Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Urban Ministry, a leading non-profit serving the community for over 50 years announced Kathleen Smith as the incoming Director of Development effective April 1, 2019. Kathleen is a 13 year resident of Greensboro, and a development veteran with over 20 years fundraising and development experience.

Smith’s hiring comes as Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) implements a plan a strategic growth in grant programs, development and outreach. Later this spring GUM plans to hire a Communications Coordinator, significantly expanding the development team’s bandwidth.

“Greensboro Urban Ministry is poised to build on its vision and build tremendous community support. I am honored to be a part of the effort to bring the organization to the next strategic level, all the while having a positive impact on our community and the lives of our neighbors in need.”

About Greensboro Urban Ministry: Greensboro Urban Ministry seeks to express the love of God to our neighbors in need by offering food, shelter and solutions. GUM was founded in the basement of Grace United Methodist Church in 1967, after a group of downtown congregations came together to better help those in need in Greensboro. The agency's first program was Emergency Assistance to try to divert households from losing housing. Over the years, programs have been added; Potter's House Community Kitchen, which serves our guests and the community at lunch; a Food Pantry, Weaver House shelter for 100 individuals and their Winter Emergency extension sites, Pathways Center for 16 families and Partnership Village, a transitional housing community for 68 households that have experienced homelessness.