Loaned Executives

What is The Loaned Executive Program?

Each year many of the area’s employers participate in the River Region United Way Loaned Executive Program, lending skilled employees to the United Way for several weeks during the Campaign Season. Loaned Executives multiply the capacity of United Way campaign staff, enabling United Way to reach out to over 400 local businesses that participate in our annual fundraising campaign. Each Loaned Executive will serve as United Way’s primary liaison to 6-8 local organizations, working with United Way staff to support and grow their campaigns. Loaned Executives serve between 30 minutes and 3 hours per week from mid-August to mid-December.


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We invite employers or employees interested in the Loaned Executive program to explore the links below, and contact us at 334.323.2542 if you would like to participate.


Investing in the Loaned Executive Experience

Responsibilities of the Loaned Executive

What Makes a Good Loaned Executive Candidate?

The Return on Your Investment

How Your Community Benefits

How Your Company Benefits

How Your Employee Benefits












Thank You to our 2016 Loaned Executives

Shelley Barnes Alfa
Jamie Brown Max Credit Union
Ken Carrick Community Volunteer
Chappell Chancey Alfa
Brad Cockerham Alfa
Troy Eastman MassMutual Alabama
Krystal Floyd Brantwood Children's Home
Vicki Griffin Trustmark National Bank
Lindsey Griffis BBVA Compass
Jason Heuermann Ricoh
Melissa Hill Aldridge Borden & Company
Cindy Howton The Starke Agency
Chris Ingram Regions Bank
Phillip Johns Alfa
Jo Ann Johnson HandsOn River Region
Theresa Johnston Rushton Stakely 
Carmen Jones Alfa
Dallas Jones Warren Averett
Staci Kelley Warren Averett
Candice King WSFA
Jason Kocher Trustmark National Bank
Barbara Long Alfa
Paula Mathis Young Meadows Presbyterian Church
Kacie McCloud Aldridge Borden & Company
Amanda Meeks Regions Bank
Susan Morrow Hilton Garden Inn
Mia Mothershed Health Services, Inc.
Lindsey Oswalt Aldridge Borden & Company
Jenna Roton Jackson Thornton
Kelly Sedgwick Regions Bank
Austin Spangler Renasant Bank
Mike Talbot Auto-Owners Insurance
Chad Taunton BB&T Bank
Helen Taylor Beasley Allen Law Firm
Kimberly Waldrop Sasser, Sefton & Brown, P.C.


Investing in the Loaned Executive Experience

Responsibilities of the Loaned Executive
Each Loaned Executive, alongside United Way Staff, works with 6-8 local organizations, serving as United Way’s primary liaison, as they assist in the planning and execution of their United Way campaigns. Loaned Executive responsibilities include:

• Analyzing donation history
• Planning and executing strategy for each account
• Partnering with United Way volunteers to visit CEO’s and employee coordinators
• Developing relationships with Employee Campaign Chairs
• Preparing and delivering presentations to various audiences
• Providing customer service to donors

What Makes a Good Loaned Executive Candidate?
Loaned Executives are valued employees with a variety of skills, knowledge, interests and backgrounds from all levels of your organization, who:

• Embrace growth opportunities and learning
• Exhibit a desire for career development
• Recently joined your organization and would benefit from focused training as well as interaction with major organizations in the community
• Possess excellent computer skills for the following programs: Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word & Excel
• May have increased flexibility due to work transition or retirement

The Return on Your Investment
The financial benefits of training cannot be measured in terms of the amount of learning achieved or even the extent to which behavior might change. The real benefits come from improved performance. While it is difficult to put a number on the training your employee will receive while volunteering with United Way, everyone, your community, your company and your employee will benefit from your investment.

How Your Community Benefits
Your community benefits because:

• United Way is able to decrease overhead costs through the support of the professional talent loaned to the campaign by your company.
• Loaned Executive participation leads to increased campaign results which provide more financial resources to help better meet community needs.

How Your Company Benefits
Participation in the Loaned Executive Program demonstrates your company’s commitment to the community. Loaned Executives introduce themselves as your company representative on behalf of the River Region United Way. Your company benefits from the returning employee’s enhanced business skills, including setting and achieving goals, public speaking, confidence in making sales presentations, training and motivational skills and increased exposure with many corporate executives.

How Your Employee Benefits
While serving with United Way, your employee will receive training and gain experience in the following key areas:

• Sales – researching assigned accounts; preparing and making sales presentations; developing strategies based on past performance analysis; building relationships with customers
• Public speaking – presenting United Way’s key messages to large and small groups of company employees to encourage contributions
• Management – goal setting and achievement; time management; resource utilization; volunteer supervision; teamwork
• Community dynamics – understanding community needs and potential solutions; studying specific industries and/or geographic communities within the region; experiencing the interaction of the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors.


We invite employers or employees interested in the Loaned Executive program to contact us at 334.323.2542 for more information about participating.