Alicia Hazelwood

Executive Director
United Way of Grant County

Lifelong Grant County resident Alicia Hazelwood serves as executive director of the United Way of Grant County.

A graduate of Marion High School, Alicia received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Manchester University and later completed a master’s of business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also holds certificates in Nonprofit Executive Leadership and Fundraising Management, both from the Fundraising School/IU School of Philanthropy, and has been working with the United Way of Grant County since August 2012. Prior to accepting her role at UWGC, Alicia was a senior staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives. She worked in Indiana's 5th 

District. Her areas of expertise were Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Education, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Indian

Affairs. She was also a key staff member for planning District events such as the Congressman's Townhall meetings and the Youth Leadership Conference.

Alicia is responsible for being the public representative of the United Way and represents the mission of the United Way to those in the local community. He role includes fundraising, grant writing and management, 

public relations, social media, board development and management, volunteer engagement and collaborative community initiatives. In a small office of 2 staff, as the executive, Alicia is responsible for all the operations of the organization.

When asked what she likes most about her job, Alicia said,

“I love that I get to spend every day trying to support work that is focused on helping the people in the community where I live and grew up. I am thankful each day that people trust me and the United Way to be responsible with their charitable gifts to make a difference.”

Alicia believes that the United Way is not just an organization, but it is a way of life. She talks about how it is a giving vehicle for so many people that wouldn’t be able to give otherwise, while also being an organization that not only meets needs but meets people where they are.

Alicia loves getting to represent the United Way and getting to serve the community of Grant County, and she has a word for you! “There is no other organization that works so hard to make sure that programming is not only serving the community but working to make culture and community!”