Meet Your United Way Team
To contact anyone on the United Way staff, call 864-850-7094, or click on their email link below.
For 25 years, Julie has been leading the United Way of Pickens County. As President and CEO, she guides United Way's strategies to improve people's lives in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Community Basic Services. Her door is always open and you are invited to stop by anytime to witness the power of your donation in action.
Lyndy Barnes Schonhar
Through overseeing the Workplace Campaign process, Lyndy helps companies achieve their corporate social responsibility goals, and employees positively impact the community through workplace campaign giving. Lyndy also advises the Clemson University Student United Way, helping the next generation of philanthropists learn how to make a difference in their community.
Resource Development Manager
Barbara is as detail oriented as you get, which makes her perfect for her role as Resource Development Manager. She maintains accurate donor information and is able to answer questions about your donation, tax documentation, and anything else related to data.
Vice President of Community Impact
As Vice President of Community Impact, Karen leads the implementation of our community impact plan through our three volunteer impact councils, the AmeriCorps program, and facilitating the annual community investment grant process. She also oversees 2-1-1, Get Connected volunteer database, Born Learning, and other programs and initiatives.
Director of Planned and Major Giving
In his role as Director of Planned and Major Giving, Mark helps people extend their support and commitment to the future of Pickens County. He also grows and strengthens relationships with major donors to increase their ability to invest in our community. He will gladly talk with you about joining the Palmetto Society or Heritage Society.
As the Pathways From Poverty Success Coach, Teresa provides long-term, intensive coaching to hardworking individuals and families in Pickens County who are ready to take the next steps toward financial independence. She provides the tools, skills and resources critical for participants to break the cycle of poverty and thrive.
Chief Operating Officer
In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Larry oversees several key functions including human resources, finance, and ensuring our compliance with all state, federal and United Way Worldwide standards. He also manages our endowment and donor advised funds.
Director of Financial Stability
Jeremy primarily directs programs and initiatives that fall under our Financial Stability impact area. He oversees the AmeriCorps program and the Pickens County VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, manages the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and runs our Financial Coaching initiative, Pathways from Poverty, which is an intensive, incentivized program that is designed to help hard-working families and individuals overcome the barriers and challenges associated with poverty. Jeremy is also able to connect people to local resources they need.
Vice President of Resource Development
As Vice President of Resource Development, Jennifer works to harness the resources needed to achieve United Way of Pickens County's Education, Financial Stability and Community Basic Services goals. She oversees the Resource Development area and facilitates Women United.
Financial Empowerment Coach
In his role as Financial Empowerment Coach, Joe provides one on one counseling to individuals and families, helping them tackle their finances and get on a path to financial stability. He also is a huge part of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) team and works tirelessly to make sure this free tax service runs smoothly.
AmeriCorps Members are vital to our work in Financial Stability. They focus on workforce development, financial literacy, and connecting people to community resources.
As an AmeriCorps Member, Jennifer will help people in our community achieve long-term financial stability through providing case management and referral services, as well as providing support to the free tax preparation program, VITA.