The United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) hosted its 2013 Annual Meeting on February 12, 2014 with approximately 100 people in attendance, including UWGK donors and volunteers, outgoing and incoming board members, member agency representatives, and city and county officials.
Inclement weather forced keynote speaker, Jamie Woodson—president and chief executive officer of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)—to return to Nashville before the meeting began. Greg. W. Nelson, outgoing board president, gave Ms. Woodson’s remarks, which centered on the state of education in Tennessee. Mr. Nelson also spoke about how “real people made real progress in creating real community” by giving, advocating, and volunteering. Additionally, he shared the organization’s 2013 major highlights:
“Each year, we stand upon the shoulders of those who came before us, building upon a very strong foundation to create opportunities for a better life for all of us. I’m excited about the real progress we’ve made this year, and I look forward to great things to come in the future,” said Nelson before officially passing the gavel to incoming Board President John Perdue.
John Perdue concluded by challenging the Greater Kingsport community to support UWGK as the organization continues its journey to create lasting change in community conditions. Donor contributions and volunteer hours help ensure UWGK is able to maintain a system of excellence through the 29 member agencies administering 44 critical programs while identifying and tackling root causes of pressing social issues, such as illiteracy.
Learn more about the UWGK’s community impact work by visiting the website—uwaykpt.org. An electronic copy of the United Way of Greater Kingsport’s2013 Annual Report will be available online the week of February 17th.comments powered by Disqus