Torchlighters are Columbia Public Schools that have run employee campaigns totaling $1,000 or more. Additionally, Torchlighters achieve at least two of the following benchmarks:


·         70% of donors used payroll deduction

·         10% increase in employee participation

·         8% increase in total pledges

·         80% employees participating/pledging

·         8% increase in average gift from employees


These Torchlighter schools were recognized in 2016 for their outstanding contributions to the 2015 United Way campaign. Torchlighters who participated in the 2016 campaign will be listed soon. We thank these schools for their generosity!


Alpha Hart Elementary

Benton Elementary

Blue Ridge Elementary


Douglass High & Adult Education CACC

Fairview Elementary

Field Bldg. & Park Ave. Head Start

Grant Elementary

Hickman High

Jefferson Middle

Lange Middle

Midway Heights Elementary

Parkade Elementary

Oakland Middle

Rock Bridge Elementary

Smithton Middle

West Blvd. Elementary