Michael C. Maxey and Debbie Meade
When United Way of Roanoke Valley was founded in 1924, it was a way for the people of our community to come together to alleviate the suffering of those among us who were struggling with life’s challenges. Over time, the name “United Way” became synonymous with “fundraiser” to most people — and for good reason.
Over the past 89 years, our United Way has distributed more than $150 million given by the people of the Roanoke Valley to help the people of the Roanoke Valley.
Maxey is president of Roanoke College and chair of United Way of Roanoke Valley’s board of directors. Meade, retired president and publisher of The Roanoke Times, is board vice chair.