United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County is pleased to announce that Ken Larking, Danville City Manager, is serving as Chair for the 2020 Annual United Way Campaign, one of the most significant fundraising events for Danville and Pittsylvania County.
In his role, Mr. Larking will lead a group of dedicated community leaders who encourage the community to give back through the United Way campaign. “I am honored to serve as the United Way Campaign Chair this year. We have set a fundraising goal of $625,000. These funds will provide services to more than 15,000 individuals who are struggling to put food on the table, keep their children learning, or dealing with critical medical issues,” he stated.
“As the Dan River Region copes with its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our area nonprofits are essential to providing critical services to our most vulnerable neighbors,” says Larking. “Supporting the United Way is the easiest and most efficient way to meet our community needs through our nonprofits.”
“We are proud to have Ken’s commitment in helping us raise the necessary funds to support programs that have an incredible impact on children, families and seniors who call the Dan River Region home,” said Phillip Gardner, Chair of the United Way Board of Directors.
For over 97 years, United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County has worked in the region to improve people’s lives. Through gifts to the Annual Campaign, the United Way is able to invest the dollars raised into programs and initiatives that address human service needs across four program areas: Read Dan River, Educate Dan River, Get Healthy Dan River and Work Dan River. This enables United Way to undertake the immediate and continuing needs of Danville and Pittsylvania County families and individuals, and to create real, lasting change that matters to our community.