United Way of Southeast Alaska
Catching you up on Changes
2019 Day of Caring
We Would Love
your participation this year!  If you're interested in volunteering or are a non-profit organization with a service project, please click the link below for more information and to register!
Sitka        Tuesday, September 17th
Ketchikan    Friday, September 27th
Petersburg     Tuesday, October 1st
Juneau               Friday, October 4th
Day of Caring
If you have any further questions feel free to contact Sabrina at staff@unitedwayseak.org 
or call 

Sabrina Boone
Hello my name is Sabrina and I have held the Office Administrator position at United Way Southeast Alaska since the last week in April of 2019. I am very excited to be working in the Juneau community. My family has long running roots in Juneau and I am happy to be back home after spending some time in the lower 48 traveling and going to school. I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2015 with a degree in Public Health and a Psychology focus. Much of my professional work has been centered around working with those who suffer from persistent mental health ailments in an outpatient setting. In addition, I have worked with many individuals, assisting them in navigating and obtaining a multitude of social services within the community. I am looking forward to my continued work here at UWSEAK. In addition, I am excited to be a part of the continued growth and collaboration that United Way brings to its Southeast communities.  
On a personal note I love cooking and traveling to new places and meeting people from different cultures. I enjoy a night in of Netflix and chill and of course chocolate and a fresh croissant. During the winter I like to hit the mountain and during the summer I have fun visiting with friends, fishing, and spending time with family.  

Shari Paul 
I have officially been the new Program Manager for AmeriCorps since mid - June and though it has been a bit of a learning curve transitioning into this position, the support I have received has been overwhelming and much appreciated.
 I moved to Juneau in 1984 - right after I graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin. It was a beautiful sunny day so I decided to stay! Over the last 30+ years (Yikes!), a large percentage of my employment revolved around children, families and education. A majority of my work has been in the legislative and government world, plus a few years of contract work while I raised my two daughters. Most recently, I spent 4 years immersed working for and with Lt. Governor Byron Mallott. From January-June, I worked with Joy Lyon at AEYC in developing community supports to meet childcare needs.
I am now officially an "empty-nester," and will be adjusting to this new found 'freedom.'  For fun, I volunteer a lot, garden, hike, play pickle ball and enjoy spending time with friends.
I believe 110 percent in the philosophy of AmeriCorps, but most of all sharing the cultural diversity and its unique quirks that make Juneau our home.  Over the years, AmeriCorps members have and will continue to make our community even more special by bringing their talents, enthusiasm, and desire to live and serve in our hometown.

Do you know where you can go to learn all of the ways you can be active in the community?

To access Juneau volunteer opportunities, visit our Facebook page dedicated to getting involved in the community. We, along with other organizations post events and service opportunities.


Our Partner Organizations Feature

Starting next newsletter, we will begin to feature one of our dedicated partner organizations with pictures and stories from site visits and conversations. We do this with a hope of educating our community at large, as well as our supporters, volunteers, and donors to have a richer understanding of our great partner organizations and the resources they provide to our community. Keep an eye out for this feature in our next newsletter as well as on our social media accounts, which you can find links to here.

Board of Directors 
We have had a few changes to our Board of Directors!
Jennifer Treadway-O'Dea has stepped down as Secretary and has been elected as the Chair Elect.  
Mille Ryan has recently retired from REACH and will no longer be serving as the large agency representative. However, she has been elected to a three year term on the board. Additionally, she has been elected to serve as Secretary to Board.   

Janey Lester

Meet our new board member Janey Lester:
Janey Lester is the Southeast District Manager for Wells Fargo. She overseas operations of all retail stores for Wells Fargo across Southeast Alaska. She has been with Wells Fargo Bank for over 8 years, 5 of those as a Branch Manager. Wells Fargo has partnered with United Way for years and she has been an advocate and donor during her tenure with Wells Fargo. She was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Round Rock, Texas and loved the opportunity to give back and serve her community. She lived in Central Texas, the Hill Country and Austin area, for most of her life before she and her husband moved to Juneau in April of 2018.
Cherie Curry
Meet our new board member Cherie Curry:
Cherie Curry is a lifelong Alaskan, born on Elmendorf, grew up in Kenai where she also raised her three daughters. In 1999, Cherie joined the media industry, managing KSRM Radio Group in Kenai for the next 9 years. Since 2009, she has worked in print, digital and broadcast media in Anchorage. In July of 2018, Cherie joined Frontier Media as the Southeast Market Manager for Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka Radio Centers.
Some of Cherie's non-profit experience includes the Public Affairs Chair for the March of Dimes Alaska Chapter; Public Affairs Committee for the USS Anchorage Commissioning; Kenai River Classic Special Events Committee; Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Board Member; Anchorage Community Concert Band, President; Alaska Broadcasters Association; Arctic Winter Games Media Committee; and Past President of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce.
Cherie is thoroughly enjoying Southeast Alaska and is excited about making a difference here. In her spare time Cherie plays clarinet in the Juneau Symphony and enjoys exploring all there is to see and do in the outdoors in Juneau.
Our new AmeriCorps Service Members
 United Way of Southeast Alaska
2018 Brochure
Alaska 2-1-1
Questions about how to find help?
Find Help
Are you searching for agencies to help you? The United Way website has a feature that connects YOU with the help that you need. We have added a " Find Help" button to the right side of our page that has an organized list of agencies across Southeast Alaska that provide community services.

To see which agencies are listed in your community and how they can help you, Click Here.
Why Support United Way?
We at the United Way of Southeast Alaska are thankful for all of our supporters, volunteers, and donors who have chosen to advocate on our behalf all these years. To show our gratitude, we spoke with some of our donors so that we could get to know them a bit better and understand why they continue to support Southeast Alaska through the United Way.

Read why community members choose to support United Way of Southeast Alaska.