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McGlinchey Attorney Amanda Stout Named Capital Area United Way ChairRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Baton Rouge attorney Amanda Stout was named Chair of the Capital Area United Way’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Meeting on July 22, 2021.
“The United Way’s work is invaluable in pooling community resources to achieve maximum impact for residents of our ten-parish service area,” Amanda said. “I’m looking forward to working with the cross-section of community leaders on the board and United Way staff to stay nimble in responding to the changing needs across Louisiana’s capital area, especially in light of the COVID pandemic, and in developing innovative giving strategies to engage current and potential donors.”
As Chair, Amanda will lead the board through the organization’s 97th year, overseeing CAUW’s collective impact model to distribute critical funds in the areas of education, healthy living, income stability, and basic needs. The CAUW’s investment model provides three years of stabilized program funding in their four focus areas, as well as project-based funding, which allows the organization to invest in high-quality initiatives and collaborations. In a testament to the organization’s work, they were recipients of a $5 million grant from the Mackenzie Scott Foundation in 2020.
“McGlinchey is strongly committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, and Amanda’s leadership with United Way exemplifies those values,” said Michael Ferachi, the firm’s Managing Member, also based in Baton Rouge. “The Capital Area United Way plays a critical role in supporting our fellow community members, and Amanda is well suited to lead their efforts.”
Amanda has served on the United Way board of directors since 2012, including as Community Impact Cabinet Chair, Secretary, and Chair-Elect. She is very active in the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations, Federal Bar Association, as well as First United Methodist Church. McGlinchey attorneys Mary Terrell Joseph and Jay O’Brien have previously served as Chairs of the Capital Area United Way.