United Way kicks off its 2021-22 community campaign

Salisbury Independent
Posted 9/27/21

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently welcomed back guests as it held the 2021-2022 Annual Campaign Kickoff event at Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Stadium.

The hybrid event …

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United Way kicks off its 2021-22 community campaign

Speakers for the 2021-2022 UWLES Annual Campaign Kickoff: Pam Gregory, UWLES; Dr. Charles Wight, Salisbury University; Jamie Manning, Life Crisis Center/MD 211; Kevin Kreutner, Salisbury Urban Ministries; Carol Zimmerman, MAC Inc.; Sammy the Seagull; Roger Follebout, TidalHealth; Joy Strand, UWLES Board of Directors; Dr. William Folger, Salisbury University, Eli Modlin, Salisbury University; and Dr. Dane Faust, Salisbury University.
Speakers for the 2021-2022 UWLES Annual Campaign Kickoff: Pam Gregory, UWLES; Dr. Charles Wight, Salisbury University; Jamie Manning, Life Crisis Center/MD 211; Kevin Kreutner, Salisbury Urban Ministries; Carol Zimmerman, MAC Inc.; Sammy the Seagull; Roger Follebout, TidalHealth; Joy Strand, UWLES Board of Directors; Dr. William Folger, Salisbury University, Eli Modlin, Salisbury University; and Dr. Dane Faust, Salisbury University.
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United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently welcomed back guests as it held the 2021-2022 Annual Campaign Kickoff event at Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Stadium.

The hybrid event brought together business and community leaders both in the stadium and online to hear about the impact that UWLES has in the community and the importance of partnerships in meeting community needs.

The event was presented in partnership with Salisbury University and recognized annual sponsors, including Perdue Farms, Avery Hall Insurance, PNC Bank, First Shore Federal and Bank of America.

Led by Roger Follebout of TidalHealth as the Master of Ceremonies, the program began with a welcome from Dr. Charles Wight, President of Salisbury University, along with the singing of the national anthem led by Professor of Music Dr. William Folger.

Joy Strand, Chair of United Way’s Board of Directors, announced the completion of UWLES’ new strategic plan, facilitated by BEACON at Salisbury University.

“As we prioritize and invest in programs and services to meet evolving community needs, and embrace opportunities to advance and inspire diversity, equity and inclusion through this important work, we need your help.  Together, we can strengthen community awareness and engagement through advocacy, partnerships and additional ways to give and get involved,” Strand said.  

Businesses and organizations of any size were encouraged to engage their employees to support UWLES and its 40 nonprofit partners who provide critical services for one in three local neighbors.

The event focused on the campaign theme of Together, We LIVE UNITED and emphasized how anyone in our community can make a difference through easy opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer.   

Highlighted were stories from United Way’s funded partners representing each of the foundational pillars that UWLES supports: Health, Education & Financial Stability.

Inspirational videos, sponsored by TidalHealth, shared how United Way’s impact on the Lower Shore goes beyond just the dollars invested.

To find out more about offering a workplace campaign or other ways to get involved visit the website, or call 410-742-5143.