Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
2020 has been an enormously challenging year. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice against BIPOC communities, our region is also grappling with devastating loss caused by the wildfires.
Given all that we are facing, the lead up to the elections has been unprecedented in recent history. It has been heartening to see citizens in our region and across the nation take to the polls early and vote in record numbers to ensure their voices are heard during this critical time.
Friday, May. 29, 2020
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette believes that in order to achieve racial equity, we must unite as a society and commit to systemic change. Recent incidents involving violence and threats against African Americans expose the persistent and underlying racism, prejudice and privilege that prevent too many people from being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
We condemn the brutality that led to the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis. Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy to his family and the Minneapolis community.
Friday, Mar. 13, 2020
To Our Families, Partners and Community,
At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette we are dedicated to making our region a better place for everyone. We, like so many of our nonprofit and corporate partners, are closely watching the developments surrounding the spread of coronavirus across our communities.
Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (UWCW) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Cindy Adams to be the organization’s next President and CEO. Cindy will assume her new role on December 16, 2019.
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019
United Way of the Columbia Willamette is committed to a fair and accurate census count. We recognize that many key safety net programs which support our kids and families are funded via census data including SNAP, school lunches, Head Start, short-term rental assistance and many more programs.
Monday, Mar. 25, 2019
Friday, Mar. 15, 2019
We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s violence in New Zealand. At United Way, we abhor violence in any form, particularly when it is connected to divisiveness, bigotry, hate, and racism. We feel fortunate to be working locally in partnership with individuals, organizations, and communities that actively recognize the strengths we have in our diversity, and that are working to build an equitable and inclusive region for peoples from all races, religions, cultures, and communities.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
Portland, Oregon – United Way of the Columbia‐Willamette (UWCW) welcomes Heather Guthrie as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Heather has served on the Board for five years, including as Vice Chair last year, and her dedication to our region’s kids and families propelled her nomination for Chair to the top.
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, we’ve been bringing our community together to do good for nearly 100 years. We work every day with hundreds of organizations to make sure we have communities and schools that welcome and support all kids and families in our region – especially the kids and families facing the steepest barriers: immigrants and refugees, families of color and low-income families.