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SGMC Employees Donate $62,895 to United Way

Posted on: October 17th, 2019
Valdosta State University student and United Way intern Hilda Dwumfuor, United Way Executive Director Michael Smith, United Way Development Coordinator Melissa Register, SGMC Assistant Administrator for Communications and Public Affairs Johnny Ball, United Way Office Manager Robin Plymale, and SGMC Care Share Committee Members Brian Sayre, Sonya Yeager, David Bridges, Kellie Brogdon and Robert Jones.

South Georgia Medical Center’s Care Share Committee presented Michael Smith, Executive Director of the Greater Valdosta United Way, with $62,895 on Thursday, Oct. 17. The funds represent the collective amount of donations given by SGMC employees to the United Way in fiscal year 2019. 

SGMC’s Care Share team conducts annual internal fundraising campaigns to support United Way, other charities, and a Benevolence Fund designated for employees who find themselves financially burdened due to an unanticipated adversity. 

Over the last three years, SGMC has donated $195,522 to the United Way. 

“The Greater Valdosta United Way is honored to have such a great community partner as SGMC. SGMC has been a huge part in the GVUW success for decades and makes such a economic and charitable impact in South Georgia.”

-Michael Smith

The mission of the Greater Valdosta United Way is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of community. For 65 years the GVUW has worked to improve our community starting at its roots with long-term solutions focused on Education, Income Stability, and Health & Wellness – the building blocks to better lives and stronger communities. The GVUW serves the residents of Berrien, Brooks, Echols, Lanier and Lowndes Counties. For additional information, visit