Diversity and Inclusion

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion, reflecting the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our communities. We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, partners, strategies, and investments reflect these core values.

To value diversity is to respect and appreciate race, religion, skin color, gender, nationality, language differences, cultural differences, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical, mental and development abilities or disabilities, age, socioeconomic status, work and behavior styles, parental status and the perspectives of each individual, as shaped by their nation, culture and experiences. To be inclusive is to leverage diversity by bringing together unique individuals and organizations to collectively impact the conditions of our community.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to live united and advance the common good. To be a diverse and inclusive system is fundamental to achieving our mission and goals in education, income and health.

Effective Date: October 20, 2011
Revised Date: December 19, 2013