Celebrating a Century of Service: Our 2023 Stronger United Awards Celebration
It was an absolute honor to gather together again in celebration of our century of service and the impact made possible by United Way supporters. We are so thankful for everyone—past and present—who has shaped our history and impact. Without them, without you, Greenville County would not be the community we are today.
Your generosity inspires us every single day, and we are committed to continuing our work with the same passion and dedication you have shown us. Thanks to your support, we are removing barriers to economic mobility and making sure everyone who lives here can share in Greenville County’s success. In 2022, we were able to invest $12 million through grants, direct services and strategic programs to positively impact the lives of more than 42,000 people in our community.
Together, we have changed the lives of generations of Greenville County residents. Whether it’s providing access to education, helping families in a moment of crisis or supporting critical wellness and financial stability programs, United Way has always been there to lend a helping hand.
As we look toward the future and our second century of service, we are confident that, with your continued partnership, we will be able to make sure families in our community have the resources and support they need to build the life they deserve.
Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our mission. We are proud to have reached this milestone, and we look forward to continuing to work together to build a stronger, more equitable Greenville County for all.
More than 600 local companies ran United Way workplace campaigns in 2022, and United Way presented campaign awards across a number of categories. The recognitions included:
- The Campaign Award of Excellence to 119 organizations.
- The Chairman’s Award to 48 organizations.
- The Premier Award to six organizations for running their first United Way campaign.
- The Advancement Award to 64 organizations for a 25 percent increase in dollars raised and participation.
- The Top 10 Award to Michelin North America, Prisma Health, Greenville County Schools, GE, Publix Super Markets, ITW Hartness, Fluor, Mitsubishi Chemical America, Canal Insurance Company and TD Bank. Michelin was recognized as the top overall campaign for the third consecutive year.
- The Above and Beyond Corporate Campaign Award to Elliott Davis for their continued engagement through campaign events and volunteerism.
- The Most Engaged Corporate Leader Award to Crawford’s Marion Crawford for her support of United Way education programs.
- The Most Creative Event Award to GE for their kickball, volleyball, golf, trivia and poker tournaments, as well as a BBQ luncheon and Brewhaha finale.
- The Outstanding Campaign Coordinator Award to Wade Hampton High School’s Susan Wines, whose dedication led to a doubling of the school’s total dollars raised.
- The United Way Spirit Award to Soteria CDC’s Jerry Blassingame and former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.
The 2023 Stronger United Awards Celebration was sponsored by Balloons & Monograms, Community Journals, Fluor, Forge Search + Consulting, Publix Super Markets and Southern First Bank.