YOU did it! Thanks to your incredible generosity, our community met the
D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson Trident United Way 211 $150K Challenge goal.
In total, $161,306.86 was raised to support the essential 211 service.
211 is offered to our Tri-County community free of charge, and your support will help ensure this valuable service will continue to be a guiding light for our friends and neighbors in need!
The D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson Trident United Way 211 $100K Challenge was created thanks to a very generous gift from noted business leaders and community advocates, D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson, who lead the charge to raise $100,000 for Trident United Way’s 211 Helpline. The Wilsons pledged to match contributions to Trident United Way, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, starting on Tuesday November, 30 through Thursday December, 2. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support of Trident United Way and our Tri-County community!
Update: Thanks to your generosity, the $50,000 goal was met on Tuesday, November 30! Your support has inspired the D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson foundation to contribute a second match of $25,000 to the challenge!
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us physically, emotionally, mentally and financially, and the Tri-County area continues to feel the effects. Referrals from the 211 Helpline in 2020 were up 51% from 2019, and the number of calls from January - June 2021 were 24% higher than the same timeframe in 2020.
211 is an essential service that connects individuals and families in need to resources available. It is the most comprehensive source of information for health and human services in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The service is available 24/7/365 and is accessible by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone, by visiting sc211.org or downloading the SC211 app.
Miss the chance to participate in the challenge? You can still donate to support Trident United Way today!
Click here to learn more about 211 and the needs of the Tri-County community.
D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson
D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson have been residents of greater Charleston since 2015. Michael has supported the local United Way in every community he has lived in dating back to the ‘80s and previously served on the board of directors of the Trident United Way. Locally, Michael serves on the board of the Lowcountry Food Bank and is a member of the Governance Committee. He is currently the CEO and Director of Prince International, headquartered in Houston, TX.
Pam Wilson currently serves on the board of the South Carolina Aquarium, where she chairs the Conservation Committee, the Board of Directors for Reading Partners SC, and the Environmental Committee for the Town of Kiawah.
Click here to learn more about the Wilsons and their philanthropic efforts.