Elliott Davis to Receive United Way of the Midlands Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership
Columbia, S.C. (May 29, 2020) – Elliott Davis was selected to receive United Way of the Midlands Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership.
"At Elliott Davis, we truly care for our communities. Our outstanding team takes pride in giving back, and this is a reflection of their commitment to having a positive impact on our community,” said Scott McClelland, shareholder for Elliott Davis. Time and again, they have shown they are more than willing to share their time, talents and resources.”
Elliott Davis is recognized for its overall spirit of giving through contributions of time, leadership, and resources in support of United Way’s work to fight for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in the Midlands.
“Elliott Davis has made a tremendous difference in helping the United Way of the Midlands meet critical needs of the community,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “We are pleased to recognize the company for its deep and expanding commitment to community service.”
Through Elliott Davis Care, a corporate program, associates have 24 hours of paid time annually to volunteer. In the Columbia office, 90% of the associates participate.
Elliott Davis’ philanthropic efforts in the past year include contributing more than $45,000 to the United Way, an increase in employee giving of 25% over the previous year. Elliott Davis employees volunteered more than 3,000 hours to the United Way Community Impact Partners such as Transitions, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Salvation Army Thriftstore and other community organizations.
“Partners like Elliott Davis and their employees make it possible for us to work on issues throughout the Midlands,” Fawcett said. “We are thankful for their continued support.”
This is the second year that Elliott Davis has received the Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership for its outstanding local community support efforts.
The Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership is presented to a corporate 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.
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 www.uway.org.