United Way presents checks to Chilton principals

Published 12:09 pm Monday, November 20, 2017


Chilton County United Way presented checks to each Chilton County public school principal on Nov. 16 at Jemison Intermediate School.

Executive Chairperson Yolanda Boggs of United Way said that the organization presents checks each year to every public school in Chilton County, including LeCroy Career Technical Center and PASS Academy.

“Based on what our collections are each year, we try to increase the amount we give to each school… it goes into their discretionary fund however they determine to use it,” Boggs said.

Boggs said two-thirds of everything United Way does impacts Chilton County children.

Boggs said the check presentations to the schools serve as a means for “giving back” to the school staff, many of whom make payroll pledges that greatly support United Way.

“It just lets the principals and the teachers know that we appreciate what they do, and that we give back what we can,” Boggs said.

The presentation at JIS opened with a “warm introduction” of United Way by JIS Principal D. J. Nix, United Way Campaign Coordinator Carol Fortuna said.

Fortuna said United Way provided an update on its agencies and 2018 fiscal year goal to raise $175,000.

Seventy-five percent of the collected funds returns to the people of Chilton County through the agencies that support them. The remaining 25 percent is used for United Way operations expenses, Fortuna said.

Representing United Way at the checks presentation were Boggs, Fortuna, Office Campaign Coordinator Dale Mims and Campaign Committee Board Member Jeff Melton.

Superintendent of Education Tommy Glasscock was present as well.