From the Archive: Loaned Executive Alumni Association reception – learn about “staying connected” to United Way

George Edwards

Tonight, United Way’s Loaned Executive Alumni Association (LEAA) will meet at Chow Time restaurant at 6:00 p.m. for a thank-you reception and to discuss future activities in 2012. The reception will feature some brief words from United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl and LEAA President George Edwards.

Edwards, a long-time Loaned Executive champion of United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign’s work to improve our Mid-South community, says United Way and the LEAA members have great opportunities to work together to increase volunteerism, engage in fundraising and ultimately boost United Way’s already-high standards of efficiency.

“We will have a calendar of events for 2012,” Edwards says. “United Way will continue to fill us in on how we can help. Most of our assignments will come directly from our United Way’s offices.”

Edwards says the LEAA will help Loaned Executives stay connected United Way’s network of nonprofit agencies. Members become acquainted with the network through their time in United Way’s Loaned Executive and Sponsored Representative program.

“United Way recruits the Loaned Executives team, and the team helps raise charitable funds during the campaign season,” Edwards says. “Being a part of LEAA is like being in a college alumni association. These folks have graduated from the program. They are like ‘United Way alumni.’”

Chow Time Restaurant is located at 4207 Hacks Cross Road in Memphis. All former United Way Loaned Executives and Sponsored Representatives are invited to attend.

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