Medical Properties Trust introduces $1M challenge with United Way of Central Alabama—find out more

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United Way of Central Alabama helps the Birmingham community in many ways. (Bham Now)

Medical Properties Trust (MPT), a Birmingham-based leader in hospital finance, has committed up to $1 million to United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) as a challenge grant to current Tocqueville Society members to increase giving to the organization’s annual campaign. Read on to learn how this challenge can raise up to $2 million for the community.

Introducing the MPT Challenge

(United Way of Central Alabama)

UWCA serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, St. Clair, and Chilton counties by providing solutions for the most critical needs in the community.

UWCA’s Tocqueville Society has over 950 members that give a minimum of $10,000 per year, recognizing local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions that create long-lasting change in the community.

The MPT Challenge details that any increase a current Tocqueville donor gives to their total contribution, MPT will add an additional dollar to United Way. Basically, this $1 million challenge can generate $2 million in additional support for our community.

“The MPT Challenge is a forward-thinking, transformational effort that will help us create the greatest impact. This gift encourages the most charitable people in our community to think bigger when it comes to helping those in need.”

Drew Langloh, President & CEO, United Way of Central Alabama

Supporting the community

Emmett E. McLean, Executive Vice President, COO and one of the company’s co-founders of MPT is also the 2022 United Way Campaign Chair. He is a veteran charitable fundraiser and along with a cabinet of 45 community leaders, he will lead efforts on behalf of United Way’s 80-plus charities and programs in six Central Alabama counties.

“Nonprofits are already stretched to capacity serving clients through the COVID crisis. They are now struggling with persistent high levels of demand for services while at the same time grappling with increased costs of today’s economy. If we do the same we did last year, we will help less people. Our fundraising strategy needed a bold concept with bigger aspirations, this challenge will help our agencies and programs meet those needs.”

Emmett E. McLean, Executive Vice President, Medical Properties Trust

The most central aspects of the growing needs are in the areas of academic support, mental health services and basic needs like food and shelter. This generous challenge will help raise funds that are needed to help the community.

Discover the ways you can get involved with United Way of Central Alabama.

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