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Mar. 14 - United Way to honor Stacy Jennings, Jeff Kole and Kris Rice at Annual Awards Luncheon Mar. 29

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PHOTO: (L to R)  Josh Robertson; Betty Hunter; Darren Steffy, Publix Pooler Marketplace Manager; Gregg Schroeder, United Way President & CEO; AJ Savage; Wes Schlomer at recent check presentation as Publix employees donated $171,000 to Savannah area's local United Way.

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

March 14, 2017 – The United Way of the Coastal Empire will hold its Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon on Weds., March 29 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

The event recognizes organizations, businesses, and individuals for their outstanding support of United Way.

Last week, Publix Super Markets Charities presented United Way of the Coastal Empire with a check for $171,900 (see photo.) These funds represented 75 percent corporate match of Publix associates’ contribution. For 2016 United Way campaign, Publix associates and Publix Charities gave a total of $401,353 ... an example of business support for the work of the region's largest non-profit organization. 

Outgoing chairman of the board, Jenny Gentry, market president for Ameris Bank, will highlight United Way of the Coastal Empire’s 2016 accomplishments and recognize volunteers and contributors that helped United Way raise more than $8.6 million. 

The meeting agenda will also include election of officers and new board members, the introduction of the new Campaign Chair, and the presentation of the Spirit of Community Awards.  These Awards recognize exemplary individuals for their excellence in giving, advocating, and volunteering for United Way.

Honorees are Stacy Jennings of Byrd Cookie Company, Jeff Kole of Kole Management Company, and Kris Rice of Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center (retired).

The event is open to the public.  Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10, available at.   Networking begins at 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

For more information, contact Lisa Clark, 912.651.7706, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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