Uniting for Change Luncheon

2020 Uniting for Change Luncheon

This event has been postponed in response to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

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Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.

Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Mr. Stevenson has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts that challenge inequality in America. He led the creation of two highly acclaimed cultural sites which opened in 2018, The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The new national landmark institutions chronicle the legacy of slavery, lynching and racial segregation and the connection to mass incarceration and contemporary issues of racial bias.
Mr. Stevenson’s work has won him numerous awards including 35 honorary doctorates, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize and the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government and the author of the award winning New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.
The 5th annual luncheon will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the agency.  Proceeds raised from the luncheon will benefit all of United Ministries’ life changing programs that serve and empower those in our community who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency.

Previous Uniting for Change Luncheon Speakers

2015 – Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity
2017 – Dr. Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
2018 – Dr. Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 A Day
2019 – Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, please contact Jade Fountain at jfountain@united-ministries.org or (864) 335-2615
Transformation - $5,000
  • 2 tables of 10 with preferred seating
  • Co-branding on all uses of event logo
  • Logo recognition in all media, materials, and print ads
  • Inclusion in special event signage
  • Linked logo on United Ministries’ website
  • Special recognition during luncheon
Empowerment - $2,500
  • 1 table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Logo recognition in all media and materials
  • Logo in print ads
  • Inclusion in special event signage
  • Linked logo on United Ministries’ website
Table - $1,000
  • 1 table of 10
  • Name recognition in all media and materials
  • Name recognition on United Ministries’ website
Friend - $500
  • 2 seats
  • Name recognition on print ads
  • Name recognition on United Ministries’ website

Thank you to our sponsors!

Transformation Sponsors
Empowerment Sponsors
Table Sponsors

Augusta Heights Baptist Church

Blake & Tim Brookshire

Clemson Area Pledge to End Racism (CAPER)

CRH Properties, LLC

First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg

Furman University

Greenville Chamber of Commerce


Sumeer & Megha Lal Family Foundation at the Greenwood County Community Foundation

Miller, St. John & Steele Group of Merrill Lynch

Carol & Edward O’Keefe

The Riley Institute

Shine the Light NonProfit Forums

SC Bar Young Lawyers Division


Village Engage/Susan Stall

Whelehan Law Firm, LLC

Batteries + Bulbs

Cindy & Joe Brothers

Community Remembrance Project of Greenville SC, Inc.

Nicki & Bob Dillon


Perry Gilreath

Greenville Technical College

Anne & Tom Johnson

Dr. and Mrs. Terrell Leeke

Molina HealthCare

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, PA

The Sammy Foundation

Valerie Slade

Triune Mercy Center

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Stephanie & Jonathan Wright

Laura Bauknight & Lynne Blackman

Lynne Shackelford & Bruce Brown

The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection at Furman University

Elliott Davis

Frances Poe

Grace Church

Homes of Hope

Keenan Suggs | Hub International

Mary Black Foundation

Nachman, Norwood, & Parrott

Public Education Partners

Sean & Meg Scoopmire

St. Matthew United Methodist Church

Fred & Judy Suggs and Sally Cleveland

United Way of Greenville County

Westminster Presbyterian JustFaith

2 Anonymous Donors

Auro Hotels
CresCom Bank
Greenville Business Magazine
Michelin North America
The Schmid Family
Bank of Travelers Rest
Florence Mauney
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
New Horizon Family Health Services
Self Help Credit Union
Craig Gaulden Davis
Mary Jane Gorman & Duncan McArthur
Metal Chem, Inc.
Palmetto Adhesives

Advertising Sponsor

Community Journals