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2021 Campaign Chair: Cecilia Russo Turner

Cecilia Russo Turner is the Founder and CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing, a company she established in 2008 to provide strategic communications, marketing, fundraising, and public relations counsel to senior executives in the large private sector and nonprofit organizations. She…

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2021 Board Chair: Jeff O’Connor

Jeff O’Connor is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Commercial Real Estate Finance for First Citizens Bank & Trust Company. After starting his banking career in Atlanta, O’Connor made his way to Savannah in 2010 and joined First Citizens in…

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SAVANNAH, GA (May 19, 2021) – United Way of the Coastal Empire had lots to celebrate in its 83rd Annual Meeting Luncheon. Outgoing Board Chair Larry Silbermann reflected on the great achievements the organization has accomplished in the last year…

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Craig Harney Award Honoree: Dr. Sandra Nethels

With great optimism, Dr. Sandra Wallace Nethels, Special Programs Coordinator for the Effingham County School District, welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the United Way of the Coastal Empire Effingham County Advisory Board in 2013. She happily took…

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Craig Harney Award Honoree: Nathan Benson

When Nathan Benson arrived in Savannah, Georgia five years ago, he hadn’t the slightest idea that he would one day be known as “Mr. United Way." However, there was one thing he was sure of upon his arrival and that…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Show

Larry Show, General Manager of Lineage Logistics in Effingham County, is leading his life with purpose. A military veteran, Larry has dedicated much of his time to serving others and he continues to do so wholeheartedly. For nearly 10 years…

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Loyal Contributor: Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson has been an employee for United Way of the Coastal Empire for nearly half of its history. This year marks her 30th anniversary as a United Way staff member. Over time, Stacey has been a witness to countless…

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Thank You

United Way of the Coastal Empire extends our sincere gratitude to everyone, from all across the region, who has given their time, talent, and treasure. By mobilizing the caring power of the community, you remind us all of the importance…

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2020 Donors

Thanks to you and these local companies/organizations, we can continue to help those in need.

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