UWSC Selects 2016 Campaign Leaders
Representatives from St. Charles Parish Government, Louisiana Disability Law, and Creative Family Solutions are serving as chairpersons for the 2016 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.
This year’s co-chairs are Anthony Ayo of St. Charles Parish Government, Loyd J. Bourgeois, Jr. of Louisiana Disability Law, and Eric Dishongh of Creative Family Solutions.
"As someone raising a family and working here in St. Charles Parish, supporting our community is very important to me and I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as a co-chair of the 2016 United Way Campaign,” stated Bourgeois, Luling Disability and Personal Injury Attorney. “From the School Backpack Program to the Imagination Library Book Program to funding many health initiatives and its many other programs and partner agencies--the value of the United Way of St. Charles to our community is unparalleled. I am truly honored to assist United Way of St. Charles continue and deepen the important place it has in St. Charles Parish."
United Way of St. Charles conducts a fundraising campaign every fall to develop resources that help support agencies and programs providing direct services in St. Charles Parish. The United Way Campaign is held during the months of August through December.
“I started working in the public sector because it was a great way for me to serve my community while growing my career. It is gratifying to see the fruits of your labor impact people in a positive way. What better way to add to that mission than to serve as Campaign co-chair for the United Way of St. Charles,” stated Ayo, Executive Director of Technology and Communications for St. Charles Parish Government. “It’s a pleasure to serve an organization that supports 27 local agencies and serves more than 40,000 people each year. I have witnessed the United Way’s impact on families first hand, and it is an honor and a blessing that Parish President Larry Cochran has nominated me to serve in this capacity. I look forward to representing both the United Way and our St. Charles Parish Government.”
The campaign officially kicks off with the 2016 Battle for the Paddle Gumbo & Jambalaya Cook-off on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. The popular event is held at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling and is open to the public.
“I am honored and excited to be a co-chair for the 2016 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign. Some have termed St. Charles Parish the ‘parish of plenty’, and while that is certainly true, the United Way helps to ensure that all residents of our community have access to essential programs and services that not only will benefit families in need but our community as a whole,” stated Eric Dishongh, PhD, LPC, Executive Director for Creative Family Solutions. “As a current donor and partner agency representative, I am looking forward to not only sharing the mission of the United Way with prospective donors but also the trustworthy and transparent process in which funds are raised, managed, and allocated.”
United Way of St. Charles is a nonprofit organization that works to create lasting changes in St. Charles Parish by funding agencies and developing programs that target education, income and health.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. For more information about the United Way of St. Charles or to hold a campaign at your business, call 985-331-9063.
United Way of St. Charles has been working to improve lives in St. Charles Parish since 1955. Driven by a mission to lead and unite the community in providing a program of comprehensive, efficient and effective health and human services, United Way of St. Charles is committed to delivering lasting changes in the areas of education, income and health. United Way of St. Charles is proud to provide over $2.7 million in annual funding to 27 local agencies and over 100 programs in St. Charles Parish. For more information, please visit uwaysc.org and follow us on Facebook.