United Way Community Campaign Kickoff Sponsored by Shoe Station

Throughout the day, UWSWA will feature its partner agencies, internal programs, award winners, sponsors, and pacesetters. During all newscasts including Studio 10, there will be guests appearing to talk about all things UWSWA. In addition to the television broadcast, Fox 10 and UWSWA will each host live streamed segments on Facebook.

The day-long, multi-platform event is an opportunity for UWSWA to share the work its 46 partner agencies and our 12 internal programs which make up the Community Safety-net with Fox 10 viewers. It is also an opportunity to share how people can find health and human services.

Studio 10 and the Facebook Live segments that follow will feature special guest, Sean of the South. Sean Dietrich is a columnist and novelist known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Good Grit, The Tallahassee Democrat, South Magazine, The Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine, The Birmingham News, The Mobile Press Register, and he has authored twelve books. Dietrich will tell some stories and discuss his newest book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? The novel is “the story of what happens after the unthinkable, and the journey we all must make in finding the courage to stop the cycles of the past from laying claim to future.”

Campaign Kickoff Fox 10 Broadcast Segments

UWSWA Volunteer Awards

Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer Connect Award (Partner agency volunteer)
Volunteer Connect Award (Non-partner agency volunteer)
The Martin Family VITA Award
Outstanding Community Partner
Emerging Leader Award

Beth Thomas
Alabama Power
Volunteer of the Year

Kerry Maguschak
Volunteer Connect
Partner Agency

Don Fry
Volunteer Connect
Non-partner Agency

Lifelines Counseling Services

Outstanding Community Agency

Virginia Hunt
Regions Bank

Women United Award

LaKeisha Williams
Mobile Community Action

Emerging Leader Award

Choctaw County Awards
Heart of Gold & Campaign Awards

Dee Ann Campbell
Heart of Gold

Carolyn Minor
Heart of Gold

Lisman Volunteer Fire Department
Heart of Gold

Margaret Taylor
Heart of Gold

Georgia Pacific Naheola

Outstanding Community Partner

Clarke County Awards
Heart of Gold & Campaign Awards

Judge Hardie Kimbrough

Heart of Platinum

Ethel Autry
Heart of Gold

DeWayne Smith
Heart of Gold

Sallie Shields
Heart of Gold

Sommer Keith

Outstanding Campaign Coordinator

International Paper
Pine Hill Mill

Outstanding Campaign

Mobile County Awards
Heart of Gold Awards

Ann and Ricky Boyd

Lisa Denham

Sandra Dunaway

Ashley Mabry

Linda Perdue

Washington County Awards
Heart of Gold & Campaign Awards

Michael Toomey

Edith Wilcox Volunteer Award

Caldwell Adams
Heart of Gold

Kenya Bivens
Heart of Gold

PowerSouth Lowman Plant
Heart of Gold

Charles Moye

Wash. Co. LEPC
Heart of Gold

Sherry Ross

Wash. Co. LEPC
Heart of Gold

Jessica Ross

Wash. Co. LEPC
Heart of Gold


Outstanding Campaign Team Award

Tate & Lyle small logo

Tate & Lyle

Outstanding Corporate Partner Award

SmartBank small logo


Outstanding Campaign Award

2019 Campaign Awards

Spirit of the UWSWA Award
Philanthropist of the Year
Outstanding Loaned Executive
Outstanding Corporate Partners with more than 50 employees
Outstanding Corporate Partner with less than 50 Employees
Outstanding Campaign Coordinator
Outstanding Campaign
Outgoing Campaign ChairMahesh Bativa
Rainbox Package Store
Outgoing Board of Trustees ChairRobert Matthews
Burr Forman LLP

University of South Alabama

Spirit of the UWSWA Award

Brent Barkin
Shoe Station

Philanthropist of the Year

Alabama Bulk Terminal Hunt Oil Company

Alabama Bulk Terminal
Outstanding Campaign

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Outstanding Corporate Partner
with less than 50 employees

Lee Moons
Outstanding Campaign Coordinator

Dr. Tony Waldrop
University of South Alabama

Outgoing Board of Trustees Chair

Guy Helmsing
Hancock Whitney

Outgoing Campaign Chair

Labor Awards

Frank Everett
IBEW Local 505

W.O. Mozingo Award

National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 469

Red Leachman Award


Wind Creek Hospitality, an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board
Thompson Gas


A.W. Williams Corporate Co.
AAA Alabama
Alabama State Building & Construction Trades
Alpha Women’s Resource Center
AltaPointe Health Systems
American Red Cross Serving South Alabama
Austal USA
Autry Greer & Sons, Inc.
BASF The Chemical Company
Bender III, Dr. Thomas W.
Bishop State Community College
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama
Burr & Forman LLP
CASA Mobile – a.k.a. Court Appointed Special Advocates
Catholic Social Services
Clarke Mobile Gas District
Cottage Hill Chiropractic
Crittenton Youth Services
Davis, Ms. Veronica
Dick Russell’s Inc.
Drug Education Council
DuFriend, Reverend Jim
Dumas Wesley Community Center
ECI/The Arc of Southwest Alabama
Ellen Jay, LLC
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama
Family Promise of Coastal Alabama
Feeding the Gulf Coast
Food Champs
Garrett, Ms. Beverly
General Dynamics
Gilbert Auto Supply
Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast
Green, Ms. Ansley G.
Greer, Mr. Toulmin
Hancock Whitney Bank

Harrell, Mr. Nick
Hines, L. Christian
Honeywell, Inc.
Housing First
Howell’s Shoes ‘N Things
International Paper Pine Hill Mill
Jackson’s On The Square
Jensen, Ms. Ann M.
Joe Bullard Automative Companies
Joseph N. Langan, Charitable Trust
Lathan, Mrs. Terry
Lee’s Kloset Boutique
Leick, Ms. Caitlin
Lifelines Counseling Services
Martin III, Mr. William J.
Mayo’s Barber Shop
McAleer’s Office Furniture Company
McKemie Place
McLeod, Ms. Rebecca
Middle Bay Boat Company, Inc.
Mitchell, Mrs. Arlene
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Morrissette, Mrs. Beth
Mulberry Bleu
Naheola Credit Union
Old Majestic Brewing Company, LLC
Olin Corporation
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
Painters & Allied Trades, Local 779
Penelope House, Inc.
Penelope’s Closet
Phillips, Mr. Terry
Pruitt Realty
Regional Child Advocacy Center
Regions Financial
Rehm, Mr. Gary G.
Rouses Supermarkets
Russell, Thompson, Butler & Houston, LLP

Senior Citizens Services, Inc. d.b.a Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment
Serda Brewing
Servis 1st Bank
Shoe Station, Inc.
Sickle Cell Disease Association
Simple Sweet Cupcake Boutique
Smart Bank
Smith, Duke & Buckalew, LLP
Smith, Mr. Norvelle “Gus”
Snow, Ms. Anna
Southwest Alabama Labor Council
Springhill Medical Center
The Arc of Clarke County
The Berry Patch
The Cheese Cottage
The Child Advocacy Center
The Learning Tree, Inc.
The Louis & Josie Forchheimer Memorial Foundation
The Mapp Family Foundation
The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama
The Shoppes at Bell Air Mall
The Village Shoppe, LLC
Thompson Gas
United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile
United Way of Southwest Alabama
University of South Alabama
Victory Health Partners
Volunteers of America Southeast
Wells Fargo
Whiddon Jr., Mr. Alvin H.
Wilkins Miller, LLC
William & Keahey, LLC
Wilmer Hall Children’s Home
Wind Creek Hospitality
Woodruff, Ms. Camille