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.
Founding general counsel of Seton Hill University, Imogene L. Cathey has over 15 years of legal experience and is a seasoned strategist and negotiator. Imogene L. Cathey is active in the charitable community and has served as a member of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), as well as the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Steering Committee of the United Way of Greater Greensboro.
In 2015, Greensboro, North Carolina, topped the nation in terms of food hardship. In this context the United Way of Greater Greensboro has been playing a leading role in breaking the cycle of poverty. It provides investments, grants, and other initiatives such as the Family Success Center, all of which strive to lift up the community.
Among its leadership groups is AALI, whose members contribute $1,000 or more annually to the nonprofit organization. The members are community leaders who give their voice, money, and resources to assist those in need. It focuses on empowering minority communities to help them succeed.
WLC is made up of women who also contribute $1,000 or more each year to this nonprofit. The council’s theme is about women helping women. Members of the group are community leaders who work together in encouraging other women to help themselves and their communities lead better lives.