George Evans Receives United Way of Chatham County’s Highest Honor at 2019 Kick-Off Event

United Way board member Jack Zollinger (left), 2019 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Event Emcee Bill Leslie (retired WRAL anchor, second from right) and United Way Executive Director Dina Reynolds pose with Ormsbee Robinson Award winner George Evans, who was honored for his charitable work for the United Way of Chatham County.

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 United Way.

The Ormsbee Robinson Award, established in his memory in 1996, 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 George Evans. He has led the Carolina Meadows campaign for the last seven years and saw increases in both participation and proceeds every single year. In fact, the campaign has grown by 37% since he began as Chair.

He also served on the United Way Executive Committee for three years and the Board of Directors for six years. During that time, he was instrumental in strategic planning, financial oversight and program evaluation. He worked diligently to ensure that donor dollars were being administered responsibly and effectively. While George is passionate about the work of United Way and its funded agencies, his past also includes the construction of fifteen Habitat houses.

Please join us in thanking George Evans for all that he’s done for United Way and for Chatham County.

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