United Way Celebrates Inaugural Steps to Success Award Honorees
RICHMOND, Va., June 11, 2019 – In concert with its Steps to Success framework that works to empower individuals and drive community-wide change, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg celebrated its work and the contributions of its partners at the first annual United Way Steps to Success Awards on June 11.
United Way’s Steps to Success Awards recognized outstanding companies and individuals in eight categories who have made important contributions to United Way’s success over the past year.
At the event, the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership received the 2019 Steps to Success Award for the group’s commitment to creating lasting change in the region. The public and private partnership was recognized for its work to bring more than 200 individuals from the school system, local and state government agencies, service providers and community groups together to ensure a positive climate for Petersburg students.
“These awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of the unsung heroes that make United Way’s work possible,” said James Taylor, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg. “United Way was founded on the idea that all of us working together can make a real difference. I am proud to celebrate the work of these outstanding individuals and companies who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our local United Way to improve the lives of people in communities across the Greater Richmond region.”