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United Way Presents Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

SAVANNAH, GA. – United Way of the Coastal Empire presented the Craig Harney Spirit of Philanthropy Awards during the 2022 Annual Meeting at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort.  These awards, named in honor and memory of WTOC’s Craig Harney,…

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2021-2022 Annual Meeting

SAVANNAH, GA (May 17, 2022) – United Way of the Coastal Empire announced today a record-breaking $13.1 million of total funds in and through the organization supporting the community in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 -- a figure at the heart of…

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BIPOC Nonprofit Pitch Competition

      2022 BIPOC Nonprofit Leadership Symposium:  Effective Investor Communications Pitch Competition Winner and Finalists Winner: Karen Alston, 4 the Jewel N U Global, Inc.; Finalists: Anita Smith Dickson, Community Housing Services Agency; Georgette Jackson, Divine Rest Inc.; Angela…

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United Way Promotes Early Childhood Literacy

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) United Way of the Coastal Empire is promoting early childhood literacy and celebrating the importance of reading by donating books to thousands of children throughout the region as part of Read United. On Friday, February 25th, hundreds of…

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United Way Honors 211 Specialists

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off 211 Day on February 11, 2022, with a Press Conference at the United Way office to increase awareness of this vital service in our community and honor the 211 specialists…

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United Way Invites 2022-2023 Funding Proposals

The United Way of the Coastal Empire invites nonprofits serving Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties to submit letters of inquiry (LOIs) for entry into its 2022/23 Community Fund grant process. Letters of inquiry are required only for programs that…

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Michael Solomon’s Story

One Man’s United Way Journey Leads to New Business Champions Program Michael Solomon was an early convert to the United Way spirit of community. Born and raised in La Grange, Ga., his parents set an example of how to treat…

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Lorenza Ross’s Story

Serving Their Community: Men on the Block's Story Lorenza Ross serves as a JROTC instructor at Bryan County High School, and is part of an ad-hoc group of men who call themselves Men on the Block. These men have a…

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Melodie Lane’s Story

Feeding Children with United Way and Backpacks of Love  Melodie Lane has devoted her professional life to children. An employee of McAllister Elementary School in Richmond Hill, Ga., she has been with the Bryan County school system for almost 20…

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