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What is GAUF?

We are a non-profit fundraising organization that provides support for local charities that directly help those in need.

Our motto is "People Helping People"

We believe that as individuals may come together for one goal and lives can be changed for the better over and over again.

The GAUF Board is made up of volunteers from the community. The Campaign Director is a paid employee who conducts the campaign under the instruction of the board.


Would like to give a special thanks to Gavin Dressler for some of the photos provided on this site!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I do to help?

    Encourage your employer to conduct a company campaign. The easiest way to give is through payroll deduction where just a little is given each month. You can also send in donations through the mail or volunteer to help the campaign director.

    Why not give to the United Way?

    The United Way does not have a campaign in the Alleghany area because GAUF is taking care of that need. This allows our funding to stay local and reduces the overhead costs.

    What's in it for me?

    Besides the good feeling of helping others, you are then a member of GAUF for one year. You have the right to attend meetings, nominate, and vote. Meetings are announced in the Virginian Review. All donations are tax deductible. Your year-end statement from payroll deduction or your letter of acknowledgement can be submitted with your taxes.

Help Us Make Our Goal!