2018 Award Winners [details]:
Volunteer of the Year: Sarah Nelson, VITA Volunteer
Sarah is a young CPA, who travels quite a bit for her job. Even so, she made time to volunteer every Saturday for several years, eventually adding Friday afternoons too. Why? Because she truly ENJOYS tax work! After Sarah became a Shift Supervisor, she jumped in with gusto and contributed as much as retired Supervisors, while working full-time. Click on her photo to read more about her.
Financial Literacy Community Partner Award: Claudia Adams, IRS Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant
It was OnTrack WNC’s good fortune, in 2014, when Claudia Adams became our IRS Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant. We soon discovered her huge commitment to the VITA program’s mission, tax prep volunteers and most importantly, the tax clients. Click on her photo to read more about her.
The 2018 Credit Where Credit Is Due Award: The Biltmore Company
We are all too familiar with issues in our community: high home prices, unaffordable rent, expensive childcare, and inadequate transportation. When Biltmore’s leaders realized the impact of these challenges on their workforce, they engaged in deliberate, creative problem-solving to find ways to make a difference. Click on the photo to read more about Biltmore.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: First Graduate of the Biltmore Car Purchase Program: Tracy Jones
Biltmore teamed up with OnTrack WNC and Working Wheels to create the Biltmore Car Purchase Program. OnTrack WNC provides the financial capabilities program, Working Wheels provides dependable, low-cost cars and Biltmore offers participants a savings match to build their car maintenance fund. Congratulations to Tracy Jones who works in Biltmore’s Lodging Purchasing Department; the first program graduate!
Special Thanks to our 2018 Luncheon Platinum Sponsors
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
First Citizens Bank
The Crest Center - M7 Event Solutions
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
These and additional sponsors are listed on Our Sponsors web page.