Uniting People to Meet Human Needs in Our Community.
- Education: Help children achieve their full potential.
- Income: Increase financial stability and independence for families and individuals.
- Health: Improving health of families in our community.
- Community Impact: Enhance our communities by creating an environment in which all members of our community will have opportunities to thrive personally and professionally.
This is why we do what we do.
Greater Douglas United Way began its first community fund drive in 1954
as the United Fund. $46,185 was raised in that first year. The money went to assist
the original five non-profits, all of whom are still member agencies
today. Over the past 63 years the organization has grown steady and
strong. In our 2016-17 campaign
, the community lent their support to our now 28 agencies, raising over $1,000,000
for the third year in a row.
Raising funds is only a part of what is done at Greater Douglas
United Way. Partnerships with the member agencies provides them
with educational and collaborative opportunities within the community.
Over 700 volunteers support Greater Douglas United Way. They work at the committee level to plan and implement
special events, organize the annual campaign, allocate the funds
raised and oversee the general governance of the organization. We are proud to serve with dedicated people who diligently give of their time to support the communities
in Douglas County.
2016-17 Final Results