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#WhyWednesday: Lonnell Williams

01-02-2019 · Young Professional Leaders

#WhyWednesday: Lonnell Williams

#WhyWednesday: Lonnell Williams

“If it wasn’t for the United Way, I wouldn’t be standing here.”

At a young age, United Way YPL board member Lonnell Williams saw firsthand the painful effects of drug violence and intergenerational poverty—and determined to turn his life in a direction of serving his community and lifting others up. Today, he’s committed to ensuring others never experience the hardship he experienced.

Hear Lonnell share his powerful story:

What’s your “why”? At United Way of Greater Atlanta, you can plug into your purpose as a volunteer, advocate, donor or member of one of our many engagement groups.

#WhyWednesday: Rashad Stallings

12-05-2018 · Young Professional Leaders

#WhyWednesday: Rashad Stallings

#WhyWednesday: Rashad Stallings

Rashad Stallings is the United Way of Greater Atlanta Young Professional Leaders Vice Chair and an advocate for our community. Today, hear why he donates his time and financial resources to pour into young people in Greater Atlanta.

United Way of Greater Atlanta Young Professional Leaders is a network of individuals, ages 40 and under, who are making an impact for our community and building the next generation of community leaders. Through their year-round support and events like the annual HoliDAY of Service and Night for a Brighter Tomorrow, United Way YPL funds their signature causes: Kids Home Initiative and the new TechUp digital literacy program.

YPL Member Spotlight: Bobby Gorski

11-13-2018 · Young Professional Leaders

YPL Member Spotlight: Bobby Gorski

YPL Member, Robert Gorski 3rd Party Wholesale Program Manager SunTrust Bank YPL: Why did you decide to get involved with United Way of Greater Atlanta’s YPL group? Bobby: I have always been involved in charity and giving back. My grandfather was big on giving…

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#WhyWednesday: Jennifer Johnson

09-12-2018 · Young Professional Leaders

#WhyWednesday: Jennifer Johnson

#WhyWednesday: Jennifer Johnson

Meet Jennifer Johnson, Delta flight attendant and United Way of Greater Atlanta Young Professional Leaders board member! Jennifer believes that in order to be successful, you must help other to become successful too. Today, hear her “why” – the reason she’s committed to the child well-being movement, and YPL’s signature cause: Kids Home Initiative.

What’s your philanthropic philosophy? We want to hear the inspiration behind your spirit of service – whether it’s a particular program or group that you’re passionate about, a personal story or words of wisdom, Share Your Why with United Way!