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TAP Presents Cabell Brand Hope Award to United Way CEO

Annette Lewis (L) and Abby Verdillo Hamilton Photo Caption: Annette Lewis (L) and Abby Verdillo Hamilton with award
November 4, 2022

The 2022 Cabell Brand Hope Award was presented to Abby Verdillo Hamilton, president & CEO of the United Way of Roanoke Valley. Hamilton was born in the Philippines, and it is there that she developed her love for community service. In 2002 she began her career with the United Way of Roanoke Valley, where her leadership helped to make it one of the community’s cornerstone nonprofits. She is one of a handful of Asian United Way CEOs in the national United Way network.

Abby has spent close to 15 years building and growing various collaborations. Her leadership style and natural inclination for engaging diverse audiences and collaborating with others have successfully driven the development and growth of local and regional partnerships to improve outcomes in our community’s most pressing challenges.

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