Matt Smith joins United Way of Pickens County as the new Director of Financial Stability

September 14, 2023

EASLEY, SC - United Way of Pickens County is pleased to announce that Matt Smith has joined its leadership team as the Director of Financial Stability.

Matt Smith comes to United Way of Pickens County with 15 years of public education experience. Matt has served as program director for the Liberty Bands where he led the PRIDE of Liberty Marching Band to new heights as a state finalist for the first time in school history. Prior to Matt’s appointment at Liberty, he was the band director at Seneca High School where he was responsible for massive program growth, marching band state recognition, and receiving the coveted Outstanding Performance Award. Matt holds degrees from Morehead State University, the University of South Carolina, and Arkansas State University.

Matt has extensive leadership experience working with students, parents, faculty and the community and a proven track record of creating and developing new, successful programs.

As Director of Financial Stability, Matt will manage United Way of Pickens County’s strategic direction and lead its community investment in creating financial independence and stability for the Pickens County community.  “We are thrilled to have such a talented individual join the United Way family and our work to improve the lives of our neighbors and strengthen Pickens County as a whole,” said Julie Capaldi, United Way’s president and CEO.

United Way of Pickens County mobilizes the caring power of Pickens County to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways. A member of the world’s largest nonprofit network, United Way of Pickens County bring together individuals, businesses, nonprofits, community leaders and government to tackle root causes and achieve specific, measurable goals in the areas of Financial Stability and 3rd Grade Reading. Both directly and through grants to nonprofits, we are investing to build economic opportunity, advance childhood learning, expand philanthropy, and to drive policy and participation. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.