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Central Alabama’s Generosity Puts United Way Over Goal

Goal2 smCentral Alabama continues its strong backing for critical programs and initiatives supported by United Way through another successful fundraising campaign. 2014 Volunteer Campaign Chairman, Mark Drew, Managing Partner of Maynard Cooper & Gale, proudly announced today that the 2014 goal of $38,250,000 was met and exceeded with a total pledged of $38,255,109. The amount announced reflects pledge estimates and not the final results of  Click for complete story

 companies that are still conducting campaigns or individuals who have not renewed pledges in writing.

“This is an accomplishment our community can be proud of,” said Drew. “This year’s results are slightly higher than last year’s campaign, which will help our UW Agencies and other initiatives to continue moving forward in their efforts to meet the increasing needs in our community.”

The campaign began last summer with a Pacesetter campaign led by volunteer chairman John Turner of Regions Financial Corporation that raised more $11,315,051 from 49 businesses, nonprofits, municipal groups and corporations. Turner and his Pacesetter volunteers were awarded the Mervyn Sterne Award for exceptional campaign performance by a campaign team.

The campaign continued to set new records and some of this year’s highlights include:

• 51 companies using online e‐pledging
• 287 new corporate or business campaigns of the 2,000 campaigns conducted in Jefferson, Shelby Walker, Blount and St. Clair counties
• 74 new Tocqueville members (contributions of $10,000 and above)
• 41 loaned and sponsored executives participated in leadership training and worked throughout the Fall with companies to run their campaigns; Steve Paternostro, Alabama Power Company was named the Crawford T. Johnson, Loaned Executive for his attitude, effort and professional growth during the campaign.
• Top corporate leaders running campaign results of $1,000,000 or more (not in rank order) are : Alabama Power Company/Southern Company Services , Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, EBSCO Industries, Protective Life Corporation, Publix Supermarkets, Regions Financial Corporation and The University of Alabama at Birmingham
• A pledge matching program from Brasfield & Gorrie in honor of the company’s 50th Anniversary.

The dollars raised will be used to advance United Way’s mission of improving lives and community conditions through over 80 partner agencies and programs in our five county area focusing on basic needs‐education, financial stability, health and access to services. Volunteers will make allocation decisions on United Way agency awards beginning Friday, December 12 with the awards announced in January, 2015.

United Way of Central Alabama serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount and St. Clair counties by providing solutions for the most important needs in the community. Through our partner agencies and community initiatives we improve lives and community conditions by building and mobilizing resources. Contributions are still being accepted. They can be mailed to United Way of Central Alabama, P.O. Box 320189, 35232‐0189 or donations can be made online at www.uwca.org. 


Styslingers presented 2014 Tocqueville Society Award


L to R: Lee Styslinger, Jr., Catherine Styslinger, Lee Styslinger III, Kelly Styslinger, Nelson Bean, 2014 Tocqueville Society Chair; Kimberly Bean, Jon Styslinger, Babbie Styslinger, Mark Styslinger, Jennifer Styslinger

Over 350 guests honored The Styslinger Family with United Way of Central Alabama’s 2014 Tocqueville Award at the 19th annual Tocqueville Dinner held in November. “This exceptional family is invaluable to Central Alabama’s philanthropic fabric, as well as other communities where Altec Inc. operates and it is United Way of Central Alabama’s honor to present them with the 2014 Tocqueville Society of Central Alabama Award,” said Drew Langloh, President & CEO, United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. Recipients of the Award are true philanthropists who exemplify the spirit of caring and the power to make a meaningful impact on our community’s most pressing issues.

United Way – 2014 Top Nonprofit

Drew_awardUnited 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

DSC_0413DIVA SPEAKERSDSC_0409DSC_0436 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


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


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