News Briefs: Aug. 22 to 28

Jane McIntyre

Jane McIntyre

United Way’s Jane McIntyre to retire after 2014 campaign
United Way executive director Jane McIntyre has announced she is retiring following the 2014 fundraising campaign.
McIntyre helped lead a turnaround of the United Way of Central Carolinas five years ago when she began working at the organization. She served on the board of directors in 2012 and created a succession plan that is now being implemented.
Before coming to the United Way, McIntyre spent a decade restoring the YWCA Central Carolinas from the brink of bankruptcy. She originally planned on retiring then, but spent five years at the United Way
“When I first joined the United Way, I told the board they had me for three years, maybe four at the most,” she said in a news release. “I was having too much fun to let go until now, but with the United Way back on solid ground, it’s time to call it a career. My husband has been retired for seven years, and I’m ready to join him.”
The year prior to McIntyre’s arrival the United Way’s partner agency funding fell to $14 million. In the first campaign under her, funding was restored to 16.5 million in 2010 and remained at that level until this summer, when the United Way announced a $500,000 increase to $17 million.
The search committee is conducting an extensive search to find McIntyre’s replacement and is considering both local and national candidates.
The 2014 United Way campaign kicks off on Sept. 2, at 11 at Romare Barden Park in Uptown and will conclude this spring. For details, visit www.uwcentralcarolinas.org.

Mathnasium South Charlotte celebrates eighth anniversary

Mathnasium’s south Charlotte location is celebrating eight years of helping kids excel in math.
The company’s south Charlotte locations, located at 8133 Ardrey Kell Road, #102, is one of 500 Mathnasium centers located in the United States and abroad. The centers taught more than 1.5 million student sessions in 2013, according to a news release.
Children come to Mathnasium to either address difficulties they are having with math or to participate in advanced challenges to excel in their classes.
“This is a tremendous milestone for both Mathnasium and for the community,” said Mathnasium south Charlotte owner/director Krista Adams. “Since opening our doors in September 2006, there’s been no greater privilege than watching our students grow and improve over time. Mathnasium students have quickly learned that math can be fun and interesting as well as extraordinarily useful, both in terms of success in school and the valuable life skills it provides. “
For more information, visit www.mathnasium.com/southcharlotte.

Patriot Golf Day comes to The Golf Club at Ballantyne

The Golf Club at Ballantyne is accepting donations beginning on Friday, Aug. 29, through Tuesday, Sept. 2, to benefit Fields of Honor, an organization that provides post-secondary education for children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving and protecting our country.
The Golf Club at Ballantyne is accepting donations in three separate price levels. For a $5 donation, The Golf Club will provide a complimentary bucket of range balls; for a $35 donation, guests can enjoy a complimentary weekday round of gold (Monday through Thursday, excluding holiday); and for $50 guests receive a complimentary weekend round of golf (Friday-Sunday and holidays).
For more information, call 704-248-4383.

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