We Are Stronger United: 2024 Awards Celebration

Read more about our impact in 2023 and the individual investors, companies, community partners and volunteers who made it all possible.

Hundreds gathered at the Greenville Convention Center or March 6, 2024, to celebrate the impact made possible by the investors, corporations, foundations, activists and volunteers who supported United Way of Greenville County in 2023.

This pivotal year saw the adoption and implementation of our new How We Win strategy; the unveiling of our three-year, $9 million investment cycle; and the approval of our 2024 Public Policy and Advocacy Agenda. These are just a few crucial steps in our work to increase access to affordable housing, high-quality childcare, postsecondary education and industry certifications, and transportation.

Among the awards presented were:

  • The Campaign Award of Excellence to 93 organizations.
  • The Chairman’s Award to 24 organizations for a best practices campaign.
  • The Premier Award to six organizations for running their first United Way campaign.
  • The Advancement Award to 62 organizations for a 25 percent increase in dollars raised and participations.
  • The Top 10 Award to Michelin North America, Prisma Health, Greenville County Schools, Publix Super Markets, GE, ITW Hartness, Fluor, Canal Insurance Company, Mitsubishi Chemical America and Quiktrip.
  • The Small Company Campaign Award (50 employees or less) to Wyche PA Law Firm.
  • The Mid-Size Company Campaign Award (51–200 employees) to Southern First Bank.
  • The Large Company Campaign Award (200+ employees) to Canal Insurance Company
  • The Rising Star Engagement Award to Magna Drive.
  • The All-Star Engagement Award to QuikTrip’s Young Nguyen.
  • The First Time Campaign Award to Messer Construction.
  • The Most Engaged Corporate Leader Award to UBS Financial Services’ Katie Schuba.
  • The Outstanding Campaign Coordinator to GE Vernova’s Eric Bonini.
  • The Most Creative Event Award to ITW Hartness.
  • The Volunteer of the Year Award to Proterra Inc.’s Brittney Waller.
  • The United Way Spirit Award to the Greenville Drive’s Craig Brown.

As we celebrate all of these accomplishments in 2023, we also invite you to join us as we recommit to the important work that lies ahead. Together, we can continue to build a brighter future for all who call this wonderful community home. This is How We Win, Greenville County.

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