TO OUR MIDLANDS COMMUNITY
As we look back on all we accomplished together in 2021, I feel a tremendous sense of optimism and excitement for the opportunities we have to create generational change in our community over the next few years.
One of the accomplishments I’d like to highlight is the United Way of the Midlands 2021 Community Assessment—our first such assessment in more than 10 years. Over a span of eight months, through the most difficult time in many of our lives, we worked to listen to hundreds of voices from across our six counties, review data, and find ways we can work together to improve community well-being.
Also in 2021, our Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan to guide our work for the next three years. This plan called for a more data-driven approach in our community investments and fundraising. But we knew that data alone wasn’t enough. We wanted our staff and volunteers to go out into the community to see and hear firsthand how everyone is doing. We wanted to ensure we heard voices from all six counties, from people of all walks of life, and from a range of ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic status. We launched the Community Assessment, blending data with community conversations to understand our most pressing needs and how we can collectively pull together toward common goals. This assessment was completed during the pandemic. You will feel the stress that uncertainty has created in us all, but you will also hear the hope and aspirations that people have for their communities. We learned so much from this process, and found the experience so valuable, that we plan to conduct assessments regularly.
In 2022, we will release our community investment plan for the next few years in response to this Community Assessment. We hope you will support our work as an advocate, volunteer and donor, and we also hope each of you will find a personal call to action to (re)connect, engage, and build toward a community where we all can thrive.
A community where no one gets left behind. A community where each of our neighbors has a strong start, a good education, access to health care and a safe place to call home.
Thank you for lending your voice, your attention and for Living United.Sara Fawcett, President & CEO
THANK YOU TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jason Wolfe Wolfe Solutions
Tim Arnold Colonial Life
Tod A. Augsburger Lexington Medical Center
Michael J. Biediger
Danielle Boysen Bank of America
Michael R. Brenan Truist
Renee S. Brooks South State Bank
Michael Bundy Prisma Health – Baptist
Janet L. Carlson, MSN, BSN, RN, CRN, NE-BC The Surgery Center at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
Roslyn Clark Artis, J.D., Ed.D. Benedict College
R. Jason Caskey University of South Carolina Foundations
Juan Cuervo Publix Supermarkets Inc.
Craig Currey Transitions
Baron R. Davis, Ph.D. Richland School District Two
Bryant Davis, MBA Richland County Government and Community Services
Calvin Elam Elam Financial Group
Robert W. Foster, Jr., Esq Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Scott Graves BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
J.R. Green, Ph.D. Fairfield County School District
Debra Hamm, Ph.D.
Matt Hammond Dominion Energy
Bill Harmon, ALMI, ACS Colonial Life
Cheryl R. Holland Abacus Planning Group
Trevor Knox Terminix Service, Inc.
Pamela P. Lackey
Kevin W. Lindler
First Citizens Bank
Jeremy Martin LRADAC
Lee Mashburn, Jr. Mashburn Construction Company, Inc.
Liz McCary Colliers International
Brittany B. Owen Elliott Davis, LLC
David E. Solano Enterprise
Drew D. Stevens
JoAnn M. Turnquist Central Carolina Community Foundation
Elizabeth C. Yarborough Chernoff Newman
You help United Way create generational change by meeting immediate needs, breaking cycles of crisis, and empowering people to build their own paths to success.
When you give to United Way, you’re helping more than just one cause. You’re a driving force in helping our community take a look at the whole picture, closing gaps and finding solutions together.
We may come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but we are all working toward the same goals. We all want to live in a thriving community where people look out for each other, where we all feel safe, and where children can succeed in school and adults can find good jobs.
We focus on creating change in the areas of education, financial stability and health with our own programs in the Midlands and partnerships with 67 health and human service agencies that address needs in our community and meet certain organizational standards.
Because we believe that our neighbors deserve the best services, we are a certified Charity Navigator Four Star Charity.
Our staff and volunteer councils work hard year-round to address the greatest needs in our community and to make sure your gifts are having the biggest impact possible. See us in action, and check out your investments in Education, Financial Stability and Health in 2020 – 2021.
We strive to have children ready for school, reading proficiently by third grade and involved in programs and services that maintain and improve their academic success.
We provide 2-1-1, an information and referral service, and emergency funds so our community can have immediate needs met. We work to combat homelessness and temporary financial crises and to increase our neighbors’ socioeconomic status.
We believe that everyone, no matter their station in life, deserves access to quality health care. We advocate for policies and practices that enable more people to live healthier lives. We have also created the WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics to serve those who are uninsured or underinsured.
UNITED WAY'S SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
Complex problems require complex solutions, which frequently involve multiple partners providing support to create lasting change. United Way of the Midlands researches the issues, then coordinates volunteers, organizations, and funding to follow through with the best ideas.
United Way founded and leads prominent programs here in the Midlands to enhance education, promote stability and provide health care.
These programs include the Midlands Reading Consortium, Resilient Richland and WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinic. These programs work hand-in-hand to provide children and adults the tools they need to be healthy, productive members of society.
That means when you give to United Way, you're not just helping one person... you're investing in the entire community, in the most effective and efficient way.
United Way believes a strong foundation of reading greatly impacts a child’s success in school and beyond. The Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) is a library of services including one-to-one tutoring, book donations, at-home libraries through Be a Book Bunny, parent engagement activities, guest reading opportunities and summer reading camps.
• Together through the Be a Book Bunny initiative, MRC and YLS distributed 14,696 books to children to begin home libraries
• Last year, a total of 850 students participated either virtually or in-person in MRC’s library of services: one-to-one tutoring, weekly classroom reading, one-time guest reading.
Resilient Midlands develops systems and services that prevent and treat the toxic effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). To address ACEs in the Midlands, RM focuses on four strategies:
1) community awareness about trauma and its effects on children, 2) targeted training for professionals working with children, 3) developing prevention interventions with parents and caregivers to increase protective factors, 4) community-based Resiliency Teams to provide intensive support to children and families experiencing complex trauma.
• 1,644 people participated in Resilient Richland awareness activities, trainings, or engaged in direct interventions
• 2 Resiliency Teams – which consist of a social worker and a behavior interventionist to support families and teachers – completed their second year of service at Watkins-Nance Elementary (Rich 1) and Jackson Creek Elementary (Rich 2)
UWM and hospital partners established WellPartners to serve Richland, Lexington and Fairfield Counties. Services provided through WellPartners include eye and dental care for adults and dental care for children. All services are provided to people who are underinsured or uninsured and have limited income. A new adult dental clinic was opened in February 2016, substantially increasing the number of adults served.
• 870 people received eye care services and/or corrective lenses
• 817 adults and children had their dental needs met, a total of 3,541 patient visits
FOCUS AREA EDUCATION
UWM strives to have children ready for school, reading by third grade and involved in programs and services that maintain and improve their academic success. In addition to the 2,009 students who improved their reading skills through United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium last year:
• United Way funded an accredited early care and education program at Vital Connections of the Midlands (VCM), where 87% of children met or exceeded developmental milestones in cognitive, social and emotional development.
• United Way supported 1,978 students through quality programs during and after school, and 95% of students progressed (on time) to the next grade.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE MIDLANDS*
Be Great Academy
BGCM provides high quality and affordable programming during the critical out of school time both afterschool and in summer.
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF THE MIDLANDS, INC.*
The Sanford Harmony Social & Emotional Learning Program
CISM integrates Sanford Harmony SEL into its model of dropout prevention that seeks to improve academic performance, attendance, school behavior and literacy outcomes.
HOMELESS NO MORE
Affordable Childcare for Homeless Families
HNM offers a daily afterschool and day camp program at St. Lawrence Place for children (ages 5-12) of families participating in Homeless No More programs.
$25,834 Hyatt Park Community Connections
Prisma Health addresses the social determinants of health by providing case management and wraparound services to families of students at Hyatt Park Elementary.
VITAL CONNECTIONS OF THE MIDLANDS*
$300,000 Child Development Centers
VCM provides childcare for children who are at or below poverty, children experiencing homelessness, foster children and children who are not typically developing. The Reading To Learn program supports their efforts in getting children ready for school.
UNITED WAY’S MIDLANDS READING CONSORTIUM BUILDS VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS
The pandemic has put a unique hindrance on students’ success. United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium works to fill in the gap by asking volunteer tutors to give 30 minutes of their week to Midlands' students and assist with improving their reading skills.
Fairfield Elementary Principal, Dr. Tammy Martin said the pandemic has been detrimental to students’ reading levels at her school. “We’re seeing it in their writing. We’re seeing it in their vocabulary. We’re actually seeing it in their social and emotional skills.” because just with the tutoring program, you have a connection with a person. And when you’re at home learning, you lose all of that.”
For more than five years, Fairfield Elementary has partnered with MRC and when the pandemic came along the program found an alternative way to continue to cultivate children’s love for reading. “With the tutoring program, you have a connection with a person and when you’re at home learning, you lose all of that,” said Dr. Martin.
However, the MRC team found new ways to reach students via platforms like Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Virtual tutoring options became available to allow volunteers to read to entire classrooms via the teacher’s Smartboard, or to read one-on-one with students using classroom tablets or laptops. The MRC staff also provides the necessary technology training on the virtual platform each tutor utilizes.
Dr. Martin said the students look forward to working with their MRC tutors, who are college students at the University of South Carolina. “My favorite part of MRC tutoring is reading books and sounding out words,” said Natalie, Fairfield Elementary School student. Cohen also stated that she and her tutor discuss books she enjoys reading, which are Dr. Seuss books. Her favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham.
In addition to the MRC tutoring program, Fairfield Elementary also participates in Always United’s United Pony Express program, which is a penpal program that pairs a local elementary school student with a volunteer. Students receive one letter each month, and it is a fun, engaging way for students to improve their writing skills.
Dr. Martin expressed her gratitude to the United Way and its Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) for fostering meaningful relationships with students and setting “the foundation for success” through reading. “I really appreciate the United Way having faith in Fairfield Elementary School and our school district to make sure that our students are getting what they need,” said Dr. Martin. “It does take a village, but we have partnerships with a lot of outside agencies and the United Way has been very, very helpful to us.”
My favorite part of MRC tutoring is reading books and sounding out words.”
Natalie Cohen, Fairfield Elementary School student
In order for us to create generational change together, we must break the cycle of families stuck in crisis after crisis. That starts with making sure people’s basic needs are met and then following through with case management and wrap-around services to help people get back on stable financial ground. Some highlights include:
• 724 unduplicated guests were sheltered at the Inclement Weather Center (IWC) when temperatures dipped below 40 degrees
• 2,067 people were provided emergency shelter or motel vouchers
• 896 people were placed in housing through UWM-supported programs. An additional 143 young people also were placed in housing.
• More than 1,049 people were still stable in housing after six months. An additional 69 young people were stable in housing after six months.
• 1,277 people increased their income through new benefits (1,048 people) or employment (229 people)
SIEMER INSTITUTE $625,000 GRANT HELPS UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS EMPLOY TWO-GENERATION APPROACH TO SERVICES
In 2021, the Siemer Institute awarded United Way of the Midlands $625,000 over the next three years to support families with school-aged children at risk of homelessness reach stability.
United Way works closely with school district partners on student mobility and housing instability, as these create toxic stress for children and families and are a significant factor in student success. United Way is partnering with Salvation Army of the Midlands to deploy the Siemer grant in Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield and Richland counties to help families referred by school district partners achieve long-term stability.
“One of the things I thoroughly enjoy about working with the United Way in general is that United Way has the power to bring groups together to discuss common topics, address common problems and create creative solutions,” said Major Mark Craddock, Salvation Army of the Midlands Area Commander and Corps Officer. “That happens through the United Way and that’s why we’re glad to be a part of it.”
The Siemer program takes a two-generation approach, working with families to stabilize them in their homes while keeping children in school, and then giving them the tools to maintain that home and school stability. It combines necessary financial assistance and wrap-around support services with long-term case management, giving participants the opportunity to improve overall family success, such as increasing workforce skills to maintain sustainable income, academic supports and mentoring.
When Ms. J was referred to The Salvation Army of the Midlands by a social worker for Lexington School District One, the Salvation Army made sure her needs were met. Ms. J, a single female parent, has two daughters, one in 6th grade and the other in 1st grade. About five to six months prior to being referred to The Salvation Army, Ms. J was a resident of Sistercare, a United Way Community Impact Partner and shelter for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.
Ms. J moved out of Sistercare and into permanent housing in May 2021 but had a hard time adjusting to a one-income household. After several months of trying to make ends meet, Ms. J reached out to the social worker for her daughters’ school district to request financial assistance with rent and utilities. The Salvation Army assisted her with payments for electricity and gas.
By receiving assistance and case management through this program, Ms. J was able to maintain stable housing. Her daughters are enrolled and able to attend school together. Ms. J also completed a monthly planning budget with her case management specialist. By completing this budget, Ms. J learned more about her monthly expenses and how she could re-direct some of her income. Ms. J and her case management specialist also reviewed monthly goals developed by Ms. J. These goals included pursuing child support, completing her master’s degree and pursuing a nursing degree. She hopes to enroll soon to continue working on her master’s degree.
ABLE SOUTH CAROLINA*+
Empowering Women to Independence
Able SC works one-on-one with women with disabilities, who are more likely to be victims of interpersonal violence, with learning/regaining independent living skills after a crisis situation to increase self-sufficiency.
HOMELESS NO MORE*
$55,000 Emergency Shelter for Families
Homeless No More's Family Shelter provides emergency shelter for up to 90 days to 17 families at a time.
Empowering Safe Families
Boys Farm provides a support network for families with at-risk children by providing stable housing and intensive case management.
HOMELESS NO MORE+ $38,000 Life Skills, Professional Development, Personal Coaching
Homeless No More is developing a life skills curriculum specific to families living in emergency and transitional shelter. Families are eligible for employability services, e.g. GED courses and Work Keys, and QuickJobs scholarships.
MENTAL ILLNESS RECOVERY CENTER, INC.*
$210,000 Street Outreach, Assertive Community
MIRCI provides outreach, behavioral healthcare, psychiatrists, Assertive Community Treatment, access to housing, and benefits enrollment to individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
MENTAL ILLNESS RECOVERY CENTER, INC.*
MIRCI Youth Services
MIRCI provides access to comprehensive basic needs, behavioral healthcare, community referrals, and stable housing to youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Midlands, equipping youth to exit homelessness permanently.
MISSION LEXINGTON (LICS)*
School Enrichment Program
ML partners with Lexington School Districts One through Four to assist Lexington County families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
PALMETTO PLACE CHILDREN & YOUTH SERVICES*
Unaccompanied Youth Program
Palmetto Place's UY Program houses 25 homeless youth ages 16-21 while providing intense wraparound services. The program also provides aftercare to youth upon exit as well as family engagement services.
General Operating Support & Case Management for Emergency Shelters
Sistercare offers domestic violence survivors and their children confidential, safe shelter along with fundamental needs like food, clothing, and hygiene products in addition to case management to address homelessness and domestic violence.
TRANSITIONS (MIDLANDS HOUSING ALLIANCE)*
MHA operates Transitions to provide outreach, shelter, and comprehensive services to men and women, ages 18 and older, who are homeless in the Midlands area.
New Hope Project
Richland Library empowers homeless individuals to find, secure, and keep sustainable employment, as well as find and secure housing. An experienced and dedicated case manager leads this effort by establishing employment and affordable housing partnerships.
THE SALVATION ARMY, A GEORGIA CORPORATION*
The Salvation Army partners with homeless liaisons in four school districts to provide security deposits, rent, and utility assistance to families in need. They also provide hotel vouchers and travel assistance for the homeless.
UNITED WAY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
$143,224 2-1-1 Call Center & WebsiteReferrals
UWASC's 2-1-1 is a 24-hour statewide hotline for information on non-emergency human services.
FOCUS AREA HEALTH
United Way works to ensure that children and adults who are uninsured or underinsured have access to quality care. In addition to more than 1,600 people served by United Way’s WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics, we also:
• Offered a prescription discount card in partnership with Familywize. Since its introduction to the Midlands, Familywize cards resulted in more than $5.8 million in prescription savings for 59,000 Midlands residents.
• Provided access to services at local free medical clinics for 3,238 patients, where 64% of patients used those clinics as a medical home.
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF NEWBERRY COUNTY, INC.
Access to Health
The Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County provides a medical home for uninsured patients in Newberry County. The clinic offers healthcare, diagnostic, specialty care, treatment, educational services, dental and eye care.
ORANGEBURGCALHOUN FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
Access to Primary Care
Orangeburg-Calhoun FMC provides free primary healthcare for uninsured individuals who live in Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties and whose incomes are at or below 200% the Federal Poverty Level.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN CLINIC*
GSC’s Diabetes Education Program
GSC diagnoses, treats, and provides accompanying comprehensive education to pre-diabetic and diabetic patients in the Midlands.
THE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC, INC.
Access to Care
FMC provides on-site primary and specialty care and medications to those without healthcare coverage whose incomes are at or below of 175% Federal Poverty Level.
Adult & Children Dental Care
WP connects community volunteers and partners to help uninsured and underinsured adults and children in the Midlands gain access to a complete range of dental care.
Adult Eye Care
WP connects community volunteers and partners to help uninsured and underinsured adults in the Midlands gain access to a complete range of vision care.
UNITED WAY KEEPS RESIDENTS SMILING THROUGH WELLPARTNERS DENTAL CLINIC
Hazel Smith, WellPartners patient, is smiling today thanks to WellPartners Adult Dental Clinic restoring her smile and confidence.
"I called the caseworker for Salvation Army, and she introduced me to WellPartners, and WellPartners took care of me," Smith said.
WellPartners offers dental and eye care services that provide preventative and restorative care to children and adults in the Midlands. The clinic is owned and operated by United Way of the Midlands with support from Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health Midlands and Richland County.
"It was a pleasant visit the first time," Smith said. "I came in for a cleaning, and Dr. Stockton said, 'We have a gift that was given to us. Would you like your new teeth?' And I'm
smiling today with brand new teeth."
The services WellPartners provides include oral full mouth exams, emergency exams, simple extractions, surgical extractions, radiograph films, panorex films and more.
"If I didn't have the teeth, people would not accept me or look at me in a professional way, so WellPartners has changed my life by giving me more confidence, and they've really taken good care of me," Smith said.
Adult residents (18 or older) of Fairfield, Lexington or Richland County who are low income and uninsured are eligible to receive services from WellPartners Adult Dental Clinic. To learn more about WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinic, visit www.wellpartners.org.
"If I didn't have the teeth, people would not accept me or look at me in a professional way, so WellPartners has changed my life." Hazel Smith
FOCUS AREA COVID-19
Your gift made a difference in the fight against COVID-19. Thanks to your generous support, United Way distributed more than $415,000 in COVID-19 Response Funds in FY 2020-2021. Your funds helped provide child care for essential workers and helped individuals who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic make their mortgage payments.
You helped Jane,* who was in an abusive relationship and scared for the safety of herself and her children. She came to Sistercare seeking housing so she could live a life free from abuse. Due to COVID-19, she was unable to work as she had to help her children with virtual school. With the help of Sistercare's housing advocate, Jane was able to secure housing, and this grant from United Way assisted with the first two months rent until she was able to find employment.
Your gifts enabled Mission Lexington to help Rachel, her husband, and their three children secure a new home after both parents lost their jobs when COVID-19 hit. Mission Lexington helped Rachel’s husband get back to work and helped the family to develop a new budget and secure stable housing where the children are thriving. *name changed to protect client confidentiality
ALSTON WILKES SOCIETY*
Securing shelter/housing for non-violent offenders recently released from institutional settings.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE MIDLANDS
Provided child care during the summer for essential healthcare workers.
Purchased medical and sanitization supplies for residential centers, and deep cleaned work activity facilities.
Additional technology support so that youth can attend virtual school.
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF THE MIDLANDS, INC.
Provided technology and internet access to facilitate virtual family services.
Purchased sanitization supplies and PPE to support reopening.
LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES
Additional staffing support to meet increased need.
NEWBERRY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING*
Delivered meals to 23 seniors for 8 weeks. Each senior received five frozen entrees, two shelf-stable boxed meals, fresh bread and milk.
Emergency rent and utility assistance due to lost wages.
THE COOPERATIVE MINISTRY*
Rent and utility assistance to 28 clients and temporarily increased staffing to meet the increased need for services.
PALMETTO PLACE CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
Meeting increased demand for youth shelter services.
Rent and utility assistance
TRANSITIONS (MIDLANDS HOUSING ALLIANCE)
Meeting increased needs with personal protective equipment, sanitation and food assistance.
THE MACKENZIE SCOTT GIFT
In late 2020, United Way of the Midlands was the recipient of a generous $10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, a well-known philanthropist known for her well-researched approach of unrestricted gifts to create community change based on local needs and the spirit of inspiring innovation.
United Way’s leadership immediately formed a committee composed of community leaders to make recommendations for the Gift, including how to leverage and deepen our impact in the community by attracting new community investments.
The Scott Committee deployed some of the funds immediately to a few select, “shovel-ready” projects while taking more time to set out to develop a full plan for the remaining resources.
Within the first few months of receiving the Gift, the Committee supported immediate project needs to preserve affordable housing (gifts to Edisto Habitat for Humanity and Homeworks) plus an award to the Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center to develop their museum to preserve the history and understanding of the state’s last segregated school, and the incredible accomplishments of its students and facility. The Committee also supported capacity improvements including creating a strategic plan for WellPartners, United Way’s free dental and eye clinic, and investment in United Way’s future revenue growth through a new fundraising analysis and support to sustain our current work and consider growth. The Scott Committee used data from the Community Assessment and Assessment of Donor Interests to develop the framework further described in this Plan.
UWM seeks to address root causes, end revolving doors of crisis, and help people reach paths to stability and success. Over the next three years we will deploy and leverage our Scott gift to create generational change through creating opportunity for youth and families, seeding innovation and improving equity in care. Our annual competitive Impact Fund will also support these goals.
OUR KEYS WAYS TO ACHIEVE THIS GENERATIONAL CHANGE:
PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2021
United Way granted $150,000 plus a $100,000 challenge grant to HomeWorks of America to improve their capacity to meet the home repair needs of elderly, disabled and Veteran homeowners. HomeWorks will deploy resources to help with their immediate backlog of projects, but the main use of funds will be an additional construction manager to improve their ability to take on more projects.
STRONG EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS IN LITERACY & STEM FOR CHILDREN
EDISTO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY • $50,000
HELPING FAMILIES PERMANENTLY EXIT CYCLES OF CRISIS & POVERTY IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY’S CONNECTEDNESS & CARING
PATHWAYS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH INCREASE OPTIONS FOR STABLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING CULTIVATE EQUITY IN CARE & OPPORTUNITIES
Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and community partners that support and advance United Way’s work. We look forward to sharing more of our progress with you throughout the coming year.
United Way granted these funds to Edisto Habitat for Humanity to improve their capacity to meet home repair and homeownership needs of low-income residents in Orangeburg, the county in our service area with the highest level of poverty and gaps in services.
BROOKLAND LAKEVIEW EMPOWERMENT CENTER
United Way granted these funds to support the growth and development of the Lakeview Historical Museum and Cultural Arts Center which tells the story of the former Lakeview School (now the BLEC). The Lakeview School was the last site of a segregated school serving the African American residents of the Brookland-Cayce School District. The Museum is being developed to ensure the story of the school and the racial divides of the community are not forgotten but serve as a spark for continued dialogue and change.
WELLPARTNERS • $125,000
United Way allocated these funds to develop a new strategic plan to increase our ability to serve more people and develop an integrated health care model with an evaluation component of the impact of the services at WellPartners, United Way’s free dental and eye care clinics.
2021 – 2022 SPONSORS
VISIONARY ANNUAL PROGRAMMING SPONSOR
CHAMPION ANNUAL PROGRAMMING SPONSORS
INVESTOR ANNUAL PROGRAMMING SPONSOR
SUPPORTER ANNUAL PROGRAMMING SPONSORS
HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR FLORAL SPONSOR
PRISMA HEALTH BAPTIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
AFFFINITY GROUP SPONSORS
WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY ANNUALS
YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY EVENTS
Marc Brown Law Firm
McDonell & Associates
Resource Financial Services
Andrew W. Saleeby, Special Counsel, Nexsen
First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina
POWER OF THE PURSE SPONSORS
Bank of America
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Tameika Isaac Devine
First Citizens Bank
First Community Bank
Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI)
Schmoyer and Company, LLC
Gregory J. Wych, D.D.S., The Art of Dentistry
MIDLANDS READING CONSORTIUM
YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
We pride ourselves on effectively using your hard-earned money and gifts to maximize our impact. See how your gifts are used in our entire organization.
COMMUNITY IMPACT PARTNERS
Able South Carolina
Acercamiento Hispanic $1,517
Alston Wilkes Society
American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division
American Heart Assoc-Mid.
Boy ScoutsIndian Waters Council
Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands
Boys Farm, Inc.
Brookland Foundation Inc
Calhoun County First Steps
Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity $31,253
Chapin We Care Center
$9,015 City Year Columbia $1,431
Columbia Urban League $25,036
Communities In Schools of the Midlands, Inc.
Dickerson Center for Children
Edisto Habitat for Humanity
EdVenture Children's Museum
Fairfield County Behavorial Health Services
Fairfield County First Steps
Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc
Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
Girl Scouts of South CarolinaMountains to Midlands, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/ Midlands South Carolina, Inc.
Growing Home Southeast, Inc. $53
Harvest Hope Food Bank, Inc.
Home Works of America, Inc.
Homeless No More $16,859
James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation $10,532
Lexington County First Steps
Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Inc.
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas $11,023
Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. $24,461
Midlands Fatherhood Coalition $3,057
Midlands Housing Trust Fund
Mission Lexington (LICS)
Newberry County Council on Aging
One80 Place $917
Orangeburg Area Boys and Girls Clubs
Orangeburg County Council on Aging $1,667
Orangeburg County First Steps $848
Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic
Palmetto Aids Life Support Services
Palmetto Place Children and Youth Services
Project Life: Positeen
Reach Out and ReadCarolinas
Richland County First Steps to School Readiness Partnership
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sistercare, Inc. $53,082
* These figures represent funds distributed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
South Carolina Autism Society, Inc. $20,322
The Cooperative Ministry, Inc. $13,143
The Free Medical Clinic, Inc. $13,885
The Good Samaritan Clinic $208
The Salvation Army, A Georgia Corporation
(Midlands Housing Alliance) $28,304
Vital Connections of the Midlands $1,462
OTHER FUNDING ACTIVITY
Direct Paid Designations
Other United Ways
Donor designations are distributed to agencies at the request of the individual donors for unrestricted use for which no reporting or assessment is required.