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"Since 1992 Tellico Village and United Way of Loudon County have been partners in raising funding for 28 to 33 non-profits that provide critical social services in Loudon County. To date this partnership has raised over $1.6 million. In addition many Tellico Village residents provide invaluable volunteer support to many of these agencies. Through United Way and their partner agencies, Tellico Village clearly sets the standard of what it means to LIVE UNITED!"
-Judy Fenton (Executive Director, United Way of Loudon County)


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 It’s fall and that means it is time for you to make your annual contribution to the United Way Loudon County (UWLC) campaign. For some this is an easy decision, while for others a difficult one. In order to facilitate the decision process, the campaign will use several social media sites, Nextdoor, Tellico Life and the Tel-E-Gram to present facts about UWLC that will show how your donations work to support the needs of residents of Tellico Village as well as greater Loudon County in an efficient and cost effective manner.

 Through a very deliberative two-step process, the BOD of UWLC selects partner agencies and determines the amount of funds that will be allocated to each agency. The first step, agency partner selection, picks organizations whose missions satisfy critical needs in the UW focus areas of education, health and financial stability and basic needs and have the broadest reach to those in need within the county. The second step is, after the agencies submit their funding requests, a face-to-face session between the BOD and volunteers and agency representatives where each request is thoroughly reviewed to insure that the funds will be used for their intended purpose and will, in fact, help county residents solve quality of life inhibiting issues. Only then are the funds granted to the partner agency.

 This process performs the due diligence that you would conduct were you to make the decision as to a particular agency to which you would donate money. To further assist you in making your donation decision several tools will be employed. The first will be a series of weekly posts discussing partner agencies and how they use the funds you donate to help your neighbors.

 The second is a discussion group available on Nextdoor that will facilitate discussion about United Way Loudon County and its campaign and hopefully answer questions and resolve any issue that may be inhibiting your gift. Members of Nextdoor may access the link to the 2019 United Way Campaign group at https://nextdoor.com/groups/23800432/.

 The third is a hot link that can be used to make donations using a credit card. For those inclined to use it, it is an efficient, paperless way to make your donation. It saves you postage and an envelope.

 A goal of $100,000 has been established for this year’s campaign, coincidentally the same as last year. Hopefully however, we will make it this year. Last year over 50% of the residents of Kahite donated to UW; in the main village it was 17%. Hopefully, thru the process described herein, we can raise the contribution level and make our goal.

 These are the three ways to donate:

  • the simplest way is to use the link posted below to make credit card donation - https://www.unitedwayknox.org/comm/SinglePageRegPledge.jsp  
  • use the payment form you will be receiving in the mail;
  • if you have not made your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA contact your financial Advisor and use it to make a donation.

A contribution to United Way is an excellent and simple way for you to help your fellow residents of Loudon County deal with life altering issues affecting their everyday lives.


Our experience tells us the best way to help the most people is to focus on the underlying causes of the most serious problems. Here in our community, we’re focused on critical issues like:
  • helping individuals have access to healthcare
  • providing children and adults with education and life skills
  • ensuring basic needs and emergency services are available
It takes the whole community working together to reach our goals in these areas. So we bring people together from all across the community— government, business, faith groups, non profits, and concerned citizens. If it requires fund-raising or getting people to work together, that’s what we do.

Your United Way contribution works to bring lasting change right here because that’s what matters

Last year, your gift to United Way touched the lives of 1 in 5 people in our community. Thanks to your support, seniors were able to remain independent, children received new clothes for school, and families received emergency assistance with food, medicine, and utilities.

United Way’s priorities reflect our community’s changing needs. Throughout the year, United Way is mobilizing trained volunteers to study those needs, and only after careful consideration, do they choose to invest resources where they will get measurable results.

United Way works diligently and responsibly to maximize our donors’ investments. By partnering with volunteers to assist in the annual campaign and encouraging collaboration among our community partners, United Way is able to ensure that your gift has a greater impact.

Nothing is more important to us than the trust and confidence of our donors. As the leading charitable institution in our community, representing their wishes is critical to our continued success. At United Way, we know that trust can never be assumed–it is earned.

Whether you donate your time or give through the annual campaign, your United Way contribution is an investment in our community.

Making an individual gift or giving through your employer's charitable giving campaign to the Community Care Fund is the easiest and most powerful way to improve lives.

Your contribution, no matter how great or small, makes a difference. When combined with the gifts of others, you are supporting a coordinated network of health and human services that are changing lives for at-risk kids, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and many more of your friends and neighbors.

By focusing our community's resources on the most pressing needs,we are able to provide solutions and make a lasting impact right here in our community. That's the strength of the United Way.

United Ways work with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best opportunities for youth, bust working adults, and seniors to serve. For more information on how you can get involved, click HERE.

By calling 211, our region's information referral line, your family and friends can find assistance. Click HERE for more information.

 United Way on TellicoLife

Visit our website:  www.unitedwayloudoncounty.org for additional information

United Way P.O. Box 145 
Lenoir City, TN 37771 

Tel: (865) 582-4082 
Fax: (865) 522-7312 


Created: December 2017
Last Updated: October 28, 2019