United Way in Columbus to award funding to 57 local organizations

United Way in Columbus to award funding to 57 local organizations

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – United Way has announced the results of the 2016 Community Investment Volunteer Review and recognized the dedication of 73 individuals who served as volunteers.

The fundraising recommendations of the Community Investment Volunteers were presented to the United Way Board of Directors and unanimously approved last week.

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley will award funding to 57 local programs through 27 agencies in the upcoming fiscal year.

The following new programs will receive funding this year:

  • Growing Early Childhood Literacy of Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
  • MercyMed Coumadin Clinic of MercyMed Columbus
  • Economic Empowerment and Employment Urban League of Greater Columbus

"Donors to the United Way can be assured that their gift is invested in quality local programs that demonstrate they are filling a true community need, are good stewards of the dollars, and are changing people's lives right here in the Chattahoochee Valley," Scott Ferguson, United Way president stated.

A reception was held Tuesday to recognize the service of the volunteers and celebrate the conclusion of this year's Community Investment Volunteer Review.

"It is always amazing to work with volunteers in the review process.  This process ensures that dollars are invested in exceptional local programs that are changing lives in the Chattahoochee Valley, amplifying the impact of every dollar entrusted to United Way by donors," Scott Ferguson said at the conclusion of the reception.

For a full list of organizations the United Way is supporting read below.

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