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Help Everyone in Roanoke Valley Thrive

Your donation helps more people thrive. Thank you for making our community stronger!


United Way of Roanoke Valley’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders committed to filling the critical needs of families and individuals in our community. With their passion, insights, and connections in the community, we are able to attain real results for the underserved in the Roanoke Valley.


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"It is very rare, if not impossible, for someone to make it through life without some kind of help. At some point in our lives, there have been or will be people to help us when needed. That belief drives me to want to help others, and United Way of Roanoke Valley is an amazing organization that provides me with the platform to do so."

- Chad Spangler, UWRV Board of Directors




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Melinda J. Payne

Board Chair, Community Volunteer
Cheri Hartman

Cheri Hartman

Community Impact Chair, Carilion Clinic
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Robert Cowell

Operations and Finance Chair, City of Roanoke
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Paula Brown

Chair-Elect, First Citizens Bank
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Tiffany Bradbury

Marketing and Communications Chair, Botetourt County
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Matthew D. Thomas

Resource Development Chair, Wells Fargo



Jessica Beemer, CPA

Roanoke County
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Michael Burnette

Franklin County
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John H. Burton, M.D.

Carilion Clinic
Blair Celli

Blair Celli

Capital One
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Charlene Day

Department of Justice
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Esteban Duran-Ballen

Hill Valley Healthcare
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Lauren Eells

Gentry Locke Attorneys
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John Herrig II

Altec Industries
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Rev. Anthony Holmes

Loudon Avenue Christian Church

Shatenita Horton

Freedom First
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Matthew C. E. Hubbard

American National Bank
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Hal Irvin, Ph. D.

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Steven E. Laymon

Steven E. Laymon, Ph.D

Hollins University
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Juliet J. Lowery

Community Volunteer
Kristi L. Mallory

Kristi L. Mallory

Bettina S. Mason

Bettina S. Mason

Anthem (Elevance)
Jillian P. Moore

Jillian P. Moore

City of Roanoke
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Randy Myers

Community Volunteer
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Kenneth Nicely, Ed. D.

Roanoke County Schools
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Kirtesh Patel, R. Ph., MBA

Omma Management
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Eric Sichau

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Brian Wells

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Verletta White

Verletta White

Roanoke City Public Schools
Aubrey Wright

Aubrey Wright

Kroger Mid-Atlantic

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