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.

Philanthropy Advisory Team Volunteers Provide Valuable Guidance and Leadership.

United Way of Central Ohio’s Philanthropy Advisory Team replaces our former Campaign Cabinet volunteers. This nimble team of community leaders offers guidance and support of our year-round campaign strategy and provides valuable feedback on strategies for continuing to strengthen our fundraising model. Thank you to our very valuable volunteers for their leadership and commitment to fighting poverty in our community.

  • Joe Chlapaty

    UWCO Board of Trustees

  • Scott Barbour

    Advanced Drainage Systems

  • Jackie Dees

    Deloitte & Touche

  • Melissa Ingwerson


  • Liza Kessler

    Jones Day

  • Jordan Miller

    Fifth Third Bank (retired)

  • Alex Shumate

    Squire Patton & Boggs

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