United Way was formed in Denver, Colorado.
$76,245 was raised during the first Athens/Clarke County campaign.
Athens/Clarke County Community Chest was incorporated February 24th.
There were 8 agencies supported by the campaign: YMCA, YWCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cancer Society, Heart Association, Salvation Army, and the Defense Fund.
July 21st, the name was changed to United Way of Northeast Georgia, Inc., adding 6 counties: Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Franklin, Oglethorpe, and Oconee.
The United Way of Northeast Georgia supports 26 human service agencies in a seven-county area. There are 44 United Ways in Georgia, and 1,400 local United Ways in the United States.
Campaign reached its goal of $1,700,000. A record $97,000 was awarded in one-time/Emergency Grants, and 26 agencies received $1,182,050 in funds.
United Way of Northeast Georgia adds Stephens County. Purchased the new office and moved on August 1, 2002.
The United Way of Northeast Georgia celebrated its 50th anniversary, announcing on January 29, 2002 that $2,008,000 was raised in the campaign.
Women’s Leadership Circle continued to raise money for the United Way Endowment which totaled $91,970.
United Way of Northeast Georgia added Morgan County.
United Way of Northeast Georgia long-time President/CEO Rubielen Norris retired after over 30 years of service to the organization. She was succeeded by Matthew Purkey, of Dayton, Ohio.
United Way of Northeast Georgia merged with local non-profit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia and acquired the 2-1-1 program.
United Way of Northeast Georgia Board of Directors voted and approved the transition to Community Impact.