United Way of Gordon County surpasses 2017 record-breaking campaign pledge total

United Way of Gordon County Director Vickie Spence, center, unveils the campaign pledge total last week.


United Way of Gordon County’s (UWGC) Board of Directors wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the most successful fund raising campaign in UWGC history. More than $826,000 was pledged from the Gordon County community, to be used to support the 18 United Way agencies working right here in Gordon County.

Board President Chris Tarpley, along with Campaign Chairperson Michelle Frix Ward unveiled the surprising number to representatives from the UWGC Board, Young Leaders Society, agency partners and our community partners on Tuesday, March 6 at the Calhoun Depot. Just as was done last year, the unveiling was streamed live and can be seen on UWGC Facebook page thanks to Ashley Goble, director of Communications and Community Involvement.

“We are so fortunate to live in such a great community,” said President Tarpley. “We have so many employees that contributed through their workplace along with their employers. Seeing the tremendous increase over last year’s record setting campaign is amazing.”

“We are so excited about all the individual donors who love the community and support the agencies as well as all the board members and agencies that worked to make this community campaign such a success,” said Campaign Chairperson Michelle Frix Ward. “Our people are so good to support causes that help our community.”

Listed below are all the donors for the 2018 United Way of Gordon County Campaign. The United Way of Gordon County Board of Directors wishes to thank the following campaign donors:

William D. Mathews, Inc.; Jeanette T. Mellinger; AT&T Corporate Gift; First Bank of Calhoun, 100 percent Employee Participation; Michael and Linda Barber; Owen Security Solutions; Kyle and Vivian Smith; NorthSide Bank, 100 percent Employee Participation; Kim and Beverly Primmer; Debra Owens; Boy Scouts, Northwest Georgia Chapter; Jeffrey Basher; Lea Fantom; Shaw Industries Employees; Family Savings Credit Union Employees; Georgia Bank and Trust Employees; Kroger Employees; Shaw Industries Corporate Gift; Ashley Goble; Starr Mathews Insurance Agency, 100 percent Employee Participation; Dr. and Mrs. Gary Lemmons; Janie Aker; Rodney and Barbara Harbin; Russ and Lisa Edwards; Charles and Vickie Spence; Jerry and Sally Poole; Dr. and Mrs. Bert Vaughn; Jim Lay; Carol and Bob Nance, Mike, Presley, and Nash Nance, and Carrie, Dan Key and Girls, Erin and Al Hill III and Family; Thomas and Gail Pierce; Phyllis Purdy; Randy and Linda Abercrombie; Billy and Angela Green; Frank and Sandra Hall; Mary Ann Brooks; Patricia Stephens; Ed and Jane Weldon; Joe and Nelda Ragsdale; Gordon County 4-H; Harry Young; The Bobbye Harris Foundation, Inc.; Engineered Floors Employees; Gary and Lucia Eastham; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald King; PAK MAIL 417; Shaheen Carpet Mills; H & P Stephens Properties; Fitness First of Calhoun; Haley and Pam Stephens; Ginger King Oothcalooga-RPTG-GK LLC; Enoch and Jean Overby; Francis Burton Cochran; Calhoun City Schools Employees; Mohawk Employees; Sun Trust Bank Employees; Steve and Diane Robbins; Carol Inman; Dr. and Mrs. Will Theus; Mannington Corporate Gift; Georgia Bank and Trust Corporate Gift; David McLeod; Michelle Frix Ward; Gordon County Government Employees; Steve and Lynn Meade; Dennis and Sharon Alexander; Mohawk Industries Corporate Gift; Shawn Brown; Rebecca Brown; Giles and Stephanie Jones; The Dixie Group Corporate Gift; The Ganley Family Fund; UPS Employees; Prater Ford, Inc.; Bentley Dye Employees; Bentley Dye Corporate Gift; Apache Mills Employees; Michael’s Carpet Employees; M&S Logistics Employees; Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County Employees; Rome Floyd County United Way; George Chambers Resource Center Employees; Greater Community Bank of Calhoun Employees; Gordon County Schools Employees; Fox Systems Employees; BB&T Employees; Wells Fargo Employees; Field Turf Employees; Omnova Foundation; City of Calhoun Employees; GAP Inc. Employees; Julia Hurley; Voluntary Action Center Employees; Engineered Floors Corporate Gift; City/ County Recreation Department Basketball Tournament; Mannington Employees; Gordon Hospital Employees; Unity Run XXIV Sponsors and Runners; City of Calhoun and Gordon County Recreation Departments’ Youth Basketball Tournament; Jim and Joan Clark.