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Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder

Candidate must reside in Choctaw, Clarke or Washington Counties

Summary & Scope:

Develop, retain and significantly grow the level of financial support and commitment to United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). Maintain and continuously develop relationships with key constituents at various levels within assigned company and individual accounts. Identify viable opportunities for additional involvement with UWSWA. Work closely with these constituents to plan, organize and implement campaign and other United Way activities to ensure a successful, stronger and sustained United Way commitment. Aggressively identify, recruit and develop new business prospects to ensure continued campaign growth.

The primary focus of this position is on the regional development of the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) campaign in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington Counties. Successful completion of on-boarding and training is required.

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National 2-1-1 Day, celebrated on February 11th (2/11) each year, recognizes our than 200, 2-1-1’s located throughout the country. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects more than 93 percent of our nation to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is an integral part of the community safety-net and can be easily accessed online of over the phone. 

Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it.

Today, January 31, 2020, marks the 14th anniversary of Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites. This year, IRS is promoting EITC and providing information on other refundable tax credits that you may be eligible for. This includes the Child Tax Credit (CTC), the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), the Credit for Other Dependents (ODC) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).

(Mobile, AL) – Students from Palmer Pillans Middle School (Pillans) and employees from Airbus Americas Engineering in Mobile (Airbus) launched the 2020 Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge (AFFC) on Friday, January 17, 2020 with the first of their weekly mentoring sessions. During the session, students where tasked to make whirlybirds with three materials and a finished product sample. This fun activity focused on the concepts of gravity, weight, lift, and aerodynamics.

 United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) partner agency, AIDS Alabama, released their executive summary report, “It’s Harder to Find the Syringe Than the Drug,” detailing the results of the first statewide needs assessment conducted among Alabamians who inject drugs. This past spring AIDS Alabama, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Center for AIDS Research and the Alabama Harm Reduction Coalition, surveyed 124 Alabama residents who inject drugs or who provide direct care to individuals who inject drugs. Through a combination of questionnaire and focus group responses, they aimed to gain critical insights into the need of Alabamians who inject drugs and help inform advocacy priorities for ending the opioid epidemic in the state.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced Trista Stout-Walker as the new Vice President of Community Impact. Stout-Walker has served the UWSWA as Manager of Regional Development – County Relations since May 2018. During her time in that position, she has made a tremendous impact on Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties in both fundraising and community engagement. She exceeded all the 2018 & 2019 Campaign goals.

Candidate must reside in Choctaw, Clarke or Washington Counties

Summary & Scope:

Develop, retain and significantly grow the level of financial support and commitment to United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). Maintain and continuously develop relationships with key constituents at various levels within assigned company and individual accounts. Identify viable opportunities for additional involvement with UWSWA. Work closely with these constituents to plan, organize and implement campaign and other United Way activities to ensure a successful, stronger and sustained United Way commitment. Aggressively identify, recruit and develop new business prospects to ensure continued campaign growth.

The primary focus of this position is on the regional development of the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) campaign in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington Counties. Successful completion of on-boarding and training is required.

by Rachel Perry, 

Want to have the power to make a really big impact on the world? GivingTuesday is a great opportunity.

Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million for charity on GivingTuesday. Together with our partners, United Way wants to keep the momentum going this year, to help 61 million people get better education, financial stability and health around the world.

Summary

The VP, Community Impact is responsible for leading the strategic investment of UW’s financial and non-financial resources to create the greatest possible impact in helping improve outcomes for individuals and families and achieving community-level change. Essential to this work is developing and adopting community-wide goals and implementing a strategic and cohesive plan for impact to make progress on these goals, all based on an understanding of community needs, an awareness of community resources, a knowledge of local and national best practice strategies (financial, advocacy, volunteer, other), leveraging and aligning UWSWA’s unique strengths and abilities to support the strategies, engaging in relationships and partnerships, and measuring results.  The VP, Community Impact leads the Community Impact department and leads the organization as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.