Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team as the Manager of Regional Development – County Relations. This key position will play a crucial role in advancing our mission to develop, retain, and significantly grow financial support and community engagement across Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties.

NR – Austal USA: March 22, 2024
Austal USA hosted our annual charity golf tournament last week.  Representatives of over 80 firms from across the country came together to raise awareness and funds for local charities at our 13th annual Charity Golf Invitational.  Over 300 golfers competed in the charity invitational at the Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile which raised $220,000 that was donated to five different local charities.  Through this annual event, Austal USA and our partners have raised over $2.4 million for long-time event partner United Way of Southwest Alabama and other local charities within the last decade.  The charity invitational is one of the many ways Austal USA gives back to the community whose enduring support has resulted in our success as a major defense contractor.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama hosted an unforgettable evening at the Alexis De Tocqueville Society Reception, where longtime supporters gathered to celebrate the spirit of generosity and community impact. The event, held at the Country Club of Mobile, served as a tribute to Clifton and Genie Inge, honoring their enduring commitment to philanthropy and their remarkable contributions to the betterment of Southwest Alabama.

Meet Erica Berger, our dedicated Office Manager at United Way of Southwest Alabama, who has been contributing her skills and passion to our team since May 29, 2018. Erica’s journey with us began as a temporary part-time position during the holidays, where she quickly became inspired by the impactful work and services provided by UWSWA and its partner agencies to the community. Motivated by the mission to improve the quality of life for all, Erica eagerly accepted a full-time position when the opportunity arose.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama is thrilled to announce that we’re turning 98 this year! For nearly a century, we’ve been dedicated to making a positive difference in our community through impactful investments and unwavering support. As we commemorate this milestone, we invite you to be a part of our birthday celebration by joining our fundraising efforts.

Meet Brad Martin, the Program Coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at United Way of Southwest Alabama. Brad joined the organization in September 2011 when he started with HandsOn South Alabama, later merging with UWSWA in April 2013. His initial attraction to the role stemmed from his extensive background in volunteer work, aligning perfectly with the organization’s focus on community service.

We are thrilled to introduce Michi Lunceford, the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at the Mobile Chamber, currently serving as a new dedicated member of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). With a primary focus on providing precise financial information to the Mobile Chamber’s management and Board of Directors, Michi brings a wealth of experience gained from her previous roles as the CFO of a United Way agency and the CFO of United Way of Southwest Alabama. Having witnessed firsthand the needs of the most vulnerable in the community, Michi is honored to continue her support of UWSWA and contribute to the betterment of the community.

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