Author: Leslie Schraeder

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Join us in celebrating Dr. Deborah Curry, the dedicated Program Manager for The Basics Southwest Alabama at the United Way of Southwest Alabama. Dr. Curry brings over a year of fervent commitment to uplifting children and families in our community. Her passion for effecting positive change drew her to the United Way, where she saw an opportunity to alter the trajectory of lives within our community.

Introducing George B. Talbot, III, the newest addition to the distinguished Board of Trustees at the United Way of Southwest Alabama. George, Vice President of External Affairs at Volkert, joins the board driven by his deep admiration for United Way’s longstanding impact in Mobile and unwavering support for its mission to transform and save lives within the community. For George, leadership embodies the ethos of giving more than receiving, a principle that guides his commitment to serving beyond professional realms.

Meet Lindsay Lum, who celebrates her one-year work anniversary with the United Way of Southwest Alabama on January 3. Lindsay’s journey to the United Way family was serendipitous, stemming from her previous role as a Contracted Disaster Recovery Case Manager for the organization. Her interaction with the staff solidified her belief that the United Way was an incredible place to work.

Lauren Luckie-Merz, serving as the Manager of Donor Relations since May 2nd, 2022, was initially drawn to the United Way by its clear and impactful mission: to improve the quality of life in the community. With a strong dedication to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama, Lauren felt a deep-rooted motivation to contribute to its betterment. Her professional journey before joining the United Way was deeply entrenched in the non-profit sector. Beginning her career in higher educational fundraising at Spring Hill College and later serving as the Coordinator of Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Lauren accrued valuable experience and developed a profound understanding of how partnerships, like that with the United Way, can significantly influence and drive mission success.

Leslie C. Schraeder has been an integral part of the United Way of Southwest Alabama since June 2, 2014, contributing nearly 10 years of dedication to the organization. Initially drawn to this role through an invitation to apply, Leslie’s passion for service agencies inspired her desire to make a meaningful impact within the community. Her professional journey began with nonprofit agencies like The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama, followed by roles at the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and Bellingrath Gardens and Home, shaping her diverse skill set and experience.