Imogene L. Cathey, an attorney currently living in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has taken part in several charitable programs. Imogene L. Cathey was formerly associated with the United Way of Greater Greensboro African American Leadership Initiative in North Carolina, as well as the United Way of Greater Greensboro Women’s Leadership Steering Committee.
The United Way of Greater Greensboro recently made headlines for implementing a new community impact model that has proven to be largely successful. The organization received a total donation of $10.4 million from over 13,000 donors to help advance the new strategy, which was designed to address poverty through local solutions. Recognizing the devastating effect that poverty in their community has on individuals as well as business development, crime rates, and education and health systems, the organization took action to make a positive change in Greater Greensboro’s poverty rate.
Starting with an estimated 57,000 individuals in the area living in poverty, United Way created solutions that have already helped many become financially independent, find employment, improve their health, and provide their children with a better education. The large financial contribution from the community also proves that the people of Greater Greensboro will readily choose to support new solutions in an effort to help make a positive impact on their community as a whole.