Community Investment Committee

Long-term lasting change. Fighting persistent poverty.

Ensuring every United Way dollar has the greatest impact on our community and people’s lives. Learning about community issues, setting priorities, acting for the common good.

Are you a community leader? By investing in United Way, you are making a big difference in your community. Would you consider multiplying that difference by investing some time, insight and leadership?

We would love to have you join our Community Investment Committee. The big goal for the committee is to help youth achieve their potential, help working families achieve financial stability, promote healthy lives which includes access to healthcare services as well as avoiding risky behavior. We also focus on Basic Needs. Services like food banks and homeless shelters are vital to moving toward the above goals. All of the work we do is meant to contribute to ending intergenerational poverty. We know that United Way – even with the funds we invest each year in the community – cannot do this alone. But with the passion and commitment of people like you our work can inspire the community to come together and achieve amazing breakthroughs.

It’s happening in communities around the country, like Cincinnati which cut its terrible high school dropout rate in half in just five years. Or Madison, Wisconsin where community action transformed pre-kindergarten learning to dramatically increase the percentage of children entering kindergarten ready to learn.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or have questions, please call or email Barbara Kinmark-Gurney 509.248.1557 or