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EY kicks off United Way campaign with special day of service

Employees at EY in Greenville spent the day giving back to the community Friday during a special volunteer service event with United Way of Greenville County and its partners.

EY Connect Day, the organization’s annual day of service, reveals the power of harnessing more than 23,000 professionals from across the Americas as they spend the day in classrooms, community centers and non-profits, instead of in the office. This year, EY teams spent the morning volunteering with two United Way of Greenville County education partners, Neighborhood Focus and Junior Achievement, followed by an afternoon celebration and kick off of the firm’s United Way fundraising campaign featuring a guest speaker from United Way community partner, Meals on Wheels.

“Our motto at EY is ‘building a better working world,’ and there’s no better place to start than right here at home,” said EY Greenville Office Managing Partner Jessica Donan. “Our associates care about the community in which they live and work, and today, we are proud to partner with United Way to build a better and stronger Greenville County.”

United Way of Greenville County partners with hundreds of businesses and organizations across the community to solve complex community problems, using research and proven poverty-fighting strategies. Rather than focusing on a single agency or issue, United Way strategically invests in partnerships with more than 100 different programs and works hand-in-hand to implement solutions that no single organization could solve on its own.

“We are so grateful to have the partnership of the team at EY in our work to lift families out of poverty and build a Cycle of Success for all in Greenville County,” said Meghan Barp, president and CEO of United Way of Greenville County. “Thanks to their support, we know more people will get the help they need to live a safe, successful life, and our entire community will be stronger because of it. “