Ormsbee Robinson was the organizer of the first United Way campaign in Fearrington, which helped to solidify United Way’s presence in Chatham County. As a founder, he helped lead the group that built a vision for this United Way, developed the bylaws and created the operating standards. Ormsbee exemplified selfless giving and committed service to Chatham County through the United Way.
The Ormsbee Robinson award is given by the United Way Board of Directors every year to those who have demonstrated Ormsbee’s legacy of strong leadership and long-standing commitment to the United Way and its mission.
The Board of Directors is proud to announce that this year’s recipient is Corinne Houpt.
After retirement, Corinne became active in the community, especially with the United Way. She has been on the United Way Board of Directors for a number of years, has chaired the board for the past three years and served on allocation panels and board committees.
Corinne has also chaired the annual fundraising campaign at Governors Club for the past seven years, which has increased each year to record levels. In fact, since she became the Governors Club campaign chair in 2008, the amount raised has increased by 48%. With the help of a team of dedicated neighborhood campaign captains as well as the continued generosity of Governors Club residents, Corinne led the campaign to unprecedented levels. Last year’s campaign played a monumental role in the success of the countywide campaign. Please join us in thanking Corinne Houpt for all that she’s done for United Way and for Chatham County.