Representatives from more than 50 corporations, businesses, hospitals and non-profit organizations helped kick off United Way of Central Alabama’s 2016 Pacesetter Campaign during a celebration at Lyric Theatre today. The summer fundraising campaign goal for this year is $11.85, which will set the tone prior to the organization’s larger fall campaign.
The campaign kicked off with breakfast at Lyric Theatre featuring John Scalici, Get Rhythm, who used a variety of drums, sound and rhythm to create a message and atmosphere of unity and togetherness. “We’re all bound by the fact that we have a voice and those voices want to be heard, and some of our voices are softer than others,” he said. “It takes everybody playing their part.”
Bill Smith III, president and chief executive officer of Royal Cup Coffee and Tea, is the chairperson of the Pacesetter Campaign. “We’re all in this together,” he said. “Many people are hungry for tangible opportunities to make our community successful in many ways.”
Loaned Executives play a crucial role in developing and implementing fundraising initiatives in a wide variety of situations during the annual United Way Campaign. Their participation helps keep fundraising costs low, leading to increased investments in the lives of people who need services.
Loaned Executives for the Pacesetter Campaign are:
Jacob Gordon – United Way of Central Alabama
Emily Johnson – United Way of Central Alabama
Drew Miller – Regions Financial Corporation
Jennifer Nelson – Blue Cross Blue Shield
Gage Smith – Royal Cup Coffee and Tea
Burr & Forman LLP
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc.
First Bank of Jasper
M & B Metal Products
Sirote & Permutte PC
American Red Cross
Balch & Bingham LLP
Bayer Properties LLC
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Buffalo Rock Company
Dunn Investment Company
EGS Commerical Real Estate
Ernst & Young LLP
Graham & Company LLC
Grandview Medical Center
Harbert Management Corporation
Innovation Depot, Inc.
Luckie & Company
Mayer Electric Supply Company
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McGriff Seibels & Williams Inc.
Medical Properties Trust Inc.
National Bank of Commerce
Pipehorn Utility Tool Company
Robins & Morton
Southern Nuclear Operating Company
United Way of Central Alabama Inc.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
US Ameri Bank
Warren Averett, LLC
WBRC Television Channel 6
White Plume Technologies
YMCA of Metro Birmingham
Rich Bielen, president and chief operating officer at Protective Life Corporation will serve as the chairperson for the 2016 General Campaign chairperson. He will launch the fall campaign.
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. To learn more about United Way’s impact in your community visit www.uwca.org.