Overwhelmed by love & support, D. Michael & Pam Wilson increase 211 challenge to $150K overall

December 2, 2021

The D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson Trident United Way 211 $100K Challenge is off to such an amazing start it’s now being renamed! Generous donors topped the initial goal of $50,000 raised in less than 24 hours. The $50,000 is matched by the Wilsons dollar for dollar.

D. Michael and Pam Wilson helped with a phonebank on Tuesday. They were so moved by the massive support throughout the day, they have kindly offered an additional $25,000 in the hopes of now raising a total of $150,000 to support Trident United Way’s 211 Helpline.

“The leadership of D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson is astounding and has inspired so many generous supporters to contribute at a time when the needs in our community are also accelerating,” said Chloe Knight Tonney, Trident United Way President & CEO. “Philanthropy is a game-changer and knowing a lifeline like 211 is getting this extra boost is a credit to our community and leaders like D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson for leading this effort.”

Click below for a video message from D. Michael Wilson & Pam Wilson

Make the Wilsons’ additional match go as far as possible to benefit 211 and those who need the help. Click here to make your contribution by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

Calls to Trident United Way’s 211 Helpline in 2021 are topping 2020’s record-breaking levels. The service connects callers to resources for food, healthcare services, mental health and other assistance available in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.


About The D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson Foundation

The D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson Foundation has served the Charleston area since 2015. Founded by D. Michael and Pam Wilson, the foundation is committed to helping residents of the greater Charleston area. Learn more about the foundation by clicking this link


About Trident United Way

Celebrating more than 77 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, United Way is America’s favorite charity. Learn more at tuw.org.