UWCE kicks off annual campaign

Savannah, GA (September 10, 2015) – More than 1,100 supporters gathered at the Savannah Civic Center to kick off the annual campaign for United Way of the Coastal Empire and celebrate what the organization does to improve lives in our community. Campaign Chair Toby Moreau, market president of BB&T, announced the sky-high goal of $9 […]

UWCE receives more than 1,000 school uniforms from Belk

Pictured from left to right: Leslie Walker, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System; Trudy Jones, United Way; Anquan Kinloch, Belk Savannah Region; Gregg Schroeder, United Way; and Darla Hammond, Belk Savannah Region Savannah, GA (August 11, 2015) – For the third year in a row, Belk Savannah Region partnered with United Way of the Coastal Empire […]

UWCE earns Charity Navigator’s top rating for seventh consecutive year

Savannah, GA (August 6, 2015) – United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator’s highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the seventh consecutive year. Only two percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least seven consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that United Way […]

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 […]

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