Friday, Oct. 14, 2022
Portland, Ore. – United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is pleased to announce Kelly O’Lague, MSW, LCSW as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Kelly brings more than 25 years of non-profit experience and is deeply committed to serving people from systematically excluded and underserved communities.
United Way donates $1.2 million to Bybee Lakes Hope Center to help support Portland’s houseless community
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021
Monday, Mar. 1, 2021
Message from John Ewert, Board Chair and Cindy Adams, President and CEO of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
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.
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Celebrates its 13th Annual MLK Weekend of Service with 1,500 Volunteers Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Next Weekend
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.