United Way of Lincoln County

Community Foundation assists children, families with record award figure

LINCOLNTON — The Lincoln County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Foundation for the Carolinas, recently awarded $33,595 to 13 local projects that address a variety of needs across the county. It was the largest annual amount in the organization’s history. Grants this year include $5,000 to United Way of Lincoln County to support its emergency assistance fund, $2,500 to Helping […]

Lowe’s, United Way, LCS partner for Heroes Project

LINCOLNTON –  United Way of Lincoln County and Lincoln County Schools recently announced a partnership with Lowe’s for the company’s annual Heroes Project, an initiative that aims to help communities where store employees live and work.  Lowe’s donated a refrigerator and deep freezer unit to the LCS Central Services office to store perishable food items for parents and students to […]

Vinzant reflects on past, looks to the future


United Way of Lincoln County Executive Director Kathy Vinzant, who recently announced she will retire in March, is no stranger to community service. Vinzant said her “experiences along the way” eventually led her to take over as head one of the county’s premiere service organizations.  A commitment to service  A native of Washington state, Vinzant said her first experience in […]

United Way’s Vinzant announces retirement 

LINCOLNTON – After eight years leading the organization, United Way of Lincoln County Executive Director Kathy Vinzant has announced she plans to retire in March.  Under her tenure, Vinzant has led community campaigns that generated more than $3 million, and raised an additional $300,000 for outside projects.  “She has provided strong leadership in strengthening the UWLC Board of Directors, and […]