Press Release: Five local Organizations Named Recipients of Spirit of North Carolina Award

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Five Forsyth County organizations, who were named recipients of the United Way of North Carolina’s prestigious Spirit of North Carolina Award, will be honored at the state-wide annual award Luncheon, noon, at the Sheraton Hotel & Koury Convention Center, 3121 West Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, on February 17.

Nominated by United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC), the recipients are Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners, City of Winston-Salem, B/E Aerospace, Reynolds American and HanesBrands Inc.

Each year, United Way of North Carolina recognizes companies and organizations that have demonstrated strong community support through local United Way involvement.  The Spirit of North Carolina Awards celebrate the partnership of people working together, united to develop and implement innovative solutions for long-term community challenges.

Businesses, professional and non-profit organizations, governmental entities, healthcare and educational institutions—large and small— who are champions for change are nominated for the award. They are community leaders that raise their voice to share the story of their community, volunteer their time and expertise, and invest their resources.

“We are proud to be partners with all of the Spirit Award winners. They demonstrate outstanding commitment for change by volunteering their time and talent, and giving generously to make a difference to our community,” said Cindy Gordineer, UWFC president and CEO.

Winners were determined by a panel of 18 judges from United Way organizations across the state. For more information about the Spirit of North Carolina Award and a complete list of winners, visit