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United Way Kicks Off Annual Campaign With Call To Address Growing Needs
$38,250,000 Goal Announced
The need for services is even greater according to officials at United Way of Central Alabama. Campaign chairman, Mark Drew, Managing Partner, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, said that 91% of United Way’s partner agencies reported an increase in demand for services. “For the last five years these agencies have received an average 0.1% annual increase from United Way and we are challenging the community to give and give more to keep up with demand”, said Drew. Click for complete story
An audience of over 450 donors, volunteers and community leaders also received the results of the Pacesetter Campaign. Over 49 companies, non profits and businesses participated in the summer campaign led by John Turner, Head of the Corporate Bank and Senior Executive Vice President, Regions Financial Corporation. He announced that the Pacesetter team exceeded their goal of $11,000,000 reported $11,315,051 in pledges.
The keynote speaker was David Phillips, Senior Consultant, FSG ,an organization that works collectively to discover new ways to solve social problems. He said that a Collective Impact strategy is the key to solving tough social challenges. The Birmingham native added that collective impact occurs when organizations from different sectors agree to solve a specific social problems using a common agenda, aligning their efforts, and using common measures of success.
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. invests in over 80 health and human service programs and initiatives in five counties and participates in collaborative networks to address issues in education, financial stability, health and access to services that provide solutions for the most important needs in the community. To donate visit www.uwca.org. To find or give help dial 2.1.1.
New Funding for Education Programs Announced
The Education Vision Council of the United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is assigned to guide UWCA’s new investments in education, in alignment with the goals and strategies set by the Bold Goals Coalition. Grants are available to mission-driven, tax-exempt organizations operating within Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, and/or St. Clair counties. Click here to download the RFP.
United Way’s Priority Veteran Gets 2nd Round Funding
Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide services to very low-income Veteran families living in – or transitioning to – permanent housing. Click for complete story