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Facing the real needs in our schools We get a lot of questions about Anderson County’s demographics and socioeconomic structure and how they relate to the needs of our residents. In an effort to better address these needs, we are starting a series that will illuminate the unique challenges and opportunities that [...]


Festival Fun

Every festival season is different from the last, and we’re always excited to see what the new season brings. The homegrown Secret City Festival is one of our favorites, and it brings new surprises, challenges, and memories. This year, all of those can be summarized with one word: RAIN! Despite the weather, United [...]

Festival Fun2019-06-24T14:20:33+00:00

Giving From the Heart – A Message from our Campaign Chairs

Happy holidays to everyone in Anderson County! We are so thankful to live in this special community, filled with such kind and generous friends and neighbors. This is especially true during the holiday season, which is traditionally a time of joy and celebration. But for many folks in Anderson County, that celebration is far [...]

Giving From the Heart – A Message from our Campaign Chairs2018-12-06T19:36:43+00:00

Meet Our 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs

We are so proud to announce the 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs: Nancy Stanley and Jim Normand. They are both excited to take on the challenge of chairing a United Way campaign this year! Nancy Stanley, a successful realtor in the Anderson County area for over 30 years, says, “I so respect United Way [of [...]

Meet Our 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs2018-08-27T18:34:32+00:00

Leading Ladies United 2018

Last Tuesday, we were thrilled to host over one hundred and eighty women at our third annual Leading Ladies Luncheon—it was our biggest turnout yet! We are thankful to be connecting with each of those amazing women, who lead our community in so many ways. We are especially grateful to our table [...]

Leading Ladies United 20182018-08-08T21:16:25+00:00

What One Week of Photo Sessions Taught Me About Empathy

My name is Sarah, and I’m the summer intern. Communications Intern, Sarah Your brain has likely already flown to coffee trips and making hundreds of copies and, you know, other intern stuff. So I’ll go ahead and say that those things haven’t at all defined my time with United Way (and hopefully [...]

What One Week of Photo Sessions Taught Me About Empathy2018-08-08T21:06:00+00:00

Warm Wishes At Holiday Time

There are so many things to worry about over the holiday season, especially for clients who struggle to make ends meet. This year, United Way of Anderson County was able to make the season a little more special for some of those who needed it most. Leslie McDurmott, an independent LuLaRoe consultant, donated over [...]

Warm Wishes At Holiday Time2018-03-22T16:13:51+00:00

TNBANK Makes Our Spirits Bright

Some of our favorite campaigns don’t come out of big corporations, but from local businesses run by dedicated friends and neighbors. TNBANK’s Nadine Herron has reinvigorated the bank’s excitement and passion for giving and has already seen incredible results! Nadine was facing some tough odds for the 2017-18 UWAC Campaign. Last year, [...]

TNBANK Makes Our Spirits Bright2018-01-03T15:21:44+00:00

Using Good Cents

Can a handful of coins make a difference to your community? According to our United Way of Anderson County 2017-2018 Campaign Co-Chair, Hans Vogel, they sure can. “As I was checking out at Kroger recently, I noticed a couple of folks with their bags of coins waiting to have their change counted. As I [...]

Using Good Cents2018-03-22T16:05:39+00:00

A $20 Campaign

Every year, when United Way of Anderson County sends out our grant application to nonprofits in the community, we receive more requests than we can fill. Every year, our campaign falls short of the community’s need by hundreds of thousands of dollars. And every year, the need grows.   This growing need for funding [...]

A $20 Campaign2017-10-18T12:52:24+00:00