Statement from Tommie Goggans III, Chairman of the Board

Thank you for taking time to connect with us.

From our beginning in the 1920s as the Community Chest of Calhoun County, we have helped donors focus their resources to meet the greatest needs in East Central Alabama. Today we continue to be a trusted source of knowledge and expertise in uniting the will to do good with those possessing the ability to make good things happen. Yet, we are more than agents of change for our community, we are a reflection of it. The community involvement that exists at every level of our organization is one of our greatest strengths.

Donors give of their financial resources to impact the community in a way that improves the lives of all its residents. Our compassionate Community Partners diligently administer the programs that provide solutions to transform donor resources into changed lives. Our extensive network of caring volunteers give of their time and talent to serve their friends and neighbors. Our staff is comprised of individuals with deep roots in their community that are driven to carry out the mission of United Way. Our Board of Directors, comprised of business and community leaders, are visionaries that provide the strategic direction necessary to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.

So when we say that this United Way is your United Way, it is much more than words, it is a way of life. On behalf of everyone devoted to achieving our mission, you have our pledge that your United Way of East Central Alabama is working harder than ever to meet the changing realities of a world that is constantly evolving.

Community needs will change, donor expectations will change, methods of communication will change, but our commitment to improve the human condition of those that call this region home will never change.

Be the One. Live United.

Tommie J. Goggans III
Chairman of the Board