• Alexa Hatcher
    Manager, Corporate Donor Relations

    At WKU I studied Sociology and Citizenship and Social Justice with a concentration in Community, Environment and Development. I’ve spent the last 8 years organizing in KY for policy change. I’m inspired to see the direct impact of our work on folks in our community who’ve been historically hurt by systems and institutions that should support
    us all.

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  • Alice Barnett
    Corporate Giving Coordinator

    My work career with Metro United Way included serving in the Executive Office before moving into the Development Department as a Corporate Giving Coordinator. The most inspiring part of my work over the years is knowing that I have contributed in meeting people’s needs. I love to garden and cook.

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  • Amy Martin
    Corporate Giving Coordinator

    If I were a superhero, I would be Wonder Woman. My superpower would be strength, speed, and the ability to fly. I would go around and put an end to all the gun violence that is happening in our communities right now.

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    Development Operations Manager

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  • Christinia Scott

    Senior Manager, Corporate Donor Stewardship

    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be…My superhero is a biblical character named the “Good Samaritan.” The Good Samaritan represented two of Metro United Ways values, which are “Own It” and “Think We Before Me” by offering his personal financial support to nurture his beaten and trodden down community member.

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  • Danielle Walters
    Grant Writer

    Being a grant writer allows me to improve our community and significantly impact the lives of vulnerable people. In addition to being a mother of three, my background includes over 15+ years of experience in government, project management, and budget oversight. Despite my Master’s Degree in Science, I would prefer to read or play video games over
    conducting experiments.

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  • Donna Wooten
    Senior Director, Development

    “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali
    I am inspired to each day GET to serve with Metro United Way and invite others to join in advocating for our work and community. We’ve seen as a family how MUW has been there to support us in need, and it is a gift to share that forward
    with others.

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  • Emily Dudley

    Senior Manager, Corporate Donor Stewardship

    The most inspiring part of my job is raising the funds to power the programs that provide a promising new future for our neighbors in need of a helping hand.

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  • Jenna Tobbe

    Coordinator of Grant Management

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  • Laura Tornes
    Senior Manager, Grant Development

    The most inspiring part of my job is working systemically to address historical injustices within our community. I’ve taken a systems-level approach in other government and nonprofit roles as a community organizer, neighborhood liaison, and project manager, but I thoroughly enjoy being on this team and ensuring our amazing impact staff have the resources they need to make meaningful change.

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  • Matt Simons
    Director, Corporate Giving

    I started my adult life playing basketball for the University of Louisville (‘93-‘95). After being a classroom teacher, instructional technology and software expert and consulting with nonprofits in the Kentuckiana area, my passion comes from wanting to help solve the systemic issues that build gaps in our 7-county area.

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  • Mellissa Yeagle
    Grants Director

    I love that my job is to make an impact in our community – specifically addressing historical inequities – by using my law, advocacy, and writing expertise to support my colleagues in their work.

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  • Sarah Santee
    Director, Individual Giving

    The most inspiring part of my job is the people. The Metro United Way family – MUW colleagues, donors, and volunteers – who make the powerful, intentional choice to come together to ideate and execute positive and sustainable change so that everyone thrives.

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  • Steve Cook
    Senior Manager, Major Gift Relations

    Metro United Way inspires me for fighting a good fight to improve our community. I see it in the ways we address root causes of systemic issues and in our efforts to promote discussion (Beyond Buzzwords; Racial Wealth Gap Simulation). My superpowers include bibliography, being a good uncle and, more recently, working cocktail wonders with bitters.

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  • Tim Sanders
    Labor Liaison

    I was born and raised in Louisville and am a Business Administration graduate of Northwood University. I am married to Sandra Diane Sanders with two grandchildren, Wade and Dawson, and enjoy exercise and a round of golf. I am inspired by seeing Metro United Way guide families in their worst moments to resources that fulfill their
    immediate needs.

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