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United Way – 2014 Top Nonprofit
United Way of Central Alabama was recently recognized as one of Birmingham’s Most Admired Nonprofits. The poll was conducted by the Birmingham Business Journal with input by Birmingham’s Top Leaders. CEO Drew Langloh accepted the award on behalf United Way’s donors, staff, volunteers and allocation partners.
D.I.V.A.S. Event Recognizes Women As Powerful Charitable Force
United Way of Central Alabama Women’s Leadership Council held its 9th annual D.I.V.A.S. Luncheon at Regions Field. Developing Initiatives and Values Among Sisters (D.I.V.A.S.) is a dynamic group of women from across Central Alabama who support the work of United Way with a focus on leadership, resource development and advocacy. Women are increasingly giving larger amounts, shaping better communities. They are leveraging their power to influence philanthropic decision making. Education and income are two key predictors of philanthropy and the statistics show the growth. The event also promotes philanthropic mentoring by women leadership donors ($1,000 or more) who invite young professional women as their guests.
Goedecke United Way Outstanding Civic Leader Award Winner
The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Alabama Chapter (AFP-AL) announced the selection of the chapter’s 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards recipients. Honorees will be recognized on Thursday, November 13 at 11:30 am at The Harbert Center. The recipients include The United Way of Central Alabama Outstanding Civic Leader Award: Nancy Goedecke, CEO, Meyer Electric Supply Co. She has been involved in volunteer service and philanthropy in Alabama for more than two decades offering her time and service to more than 25 nonprofit and civic groups. To read more about Nancy Goedecke and the other honorees click here
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
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