United Way for Southeastern Michigan and United Way of Washtenaw County are both mission-driven service organizations with a shared vision for our region and a proven ability to drive meaningful impact. We also share a strong set of core values and a common purpose. We are committed to addressing the most pressing social issues locally and regionally that affect families. Poverty and financial instability; championing equity, diversity and inclusion; and engaging our communities in making impact through giving, advocating and volunteering are what we do each day.
Our organizations are both committed to exploring new ways to drive the maximum impact from every dollar raised. Given that and our strong history of collaboration, after careful consideration the boards of United Way of Washtenaw County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan have voted to merge into a single United Way for Southeastern Michigan serving Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
This merger will bring exciting new opportunities to grow resources and maximize efficiency, allowing us to have even more impact for everyone in our region. By combining our region-wide network of thousands of donors, advocates and volunteers, as well as hundreds of partner service organizations, the merger will strengthen our ability to help families in need while working toward long-term solutions to some of our region’s greatest challenges.