Jane McIntyre. Photo Credit: UW Central Carolinas.

Jane McIntyre, executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas, will speak at the next Charlotte Business Guild meeting on Nov. 16 on “Creating Lasting Change for Those Most in Need.”

The Guild says McIntyre’s appearance is a “milestone event” for the community. It will mark the first time a local United Way executive has spoken to the Guild.

In August 2009, McIntyre replaced the controversial Gloria Pace King whom was accused of spending thousands of the agency’s dollars on personal expenditures.

United Way is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and distributes money to other nonprofits that need financial aid the most and will use the donations responsibly and effectively. United Way primarily donates to organizations that support youth, financial stability and health.

This season, the United Way of Central Carolinas has distributed over $16 million to more than 90 local nonprofit agencies. Among those agencies are three Boy Scouts of America councils in the greater Charlotte area. Combined they received a total of $428,153. A fourth Boy Scout council is affiliated with the local United Way but didn’t receive funding this season.

Since the Boy Scouts’ landmark Supreme Court case in 2000 upholding their anti-gay membership and leadership policies, United Ways across the country have stripped funding from or dropped affiliation with local Boy Scout organizations. North Carolina’s United Way of the Greater Triangle stopped funding their local Boy Scouting programs in 2002. Boy Scout councils in Greensboro and Winston-Salem continue to receive funding from their local United Way affiliates.

Tyler DeVere

Tyler DeVere is a former editorial intern for QNotes.