100 Years

United Way’s
100th Anniversary Celebration

Sept. 15, 2022

View the United We Win: Faces of Our Community publication here.

Will you be a part of our
next 100 years?

Celebrating the past. Building for the future.

2022 marked the 100th anniversary of our United Way. For 100 years, we have united the community and mobilized resources so that every child, individual and family thrives.

For 100 years, we have asked our donors, partners and supporters to join in, stand up and dig deep. And for 100 years, you have done just that. Thank you for helping us create a community where every person—no matter their background, their circumstances or their zip code—has an equal chance at a bright future.

Where We’re Headed

For 100 years, we have worked tirelessly to break the cycle of poverty, to give kids an equal chance, to meet our neighbors’ basic needs and to build strong, healthy communities. ​​Yet, there is still so much work to be done. So many children’s futures to be written and so many lives to be changed for the better.

As we celebrate how far we have come, our focus is not just where we have been, but where we will go.

We have big dreams for our community. As we look toward the future, we envision a region in which:

  • Every family has access to high-quality, affordable child care
  • All of our students have a solid foundation and are ready to read and learn
  • Our workforce is equitable, educated and ready to take on new challenges
  • Every person has a roof over their head and food on the table
  • No family lives in poverty
  • Our communities are strong, healthy and vibrant for all of our neighbors

It will take all of us—standing up and rallying around these efforts with the aligned mission of investing in something big—something no one gift or one organization can accomplish on their own. To create a thriving community, it will take the whole community. We hope you’ll consider joining us as we create a thriving place for all. Will you be a part of our next 100 years?

History of our United Way

Much has changed throughout the years but our mission remains the same: to unite the community and mobilize resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. View a timeline of our history here.