Darrin Goss Sr., Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Greenville County
United Way of Greenville County (UWGC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that unites donors, companies, volunteers, partner agencies, and other organizations to improve lives and achieve measurable results that make Greenville stronger. United Way achieves this by doing two things: 1) helping people in need right now through ongoing support of essential local programs, and 2) eliminating future needs by developing strategies to impact the underlying causes that negatively impact school readiness, high school graduation, and financial stability.
Deciding which programs receive United Way funding and managing those investments is placed in the capable hands of more than 70 community volunteers. These volunteers worked together and collectively spent more than 1,500 hours from last summer to this spring to carefully manage contributor dollars and other resources in important local programs. United Way of Greenville County funds 87 programs at 57 local agencies and organizations.
We sat down to chat with Darrin Goss, Vice President of Community Impact to about how local agencies and non-profits might best approach the UWGC for support.