About us

United Way of Loudon County is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to improve the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.


Uniting people and resources in building a stronger, healthier 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

Evan Bishop, Tate & Lyle

Tom Bostic, Community Volunteer

Andy Ewing, Community Volunteer

Susan Fox, Lenoir County Schools

Mary Harding, Community Volunteer

Sally Hester, Community Volunteer

Chelsea Henrikson, Kimberly-Clark

Dick Kolasheski, Community Volunteer

Kevin Mairose, Tate & Lyle

Arial Ruble, Tate & Lyle

Leon Shields, LCUB

Martha Westbury, Kimberly-Clark

Sarah Wilkerson, Lenoir City Boys & Girls Club

Executive Advisory Committee

Ruth McQueen, Community Volunteer

Ed Donley, Community Volunteer


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

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.