United Way of Delaware County engages the community to improve lives by focusing resources on Education, Health, and Financial Stability.
Our dedicated staff and generous volunteers have been working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for every single person in our community since United Way of Delaware County’s foundation in 1925. We work to put ourselves out of a job in an effort to end the cycle of generational poverty long-term.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE
More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving United Way’s mission, living our values and advancing the common good.
United Way of Delaware County fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that integrates the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together we can collectively and more effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.
United Way takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. By engaging the power of diverse talent and partners, UWDC strives for results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues.
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. We practice our commitment to diversity by living our values and by:
· Providing equal opportunity for employment
· Serving the needs of diverse communities
· Engaging and respecting a diverse group of volunteers
· Creating a culture that realizes the potential of every member of the organization and promotes individual accountability through commitment to excellence
United Way seeks to engage the entire community in our work without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, national origin, or United States military service or veteran status. That commitment will be reflected in all aspects of United Way’s work – service delivery, staffing, and volunteer participation. By doing so, we create a culture that realizes the potential of every person.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jennifer Dudley – Chair
Summers, Carroll, Whisler LLC
Kevin Woehler– Incoming Chair
Technology Solutions Group Manager
Muncie Power Products
Marchal Hudson – Past Chair
Asst. Director of Unified Technology Support
Ball State University
Chris Caldwell – Secretary/Treasurer
Senior VP Commercial Banking
Muncie Fire Department
Director of Community Development
City of Muncie
Carrie Bale – Community Solutions Chair
A Better Way
Neil Gifford – Marketing Co-Chair
Director, Marketing and Communications
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Chief Information Officer
Muncie Community Schools
Debbie Edwards Thompson – Labor Chair
Mia D. Johnson, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Ivy Tech Community College - Muncie
Ball State University
First Merchants Bank