UNA Pressroom

University Of North Alabama Takes A Top Prize At United Way Annual Meeting

May. 20, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 FLORENCE, AL - The University of North Alabama was awarded the top prize in the Education Division of the 2018 United Way of Northwest Alabama Annual Campaign. The nearly $17,000 contributed to the organization that partners with 20 local agencies is a result of payroll deductions from UNA employees as well as from Step Sing. "Because more than half of our partner agencies are able to use United Way funds as leverage for additional grant funding, that $17,000 has the potential to dramatically increase and make an enormous impact in our community," said Kerry Del Pizzo, the Community Impact and Communications Director for United Way of Northwest Alabama. Deborah Shaw, UNA's Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director for the UNA Foundation said, "Employees at the University of North Alabama believe strongly in the communities in which they live and serve. Supporting the efforts of the United Way of Northwest Alabama allows us to assist the many organizations that work so hard to make a positive impact on those in need." About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professionals. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/ About United Way of Northwest Alabama United Way of Northwest Alabama is a leader in the community, uniting volunteers and resources to solve community-wide issues and addressing health and human service needs through the programs of our partner agencies, as well as internal programs.