Advocate. Do you know what it means to advocate?

Advocacy means different things to different people. For some, advocating means talking to others about important issues facing our community; for others, advocacy takes place through writing a letter or getting in touch with an elected official to voice concern or support.

Did you know anyone can champion the cause?

Whether you’re speaking out to improve education, financial stability, and health, or wearing your LIVE UNITED shirt to show support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. So go ahead, advocate in a LIVE UNITED world. Do it in public. Be visible. Be loud. Whatever you do, make your voice heard!

Trident United Way gives voice to community solutions at the state and local levels. 

Our public policy agenda for 2017 focuses on causes that matter to you:

School Readiness

Increasing Access to Quality Child Care

Third Grade Literacy

Affordable Housing

Increasing Income

Gaining and Sustaining Assets

Increasing Access to Health Care

Learn more about our Public Policy Committee!

The Public Policy Committee represents Trident United Way on state and local issues that impact the Tri-County area and the Palmetto State.
Trident United Way recently expanded the Public Policy Committee to be more reflective of the Tri-County area. The committee members include:

Bryan Boroughs, Chair
Anne Bergin Jenny Horne
Rita Berry Anna Lewin
Andy Brack Bernie Mazyck
Dr. Charles Darby Charles Patrick
Dwayne Green Grant Reeves
Don Gordon Jennie Stephens
Ben Hagood Paul Thurmond

Cast a ballot and build a relationship with your elected officials. For information on voting in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina State Election Commission's Website.


For more information about our public policy agenda or committee, please contact Merridith Crowe at 843-740-7743 or

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