Richland One employees raise nearly $90,000 for United Way of the Midlands

Columbia, S.C. (December 18, 2018) – Richland County School District One, a longtime supporter of the United Way of the Midlands, recently completed its 2018 United Way campaign, with employees contributing nearly $90,000.

“We are grateful to our valued partnership with Richland One and its employees. Their continued support of United Way allows us to continue our mission to improve the lives of every person in our community, especially our youth,” said United Way President & CEO Sara Fawcett. “Their investments allow us to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn, provide tutors for struggling readers to ensure students graduate high school on time, offer affordable eye and dental care for adults and children and to reduce against homelessness in the Midlands.”

Richland One employees contributed more than $89,350 through the 2018 United Way campaign. The district also had a 50 percent increase in Leadership Donors, which are individuals who contribute at least $1,000 to the annual campaign.

“I want to thank the United Way campaign directors at our schools and administrative buildings for their leadership of this year’s campaign,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “We are proud that the contributions made by our employees will help the United Way continue to offer vital programs and services that benefit the community, including many of our students and families.”

Thanks to partners like Richland School District One, United Way is leading the charge to improve the quality of life for every person in the Midlands.

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit


About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit

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