New Staff!

United Way of Coastal Carolina announced today that Tate Johnson has joined the staff to further develop their presence in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Tate comes with a wealth of experience in fundraising, management, and government. A native of eastern North Carolina Tate attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration. He previously served as Governor Perdue’s Director for Eastern NC, as a board member of the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross and as Co-Chair of the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics – Craven County. Tate currently serves on the NC College Foundation as a trustee.

Tate joins United Way of Coast Carolina as Resource Development and Marketing Coordinator. Tate comments, “I am excited to start a new challenge within United Way of Coastal Carolina and look forward to working with the team to further develop their extensive partnerships across the four county service area. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected non-profit, it takes a whole community working together to reach our mutual goals.”

Sandra Phelps, Executive Director said “Tate’s wealth of experience and knowledge has already made him a key addition to the United Way of Coastal Carolina. We view his position as a sign of our commitment to advancing the common good, we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a neighborhood turns around, when families have good health and workers have solid jobs. I’m confident that Tate will play a key role in creating a significant impact in the counties we serve.”

The United Way of Coastal Carolina had its beginnings in the Coastal Carolina area in 1957. What started as just a fundraising organization many years ago, has developed into an organization focused on measurable, long-lasting results focused on the community’s most compelling needs. Education, Income and Health are the three major areas of focus. Currently there are 19 funded programs serving individuals in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Funds are raised locally to fund local programs. For more information visit