The United Way will hold its campaign kick-off on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Savannah Civic Center.
Campaign Kick-Off officially marks the beginning of United Way of the Coastal Empire’s fundraising efforts in Bryan, Effingham, Chatham and Liberty counties. Highlights of the event include announcement of the four county fundraising goal, recognition of Campaign Cabinet members and Loaned Associates and Pacesetters results.
Dr. Bertice Berry – Sociologist, Author, Lecturer, Educator – will serve as a keynote speaker. She graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville University in Florida, and earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Kent State University in Ohio, at the age of 26. She later worked as an entertainer, lecturer, and comedian.She has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS Nightwatch, CNN’s Crossfire.
She is the author of a memoir entitled I’m On My Way, But Your Foot Is On My Head, as well as several novels.