Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder (Page 18)

11.05.2020 –  On Thursday Governor Kay Ivey  issued her nineteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. .

UWSWA welcomes Bud McCrory to our Board of Trustees. Bud works as the Assistant Director of Administration for Mobile Water and Sewer System. He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama.

When asked why he accepted the invitation to the board, Bud responded, “to continue to grow a great organization with a great mission that I believe in.”

Thousands of families throughout Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties were severely affected by Hurricane Zeta. For many, the effects of Zeta have compounded the issues they already faced from Hurricane Sally and Covid-19. For others, this is the first time they need help. As part of the Hurricane Zeta Relief and Recovery, United Way of Southwest Alabama is working with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Local Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), faith based organizations, and others to collect data about available resources in Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. 

UWSWA welcomes Kelly Collins Woodford to our Board of Trustees. Kelly is the Associate Dean and Professor of Management at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Spring Hill College and a Doctor of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center.

When asked why she accepted the invitation to the board, Kelly replied, “Joining the UWSWA Board of Trustees provides a unique opportunity to make a difference in our community. Having lived in Mobile most of my life, I’ve worked with a number of the partner agencies and have seen the difference those partner agencies make in the lives of others.”

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is proud to announce that Allie Leavitt is serving as their 2020 Campaign Loaned Executive. Allie works with the Resource Development team to develop relationships with key constituents and identify viable opportunities for growth for the 2020 Campaign.

“I am grateful to be a part of United Way’s mission of improving and strengthening our incredible community,” Allie said. “and I am excited to be back in Mobile working as a Loaned Executive”.

UWSWA welcomes Audra Harper to our Board of Trustees. Audra is the Operations Administrator at Harper Technologies, LLC. She works with operations, budgeting, financial analysis and contract management, all while finding time to serve her local community.

When asked why she accepted her invitation to the board, she replied, “I feel that the mission of the UWSWA directly aligns with my moral compass and who I strive to be as a citizen with a desire to serve her community. I also feel that my business experience and the compassion by which I govern myself can be used to help continue to move the organization forward. I am honored to be of service in whatever capacity is needed.”

UWSWA would like to congratulate Brent Barkin for his 2020 award of Philanthropist of the Year. Brent graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is now the President of Shoe Station and oversees and ensures the company’s success and future. His father Terry S. Barkin founded the company and Brent continues to honor his legacy at Shoe Station today.

Chevron Corporation today announced a $15,000 contribution to the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) and United Way of Baldwin County to support Hurricane Sally recovery efforts. United Way of Baldwin County will received $10,000 and UWSWA will receive $5,000.

“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Sally, and we appreciate organizations like United Way that are helping families and communities recover,” said Shashank Nanavati, Chevron Products District Manager. “This donation reflects Chevron’s ongoing commitment to help people in the communities where we do business during challenging times.”

United Way Worldwide today launched a new online Vote United Election Hub to help ensure that people everywhere have access to the resources needed to fulfill their civic duty to vote in the upcoming election. Developed in partnership with non-partisan civic organizations When We All Vote and VoteAmerica, the Vote United Election Hub is a one-stop-shop resource to provide individuals with tools to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, find a polling location, contact a local election office and other critical information to empower every eligible voter to participate in the 2020 Election..

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