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UWCE receives $133,000 from Publix Super Markets

Savannah, GA (May 27, 2015) – The associates of Publix Super Markets presented United Way of the Coastal Empire with a check for $133,000 to help fund programs and services that improve lives of people in our community. This amount represents a 75% corporate match of employee contributions. As United Way’s third largest contributor, Publix […]

UWCE receives donation from Georgia-Pacific

Savannah, GA (May 20, 2015) – United Way of the Coastal Empire is grateful to receive a generous contribution of $2,000 from the Georgia-Pacific gypsum facility in Savannah.  This contribution will be used to help support nearly 100 community-based programs and services in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. United Way’s President and CEO Gregg […]

United Way Women’s Legacy Council presents Women Who Rule to benefit low-income women finding dependable transportation

Pictured from left to right: Kay Ford, Savannah market Advisory Board Chairman, BankSouth; Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living & Community Development, Healthy Savannah & YMCA of Coastal Georgia; Kate Taylor, Founder & Owner, Savannah Power Yoga; Julie Tolbert, Assistant Chief of Police, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department; and Meg Heap, District Attorney, Chatham County Government […]

United Way HandsOn Savannah celebrates volunteer excellence

(One Love Animal Rescue Volunteers, winners of the the Herschel V. Jenkins Volunteer of the Year Award) Savannah, GA (April 22, 2015) – United Way HandsOn Savannah held its 36th Annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards luncheon celebrating the giving spirit of volunteers who made a difference in the lives of others.  Approximately 400 people attended […]

UWCE partners with Weyerhaeuser to distribute more than 41,000 diapers to benefit families in need

Savannah, GA (April 16, 2015) – For the third consecutive year, United Way of the Coastal Empire partnered with Weyerhaeuser employees to distribute more than 41,000 diapers, up from 25,000 last year, to help families who are struggling to provide diapers for their babies. Diapers were distributed to local non-profit organizations that already have a […]

UWCE highlights accomplishments, honors volunteers and elects new officers at Annual Meeting

(Spirit of Community Awards honorees – pictured from left to right: Kelly Crosby, Dale Critz, Sr. and Kesha Gibson-Carter) Savannah, GA (March 26, 2015) – United Way of the Coastal Empire gave thanks to organizations, businesses and individuals for their outstanding support, honored volunteers and inducted new officers at its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.  […]

UWCE clears goal, raises $8,905,818

Savannah, GA (November 21, 2014) – The Coastal Empire demonstrated again today that it is a generous community.  United Way of the Coastal Empire announced today it had exceeded its 2014 campaign goal of $8,888,888.  The total raised is $8,905,818.  The organization celebrated its success today at the Victory Celebration at Hyatt Regency Savannah. “It […]

UWCE receives $2,725,000 from Gulfstream

Savannah, GA (November 17, 2014) – United Way of the Coastal Empire received a record breaking donation, thanks to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and its employees. Gregg Schroeder, president and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire, and Campaign Chair Jenny Gentry, market president of Wells Fargo, accepted the check in the amount of $2,725,000 […]

UWCE 2014 Campaign hits 42 percent of goal

Savannah, GA (October 15, 2014) – United Way campaign has reached its halfway point.  United Way of the Coastal Empire reported it has raised $3,741,925 or 42 percent toward the community wide goal of $8,888,888 to help people in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.  The campaign ends on November 21, 2014. With five weeks […]

UWCE celebrates Herschel V. Jenkins’ Day

Savannah, GA (October 8, 2014) – As United Way of the Coastal Empire works toward achieving the $8,888,888 campaign goal, the organization and its staff  and volunteers paused to remember and celebrate the birthday of one of the organization’s founders, Herschel V. Jenkins.  Thanks to the generosity of Herschel V. Jenkins, United Way of the […]

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