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 Trident United Way staff, please contact Devon Wade, Director of Advocacy and Public Relations at (843) 740-7747 or or Christy Boudolf, Chief Connections Officer at (843) 740-7731 or

Press Releases


July 11 - Trident United Way's Women United Recognizes Tri-County Leaders in Philanthropy

July 10 - Trident United Way Announces Fourth Round of Community Changemaker Grants

May 22 - In the Tri-County, the “Survival Budget” for a Family of Four Increased by Over 25% from 2021 to 2022

April 22 - ​Trident United Way Announces Fourth Round of Community Changemaker Grants

April 8 - Trident United Way and Transformation Table Lowcountry Announce New Partnership

February 26 - Register Today: Trident United Way's Read Across America Day

February 2 - Trident United Way Announces New Leadership Hires and Promotions

January 21 - Trident United Way Announces Third Round of Community Changemaker Grants

January 12 - FoodShare Berkeley County Increases Online Access to Reduce Food Insecurity


December 18 - Trident United Way Announces New Chief Impact Officer

November 2 - Groundbreaking Study Reveals 43% of South Carolina Households Struggled to Afford Basics in 2021

October 30 - Trident United Way Announces Second Round of Community Changemaker Grants

October 2 - “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Aims to Grow Early Literacy in the Tri-County

September 18 -Trident United Way Announces New Leadership Hires

August 30 - Coastal Community Foundation and Trident United Way Announce Partnership for Tri-County Storm Relief

August 9 - Empowering Change: Trident United Way Announces Community Changemaker Grants

June 26 - Trident United Way’s Day of Action Brings Local Businesses Together to Support Tri-County Seniors

June 2 - Trident United Way’s Summer Reading Book Drive Delivers Over 1,800 Books to Tri-County Title I Elementary Students

May 11- Trident United Way’s Women United Recognizes Tri-County Leaders in Philanthropy

May 8 - Trident United Way Announces Community Garden Initiative

April 10 - Trident United Way Awards $50,000 in Community Engagement Grants

March 20 - Trident United Way Announces New CEO

March 8 - Trident United Way Volunteers Read to Over 1200 Tri-County Students in One Day

February 2 - Trident United Way and SC Thrive Offer Free Tax Assistance in the Tri-County

January 25 - Trident United Way and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications for Lead United

January 5 - Trident United Way announces reopening of Community Engagement Grants


November 22 - Trident United Way Aims to Double the Impact this GivingTuesday With the 2-1-1 Helpline $100K Challenge

November 14 - Trident United Way's Days of Caring

October 20 - Community Garden Initiative Virtual Information Sessions to be held Friday, October 21 at 9:00 am and Friday, October 28 at 3:00 pm

September 30 - Register Today for Trident United Way’s Days of Caring

September 24 - Trident United Way is Hiring AmeriCorps Members

August 30 - Trident United Way Partners with the United Way Association of SC  and SC Housing to Provide Housing Stability Services

August 22 - Trident United Way’s President and CEO  Chloe Knight Tonney Announces Retirement

August 16 - Trident United Way Delivers 2,700 Backpacks to Seven Tri-County Title I Schools

August 5 - Trident United Way Welcomes New Board and Chair Members

May 20 - Trident United Way honors two community leaders

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

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

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

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

May 18 Sing United raises $65,000 for community, Gritty Flyright earns most votes 

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

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


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