United Way celebrates raising over $2.2M during campaign

United Way of CSRA held its 86th annual Campaign Celebration announcing they raised $2,200,000 during the 2022 year.
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 12:59 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The United Way of CSRA held its 86th annual campaign celebration, announcing it raised $2.2 million during the 2022 fundraising campaign.

On Tuesday, local business leaders and community volunteers gathered at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center to recognize all those involved to help achieve its success.

The total impact in 2022 was $8.21 million through United Way programs including the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Empty Stocking Fund, RideUnited, AmeriCorps VISTA program, and Operation Seats and Feet.

The United Way also presented several awards to local businesses and individuals that helped make United Way successful in 2022.

Some companies were recognized by United Way for their 2022 involvement:

  • Gold Champion Award - Southern Nuclear Operating Co., raising more than $300,000
  • Silver Champion Award - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, raising more than $200,000
  • Bronze Champion Awards - John Deere and Publix Supermarkets, raising more than $100,000
  • All-Star Awards - Bank of America, Battelle Savannah River Alliance, Bechtel, Club Car, Columbia county School District, Graphic Packaging International, Richmond County School System and Savannah River Mission Completion, each raising more than $50,000
  • Driven to Succeed Award - Club Car
  • Going the Extra Mile Award - Graphic Packaging International
  • One Hundred Percent Award - Associated Credit Union
  • Spirit of Community Award - South State Bank
  • SuperStar Award - Elliott Davis
  • Fun-tastic Award - SME CPAs

Some individuals were also recognized:

  • Alvin W. Vogtle Volunteer of the Year Award - Rick Pinnell, for his outstanding service with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Augusta
  • Employee Campaign Managers Awards - Keith Blackwell with Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Dr. Angela Williams, and Amy Nunnally with Burke County Public Schools, Lewis Arthur and Candace Stevenson with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Kayla Smith and Carly Moore with Southern Nuclear Operating Co. and Wendy Bradley with SouthState Bank