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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Parrish lends professional, personal time and talents to Richmond County

In addition to serving as executive director of the United Way of Richmond County, Michelle Parrish can also be found around the community with a camera in her hands.
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This leading lady has been a philanthropic force in Richmond County for the past 20 years. Richmond Senior High School Class of 1988 graduate, Richmond Community College Class of 1996 graduate, and Executive Director of United Way of Richmond County of Richmond County Michelle Morrison Parrish commits both her professional and personal time to bettering our community.

Parrish is the glue that connects the community with an assortment of organizations. Organizing the annual campaign drives, recruiting and training volunteers, overseeing grant opportunities, and managing finances are just a few of her tasks as the leading lady of the organization. Prior to being named the executive director in 2007, Parrish was the outreach/ volunteer coordinator/ administrative assistant II at Richmond County Hospice since 2001.

Parrish earned an associate degree in business administration from Richmond Community College in 1996.

In addition to being the go-to for United Way, Parrish currently serves on the Richmond County Partnership for Children Board of Directors, Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Advisory Board, as the chair of the Emergency Food and Shelter Board for Richmond County, and just rotated off the Richmond County Hospice Board in December of 2021.


Parrish is a huge supporter and frequent volunteer in a variety of efforts and projects in Richmond County. She is a Chamber Ambassador and often volunteers at chamber functions and with downtown Rockingham events.

Along with her civic commitment and diligence, Parrish is quite talented with a camera, as she has captured numerous entertainment and sporting events throughout the county and shared her photos with us all.

Join us in celebrating Parrish’s continued dedication to leading our local United Way and serving our community in so many ways.

Meghann Lambeth is executive director of the Richmond County Tourism Development Authority. Republished from visitrichmondcounty.com. Throughout March, Visit Richmond County will feature a local leading lady in honor of Women’s History Month.


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