It was another million-dollar campaign year for the United Way of Union County. The 2022-2023 campaign total - $1,289,148 – was announced at the United Way’s Annual Meeting Tuesday. The amount was an increase of 7% over the previous year’s campaign.
“The people of Union County are extremely generous and always willing to lend a hand,” said Alexis Alexander, Executive Director of United Way of Union County. “We can’t thank them enough for their support again that led to this success – which directly benefits our 12 partner agencies.”
Alexander recognized the hard work of campaign volunteers and thanked the community for a successful campaign, despite still working thru tough economic times.
“Union County is very fortunate to have such generous support of both businesses and individuals who will share their time, talents and resources to improve our community,” she added. “Their contributions to this campaign will impact many lives in Union County for years to come and help the United Way to partner with agencies that can bring about lasting change for the better.”
In other business at the Annual Meeting, new board members were elected: Catherine Nobles Medlock, MacFarlane Company; Eric Smith, Chemours; and Jeff White, Cadence Bank.
New officers for 2023 are: President, Vange Shoup, Lawrence Electric; Vice President, Blaklee Ramsey, SRG; and Treasurer, Rhonda Murry, SouthernBancorp.
Originally begun as the El Dorado Community Chest in 1933, the United Way of Union County came into existence in 1962. Their mission is to mobilize the caring power of communities to impact lasting changes - by focusing on the underlying causes of the most serious problems in each community they serve. Since 1950, they have raised almost $40 million to invest in fulfilling their mission in Union County.
For more information call the United Way office at 862-4903.