This is YOUR United Way: 2019 Campaign

In 2018, we impacted 60,148 lives in Central Virginia because of our generous community.

This year, this campaign is inspired by the work that you do for your community. We want to put our donors in the driver seat and show what the power of community can do. United Way of Central Virginia will showcase how your dollars impact our amazing agencies. Agencies that work above and beyond to help our community. 

Bill Varner, our President & CEO commented on the meaning behind this year’s campaign. “This year’s campaign will focus on the collective power of the community to achieve positive change. The challenges we are working to eliminate are often deeply rooted and longstanding. The United Way of Central Virginia places emphasis on collaboration and cooperation as the keys to affecting meaningful change, encouraging our partner agencies to seek innovative ways to support one another while working towards the common aim of an improved quality of life for everyone in Central Virginia. Only through a unified effort will we have the strength, resources and capacity to accomplish this.”

This year, we want to show our support in all of the counties that we serve! We will be hosting 5 individual kickoffs in each of our servicing counties. You can see the schedule below as well as flyers for each individual kickoff.



YOUR Chance to Win a Car

With a donation of $100 or more you are automatically put in a drawing to win a 2019 Ford Fiesta.

United Way of Central Virginia Win a Car Giveaway Official Rules

THE PRIZE: The prize to be awarded to the Winner is a 2019 Ford Fiesta car donated by Discovery Automotive. The retail value of the prize is approximately $14,000.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER: Any one 18 years of age or older who is a resident of Central Virginia and has a valid driver’s license issued by the state is eligible to enter the Draw, except however Officers, employees, directors and their immediate families of United Way of Central Virginia, Discovery Automotive employees and employees of the accounting firm supervising the random drawings who may not enter the Draw.

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW: Each eligible person who pledges $100.00 or more to the 2019 United Way Annual Fund Raising Campaign on or before February 14, 2020 may enter the Draw. Simply fill out your pledge form and give it to your company’s employee campaign coordinator who will forward them to United Way of Central Virginia. You may also obtain a pledge form at United Way of Central Virginia’s office located at 1010 Miller Park Square in Lynchburg or by downloading them at and returning them to the United Way’s office. It is the responsibility of each Draw entrant to properly fill in the contact information on their pledge form. Only one Draw entry per person will be allowed. Draw entries must be in an individual’s name, no businesses, corporations or similar entities may enter the Draw.

HOW FINALISTS WILL BE SELECTED: After the Campaign closes February 14, 2020 at 5:00pm names from all of the entries will be drawn by Davidson, Doyle and Hilton. A total of five (5) Potential Finalists will be drawn. These Potential Finalists will be notified of their selection by telephone or email at the contact information provided on their pledge form. No more than two (2) attempts will be made to contact a Potential Finalist. To become a Finalist, you must contact United Way of Central Virginia within two (2) days of being notified, prove your age, residence, valid driver’s license and pay or provide proof of fulfillment of your $100.00 or more pledge. In the event that one or more of the initial five (5) randomly selected Potential Finalists do not qualify to become a Finalist, additional persons will be randomly selected from all Draw tickets until five (5) people are qualified as Finalists.

HOW THE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED: The five (5) Finalists will be invited to participate in the selection of the Winner which will take place at United Way’s Annual Awards Breakfast, March 29, 2019 at the Kirkley Hotel, 2900 Candler’s Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA. The five (5) Finalists will first each draw a number, 1 through 5 and then select a remote key/opener. Next, in the order of their numbers the Finalists will use their key fob in an attempt to unlock the Prize car. The Finalist whose key/opener opens the Prize car is the Potential Prize Winner. The Potential Prize Winner, in order to qualify to receive the Prize must sign and agree to a Draw Prize Acknowledgment Release Form and consent to the use of his/her name, picture in general advertising and public relations and promotional purposes for United Way of Central Virginia and Discovery Automotive as well as agreeing to and paying all taxes, licenses, tags, registration costs and fees associated with winning, owning and operating the car. If the Potential Winner declines to accept his/her Prize or does not qualify to receive the Prize, it will not be awarded and will remain the property of Discovery Automotive.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: This Draw is void where prohibited, licensed or taxed by law. By entering this Draw, contestants agree to abide by these rules and by the decisions of United Way of Central Virginia in the process of the Draw. United Way of Central Virginia is not responsible for any telephone errors or equipment malfunctions, misplaced or lost Draw entry forms or the failure of any company campaign coordinator to properly maintain or return pledge entry forms to United Way of Central Virginia. United Way of Central Virginia is the sole judge of the rules of this Draw and its decisions as to the interpretation of these rules is final. Pledge entries, selection as a Potential Finalist, selection as a Finalist as well as the Prize are not transferrable or assignable. Any misrepresentation as to an entrant’s eligibility to enter or become a Finalist or Winner, tampering with or misuse of pledge forms or any other act designed or intended to enhance a person’s chances of winning will result in his or her disqualification. Such disqualification or disqualification for other violations of these rules or the spirit of this Draw is at the sole discretion of United Way of Central Virginia whose decisions shall be final. Donors must pay their pledge in full in the 2019 calendar year of taking possession of the Prize.

TO ENTER: Complete the pledge form. Any person who is 18 years or older, lives in Central Virginia, and makes a donation of at least $100/yr. ($2/wk. or more) to the United Way of Central Virginia Annual Campaign, or is a one-time individual gift, is eligible for entry in to the Car Giveaway, so long as the donor complies with all other requirements in the United Way of Central Virginia Car Giveaway Rules and Regulations. Completed donor pledge form must be given to the company’s Employee Campaign Coordinator at the conclusion of their workplace campaign. All pledge forms must be included in the envelope provided and returned to United Way office, located at 1010 Miller Park Sq., Lynchburg, VA 24501. Only one entry per person is allowed. UWCV reserves the right to determine the validity of ALL entries.
Prior to taking possession of the vehicle, the winner must provide a valid driver’s license and be able to provide valid proof of auto insurance to United Way of Central Virginia and Discovery Automotive. Must complete IRS Form 5754, provide Social Security form all taxes, licenses, tags, registration costs and fees associated with winning, owning and operating the car. Failure to present these items will result in disqualification. Dealership will run an OFAC report on Potential Finalists who must meet all normal requirements and documents for purchasing a vehicle.




Showcasing our four focus areas: Health, Education, Basic Human Needs and Income

This is YOUR United Way: Health

Featuring Ashley Graham, Director of Family and Children's Services, from HumanKind

This is YOUR United Way: Education

Featuring Jay Parker, CEO, and Rebecca White, Director of Achievement Gap Programs, of the YMCA of Central Virginia

This is YOUR United Way: Basic Human Needs

Featuring Linda Ellis-Williams, Director of Program, YWCA

This is YOUR United Way: Income

Featuring David Shreve, President and CEO, Altavista Area/Campbell County Habitat for Humanity
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