About us

Since 1960, the United Way of Loudon County has been uniting people and resources in building a stronger, healthier community. We envision a community where all people achieve their full human potential through education, financial stability, and health & well-being

Over the last 10 years alone, we have raised and strategically funneled over 4.11 million dollars for the community, funding approximately 28 local agencies and more than 30 nonprofit programs annually in Loudon County.


UWLC unites the caring power of donors & community partners to bring about both immediate & lasting change in the lives of people in our community 



We envision a community where all people achieve their full human potential through education, stability, and health & well-being.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Board Chair – Cheri Parrish, Loudon County Schools

Sean Hensley, Proton Power, Inc.

Richard May, Primient

Crystall Creditt, Kimberly-Clark

Susan Fox, Lenoir County Schools



Chelsea Henrikson, Kimberly-Clark

Marilyn Phifer, Primient

Leon Shields, LCUB

Sarah Wilkerson, Lenoir City 

Brandon  Allen, Attorney at London Amburn


Darcy Welch, Executive Director

How Our Community Views Us

“When times are tough and life is hard for our families, United Way is always willing to help. Thanks for being there.”
Cindy Lawson
Loudon County Schools
"As a board member for Loudon County United Way, I have been able to see first hand the good work that the generous donations from the community make possible.”
Wayne Miller
Superintendent, Lenoir City School System
"I support United Way because it improves people's lives and makes our community stronger."
Scott Owens
Co-Manager, Walmart
"I volunteer because I have been so fortunate in my life and I feel a need to "give back" so that hopefully, the fortunes of some others will be improved. I support the United Way of Loudon County because I have learned from past experiences that the United Way is one of the very best ways to do that."
Larry Campbell
Tellico Village Steering Committee
"Giving to and volunteering through UWLC is the most efficient and the most effective way to reach the largest number of Loudon County residents. Besides, it just make sense."
Joy Littleton
UWLC Board Member
"I support United Way of Loudon County particularly because of its emphasis on the health of our community."
Dr. J Samuel Marcy, MD
UWLC Board Member

990 and Audit Information

UWLC is a not-for-profit organization exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and provides supporting services and other assistance to public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the human service needs of the general public of Loudon County.

UWLC is governed by a local board of directors and operates under charitable solicitation permits issued by the State of Tennessee.

UWLC pays annual dues of 1% to United Way Worldwide and .15 to United Ways of Tennessee.

UWLC deducts 12% of the total amount pledged to UWLC to cover fundraising and administration costs. This amount is paid to the United Way of Greater Knoxville, the administrative and support services provider for UWLC.