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2019 Annual Report > Download

2019 seems like a lifetime ago.

2020 has become a test of the systems and supports we work so hard to build and sustain.

While this pandemic has caused all of us to ask, “What are my essential needs?” our invitation is to ask, “What is my essential response?” We believe our essential response is to care - however and whenever possible.  This year’s Annual Report highlights both United Way’s critical response to current challenges, as well as efforts to mobilize for future recovery and rebuilding for every person in our community.

United Way was made for this. United, we have always faced our challenges. United we respond; United we Thrive, and United We Rise.

Take a moment to download a digital copy of this year’s annual report.  Review it and read about the many ways your support has been instrumental in providing vital resources and care to individuals and families during this challenging year.





2018 Annual Report > Download

It always begins with people.  “… step forward, engage, and let your small actions ripple out in all directions. This is how hope comes about.” – Rich Harwood.

How do we make our place better? We begin by engaging with one another.

There is much to be done to help those in our community facing poverty and barely getting by despite working hard. Through donor support, United Way of Madison County fights daily for these families - for their financial stability, health and education. We fight for those same things for every person in our community.

This past year, we continued to develop solutions that make a positive impact on individual lives and the entire community. Solving BIG problems while building up the community is what United Way is all about.

Take a moment and review this year’s annual report, you can read about many ways your support is helping individuals overcome real barriers, reach goals and thrive. 




2017 Annual Report > Download

This is where the United Way logo comes alive. It’s been around for more than a century: the open palm cradling a figure reaching toward a rainbow. Today that rainbow signifies the goals that many families have to achieve the level of education/employment/financial assets to take care of themselves.

YOU are the outreached, open palm that supports the coaching, education and assistance that helps these families not only survive, but THRIVE. The outreached hand can be financial support and it can be active involvement by volunteering and advocating on behalf of those who need that lift.

Stigma, as evidenced by the simplistic prescription for solving poverty, has a tremendous impact on individuals and on entire communities. Nearly every conversation I have ever had across this county has voiced concern that our community is perceived negatively. One of the greatest ways to overcome stigma is by direct engagement. People become individuals; communities become home; and problems become solvable because people are willing to work together for the common good.

It’s our invitation to you to join us in creating a THRIVING community. Your contributions are so important: your time, your voice and your financial gifts raise us all up. 


2016 Annual Report > Download

Change doesn't happen alone. People all across the community are working through United Way to make our community better, with more thriving families. 

Together, we are working together to keep families on track to being financially stable for life. More individuals employed in jobs that allow them to provide for their families, children doing better in school because their lives at home are more secure, and healthier families through affordable healthcare. 

United Way has developed a goal around community building. We are pledging to reach out to every person in every community to be the change we want to see. In our neighborhoods. In our towns. In our counties. In our states. In our nation. In our world. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

 2016 United Way Worldwide Annual Report > Web Version

Every day, and in all corners of the world, communities struggle with obstacles that are difficult to face and too hard to ignore. Illiteracy.  Homelessness. Addiction. Local issues that require local solutions.

But there is hope. There’s United Way. We are the problem solvers, the hand raisers, the game changers. We surround a community’s most critical problems—and we fight.


2015 Annual Report > Download
Here in Madison County, We LIVE UNITED against one of our community’s biggest enemies – poverty that plagues hardworking families and individuals.
We will win the fight by LIVING UNITED. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. 
And inspiring individuals, LIKE YOU, to join the fight for our community and be a game changer.
We invite you to read our 2015 annual report and learn more about how to become a Game Changer in our community through United Way.

2014 Annual Report > Download
This year’s report focuses heavily on the current state of living for a large portion of Madison County’s households. It talks about some of the reasons current conditions exist and some of the ways to bring about change. It tells the stories of how some individuals have made change – with a little help along the way.  The ALICE stories in this report bear out statistics that show that families that receive “bundled” services are 3 to 4 times more likely to achieve a major economic outcome such as educational attainment or increased net income.  Our message is that  system change is necessary, and that requires all of us to be willing to look at reality and also at possibility. 
How can ALICE thrive?  More importantly, if ALICE does thrive, how does that change the world for the rest of us? 
2013 Annual Report > Download
What does it mean to thrive? To live in a thriving community?
At United Way, we’ve adopted the term THRIVE as a call to action around this community work. When children enter school ready to learn and graduate ready to continue training or enter the workforce; when emergency assistance is available; when people have access to health and also adopt a healthy lifestyle; when employers have a qualified pool of job applicants; when economic demand and a ready workforce lead to business investment; when economic growth leads to additional investments in infrastructure; when individuals and families see opportunity available, lives will change.
We invite you to read our 2013 annual report and learn more about how United Way is joining with you and others to help children and families in our community to THRIVE.
2012 Annual Report > Download
If there is one word to describe United Way’s accomplishments for 2012, it would be FOCUS. Simple word, simple concept, incredibly difficult to do. Focus gives us real momentum. It helps us keep moving when we know where we want to go.
United Way’s focus is on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life. We believe that when these building blocks are strong for every member of our community, the community prospers. When they are weak, the whole community struggles. Our focus is designed to deliver the greatest good with the greatest impact throughout the entire community.