Our Mission

Improve the lives of others by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Our Vision

Build a community in which everyone has the aspirations, resources and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

We are your neighbors, co-workers and friends. We are a collaboration of donors, volunteers, organizations and experts—UNITED around the shared sense of purpose to reduce poverty in our community. Founded in 1923, United Way of Central Ohio is one of the largest United Ways in the country. We bring together more than 80,000 donors, advocates and volunteers, because when we speak and act together, we have the power to do more and our impact multiplies.

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United Way of Central Ohio is a
volunteer-driven organization

Concerned and compassionate citizens created United Way of Central Ohio to help people in need and make our community a better place for everyone.

Today, we are mobilizing the caring power of thousands of individuals and central Ohio employers to advance the common good.  Together, we are working to create opportunities for a better life for all.  We are joining hands, opening our hearts, lending our muscle and finding our collective voice.

The Board of Trustees guides our organization to create lasting change in central Ohio.

These dedicated leaders are the catalysts for the change that helps us all LIVE UNITED. Your United Way of Central Ohio Board of Trustees:

  • Lisa Ingram – Chair

    President & COO, Restaurant Division
    White Castle System, Inc.

  • Craig Marshall – Immediate Past Chair

    Columbus Office Managing Partner
    Ernst & Young

  • Trudy Bartley

    Associate Vice President, Local Relations and Community Affairs
    The Ohio State University

  • Barbara Benham

    Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate Communications and Government Relations
    Huntington Bancshares Inc.

  • Donald Brown

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    NiSource

  • Duane Casares

    Chief Executive Officer
    Directions for Youth & Families Inc.

  • Dan Crane

    Financial Director
    Crane Group

  • Dr. J. Daniel “Dan” Good

    Superintendent
    Columbus City Schools

  • Virginia Nunes Gutierrez

    Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
    AVANZA Business Solutions, Ltd.

  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph M. Hendricks

    St. Brigid of Kildare Church

  • Lana Hillebrand

    EVP and Chief Administrative Officer
    American Electric Power

  • Shawn Holt

    President & CEO
    Maryhaven

  • Chad Jester

    VP, Corporate Citizenship
    President Nationwide Foundation

  • Adam Lewin

    President
    Hamilton Parker Company

  • Steve Markovich, MD

    SVP Central Ohio Operations
    OhioHealth

  • Elizabeth Blount McCormick

    President and Owner
    Uniglobe Travel Designers

  • Fred Ransier

    Partner
    Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

  • Martyn R. Redgrave

    Senior Advisor
    L Brands

  • Tom Rieland

    General Manager
    WOSU Public Media

  • Glen Skeen

    Vice President
    CWA local 4320

  • Elise Spriggs

    Senior Vice President, Government and External Relations
    State Auto Insurance Companies

  • Robert Tannous

    Managing Partner
    Porter Wright

  • Mo Wright, M.P.A.

    President and CEO
    The RAMA Companies

  • Karin Wurapa, MD, MPH

    Family Medicine & Public Health

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