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AgFirst Farm Credit Bank to Receive United Way of the Midlands Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership

Columbia, S.C. (May 6, 2021) – AgFirst Farm Credit Bank was selected to receive the Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership by United Way of the Midlands. 

The Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership is presented to a partner that embodies an overall spirit of giving through contributions of time, leadership, and resources in support of United Way’s work in priority issues of financial stability, health access and education.

“Our commitment to supporting our community through the United Way of the Midlands and its partner organizations is ingrained in our company culture and embraced wholeheartedly by our employees year-round,” said Isvara Wilson, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at AgFirst. “This award is a testament to how AgFirst works to make a difference by improving lives in the Midlands.”  

AgFirst encourages its employees to dedicate time for volunteering by allocating eight hours of paid time off each year for volunteer work.  

“They did not let a remote work environment get in the way of their efforts,” said Brittany Owen, United Way Campaign Co-Chair and Principal at Elliott Davis. 

AgFirst contributed $113,675 in employee giving, $52,000 in corporate donations, and $25,000 to United Way’s COVID Relief Fund, totaling $190,675 donated to United Way in the past year.  

“You all have just shown outstanding leadership this year,” said Sara Fawcett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “We are grateful and you are making a difference in the community.” 

This is the second year that AgFirst Farm Credit Bank has received the Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership for its outstanding local community support efforts. 

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About United Way of the Midlands 
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit

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