Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of current and future United Way retirees/alumni by helping them stay connected and by using their skills and talents to assist United Ways in serving their communities. 

Our Vision

UWRA will be acknowledged as a valued provider of assistance to retirees/alumni, United Ways, their communities and other nonprofits.

Our Value Statement

The United Way Retirees Association (UWRA) seeks to include, engage, and serve the United Way network and current and former staff without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, & expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, familial status or socio-economic status. That commitment will be reflected in all aspects of UWRA’s work – service delivery, staffing and volunteer participation

Our Purpose

The Association is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To guide our work we concentrate on providing the following:

  • Opportunities to maintain and enhance relationships (e.g., newsletter, gatherings, listserv, etc.)

  • Programs that transmit knowledge to future generations (e.g., endowment & planned giving assistance, retirement information, etc.)

  • Opportunities for members to continue to serve the needs of the United Way network (e.g., mentoring/coaching, interim assistance)

  • Service to members, as appropriate (e.g., discount programs, webinars)

  • Leadership in the preservation of the history and traditions of the United Way network (e.g., publications, posters, banner)