United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE
We take the broadest possible view of diversity.
We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.
We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.
Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.
Anti-Racism and ethnic discrimination statement
We recognize structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle.
We understand that these disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present.
We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people.
We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.
Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.
We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.
We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
(Note: much of the language above is adopted from the United Way’s Equity Vision in United Way’s Equity Framework: Strengthening Our Equity Muscle to Accelerate Impact, developed in collaboration with local United Ways.)
United Way of Albany County is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to 16 participating agencies in the Laramie area.
When United Way of Albany County was established, it was a vision of the future – a future dedicated to improving the quality of life for all. United Way volunteers have been building on that vision for six decades.
Today, the many changes taking place in our community have created heightened social problems. United Way is positioned to respond to these problems. Through community-wide human service planning and direct support of agencies, United Way is answering the expanded needs for children, poor, elderly, disadvantaged, abused, disabled and discouraged.
It is our goal to help the people of Albany County achieve satisfactory fulfillment and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.
Volunteer your time today, or donate to our campaign and help us to accomplish our goal of $540,000 this year!
2021 Executive Board
Kelly Wolfe, President
Dan Pasman, Vice President
Forrest Selmer, Treasurer
Anne Alexander, Secretary
Alyson Hagy, Past President
2021 Board of Directors
Barbara Ann Rasco
2021 United Way Staff:
Evelyn Edson- Executive Director
LeAnn Hilgert- Director of Donor Development
Susonna Klein- Americorps
Kaylin Brooks- Americorps