Let's Celebrate!
At our Annual Celebration on March 25, we honored how we LIVE UNITED, even when facing a year of uncertainty and disruption. It was a celebration unlike any other we've had but just as special. We were excited to thank our volunteers, donors, Board members, and partners for another great year. If you missed the event, check out the video below.

2020 challenged us as individuals and as a region, but because of the generosity of our community members, we were able to accomplish great things together. See how we are BETTER UNITED in our annual report.
Our Board of Directors is full of incredible community members sharing their insights, perspectives, and time to help further our mission. We want to specifically thank our Board of Directors members who have rolled off of our Board this year for all of their service: Paul Chambers, Evan Elder, Robert Griffith, Mike Hackett, Jean Mullis, and Beth Patrick.
Thank you for all you have done for the community and for your time with United Way of Northeast Georgia!
Board Spotlight: Dr. Lisa Vaughn
Dr. Lisa Vaughn, currently the Assistant Principal at Malcom Bridge Middle School in Oconee County, has always been passionate about the education and opportunities for learning for our children. A native of Commerce, Dr. Vaughn has dedicated her career to teaching in the Northeast Georgia area. Beyond the classroom, Dr. Vaughn is active in her church through the music, student and women's ministries.

Dr. Vaughn cares deeply for the Northeast Georgia region and its young community members. She has worked closely with the Oconee County Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program, ensuring more children have books in their homes from birth. We were excited to have Dr. Vaughn join our board in 2020 and appreciate her work, perspective and passion for our neighbors.
All-Call for Grant Reviewers
It is time again to start reviewing our grant applications! United Way of Northeast Georgia is seeking volunteers for its Impact Review Panels for the 2022 grant cycle. These individuals leverage their insight and experience to review grant applications, perform virtual site visits, and make recommendations to the Community Impact Committee. There are three review panels which correspond to the Community Impact Focus Areas: Early Childhood Success, Workforce Development, and Basic Needs. Each group has 15 members with lived experience, interest and/or expertise in that area. Each volunteer will serve on only one of these committees at a time, and the commitment is only for one review cycle. All trainings, review, and decision meetings will be done virtually/remotely in May.

If you are interested, please email Mark Madison at mmadison@unitedwaynega.org
Nonprofit Jobs & Opportunities
Our local nonprofits are working hard to serve our community members and they need your help. Tune in to our newsletter to see the newest job opportunities at our local nonprofits. If you are a nonprofit with job openings, please email Alison Alwes to be included in next month's newsletter.

Open Positions
American Red Cross - Northeast Georgia

Athens Community Council on Aging

The Cancer Foundation

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Goodwill of North Georgia

Hope Haven
  • Direct Support Professionals - part and full time positions. Seeking candidates who are reliable, have excellent communication and basic computer skills, works well within a team, and can be a positive role model for the individuals they serve.
Mark Your Calendars
April 1, 13, 20 and 27: The Cottage and the YMCA are partnering for April Child Abuse Prevention Month to educate our community about concerns and ways to identify and prevent child abuse. Register for their four free sessions on April 1st, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day here.

April 21, 23 & 27: Nonprofit applicant training sessions for local nonprofits interested in applying for our 2022 grants. These training sessions will discuss process, eligibility requirements and offer an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Sign up now.

April 26-30: Forever Bag collection -- We will be collecting Forever Bags for our local children in the foster system. Distributed through our CASA partners, these duffle bags and backpacks filled with toiletries, books and more help make transitions to new home settings easier. Check out a list of items for these forever bags and contact Elizabeth Earl about dropping off these items between April 26-30 at our office, 1 Huntington Road, Suite 805.

April 30: Nonprofit Training Series - April's session is the second of a three-part series from the Georgia Center for Nonprofits about Leading Through Crisis & Change. This event focuses on empathy and we hope you'll join us. Register today. All previous Nonprofit Training Series sessions are available here

To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website or email Alison Alwes.
Just a friendly reminder to submit your 2020-2021 Workplace Campaign results form to Elizabeth Earl via email. Thank you for your contributions to United Way of Northeast Georgia.