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Former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King fired back against her critics, accusing local board members of discrimination and making her the scapegoat for their own failed leadership.

United Way of Central Carolinas announced says it will not set a monetary goal for its pending campaign and that its board chairman has resigned.

Even her toughest critics admit that Gloria Pace King was good for Charlotte.

The controversy surrounding the compensation package for the head of the United Way of Central Carolinas has some donors saying they will reduce their contributions this year, according to a recent poll.

Charlotte Observer publisher Ann Caulkins resigned from the United Way board Thursday, saying she is in an “awkward position” and could no longer effectively serve because of the controversy surrounding former president Gloria Pace King's pay.

They'd probably rather pet a porcupine than perform this civic duty, but people in your workplace will nonetheless be coming at you, beginning this week, to collect a United Way pledge.

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