United Way St. Charles raised nearly $4 million dollars during its 2022 fundraising campaign, making it one of the largest campaigns in the organization’s history.
“We continue to be humbled by the generosity of individual donors and businesses in St. Charles Parish and- as we have done since 1955 – we will continue to efficiently use donated funds to make our community better,” UWSC Director John Dias said.
The $3,983,318 total was announced last week at UWSC’s 2023 Victory Celebration, which was held at Legacy Venue in Luling. The celebration announced the accomplishments of the annual campaign and recognized companies with success in their workplace campaigns.
“Our community has been through so much these last few years, and to see it continue to come together and support each other is a true testament to how special our parish is,” UWSC Campaign and Marketing Manager Melissa Manning Perrier said. “We are beyond thankful for our volunteers and donors who made this success possible.”
The highest honor of the evening was presented to Shell Norco for holding the largest campaign of the year. The company raised $1,514,486 in donations.
“Shell Norco takes the pledge to be a better neighbor with open hearts, especially when it comes to raising funds for the United Way to extend support to community organizations,” Shell General Manager Tammy Little. “Each year our folks dig deep into their pockets to help our St. Charles Parish neighbors and friends. I am delighted that our giving continued in the most recent United Way campaign and couldn’t be more proud of the generosity that comes directly from Norco employees.”
Other companies recognized in the Top 10 include Valero St. Charles Refinery, Dow St. Charles Operations, Bayer, Entergy Waterford 3, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Zachry Group, St. Charles Parish Government, Cornerstone Chemical Company, and St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“I am proud of the men and women of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for giving back to our community through their contributions to the United Way,” Sheriff Greg Champagne said. “The United Way benefits our community by providing support to local agencies, including the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and by providing community programs to the citizens of St. Charles Parish. Because of the United Way of St. Charles, our Juvenile Programs Division is able to offer so many great programs to the youth in St. Charles Parish.”
Also recognized at the Victory Celebration were the campaigns of Access Health Louisiana, Beaed, CADA, Council on Aging, Creative Family Solutions, Dyno Nobel, First National Bank USA, Metro Centers for Community Advocacy, Rain CII Carbon, St. Charles Parish Hospital, St. Charles Women’s Club, Turner Industries, and United Way of St. Charles. Co-chairs for the 2022
Campaign included Claude Adams of the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office and Dat Dads’ Club, Adrienne Bourgeois from Entergy Waterford 3, Kaycee Donnaud of Access Health Louisiana, and Jason Smith of Bayer.
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