Trident United Way is the catalyst for transformative community change through collective impact. We understand that complex community issues are best solved when many partners work together with a common agenda. Trident United Way has a proud history of developing community-wide initiatives. We led the process in the creation of our community’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Helpline and the Prosperity Centers. To take our collective impact to scale, Trident United Way staff and volunteers have completed a long-range strategic plan in 2013 outlining the organization’s direction over the last five years. The organizaiton will celebrate 75 years of serving the Tri-County region in 2019 and will also welcome new a new President and CEO.
Consistently named among Condé Nast Traveler's top 10 US destinations, Charleston, South Carolina is a world-class city. Beautifully preserved historic sites, outstanding resorts and recreational facilities, and its premier waterfront location attract millions of visitors and new residents to the Charleston area each year. With a mild year-round climate, miles of beaches and waterways, a burgeoning young professional scene and several up-and-coming neighborhoods, the region is thriving, even during difficult economic times. This influx of diverse people of all ages, backgrounds, and origins also sustains an incredible array of world cuisine, shopping, and cultural amenities rarely found in markets of similarly sized communities and are well documented in the national media. The Tri-County region is also home to several colleges and universities, which greatly influence the vibrancy and diversity of the community. Growth in the economy has been spurred by the recent addition of The Boeing Company, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Volvo along with a growing number of high tech and entrepreneurial companies. The region’s population of 775,000 is predicted to continue growing more than 20 percent in the next few years.