United Way of the Piedmont is honored to work with thousands of community champions who are ensuring families in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties thrive. Every year we present awards to donors and volunteers, that generously invest their time, talents and resources to support United Way of the Piedmont’s mission to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform their communities. While we can’t recognize them in-person this year at our Annual Celebration, please help us honor these individuals by sharing this article and/or congratulating these dedicated individuals!
Please see below for full details and photos of the following awards:
- The Morgan Award – Elaine & Jim Smith
- Walter S. Montgomery Sr. Award for Young Leadership – Jessica Holcomb
- Women United Leadership Award – Anne Flynn
- Sylvia Stahley Outstanding Speaker Award – Mitch Kennedy
- Tom Barnet Volunteer of the Year – Al Gauthier
- AmeriCorps Member of the Year – Steven Greer
- VISTA Member of the Year – Katie Parris
- Advocate of the Year – Nikki Burgess
- Chairman’s Award – Sue Schneider
THE MORGAN AWARD
Presented to a leadership donor who exemplifies caring for our community.
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WALTER S. MONTGOMERY SR. AWARD FOR YOUNG LEADERSHIP
Recognizes and celebrates the young leader who exhibits uncommon generosity, involvement and leadership.
SYLVIA STAHLEY OUTSTANDING SPEAKER AWARD
Awarded to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty in partnering with United Way to educate others about community issues and needs.
VISTA MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the Americorps member who embodies what it means to be a VISTA, Volunteer in Service to America.
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the United Way of the Piedmont supporter who carries high the banner of United Way and is vocal regarding community issues and UWP’s work to address them.
WOMEN UNITED LEADERSHIP AWARD
Honors the achievements of an outstanding woman leader whose professional accomplishments are matched by her commitment to philanthropy.
TOM BARNET VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a UWP volunteer whose commitment to our mission and investment of time is extraordinary.
AMERICORPS MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the Americorps member who demonstrates a passion for service through their dedication to helping others.
Presented to a CEO or Corporate Leader whose leadership and support in their workplace campaign led to significant campaign growth.