Alfa Continues Tradition of Generous Giving to RRUW

Thanks to the generosity of Alfa Insurance and their employees, the company has consistently been the top contributor to the River Region United Way for many years. They’ve continued that tradition of excellence this year by raising a total of $337,383 in employee contributions for RRUW.

In addition to their generous financial contributions, the Alfa family has shown a strong volunteer presence with RRUW again this year. Current RRUW Board member Russell Sinco, Alfa Insurance SVP and CFO, served as chair of Alfa’s United Way campaign this year. Alabama Farmers Federation executive Terrie Channell also serves on the RRUW board, and Kevin Ketzler of Alfa is serving on our Campaign Cabinet. Alfa SVP Rob Robison is a former RRUW board member and longtime supporter of the United Way. And Alfa has contributed an impressive six associates to serve as Loaned Executives, helping out with this year’s Campaign. We’ve been proud to work with Alfa “LEs” Shelley Barnes, Chappell Chancey, Brad Cockerham, Phillip Johns, Carmen Jones and Barbara Long this year. Thank you to Alfa President and CEO Jimmy Parnell and the entire leadership team at Alfa for generously allowing associates the time to volunteer with RRUW.

“Alfa employees have proudly supported the United Way and its member agencies for decades,” said Steve Rutledge, EVP Operations for Alfa Insurance. “We recognize the value that United Way provides us, as donors, by ensuring that our dollars are spent wisely and appropriately by United Way sponsored agencies.  Our support for United Way is part of a larger ‘Alfa Cares’ commitment to serve the communities in which we live and do business.”

Alfa associates made another strong showing this year, with 676 donating to RRUW. More than half of those gave their “fair share,” meaning 1% or more of their salary. And 31 of those givers were new or increased the amount of their donation.

“When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing and that certainly describes Alfa and its team members,” said RRUW President and CEO Jimmy Hill. “Beyond their financial generosity, it is the currency of their compassion and kindness that separates them from so many others. I am grateful for their support of the United Way and humbled when I think about the lives that will be forever changed because of their concern for others.”

Without the generous contributions of companies like Alfa and their associates, the United Way wouldn’t be able to impact 1 in 3 lives in our communities each year. Thank you to everyone at Alfa Insurance for caring and for helping to improve the quality of life in our River Region.

There’s still time to give to this year’s Campaign! Click here to give securely online today. Or if you’d like to introduce a workplace giving campaign in your company, contact Alicia Schneider at 334-323-2502.

Above: Alfa Insurance supports the River Region United Way as part of their "Alfa Cares" commitment to the community. Top photo: RRUW volunteers from Alfa present a check for the company's contribution to the 2016 Campaign to Jimmy Hill and Alicia Schneider.