United in Our Communities

At United, we believe in leaving our world a little better than how we found it. This means dedicating ourselves to enhancing our communities, and going the extra mile for each other and our neighbors. We’re United for our communities and committed to coming together for good.
 

2021 Giving and Community Highlights

$276,650

Total charitable giving and sponsorships

100+

Number of organizations those grants supported​

6

states impacted with United employees' volunteer efforts

United Community Bank Foundation

United Community Bank believes in the power of people coming together for good. We want to inspire, lead, and strengthen our communities.

In 2020, we created the United Community Bank Foundation to support our four key areas that align with our employees’ interest, contributions, and volunteer efforts.

Latest Happenings in the Community

Surprise Squad: Mother and Daughter Surprised in Nashville, TN

The KMOV Surprise Squad helps to make the holidays bright for a much deserving local mother and her daughter who faces severe health issues. Partners with the Surprise Squad work together to provide support for medical costs, day to day needs, and household updates for this amazing family!

Surprise Squad: United Banker Honored in Marietta, GA

The CBS46 Surprise Squad turns the tables on sponsor United Community Bank and recognizes Marietta, Georgia branch’s C.B. Fair with a donation in his honor to the Cobb Community Foundation. Fair was a champion of the Surprise Squad program until his retirement in January 2022.

Toys for Tots Collection in Charlotte, NC

On December 6th, our Charlotte branch took part in the 75th annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program collection. The branch gathered three large boxes of donations to be distributed to families within the area. Since 1947, over 281 million children have been impacted by the service this program provides to local communities.
 
Corporal A. Zavala was designated to facilitate the collection at this branch. She explained how the program sent out over 600 boxes this season to be filled across the area. Each Marine coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting the campaign in their community. “We touch every individual toy,” explained Corporal Zavala.  
 
Once these toys are collected, they are then sent to local, central warehouses, such as a former school in Charlotte. From here, they are then sorted by age group to be given as needed. Toys for Tots partners with local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other community agencies to identify and deliver the donations to less fortunate children of the community. Local campaigns stretch across America, including in each of United’s footprint states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

United Charleston Team Builds Habitat Playhouses

On December 3rd, over 300 volunteers gathered to construct 30 playhouses for the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Project Playhouse’. Habitats over the area come together for this annual event that serves deserving families across the Charleston area. Each playhouse is custom built for every child receiving it and catered to their particular interests – like Spiderman! Lowes Home Improvement works to sponsor the event and will be assisting in the delivery process over the next week!
 
Several members of our United team took part in this project, from construction and design to amazing freehand painting!  (Nancy Aurora – Branch Manager, Mt Pleasant- Coleman Boulevard; Bhaumik Desai – Branch Manager, Charleston; Kara Johnson Nungesser – Mortgage Loan Officer, Mt. Pleasant; Tom Kutyla – Commercial Team Member, Charleston; Lea Pinckney – Regional Banking Manager, Charleston; Jon Presley –  Commercial Relationship Manager, Summerville; Mikell Richards – Regional Mortgage Manager, Charleston; Faye Shepherd – Executive Assistant, Mt. Pleasant) “It is amazing to find out the talent that you have on your team when presented with a challenge!” said Faye Shepherd.

Annual Reports

ESG Corporate Responsibility Report

2021 Community Impact Report