COVID-19 Response Update
Right now, we are all home anticipating what our next steps will be. COVID-19 has put us all into a state of uncertainty and constant flux. The needs of our community are changing weekly and sometimes daily, and we are proud of our partner agencies who are adjusting to meet all of these new and evolving needs of our region. Throughout this time, we have been working closely with not only our partner agencies, but other area nonprofits, community leaders and organizers, government officials, the business community, the education community and more.
We've been especially grateful to partner alongside the Athens Area Community Foundation on the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will provide financial support to local organizations meeting pressing needs associated with the pandemic across our 12-county community. To learn more, you can visit our website and you can donate on Athens Area Community Foundation's website .

We are working closely with our partner agencies, updating a resource list on our website routinely. We know our partners are hard at work and what they need is support like donations and volunteers, but also the support from us as people. We encourage you to check in with the many organizations you support, letting their staff and team know that you are thinking of them. A nice email or a quick text go a long way.
Finally, we remind you that 211 is always available, and not just for our partner agencies or neighbors. It is available for anyone, at any time. Call 211, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit the 2 11 online database. We are updating our resources daily and have a special COVID-19 resources section now available as well.
Thank You!
Just because we had to cancel our Annual Meeting doesn't diminish our gratitude for all of your amazing contributions in 2019 that made for an incredible year. We are honored to have worked alongside all of you and are thankful for your support.

We want to specifically thank our Board of Directors members who have served us well throughout the years and are now rolling off of our Board.
  • Dr. Jason Branch
  • Daniel Brown
  • Dan Elder
  • Ralph Johnson
  • Mike McCleary
  • Joe Nemetz
  • Dr. Charles Peck
  • Samantha Rickman
  • Dr. Anna Scheyett

We had quite a journey in 2019 of transition and transformation. If you would like to see more about what we accomplished together, take a look at our 2019 Annual Report. We are so proud of what we have been able to do and it is all because you have chosen to LIVE UNITED with us. So with that, we say thank you.
How We Live United
We are in awe of the passion and commitment of our volunteers, Board members and partners. We are especially thankful for those who are leaders in their own ways. Because we could not announce these awards at our Annual Meeting, we are honored to present our awards today! Click on each award to watch the announcement video!
The LIVE UNITED Champion Award honors a person whose compassion and devotion to serving others is who they are. This award recognizes the heart of an individual who acts on behalf of those in need without thinking and serves with his or her whole life to providing and creating better opportunities for others. Dave Earnest is our first-ever LIVE UNITED Champion Award recipient.
The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to the individual who exceeds expectations in serving. He or she attends all meetings, participates in events, and gives of his or her time whenever he or she is able. This award honors the loyalty to United Way of Northeast Georgia's mission and vision, ensuring all those in our region have connections and access to resources. Devin Wood is this year's Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the dedication of long-term service in an official capacity. This award can be for staff, Board members or community committee members. The recipient of this award is a person who not only provides insight and wholehearted attentiveness to the mission of our nonprofit, but does so beyond the standard time commitments. Joe Nemetz who served on our Board for more than 15 years is our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient this year.
2021 Grants
Though we have canceled our in-person sessions, we are moving forward with our trainings virtually. If you signed up for our Grant Reviewer Training session, you should have received notices about signing up for new dates.

For nonprofits interested in our Community Impact Grant Application information sessions, the new dates are April 9 and April 22 and will be done virtually via Zoom. You can sign up here.

As a reminder, the application period is May 1 - June 1, 2020. We are excited to move forward in our new grant application and review process with your help.
On April 24, we will be hosting our next Nonprofit Training Series virtually! Join Ryan Dobrin from See.Spark.Go, an Athens-based agency, as he shares his knowledge about Digital Marketing Tips and Takeaways. Sign up now!

This session will be from 9-10:30 a.m. via Zoom. After you sign up, you will receive the information for joining the call. Thanks!