Trident United Way Young Leaders United engages, empowers and unites young philanthropists in the Tri-County who want to improve health, financial stability and education in our region.
2021 Young Leaders United Back to School Supply Drive
In 2021 Trident United Way Young Leaders United hosted their annual school supply drive to provide essential supplies to students in need at Title I Elementary schools. These supplies are necessary for students to succeed throughout the school year. Through a virtual platform, donors were provided the option to purchase backpacks and supply kits for students. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 2021 Trident United Way Young Leaders United School Supply Drive! Thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity of so many in our community, 16 local companies and 384 individuals contributed $43,000 in donations for 2,700 backpacks and supply kits, surpasing the original goal of 2,000!
2021 Top Donors:
Carolina One Real Estate Agents
Johnson & Johnson
Around 100 volunteers gathered at Firefly Distillery for the Back(Pack) to School Bash to fill backpacks with school supplies, including paper, pencils, erasers, folders, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils and scissors. W.B. Goodwin Elementary School Principal Natasha Jones shared the impact of the backpack and supply drive on local students, and Trident United Way Sing United winner Gritty Flyright performed throughout the event. The following day UPS personnel loaded the backpacks into their trucks and delivered to College Park Elementary, Harleyville Elementary, W.B. Goodwin Elementary and Windsor Hill Elementary. Additional deliveries were made to Mount Zion Elementary and Eagle Nest Elementary.
Young Leaders United represent the next generation of leaders in the Tri-County region.
Since 2011, TUW YLU has provided members with engagement opportunities in the area of volunteerism, professional development and networking.
Invitations to networking and social events
Invitations to annual members’ only events
Opportunities for volunteer projects and community engagement
Professional and personal development events
Access to philanthropic community leaders
Select access to TUW decision making processes
Quarterly newsletters and regular communication from TUW
Listing in the annual TUW Leadership Book
YLU - Donors ages 30-40 years old contributing an annual individual or combined gift of $1,000 or more to Trident United Way
YL20 - YLU step-up program for donors ages 20-29 years old contributing an annual individual or combined gift of $500 or more to Trident United Way
Steering Committee 2021-2022
Lauren Nilan, Chair, Elliott Davis
Travis Frank, Vice Chair, SC Ports Authority
Jose Contreras-Mora, Ingevity
Bailey Cooper, Lowcountry Shutters
La Quetta Coulter, SelectHealth of South Carolina
Amanda Fender, Ingevity
Anthony Ferro, Johnson & Johnson
Caroline Jacobs, Elliott Davis
Sallie Johnson, Dixon Hughes Goodman
Grayson King, Johnson and Johnson
Parker Lee, Bank of South Carolina
Ashley Mancini, Enterprise
Marvin R. Pendarvis, Esq., Peper Law Firm, SC House District 113 Representative
Kameron Quick, LS3P
Telia Rivers, WCSC TV
Michael Samuel, BB&T
Caleb Shomo, LifeCycle Engineering