2017 Public Policy Day

On February 15, 2017 nearly 100 representatives from 16 local United Ways came together at the South Carolina State House to meet with their legislators. They discussed issues important to the communities they serve and items from our statewide policy agenda, including the School Readiness Tax Credit, First Steps Reauthorization, and Affordable Housing Development.


2017 Common Good Award Honorees


Representative Rita Allison
District 36, Greenville & Spartanburg County

Presenter: Paige Stephenson, United Way of the Piedmont

Senator John Courson
District 20, Lexington & Richland County

Presenter: Mac Bennett, United Way of the Midlands


Representative Brain White
District 6, Anderson County

Presenter: Carol Burdette, United Way of Anderson

Senator Brad Hutto
District 40, Orangeburg County

Presenter: Mac Bennett, United Way of the Midlands

Financial Stability

Senator Tom Davis
District 40, Beaufort & Jasper County

Presenter: Tina Gentry, United Way of the Lowcountry

Senator Marlon Kimpson
District 42, Charleston & Dorchester County

Presenter: Amanda Lawrence, Trident United Way

Volunteerism & Service

Representative Chandra Dillard
District 23, Greenville County

Presenter: Ted Hendry, United Way of Greenville

Live United

Senator Thomas Alexander
District 1, Oconee County

Presenter: LaShauna Harrison, United Way of Oconee County