Sen. Cochran Honors United Way on 125th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss) today released the following Congressional Record statement congratulating the United Way on its 125th anniversary and commending the organization for its activities in Mississippi:

Mr. President, I am pleased to congratulate the United Way on its 125th anniversary.  The organization began in 1887 as a community endeavor in Denver, and it spread throughout the country.

United Way of South Mississippi Announces New Board Members & 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs

Serving as co-chairs for the 2012 UWSM Campaign will be Glen Nardi, President/Publisher of the Sun Herald, and Kathleen Shaughnessy, Regional Manager with AT&T.  Nardi and Shaughnessy have already assembled a leadership team of professionals who will volunteer their time through January 2013 to orchestrate this year’s United Way of South Mississippi workplace campaign, which raised over $1.2 million in 2011.

Learn about the Campaign for the Common Good

The United Way Campaign for the Common Good will mobilize millions of people and organizations across the country to take action and improve the education, income and health of America's communities. The campaign kicks off with a focus on education and an ambitious goal to cut the high school dropout rate in half.