Press Releases

Trident United Way is happy to work with members of the media to provide resources, content and ideas for stories throughout Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Our staff can also serve as expert sources on a number of topics ranging in education, financial stability, health, collective impact and disaster recovery. If you would like to discuss a story or interview a member of the TUW staff, please contact Christy Boudolf, VP of Communications & Volunteer Engagement at (843) 740-7731 or

Press Releases


April 14 - Lead United Spring Class of 2022 Graduates

March 18 - Trident United Way honors four Life Directors for years of community service

March 2 - Volunteers make Trident United Way Read Across America Day a success

Feb. 22 Register for Trident United Way's Read Across America Day

Feb. 11 Celebrate 211 Day with new texting option

Feb. 7 211 Helpline has big increases in 2021, including 200% spike in housing increases


Feb. 1 Trident United Way & Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce team up for Lead United

Jan. 14 Trident United way AmeriCorps members help deliver food to Dorchester County seniors


Dec. 20 Trident United Way volunteers help kids & farmers in GrowFood Carolina program

Dec. 6 Amazing support: More than $161,000 raised for 211 Challenge

Dec. 1 D. Michael Wilson & Pam Wilson increase match amount after overwhelming 1st day of 211 Challenge

Nov. 30 D. Michael & Pam Wilson join Trident United Way's special GivingTuesday Phonebank


Nov. 23 Announcing the D. Michael Wilson & Pam Wilson Trident United Way 211 $100K Challenge 

Nov. 17 Rolling Into Careers gives Dubose Middle schoolers a unique view of public safety

Rolling into careers event

Nov. 15 Trident United Way's Days of Caring begins this Wednesday

Nov. 12 Now through Dec. 3: Fill Bags of Joy

Oct. 28 Registration for Days of Caring is open now through Nov. 7 

Oct. 2 1000 Books Before Kindergarten kicks off

Sept. 22 Trident United Way welcomes new board chair and members

Lead United Logo

Sept. 16 Sign up now for Lead United

(Updated Aug. 27) July 29 Trident United Way estimates Tri-County renters are $60 million past due

August 5 Trident United Way school supply drive tops goal - 2700 backpacks delivered

July 27 Women United Award nominations run now through Aug. 2

July 13 Help Wanted: AmeriCorps looking for new members to help our community

School supply drive

July 8    Donate today to Trident United Way’s School Supply Drive

June 30 Eviction moratorium extended to July 30 but needs will remain

June 21 Volunteers make a big difference on annual Day of Action

June 17 Trident United Way predicts surge in assistance claims if eviction moratorium ends on June 30

June 10 AALC book drive tops goal with more than 2,000 books going to students

Sing United winner Gritty Flyright

May 18 Sing United raises $65,000 for community, Gritty Flyright earns most votes (pictured above w/his son)

May 7 Trident United Way's Sing United featured at RiverDogs game

April 15 Sing United Top 32 round starts now, thousands already raised in "play-in" round

March 17 Trident United Way's Sing United fundraiser may find the next big music star

March 15 Trident United Way analysis shows help requests still great, 1 year after COVID-19 hit SC

February 25 Trident United Way & SC Thrive announce FREE tax prep and filing service is now open

211 logo

February 11 It's 211 Day - Trident United Way and our community needs your help

February 8 Trident United Way President & CEO to become Riley Fellow

January 28 Join Lead United to make a difference in our community

January 13 Trident United Way's most successful education program yields big results


Dec. 30 Trident United Way wants you to be at Super Bowl 55

Dec. 2 GivingTuesday fundraising tops goal

Dec. 1 Main Street GivingTuesday celebration at Trident United Way Resource Connection Center in Moncks Corner

Nov. 24 One week until Trident United Way's GivingTuesday

Nov. 20 Trident United Way's 20th annual Day of Caring helps people across Tri-County

Nov. 14 Trident United Way's Americporps team helps build Habitat for Humaity home in Summerville

Nov. 9 Trident United Way & AmeriCorps partner to help veterans at One80 Place

Nov. 6 Trident United Way sending out teacher/school staff thank you cards

Oct. 28 The Salvation Army & Trident United Way ask you to Round Up at Harris Teeter

Oct. 26 Act United for more affordable housing

Sept. 28 Soundbite included: Self-sufficiency highlights Tri-County cost of living and Trident United Way impacts

Sept. 26 Trident United Way Census Day raises awareness and brings community together

Sept. 4 VIDEO Trident United Way delivers school drive items

Sept. 3 Trident United Way welcomes new board chair and members

August 6 VIDEO Tax-free weekend + Trident United Way virtual supply drive = perfect combo!

July 29 VIDEO Join Trident United Way’s effort to thank teachers and school staff across Tri-County

July 27 VIDEO Trident United Way-funded partner Turning Leaf social justice-themed shirts helped kick-start program

July 8 Trident United Way awards $25,000 Community Engagement Grants

June 19 VIDEO/PICTURES Volunteers make Day of Action special for area seniors

June 17 Utility assistance calls to Trident United Way 211 line shoot up 300% in early June

June 3 VIDEO Trident United Way African American Leadership Council hosts book giveaway in Ravenel

May 21 VIDEO Trident United Way sets single event funding record with COVID-19 response

May 18 VIDEO Trident United Way partner success story: Lowcountry Hope Center

May 4 VIDEO Tuesday is Trident United Way’s Tri-County UNITED for COVID-19 Response Day

April 30 Trident United Way issues alert for eviction moratorium and utility shut-offs, calling on everyone to be UNITED

April 24 HELP NEEDED: Request to Trident United Way COVID-19 Response Fund exceed available resources

April 21 VIDEO Trident United Way analysis shows COVID-19 to crush Tri-County economy by nearly $2 billion in just three months

April 14 Trident United Way’s Tri-County COVID-19 Response Fund to award $165,000 in first phase

April 2 Updated Trident United Way 211 resource line numbers: Charleston food assistance up 818%

March 31 Calls to United Way 211 resource line skyrocket, food assistance up 778% 

March 26 Trident United Way analysis shows 2 week COVID-19 Tri-County negative economic impact could top $700 million

March 23 Trident United Way's Tri-County COVID-19 Response Fund tops $171,000 in one week!

March 18 Trident United Way launches Tri-County COVID-19 Response Fund

March 17  Mike & Beverly Smith make $500,000 pledge to Lowcountry Food Bank and Trident United Way

February 26 Trident United Way celebrates Publix Appreciation Week

February 4 Trident United Way announces free tax filing clinics are open

January 14 VIDEO Mark and Becky Joye $100,000 donation is one the largest individual gifts ever to Trident United Way

January 8 Trident United Way awards $25,000 Community Engagement Grants


November 26 Trident United Way reminder: "GivingTuesday" is just one week away

November 15 Trident United Way volunteers complete hundreds of projects on Day of Caring

October 30 Healthy Tri-County Symposium and Report Inspire Progress through Partnership

July 8 Trident United Way Invests $25,000 in Eight Agencies through Community Engagement Grants

May 1 Trident United Way Women United Recognize Local Leaders

April 23 Trident United Way to Fund 25 Programs in 2019-2022 Grant Cycle

April 2 Trident United Way Offers the Chance to Go Over The Edge

January 7 Trident United Way Names Chloe Knight Tonney New CEO 

January 2 Healthy Tri-County Selected to Participate in The Duke Endowment's Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas Initiative


November 16 Trident United Way Volunteers Complete 278 Projects on Day of Caring

October 30 Healthy Tri-County Releases Tri-County Health Improvement Plan

October 3 Healthy Tri-County Partners with County Library Systems for Unnatural Causes Screenings

July 9 Trident United Way Awards $25,000 in Community Engagement Grants

April 24 Trident United Way Celebrates 10 Years of Women United

February 16 Trident United Way President and CEO announces retirement in early 2019

January 9 Trident United Way Awards More than $20,000 in Community Engagement Grants


November 17 5,500 Volunteers Turn Out for Trident United Way's 17th Annual Day of Caring

October 26 Healthy Tri-County Symposium Inspires Collaboration, Action, Impact

September 1 Trident United Way Gives $25,000 toward Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 15 Trident United Way Partners with Local School Districts in Historic Education Initiative

July 5 Trident United Way Awards $25,000 in Community Engagement Grants

June 23 Stars Shine at Trident United Way Annual Celebration

July 5 Community Engagment Grant Offers- Round 1

June 13 Save the Date: Trident United Way's Day of Caring 2016

May 2 $2.1 Million in Community Program Investment Grant Offers 



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