The United Way of Greater Augusta recently thanked its volunteers for participating in its Citizen Investment Review Team process. I really must thank them for allowing me to be a part of the team. The experience was many things–enlightening, rewarding, and humbling. Our team visited and interviewed the organizations that support the less fortunate in our community. We then spent several days reviewing their applications for support and making recommendations for funding for the coming fiscal year.
I was very impressed by the diligence of the United Way process, by the dedication of the volunteers, and by the organizations that do so much good in the community. Many of the programs were new to me. All of them vital. It was a real pleasure to participate in keeping these services available to those in need.
It is a real pleasure to serve through the United Way. I am honored to be a member of their Board of Directors.