United Way
 for South Louisiana


Mission Statement:
To be recognized as the best caring choice for donors and to provide financial support for local health and human service agencies benefiting our people.


2008 Campaign Cabinet                                      2008 Pacesetter Companies

2006-2007 Pacesetter Kickoff

Every year United Way for South Louisiana holds both a Pacesetter and a General Campaign.  Campaigning is the major resource of funding within United Way for South Louisiana. Our company raises funds for over 27 agencies in the four-parish area of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne. 

United Way for South Louisiana employs a Campaign Manager – Lonnie Easley.  They work closely with volunteers on a Campaign Cabinet.  The Campaign Cabinet members are responsible for recruitment of volunteers in each of their respective divisions.  These volunteers call upon companies requesting corporate donations and employee campaigns.

Loaned Executives are also a core element in United Way’s fund raising initiatives.  Loaned Executives are individuals who are ‘loaned’ from companies in the area to work for United Way for South Louisiana.  Their duties consist of learning all about United Way funding and how everything is handled, going into the community and leading the general employee campaigns, and sharing stories of how United Way has helped people within our community.  If you are interested in becoming a future Loaned Executive, please contact  Lonnie Easley for information.

United Way for South Louisiana would like to encourage any company that is not involved in our annual campaign to please call the office at 985-879-2461.  It is the support from the community and it’s companies that keep us in the business of "neighbors helping neighbors."  If you or your company would like information on how to become involved in General Employee or Corporate Campaigns please email  Lonnie Easley.

2008 Campaign Cabinet

Dr. Stephen Hulbert Chair   
Travis Lavigne Vice Chair     
Kim Elfert  – Communications
Steve Crispino  – Pacesetter
Dr. David Boudreaux – Education 
Steve Pontiff – Leadership 
Mike Fakier – Loaned Executive Chair
TBA– Terrebonne Industry
Rhonda Alfred – Terrebonne Retail
TBA -West St. Mary 
TBA – East St. Mary
John Ford– North Lafourche
TBA – South Lafourche

Pacesetter Companies

Acadian Ambulance   LOOP LLC.
Bay Offshore Nicholls State University
AT&T Louisiana MidSouth Bank
Bollinger Shipyard Mosaic Fertilizer
Bourgeois Bennett Oceaneering
Buquet Distributing Regions Bank
Cabot Corporation SLECA
Capital One South Louisiana Bank
Chase Bank Synergy Bank
Coastal Commerce Bank Terrebonne General Medical Center
Daily Comet Terrebonne Parish Cons. Government
Danos & Curole The Courier
Dillard’s Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Gulf Island Fabrication United Way for South Louisiana
John Deere Thibodaux Weatherford GEMOCO
J. Ray McDermott Welch Sales and Services
J C Penney Whitney National Bank
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Ctr.  

2006-2007 Pacesetter Kickoff

        United Way for South Louisiana Pacesetter Companies kicked off their annual fundraiser season on July 7, 2006 at Nicholls State University.  This year former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning provided the motivational speech to encourage over 70 volunteers to take on an active role in their companies campaign.
        Steve Crispino of South Louisiana Bank, chairman of the Pacesetter Campaign shared with the group that last year $625,000 was raised amongst 34 companies in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes thus making up over 46% of the total dollars raised.  This years Pacesetter goal is $600,000 or approximately 40% of the overall 2006 campaign goal of 1.6 million dollars.
        Outback Steakhouse was on hand to provide the cuisine for the event.  A new benefit for the Pacesetter companies this year was the Promotional signs for the campaign that are to be placed in front of each business venue.  These signs were sponsored by MidSouth Bank and Barker, Buick, Pontiac, GMC.  Other companies interested in displaying one of these signs in support of the UWSLA’S Campaign should contact 879-2461 for delivery or pick up.

Standing Left to Right:  Dr. Stephen Hulbert, President of NSU;
Alina Merlos, Executive Director of UWSLA; Archie Manning;
Lisa Schilling, UWSLA Campaign Chair

Other Pictures from the Kick-Off