Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated $36,117 as part of their annual Pacesetter Campaign to the United Way of the Lakelands. Associates from both organizations made personal pledge donations totaling $24,227 as part of the employee campaign, plus an additional $1,890 as part of its monthly Casual for a Cause fundraiser. The Countybank Foundation provided an additional campaign contribution of $10,000.
“Our team is grateful for the trusted relationship we built over the past 40 years with Countybank and Greenwood Capital and for their continuous support through associate giving opportunities like the Pacesetter Campaign,” said Marisel Losa, President and CEO of United Way of the Lakelands. “2021 continues to be a challenging year for many because of the pandemic, which makes financial support from organizations like Countybank and Greenwood Capital even more important.”
Countybank and Greenwood Capital hold an annual Pacesetter Campaign to support local services and programs focusing on education, financial stability, health, and basic needs throughout Greenwood and Abbeville counties. This year’s Pacesetter Campaign was led by campaign co-chairs April Prince, Vice President, Trust Officer, and David Trent, Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer. Countybank has also historically supported United Way through its monthly “Casual for a Cause” fundraiser.
“Partnering with United Way allows us to give back to our community,” said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. “We recognize the importance of supporting United Way this year in their efforts to make the Upstate a better place to live.”
“I have the honor of working with both Greenwood Capital and the United Way of the Lakelands,” said John Cooper, Private Client Advisor for Greenwood Capital who also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Lakelands. “I am proud to say both organizations share the same deep-seated commitment to making our communities a better place to live and work. I’m proud of their joint efforts and look forward to many years of successful collaboration.”
The United Way of the Lakelands serves its respective communities and fundraises through employee campaigns, grant funding, and corporate and private donations. It provides struggling families with financial assistance and support programs that address food insecurity, childhood literacy and healthcare access.
Those interested in learning more about United Way, including how to get involved, may visit uwlakelands.org.