Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a journey, not a destination.  We firmly believe that to successfully carry out our organizational vision and mission, the United Way of Blair County must be committed to advancing these principles.

The United Way of Blair County (UWBC) strives to strengthen our community and help those in need. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, we are deeply committed to our mission and continuously seek to ensure that our resources are used in the most impactful way.

We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. As such, every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. We value the uniqueness of every individual, the importance of community, and the power of the collective good.

We value the perspective of our neighbors to advance our mission and to advocate for the well-being of every person across the region. Our communities are more vibrant when all members have a voice and are encouraged to contribute. Together, we solve community problems and strive for equity in all solutions.

UWBC does not discriminate against others based on, but not limited to, race, national origin, creed, color, religious belief, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity. We denounce racism and ethnic discrimination, sexism, prejudice, and injustice in all forms.

UWBC will continue to uphold these values and beliefs in pursuit of our mission and in service to our community. They will guide our practices and policies that govern employment, volunteerism, funding decisions, service delivery, as well as our relationships with donors, partners, and the Blair County community.