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 and CEO
    White Castle Management Co.

  • Craig Marshall – Immediate Past Chair

    Central Region Independence Consultant
    Ernst & Young

  • Trudy Bartley

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

  • Barbara Benham

    Executive Vice President
    Chief Public Affairs Officer
    Huntington Bancshares Inc.

  • Donald Brown

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

  • Duane Casares

    Chief Executive Officer
    Directions for Youth & Families Inc.

  • Dan Crane

    Financial Director
    Crane Group

  • Virginia Nunes Gutierrez

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

  • Carrie Harris-Muller

    Senior Vice President, Population Health

  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph M. Hendricks

    St. Brigid of Kildare Church

  • Lana Hillebrand

    EVP and Chief Administrative Officer
    American Electric Power

  • Chad Jester

    VP, Corporate Citizenship
    President Nationwide Foundation

  • Adam Lewin

    Hamilton Parker Company

  • Steve Mason

    Cardinal Health at Home

  • Elizabeth Blount McCormick

    President and Owner
    Uniglobe Travel Designers

  • Fred Ransier

    Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

  • Martyn R. Redgrave

    Managing Partner and CEO
    Agate Creek Partners, LLC

  • Tom Rieland

    General Manager
    WOSU Public Media

  • Toshia Safford

    President and CEO
    The Center for Healthy Families

  • Glen Skeen

    Vice President
    CWA local 4320

  • Elise Spriggs

    SVP/Associate & 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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