My United Way Story: Dr. Saria Saccocio

Dr. Saria Saccocio (right) at the 2022 Hands On Greenville Day

When I moved to Greenville eight years ago and was introduced to the value of United Way of Greenville County by Emma Barksdale, my eyes were opened to the tremendous impact of United Way and the power of convening community organizations across the Upstate.

In the past, while living in other regions of the Southeast, I traditionally gave to United Way campaigns out of obligation through the workplace. With curiosity and an open mind, I leaned into the opportunity to learn more about the role of our United Way in collaborating with other community organizations and most importantly the people living in our neighborhoods.

By serving on the Community Impact Committee and the Board of Directors, and participating in volunteer activities convened by our United Way, I have observed first-hand the difference our helping hands and dollars make when invested effectively in education, financial stability, and building vibrant and equitable communities.

I GIVE because I am grateful for services and resources available to people in need in Greenville County. I SERVE by rolling up my sleeves alongside others to contribute to the greater good of developing equitable access for all. And I LEAD by example and with honor — side by side with committed community leaders and the United Way staff because we believe there is strength in numbers when mobilizing people and resources to create equitable opportunities in our community. Join us!

As we celebrate a century of service in Greenville County, we invite you to learn more about our history and share your United Way story. Click here to get started.

Dr. Saccocio joined United Way President & CEO Meghan Barp and Pastor Sean Dogan last year to discuss United Way’s economic mobility work through the lens of Vibrant and Equitable Communities. Watch the full conversation below:

Making a difference starts here


Making a Difference Starts Here

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