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City of Augusta-Richmond County Presented 
2017 “Spirit of Community” Award

The eleventh annual Spirit of Community Award was presented to the City of Augusta-Richmond County at United Way’s 2018 Annual Meeting on February 27, 2018, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.  This traveling award is presented each year to a company that is committed to running a model United Way Campaign and exemplifies strong participation, high employee and corporate per capita giving, strong leadership, and overall volunteerism within the community.

In 2007, United Way presented the first annual Spirit of Community Award to the company committed to running a model Campaign and who exemplified strong participation and leadership giving, and overall volunteerism in the community.

The City of Augusta embodies teamwork and perseverance. They inspired employees from all departments and worked to make certain that those in our community without a voice are heard. With the manpower of a committee comprised of individuals from every department, this organization worked tirelessly to think outside the box, motivate their fellow colleagues, and most importantly show the impact we can all have when we come together and uplift others in our community.

Through all of their work this organization not only surpassed their initial goal, but they also had their largest campaign to date. Training sessions, United Way Speakers, presentations from partner agencies, raffles, and various special events helped fuel their fire. In fact, everyone had the opportunity to witness Mayor Hardie Davis get dunked in a dunk tank by employees of the City of Augusta. United Way appreciates their strong effort, their partnership, and their diligence to help United Way get closer to making certain that people in the community are equipped with the building blocks for a good life.

Congratulations to the City of Augusta – Richmond County and their employees for running an outstanding campaign!