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.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Board Chair- Sean Hensley, Proton Power, Inc.

Past Chair – Cheri Parrish, Loudon County Schools

Vice-Chair – Richard May, Primient

Secretary- Marilyn Phifer, Primient

Treasurer- Brandon Allen, Corporate Counsel, Volato, Inc.


Susan Fox, Lenoir County Schools

Chelsea Henrikson, Kimberly-Clark


Crystall Creditt, Kimberly-Clark


Sarah Wilkerson, Lenoir City 



Kyle Sipe, 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.

United Way of Loudon County is committed to establishing equity as an integral part of our vision for a community where all people achieve their full human potential through education, stability, and health & well-being. We believe achieving equity is an intentional and continuous effort and requires community-wide collaboration. No one person should be hindered by their identity to achieve success and reach their full human potential.  We place this at the foundation of our work.