Wake United: Live United Amy Bull

Before joining Wake Forest as assistant director, employer experience, Amy Bull gained first-hand knowledge of the important work that the United Way of Forsyth County does each day as a Loaned Executive to the United Way’s Capital Campaign in 2012. Working with United Way staff and representatives of partner agencies including the Bethesda Women’s Shelter, the Goodwill Prosperity Center, and Triad Community Kitchen, among others, Bull learned both the passion that local employers have for the United Way and the commitment of the agencies “to provide needed services to our community.”

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Now that she is at Wake Forest in the Officer of Personal and Career Development, Bull sees many connections between the work of the United Way and the work of students, faculty, and staff. Our students, she says, “have had the support and resources to have a great education at this university. This opens the doors to tremendous opportunities for them in the workforce and to contribute to the betterment of the community where they live.”

Similarly, the United Way of Forsyth County and its partner agencies are committed to positively impact the lives of students across our community by increasing the high school graduation to 90 percent, increasing at-grade-level reading and math outcomes by the end of third and eighth grades, and focusing on soft skill development for post-secondary opportunities. And, Bull notes, through the University’s Pro Humanitate spirit, “I see the same commitment by WFU to serving our community as the United Way fosters with their work and agency partnerships.”

The United Way of Forsyth County “is not stagnant. They look for ways to continually improve or adjust their programs and objectives as the needs of our community change.” And, perhaps most importantly, “We have all been touched by the services of the United Way. It may be through the Boy and Girl Scouts Programs, a friend or family member who needs the support of Cancer Services, an elderly neighbor or parent who is aided by Senior Services, or a co-worker who is in a domestic abuse situation and finds support from Family Services  –  the ways we are touched are endless. A contribution, no matter what the amount, makes a difference in your life and the lives of others. It allows the Pro Humanitate spirit of Wake Forest University to extend into the community where we live.”