About Us

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 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 Ann Scully, United Way of Connecticut
  • Delaware: Dan Cruce, United Way of Delaware
  • District of Columbia: Nedelka Phillips, United Way of the National Capital Area
  • Florida: Ted Granger, United Way of Florida
  • 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
  • Louisiana: Sarah Berthelot, Louisiana Association of United Ways
  • Maryland: Franklyn Baker and Angie McAllister, United Way of Central Maryland
  • Michigan: Nancy Lindman and Mike Larson, Michigan Association of United Ways
  • Mississippi: Ira Murray, United Way of the Capital Area
  • New Jersey: Kiran Gaudioso, United Way of Northern New Jersey
  • New York: Hugh Parry, United Way of New York State
  • Ohio: Emma Lieberth Osborn, United Ways of Ohio
  • Pennsylvania: Kristen Rotz, United Way of Pennsylvania
  • Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon, Washington): Jim Cooper and Dona Ponepinto, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest
  • 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:

  • Atlantic Union Bank
  • Avista Foundation
  • Bank of Hawai‘i
  • Consumers Energy Foundation
  • CSEA, AFSCME Local 1000, AFL-CIO
  • Entergy
  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation
  • Idaho Community Foundation
  • Idaho Nonprofit Center
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Key Bank
  • NBT Bank
  • Providence Health Care
  • Tennessee Afterschool Network
  • The Ford Family Foundation
  • Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Virginia's Community Colleges
  • WaFd Bank
  • Washington State Employees Credit Union
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.