mission

United Way of Henderson County believes in making our community stronger.  By working together on critical issues, we can move forward together to ensure everyone has a safe place to live, work, and play. United Way brings together partners from business, education, government, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations to work toward common goals, resulting in a better quality of life for all.  Through donations to our Community Impact Fund, we drive lasting change by strategically focusing on the areas of Education, Income and Health.  In addition to our focus areas, we invest in many community-wide initiatives and support agencies providing basic needs and crisis services.  United Way of Henderson County helps people – it’s that simple. Join us to make our community a better place for everyone!

Mission

To organize and mobilize community resources to improve lives of Henderson County residents.

Vision

To be a catalyst in making a positive and lasting impact on the human condition in Henderson County.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

United Way of Henderson County strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up our community.

We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values.

di·ver·si·ty (d-vûrs-t, d-) n.: the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical, mental and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; socio-economic status; work and behavioral styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, experiences and culture—and more. Even when people appear the same on the outside, they are different!

in·clu·sion (n-klzhn) n.: a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.