Over 50 Years of Caring for Pitt County Communities
Nearly 65 years ago, 30 citizens united to start the Pitt County United Fund. The first campaign to raise money for community needs netted a whopping $89,958 funding 12 local agencies.
Chairman of Organizational Committee A. Hartwell Campbell
Ayden Dr. Clifton Davenport Ross Persinger Bill Stroud
Belvoir J. T. Dupree
Bethel Leighton Blount, Jr. Harold Staton
Chicod Mrs. William Earl Venters
Falkland Woodrow Wooten
Farmville Sam Bundy James B. Hockaday Ely Joyner John Lewis Dr. John Mewborn
Fountain J. M. Horton
Greenville Prof. W. W. Davenport Mrs. Robert Forney J. T. Marston, Jr. Dr. John D. Messick
E. E. Rawl – President J. Herbert Waldrop W. H. Watson
Grifton Dr. J. O. Carson W. W. January
Grimesland Robert Little
Pactolus Mrs. J. Paul Davenport
Stokes Beverly Congleton
Swift Creek Louis Lane
Winterville Paul Clark Paul Hunsucker
1969 Leaders of the United Fund
UNITED WAY TODAY
Through the years, the organization has evolved into who we are today, United Way of Pitt County. While the name may have changed, the original intent of the founding members is still at the center of all that we do; caring for our community. United Way leaders have learned to provide the right support at the right time, for the health and welfare of all, we must pivot and redirect efforts. This is especially important during times of crisis. The Corona virus pandemic of 2020 is an unparallel time in world history. United Way has stepped into the role of a community convener, problem solver, and resource gatherer because all our citizens matter.
The United Way’s mission to mobilize resources and leadership to build strong community is what will propel us closer to reaching our vision of empowering people and improving lives. Together WE are a force for good.
Since 1958, the United Way has raised $57,578,087 for local programs here in Pitt County. In 2019, funds raised in the community provided 88,475 services to individuals and families through by United Way funded partners.