Macon, GA— 3/8/2019 — The United Way of Central Georgia (UWCG) announced the largest campaign results ever at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon at Cary W. Martin Conference Center at Houston Health Pavilion in Warner Robins on Friday, March 8th. This past year’s campaign raised $5,139,778. The results beat last year’s record of $5,042,283 and exceeded United Way of Central Georgia’s goal of $5.1 million. In the last four years, United Way of Central Georgia has run the three highest campaign totals ever.
“I am so proud to announce the record breaking year United Way of Central Georgia has accomplished with this past year’s campaign,” said George McCanless, President and CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “It’s because of the hard work of so many people who dedicate their time, energy, and money to making a difference in Central Georgia.”
Three local community members were also awarded for their service to the community. Jeff Smith was awarded the Juanita T. Jordan Community Impact Award, Tom Woodbery was given the 5th Annual Lt. Randy Parker Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award, and Beverly Knight Olson awarded the Jack Steed Lifetime Achievement Award. “Our honorees at today’s luncheon have big hearts and they are a big part of what makes our community so special,” said McCanless.
United Way of Central Georgia is a leading funder of health and human service organizations that have a measurable impact in fourteen Central Georgia counties and impact the lives of one in four local people annually. The annual campaign supports 43 programs along with 29 partner agencies. United Way initiatives include Read United, Mission United, RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), Familywize, First Steps, myfreetaxes.com, Volunteer United, and Parents as Teachers. United Way of Central Georgia also funds a free, confidential seven-days a week, 24-hours a day information and referral line serving all of Central Georgia. Dial 2-1-1 to find or give help.