Trident United Way announces new leadership hires and promotions

February 4, 2024

Current and Trauth-Jurman take on new positions for the organization; Hilton joins as Director of Education

North Charleston, SC- Trident United Way (TUW) is pleased to announce three new leadership positions: Joey Current has been promoted to Director of Strategic Partnerships, Allison Hilton joins the organization as Director of Education and Danielle Trauth-Jurman has been promoted to Director of Planned Giving & Endowment Strategy.

Joey Current has been promoted to Director of Strategic Partnerships, a new role for Trident United Way. Current joined Trident United Way in 2019 as the Health Program Manager. Prior to TUW he worked in operations and data analysis at the United Way of the Greater Triangle and as a researcher at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC Chapel Hill. Current earned a BS degree from Clemson University and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

In this new role, Current will develop systems-level strategies that will guide TUW’s Impact Agenda through innovation and collaboration, including advocacy opportunities for local and state policies, systems, and infrastructure changes that advance TUW’s community impact mission.

Allison Hilton joins as Director of Education, a position that has been awaiting fulfillment as TUW underwent a CEO search over the last year. Previously, Hilton worked for Charleston County School District as a Parent Advocate for Mitchell Elementary School. Hilton is also the Founder of Deep SC, a nonprofit organization serving Lowcountry families by providing skills, resources, and education to achieve successful life outcomes. Hilton has a BA in English from Georgetown University.

As Director of Education, Hilton will oversee the development of strategies and programs that support education in the Tri-County, a key pillar of Trident United Way’s mission. She will also manage key TUW educational partnerships, including Tri-County Cradle to Career and Strive Together.

Danielle Trauth-Jurman has been promoted to Director of Planned Giving & Endowment Strategy, another new role for Trident United Way. Trauth-Jurman joined TUW as an Advancement Officer in 2022. Previously she served as Program & Volunteer Coordinator for Bridges of Hope and as Community Engagement Associate at Reading Partners. Trauth-Jurman also has prior experience in the United Way network at United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, where she was a Project Manager for their VITA Program. She received her B.A. from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Pittsburgh.

In this position, Trauth-Jurman will develop strategies to expand TUW’s planned giving program as well as maximize current and future endowment funds to support the organization’s mission and initiatives.

“As our organization evolves with the changing needs of our community, I am thrilled to have an exceptional team in place to spearhead new developments and initiatives,” said Trident United Way President & CEO DJ Hampton. “Joey and Danielle are strong leaders, and we look forward to seeing their impact on our organization and the community continue to grow in these new roles.”

“Allison Hilton is an incredible addition to our team at Trident United Way,” said Trident United Way President & CEO DJ Hampton. “She brings a depth of experience and a wealth of empathy and compassion to her work that will have a powerful impact on the Tri-County community.”


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. In 2021 The Chronicle of Philanthropy once again voted United Way as America’s favorite charity.