Central Alabama’s Generosity Again Puts United Way Over Goal

Birmingham, Alabama — Central Alabama continues its strong backing for critical programs and initiatives supported by United Way through another successful fundraising campaign. United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) Campaign Chairman for 2018 Alan Register of REGIONS proudly announced at a volunteer recognition celebration that the 2018 goal of $38,000,000 was met. This reflects pledge estimates and not the final results from companies that are still conducting campaigns or individuals who have not renewed pledges in writing.

This summer, Kennon Walthall, Senior Vice President, Avenue Insights & Analytics, led a Pacesetter Campaign for UWCA among more than 62 companies. The Pacesetter goal was set at $12,900,000 and was exceeded by raising $13,560,774. Those pledges put United Way more than one-third of the way toward meeting its main campaign goal. Walthall was presented the Mervyn Sterne Award for exceptional campaign performance by a campaign team.

Abigail Jacobs, Spire, was voted Crawford T. Johnson Loaned Executive of the Year by UWCA staff and other Loaned Executives. The votes were based on attitude, effort and professional growth during the campaign.

Community volunteers will meet tomorrow, December 7, to allocate the funds raised to more than 80 United Way agencies and programs.

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.