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United Way of Southeast Arkansas staff

Keeping the wheels turning

There's more to the United Way than meets the eye. Our staff minds the details and keep the wheels turning behind the scene. Our office number is 870.534.2153 or contact our staff by email.


Leslie Dorn


"The best thing about working at United Way is the people — all of the people! I've had the unique opportunity

to build relationships with the entire spectrum of society. People seeking assistance, looking for hope, the agency

staff members helping to provide that assistance, community volunteers giving their time and energy not expecting

anything in return and our generous donors who we turn to each year to provide the resources to help strengthen

our community. Working with so many people, I have found that kindness works with everyone. United Way started

out as an interesting job, but has evolved into a mission to see our community be the best it can be. I like to think that 

United Way chose me." - Leslie




Karen Small

Allocations and Campaign Coordinator

“I’ve been working at the United Way of Southeast Arkansas for 20 years. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to connect

someone in need with United Way partner agencies that have solutions. I love knowing that each year, over 50,000 people in Southeast

Arkansas receive life-changing services.” - Karen





Joy Binns

Finance Coordinator

"The impact the United Way has on Southeast Arkansas and the families living here is huge. Volunteers work

together to ensure that the United Way reaches our fundraising target each year. These funds go to supporting

our partner agencies, who help individuals and families in our community. A person of abuse has a place to

escape; the elderly and disabled can find assistance with the local area agency; there is a place for students after

school and a place for those with mental health needs and special needs. I think United Way chose me, and it fits me.  

Working here, I feel like I'm giving back." - Joy



Gary Lloyd

Information Systems & Technology Administrator

“By nature I have always had a desire to help others. It’s a joy to team up with great people in our community

to make resources readily available, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical and financial needs. The United

Way helps bring community members and agencies together to focus on the important needs of the community.

By the efforts of the community giving to United Way, we help strengthen the quality of life in our community for

this generation and the ones to follow.” - Gary