United Way of Central Alabama

 

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Welcome to United Way of Central Alabama

United Way – 2014 Top Nonprofit

Drew_award_smUnited 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

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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

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Nancy Goedecke, CEO Mayer Electric

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

Campaign goal webThe 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 officials said although some sectors of the economy are doing better, the recovery’s benefits are not reaching enough poor and working poor families. 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. 

United Way’s Priority Veteran Gets 2nd Round Funding

PrintUnder 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

Those community organizations provide a range of services that promote housing stability among eligible very low income Veteran families (those making less than 50 percent of the area median income).  Today’s announcement means that United Way of Central Alabama will continue the SSVF program for a second year. To read more click here  http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/va_gives_alabama_63_million_to.html#incart_river 

 

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