Diversity and Inclusion

United Way of Southern West Virginia’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement

United Way of Southern West Virginia seeks to engage the entire community in our work without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, familial status, or socio-economic status. That commitment is reflected in all aspects of United Way’s work – including our staff, our board members, our volunteers, our partners, and the communities we serve. United Way of Southern West Virginia’s vision and mission center on inclusion and equity. Our vision is that every child in every country should have a good education, every citizen should feel financially stable, and every community should be healthy and strong. We commit to equity as a core value and practice to advance our mission of connecting people, resources, and organizations to create a thriving community for everyone. We acknowledge that we can only be successful if we recognize, raise up, and support leaders from underrepresented neighborhoods. United Way is committed to engaging these leaders as partners, donors, board members, and volunteers. Further, we commit to intentionally creating pathways for them to be included in decision-making and leadership roles within our own and other organizations. United Way of Southern West Virginia believes that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and effectively address the issues that challenge our communities. It is our aim that our partners, strategies, and investments reflect this core value.