United Way of Greenville County hires Lauren Winkelman-Smith as VP of Advancement

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Lauren Winkelman-Smith has joined United Way of Greenville County’s senior leadership team as the new Vice President for Advancement.

Winkelman-Smith, who previously served as director of development for the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University, was named to the post in November. She will be responsible for building strong donor relationships with key United Way individuals and families, and developing strategic fundraising efforts for the organization.

Before her time at Clemson, Winkelman-Smith was a development associate at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was recently recognized by Greenville Business Magazine as one of Greenville's "Best and Brightest Under 35."

“Lauren is an outstanding addition to our team with a huge heart and passion for United Way and our work in the community,” said United Way of Greenville County President and CEO Meghan Barp. “She is an accomplished fundraising professional and we couldn’t be more delighted to bring her onboard.”

As a funder, partner and convener, United Way of Greenville County works with the entire community to build resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships that create lasting solutions to big community problems.

Last year, more than 133,000 people in Greenville County benefited from programs and initiatives made possible by donor contributions: More than 100,000 people received assistance with basic needs, a critical first step in being better prepared to begin a Cycle of Success; and more than 29,000 people advanced along the Cycle of Success through improvement in one or more three key areas: School Readiness, High School Graduation, or Financial Stability.