By United Way of Anderson County
Under new leadership and with renewed focus, United Way of Anderson County announces a goal of $1.2 million for the 2015 fall campaign. The announcement comes as UWAC is ramping up for the campaign kickoff later in August with a full roster of community and fundraising events.
As with previous years, the funds from this year’s campaign will support the agencies working hard in our community to improve the quality of life of our friends and neighbors.
UWAC has been working to re-establish relationships with the people and businesses of Anderson County after the departure of former leader Rick Morrow in March of this year. However, Executive Director Naomi Asher and the UWAC board of directors are working to maximize the impact of this year’s campaign.
“We are finding new ways to partner with businesses and community leaders so we can aggressively cut costs as well as increase value to our agencies,” Asher said. “We are in the midst of a full organizational assessment and are going through a strategic planning process to really define our place in the community. We have big plans to increase our value and support!”
Campaign co-chairs Gene Patterson and Jim Dodson are rounding out the team, and both are committed to this year’s success, despite the challenges of reaching an ambitious goal.
An essential part of any campaign is the involvement of the community, and this year is no different. UWAC relies on generous volunteers from Anderson County to run many events and fundraisers. Their help reduces overhead and increases the funding available to the 33 agencies UWAC supports.
Upcoming events include the Seventh Annual Taste of Anderson County on September 19 and a benefit concert in the historic Grove Center featuring EmiSunshine on October 30. These fantastic events can only succeed with the help of our community!
As Patterson said: “At United Way, our strength is in numbers. Together we can help so many more organizations and people.”
If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or donate, please call (865) 483-8431 or visit our website at www.uwayac.org.
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