Meeting Critical Needs – New United Way Director Looking For Ways To Increase Funding

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2011

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

Melinda Beauchamp has made Davie County her home for the last 23 years.
She lives in Advance where she and her husband, Chris, have raised their three kids and now enjoy sharing their home with their two dogs and three cats.
Beauchamp spent the last two decades working for non-profit organizations in Winston-Salem but recently she made a job switch to become the new executive director of Davie’s United Way.
“I saw the job listing and called and applied and here I am,” Beauchamp says. “I’m thrilled … thrilled.”
She started April 1 and says even though the job has been a bit overwhelming, as any new job would be, she loves it.
Beauchamp credits former executive director Mary Beth Scebold for all the hard work she did to get Davie County’s United Way to where it is. “But now it’s time to take it to the next level,” Beauchamp says.
Her goal is clear cut. “To ensure that we can fund our partner agencies to the extent they need to be funded. If we can’t meet their needs, they can’t meet the needs of Davie people. That is critical …