We are thankful for our corporate partners who choose to Live United and champion the Child Well-Being Movement. Their generous financial and in-kind support are vital to our mission, and their employee volunteer efforts enable us to engage with more people in need throughout our communities. Please join us in recognizing and thanking our current Child Well-Being Champions!
Ovie Mughelli – Gold Champion
Ovie Mughelli, a former Atlanta Falcons fullback, was inspired by the United Way 2-1-1 program and now serves on the United Way of Greater Atlanta Board. Ovie is passionate about Child Well-Being and has become an advocate for the community.
Carley Stephens – Silver Champion
Carley Stephens, from Gas South, secured essential corporate sponsorships to support United Way’s Child Well-Being initiatives. Carley actively advocates for employee donations and involvement at a leadership level by hosting a series of Lunch & Learns to encourage engagement.
Cheryl Clifford – Silver Champion
Cheryl Clifford, from Cousins Properties is an active advocate for United Way’s Child Well-Being agenda. Cheryl focused on Child Well-Being, making it the theme for the 2017 Cousins Properties workplace campaign. Cheryl planned and executed Child Well-Being Ambassador training for the Cousins team and designated the company’s foundation gift to United Way’s Child Well-Being Impact Fund. Cheryl also facilitated volunteer opportunities focused on Child Well-Being, and lead two years of successful drives for our annual Shoebox Project ™.
Cheryl Naja – Silver Champion
Cheryl Naja, from Alston & Bird, served as this year’s Leading a Life of Purpose planning committee chair. Cheryl generated the innovative idea for the new Facebook Employee Engagement Champion Group, which serves as a tool for collaboration, engagement, and the sharing of best practices.
Bill Cheeks – Silver Champion
Bill Cheeks, a Cobb County Advisory Board member, has been a longtime United Way supporter, donor, volunteer and leader. Bill supports the South Cobb Kids Home Initiative with his time and talent, providing professional and personal mentoring to the participating parents, along with financial literacy classes.
Hunter Kirkman – Silver Champion
Hunter Kirkman, a Gwinnett County Advisory Board member, goes above and beyond to support United Way’s Child Well-Being initiatives. Hunter developed a comprehensive system for compiling, evaluating and tracking County Pool applications, scoring, and decision making. This efficient method reduced process time by 75%. The system was so effective that it was adopted by all four Northeast region County Advisory Boards that award over $500K in county pool grants. For the past three years, Hunter also funded, managed and updated the video submission process for SPARK Prize Gwinnett competition.