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Who We Are
We are passionate about connecting and inspiring all sectors of society — individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments — to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated and financially-stable individuals and families.
We envision a community where all members – children, youth, adults and seniors – achieve their potential. We invite you — our donors, volunteers, partners and community members — to celebrate our accomplishments through you and to also keep fighting with us to give everyone a chance to succeed for generations to come.
"We love calling the Midlands home, and we know you do too. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, donors and advocates who stand up for their neighbors and friends everyday. Last year, we were able to improve the lives of more than 32,000 of those people. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for Living United."
— Sara Fawcett, President & CEO
United Way of the Midlands serves six counties with a total population of more than 850,000. Almost 140,000 people in our communities live in poverty. Poverty affects people across the lifespan and is among the greatest roadblocks to success. In 2017-2018, your contributions gave over 31,000 of them the ability or access to avoid or emerge from economic crises, improve their health, increase their income, or secure or remain in housing. You also improved opportunities for children and youth to succeed with home libraries, tutoring or youth development programs.
United Way uses three strategies for community improvement: investments in programs managed by community partners, initiatives or programs managed by United Way and advocating for changes in policies or systems. These strategies are guided by our new Community Impact Plan released in December 2018. This report summarizes results from 2017-2018 investments in community and United Way programs. These investments were based on the 2010 Community Impact Plan.