UWSWA Names Justine Herlihy New Vice President of Resource Development
United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced Justine Herlihy as the new Vice President of Resource Development. She will utilize her background in Development to build key partnerships to strengthen the communities we serve in Clarke, Choctaw, Mobile and Washington Counties. Her proficiency in revenue generation, strategic planning and civic engagement will allow her to flourish in this position and mobilize resources that are the foundation for a better life.
Justine was born and raised in Mobile and has a deep passion for the city of her birth. She attended The University of Alabama and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. After graduation, she returned home to work directly with the people and businesses that were impacted by the 2010 BP Oil Spill as a paralegal at Cunningham Bounds, LLC. In 2015, she followed her passion for place and became the Development Director at Mobile Baykeeper. She was responsible for fundraising efforts including: major donor development, membership cultivation, hosting special events, and building corporate partnerships to ensure future generations have clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. During her tenure, she also played a key role in marketing, grants, communications and outreach to expand the organization’s mission throughout Coastal Alabama.
“I am honored to join the United Way of Southwest Alabama as the Vice President of Resource Development,” said Justine. “I am eager to tackle current obstacles in our community by working to obtain the financial resources necessary to provide this critical support.” From an early age, she learned that by serving others first she singlehandedly has the ability to improve the quality of life of the people and communities around her, which in turn better our community as a whole. She remains true to this tenet each day and is looking forward to bringing this passion to the United Way of Southwest Alabama.
Justine is very active in the community having served on several local boards and committees for organizations including: St. Mary’s Home, James T. Strickland Youth Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile United, Mobile Arts Council, and Groundwork Mobile County. She is graduate of Visit Mobile’s Tourism Ambassador Program, Mobile Historic Development Commission’s Preservation Leadership Class, Mobile United’s Connect Mobile Class of 2016, and Leadership Mobile Class of 2018. She also has Professional Development training in Leadership Insights, Supervisory Success, and DiSC Workplace. Justine and her fiancé are members of St. Ignatius Parish. In her free time, she remains active in the community, spends quality time with family and friends, and enjoys boating, hunting, fishing & kayaking on our local waterways.