United Way of Triangle, Johnston County merge

Posted July 16, 2009 7:02 p.m. EDT

— United Way of the Greater Triangle and United Way of Johnston County announced a merger Thursday that will streamline the system for expanded service delivery and fundraising.

Terms of the agreement call for centralizing all support staff functions which will eliminate duplication and unneeded operational involvements.

Besides the changes to service delivery, other benefits of the merger include:

  • Addition of 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service, the 24-hour link to health and human service programs throughout the Triangle.
  • Streamlined experience for donors and companies who currently run campaigns in both United Ways.
  • Consistent branding and messaging throughout the Triangle.
  • Consolidation of administrative operations.

“United Way will now consolidate back office administrative work and will focus more on the community. That is our mission,” James Speed Jr., president and CEO of North Carolina Mutual and UWGT board chairman, said in a news release.