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The ALICE Movement

About Us • The ALICE Movement

Leading the Charge

United Way of Northern New Jersey founded, fuels, and partially funds United For ALICE

United For ALICE has grown from a pilot project in Morris County, New Jersey in 2009, to the entire state of New Jersey in 2012, and now to the national level. United Way of Northern New Jersey spearheads this effort, led by:

  • Kiran Gaudioso, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Northern New Jersey
  • Stephanie Hoopes, Ph.D., National Director, United For ALICE

To learn more about the history of United For ALICE, click here.

A Growing Movement

United For ALICE has grown to include partners in more than half of the U.S. states — and counting:

Our network of local partners work to integrate the ALICE research into local, state, and national communities.

Liaisons responsible for bringing ALICE to their respective states include:

  • Arkansas: Shantell Hinton Hill, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and Abby Hughes Holsclaw, Proper Southern Strategies
  • Connecticut: Lisa Tepper Bates and Amy Casavina Hall, United Way of Connecticut
  • Delaware: Dan Cruce, United Way of Delaware
  • District of Columbia: Scott Mengebier and Nedelka Phillips, United Way of the National Capital Area
  • Florida: Melissa Nelson, United Way of Florida
  • Georgia: Brittany Brunett, United Way of the CRSA and Brynn Grant, United Way of the Coastal Empire
  • Hawai‘i: John Fink, Aloha United Way
  • Illinois: Eithne McMenamin, United Way of Illinois/United Way of Metro Chicago
  • Indiana: Michael Budd, Indiana United Ways
  • Iowa: Kelli Soyer, United Ways of Iowa
  • Kansas: Lisa Gleason and Gayle Ausmus, United Ways of Kansas
  • Louisiana: Sarah Berthelot, Louisiana Association of United Ways
  • Maine: Courtney Yeager, United Way of Kennebec Valley
  • Maryland: Franklyn Baker and Laura Johnson, United Way of Central Maryland
  • Michigan: Nancy Lindman and Mike Larson, Michigan Association of United Ways
  • Mississippi: Michele Connelly, United Way of West Central Mississippi
  • New Jersey: Kiran Gaudioso, United Way of Northern New Jersey
  • New York: Hugh Parry, United Way of New York State
  • Ohio: Lisa Courtice, United Ways of Ohio
  • Pennsylvania: Kristen Rotz, United Way of Pennsylvania
  • Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon, Washington): Jim Cooper, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest
  • South Carolina: Katie Reams, Trident United Way
  • Tennessee: Mary Graham, United Ways of Tennessee
  • Texas: Roxanne Jones, United Ways of Texas
  • Virginia: Janel S. Donohue and Sarah Walsh, Rappahannock United Way
  • West Virginia: Brett White, Tygart Valley United Way/West Virginia United Way Cooperative
  • Wisconsin: Charlene Mouille, United Way of Wisconsin

Contact us to learn more about bringing the ALICE movement to your state.

Partner State Report Sponsors

Many companies and foundations join the United For ALICE movement by supporting the development and proliferation of the ALICE research in one or more states. Thanks to the generosity of these organizations, the research has expanded, and the movement to remove barriers that limit the financial stability of the ALICE population is growing.

Current Partner State Report Sponsors include:

  • Ascension Saint Agnes Foundation
  • Atlantic Union Bank
  • Ausherman Family Foundation
  • Avista Foundation
  • Bank of Hawai‘i Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Carolinas Credit Union Foundation
  • Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
  • Compare.com
  • Consumers Energy
  • CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association)
  • Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
  • Entergy
  • Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
  • GoWest Foundation
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • GreenState Foundation
  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation
  • Hawai‘i Pacific Health
  • HEI Catalyst For a Better Hawai'i, Hawaiian Electric, American Savings Bank
  • Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Idaho Nonprofit Center
  • IDEAL Industries Foundation
  • John T. Gorman Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kiley Juergens Wealth Management LLC
  • Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank
  • Locations Foundation
  • NBT Bank
  • Oregon Community Foundation
  • RWJBarnabas Health
  • Tennessee Afterschool Network
  • The Ford Family Foundation
  • The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education
  • Truist
  • Turning Point Financial
  • U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • WaFd Bank
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.