While 2.8 million dollars is needed to fund partnerships and collaborations in Beaufort and Jasper counties, and will be the largest amount of money raised in the organization’s history, new Chairman of the Board Elizabeth Lamkin made it clear that the true measure of success for United Way of the Lowcountry will be in the impact it makes upon the Beaufort and Jasper County communities. “United Way of the Lowcountry does the critical but largely invisible work required to reach community goals around issues of Education, Health and Nutrition, Income and Shelter; recruiting volunteers, securing commitments for action, mobilizing resources to get the job done,” says Lamkin.
“Scott Stowe cannot truly be replaced, but sometimes we are asked to step up and do our special part for our community,” stated Lamkin. “This year the campaign is about each one of us stepping up in his honor.”
“We have extraordinary leadership for this year’s campaign,” says Lamkin. “Peter Post is leading the Northern Beaufort County Campaign, Phyllis Doyle heads the Bluffton and Jasper County Campaign, Mike Petrilli is presiding over the Hilton Head Island Campaign, and Bonnie Bennett is Vice Chair of the Jasper County Campaign. They have all recruited excellent teams to work with them, and are looking to make this campaign an inspiring success.”
“We are focusing on our message that everyone in Beaufort and Jasper counties should and can participate in this campaign for the common good,” said Phyllis Doyle. “If every person in Beaufort and Jasper counties would help to the extent they are able, this campaign (Power of One. Power of Many!) would change the world for lots of local people.”