Do you…

  • Have a pre-existing passion, shared enthusiasm and commitment for a strong healthy community?
  • Have eagerness to participate at every meeting?
  • Are willing to prepare ahead for meetings?
  • Are anxious to serve on a committee?
  • Have a strong desire for stewardship to others?
  • Strive to learn as much as possible?
  • Are you respected in the community?
  • Have ability and propensity to give above average financially?
  • Have previous board or committee experience at a successful charity?

Then you or SOMEONE YOU KNOW may be the ideal candidate to serve ON UNITED WAY OF THE LAKELANDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS (UWL)


Our mission is to:

To connect people, resources, and organizations to create a thriving community for all.

What does a United Way of the Lakelands Board Member Do?

The UWL Board of Directors (hereto referred to as the “Board”) serves as critical community champions for Greenwood & Abbeville Counties. Members of the Board share their gifts in service to our mission by providing UWL with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of participant perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support and other forms of needed assistance. The Board serves as a full governing Board with fiduciary responsibilities for UWL.

Board Members have these responsibilities:

  • Setting the vision of the organization, based on the missions and values established, and development of measurements to assure the vision is met
  • Assuring that the finances of United Way are handled prudently, legally and transparently
  • Networking and relationship-building with a diverse group of pertinent professionals and community members.
  • Using talents and connections to make a tangible impact in our communities.
  • Committed attendance and active engagement at two-hour monthly Board meetings and annual planning session
  • Active involvement of at least one Board committee
  • Selection, support and review of President & CEO
  • Philanthropic support of United Way

Term: Three years, with an option to serve a second term.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A demonstrated interest in the agency’s service goals
  • Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one element: administration, finance, personnel, program development, public relations or communications
  • Representative of some aspect or segment of the population in the community
  • Available time for an engaged commitment
  • Participation on a Board Committee


United Way is now accepting nominations forms for the 2019-2022 board term. 

To nominate someone or yourself, please apply here.

Board Nomination Form