United Way to kick off fund-raising efforts Sept. 8

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The United Way of the Coastal Empire will host its campaign kickoff on Sept. 8.

The event marks the start of the United Way's fund-raising efforts in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

The kickoff takes place from 11:45 to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Savannah Civic Center. The cost is $15 per person or $240 for a table of 16.

Tony Marsella, president and chief operating officer of Ranger Data Technologies, will be the keynote speaker. This year's United Way Campaign Chair is Savannah Morning News Publisher Michael C. Traynor.

For more information, please visit www.uwce.org or contact Lisa Clark at 912.651.7706.

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