United Way Sets Record-Breaking $4.155 Million Goal

United Way Sets Record-Breaking $4.155 Million Goal

Kevin Wright, United Way of Northwest Georgia Campaign Chairman, announced the 2023-2024 Campaign Goal of $4.155 Million for Whitfield & Murray counties at the Kickoff Party and CEO Trike Race last night at Burr Park.

Local CEOs raced to the finish line at the 11th annual CEO Trike Race, with Dorsett Industries winning. Congratulations!! United Way annually impacts the education, basic needs, and health of over 40,000 people in our local community. The mission is simple: Improving Lives. Inspiring Donors. Uniting Community.

“It takes all of us working together to win for our community. We all want to ensure that needs continue to be met in our community. I’m excited to see where the rest of this year takes us,” remarked Kevin Wright. 

“Each year, United Way of Northwest Georgia has dynamic leaders to spearhead our campaign.  This year is no exception. Kevin raised his hand to lead the charge and assembled a team of committed and determined individuals who reached out to their friends and colleagues for support. I have no doubt our record-breaking goal of $4.155 million will be met. United Way’s success is an important part of our community’s overall success,” shared United Way President Amanda Burt.

 “We are a strong, vibrant, and diverse community. We are a community that steps up to help our neighbors in times of need – by lending a hand, giving our financial resources to someone with a need greater than our own, and doing whatever it takes to ensure our community thrives. United Way is important to me and our community, and I’m proud to be a part of the team,” noted United Way Board Chairman Mike Sanderson.

Over 35 United Way volunteers analyze the community's needs annually, ensuring your gift meets the most critical needs efficiently and effectively.

“We all benefit when you give to United Way of Northwest Georgia. Your dollars stay local and go to where they make the biggest impact. The funds will be used for local United Way programs that provide mentors for kids, nourish our elderly by delivering meals on wheels to their homes, and give shelter to families struggling to meet their basic needs. We all have the opportunity to make Whitfield and Murray counties a better place,” stated Kevin Wright.

Visit www.ourunitedway.org to join the movement.

United Way Campaign Cabinet 2023 – Kevin Wright Campaign Chairman | Marketing Alliance Group

Zack Adamson | Engineered Floors

Blake Adcock | Adcock Financial  

Isaiah Bosma | Mayo Products

Mikayla Cass | Barrett Properties

Shane Day | Textile Rubber and Chemical Tiarco

Julian Dossche | IFC Floors

Matt Eicholtz | JMW Inc

Maria Feliciano | Marketing Alliance Group

David Gregg | Bank OZK

Bob Hardaway | Shaw Industries

Lance Lewis | Direct Packaging

Zac Long | Community Volunteer

Deanna Mathis | Shaw Industries

John Patterson | Material Handling, Inc

Gage Peeples | United Surface Solutions

Dave Pennington | Advanced Insurance Solutions

Pete Sigmon | Shaw Industries Retiree

Karen Townsend | Community Volunteer

Greg Wrenn | IFC Floors