New Online Giving Options

United Way of Albany County donors have always had the option of online giving, but not always a lot of choice in hophotodune-1567420-colored-credit-cards-sw to give. Now that’s changed! Donors can now designate their gifts to go to one or more specific agencies, and also still have the option of giving to our general community fund. Also new is the option for donors to set up recurring donations. Click here to check it out: Donate to the United Way of Albany County. We hope these new options make online giving easier! Thank you, as always, to all of our generous donors, whatever your giving format!

End-of-season VITA Tax Results

Tax season is now over. Our VITA tax program e-filed 672 current year federal returns, 59 state returns, and an additional 40 past year returns. We have also helped people file an additional 30 paper returns and completed 25 amended returns. Total federal refunds are $832,478 and state refunds are $12,611. Using an average of $100-$150 a return, I estimate we saved tax program clients about $125,000 in tax preparation fees.

ServiceSpark tracked more than 750 hours of highly-skilled volunteer time from our dedicated community volunteers.


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We are really, really, really happy to announce that we have met and surpassed our goal of $430,000.

This has been a true team effort involving:

  • Our great campaign co-chairs Even and Anne Brande. They have been our greatest cheerleaders.
  • Our board members who give so generously of their time and their pocketbooks.
  • Our campaign volunteers who help us with planning presentations, stuffing envelopes, and so much more.
  • Our member agencies and especially their executive directors who all ran employee campaigns and helped us make over 80 employee presentations across Laramie,
  • And all our fabulous donors – over 1000 – who helped us raise a record amount of money that will make Laramie a much, much better place to live.

Thanks to you all!

VITA Tax Schedule Posted

The schedule for the 2015 VITA tax program has been posted on our Event Calendar.

All VITA clinics are staffed by IRS-certified volunteers.  The program is completely free, and is available to households that make $55,000 or less.

Volunteers for the VITA Tax Program should email with any questions or concerns.

VITA Volunteers should also have a ServiceSpark account in order to track volunteer hours.  To receive emails about being scheduled for VITA clinics, make sure you add “VITA Tax Volunteer” to your ServiceSpark profile under skills.


Service Opportunity!


Looking for a way to be of service in Albany County? We are nearing the annual Homeless Task Force Point in Time survey of people who are homeless in Albany County. There will be a training and dinner at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 27 at St. Paul’s Newman Center, and the survey will take place the following day, August 28th. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to so we can sign you up! Thanks to our sponsors ANB Bank, First Interstate Bank, and the Rotary Club of Laramie.


New Agency Added!

Wyoming 2-1-1 has just become our 15th member agency.  Wyoming 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in communities around Wyoming.

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