Nonprofit Leaders Inspiring Young Professionals

Participants from Valdosta’s Community Xccelerator Program, met with nonprofit leaders such as Michael Smith (Executive Director, Greater Valdosta United Way), Claire Walton (Executive Director, Girls On The Run South Georgia), and special guest Bill Holt (Vice President of Operations, Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta). To learn what it takes to be successful at running […]

Chamber Welcomes New Ambassadors

An ambassador’s job is to be a representative and a surrogate, which define the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. They are very recognizable, always sporting their green blazers as a sign of prosperity for the business community. They also attend almost every chamber event, recently attending an awards ceremony reflecting the fourth quarter of […]

Press Release: 80% of 2020 Goal

January 17, 2020, VALDOSTA, GA. The Greater Valdosta United Way’s 2020 annual campaign is in full swing. The organization announced that 80 percent of the money has been raised to meet its goal of $750,000. “We have been extremely fortunate to have corporate partners like SGMC,” explained Michael Smith, Executive Director of GVUW. “Their annual […]

United Way reaches 80% of their goal

Greater Valdosta United Way has announced that 80% of the money has been raised to meet the $750,000 goal, which will support the CBC Bank financial assistance program. As well as the United Way’s human service programs that improve the lives of people in Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Echols and Lanier counties. They encourage the community […]

Wild Adventures launches United Way benefit

       Wild Adventures Theme Park is looking to give this holiday season by giving a special ticket sale to benefit the Greater Valdosta United Way. They are also offering free admission to first responder, teacher, and military families. Three dollars of every ticket sold during the online-only Days of Thanks Flash Sale will […]

Miller Hardware Donates to United Way

During the induction of the new Vikings head football coach Jamey DuBose, Miller Hardware presented a check that totaled up to $7,753 to Michael Smith, the executive director of the Greater Valdosta United Way. The check is composed of the collective amount given by Miller Hardware and its staff to the 2020 United Way campaign. Every year […]

Greater Valdosta United Way hosts New Years Eve Event

Greater Valdosta United Way hosts their first New Year’s Eve event, themed after the “Roaring 20’s”. The event will help raise money for non-profits and organizations all across South Georgia. They hope by celebrating the new decade, they will also celebrate a new era of United Way. Throughout the event, United Way is also hosting […]

Wild Adventures Donates to United Way

Wild Adventures will be presenting a check to Greater Valdosta United Way as a result of the “Days of Thanks Special Sale”. They had set $3 aside from every ticket sold, which would be used for the donation. The presentation will take place at the Greater Valdosta United Way 1609 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA, […]

Miller Hardware Gives to United Way

Miller Harderware presented a check with the collective amount of $7,753 to Michael Smith (Executive Director of the Greater Valdosta United Way). Miller Hardware and its staff came up with the amount to support United Way and the community of Valdosta. They conduct an annual campaign each year to support not only United Way, but […]

New Year’s Party Benefits Charities

The United Way sponsors the “Roar into 2020 New Year Eve Party” (9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31) at The Patterson, downtown. The organization receives assistance from the local community with fundraising. Georgia Beer Company will also be hosting a party that has partnered up with United Way as they celebrate the final […]