partnerships have made a big difference in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

At Parkland Magnet High School, where United Way in 2007 launched its “Graduating Our Future” initiative, for example, the graduate rate has increased to 72.4 percent from 65.8 percent.

At The Prosperity Center, a United Way partnership to improve financial stability, 618 individuals since mid-20087 have obtained new or better jobs.

And United Way partnerships to broaden access to health care provided nearly 20,000 visits for medical and dental care last year.

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