More than 300 volunteers help others on MLK Day of Service

By Daniel J. Gross Staff Writer Posted Jan 15, 2018 at 2:30 PM Updated Jan 15, 2018 at 2:50 PM Read the original GoUpstate post here. For some, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was a “day on” rather than a day off. More than 300 volunteers gathered in Spartanburg to complete service projects throughout the county as part of the United Way of the Piedmont’s [...]


Unity Week kicks off to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

By Alyssa Mulliger Staff Writer  Posted Jan 10, 2018 at 7:25 PM Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 7:25 PM Read the original GoUpstate post here. The city of Spartanburg is gearing up to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during the 31st annual Unity Week Celebration. Unity Week will feature a variety of free events through Jan. 20, including a community walk, day of [...]


United Way looks back at $2.1M invested in 2017 By Elise Franco Staff Writer  Posted Dec 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM Updated Dec 20, 2017 at 4:39 PM The original GoUpstate post can be viewed here. The United Way of the Piedmont announced Friday more than $2 million in community investments in 2017. The 99 programs from 59 organizations in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties that the organization selected for investment this year [...]


Jolley: Tax change would hurt nonprofits

By KIM JOLLEY   Loss of the charitable giving deduction would hamper contributions. You may be hearing a lot about Congress’ tax reform plan, and there are certainly a number of issues that the proposed tax bill would affect. Everything from health care, homeownership, student loan debt and child care are affected by the [...]


From the Publisher: You can change a life

By KEVIN DRAKE Yes, the need is great. So is the opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with saying: “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Each of us who finds a measure of success in life has done so with the support of [...]


Spartanburg School Districts highlight United Way

United Way of the Piedmont is honored to work with the Spartanburg County School Districts in so much of our work, especially in the area of Education. And every year, the school districts show their love of United Way with their own employee giving campaign. This year, two districts went above and beyond to [...]


United Way presents four awards at National Philanthropy Day celebration

Spartanburg, S.C. (November 16, 2017) – United Way of the Piedmont is pleased to announce our honorees for this year’s National Philanthropy Day Awards. National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is celebrated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and hundreds of nonprofit and for-profit organizations throughout North America. This year NPD is November 15th [...]


United Way honors Betty & Walter Montgomery with Morgan Award

  Originally posted in the Herald Journal by staff writer, Alyssa Mulliger. See original story by clicking here.  Longtime Spartanburg philanthropists Betty and Walter S. Montgomery Jr. were honored Wednesday night with the Morgan Award from the United Way of the Piedmont for their continued support of the organization and community. The award is [...]


UWP adds two new team members

United Way of the Piedmont is excited to welcome two new members to its team: Cierra Fowler, entering the role of Campaign Director, and Bryson McKinney, entering the role of Junior Accountant. Cierra comes to UWP from the hospice and home care industry where she has over 8 years of experience in a variety [...]