By: Richard Payonk, United Way of the Wabash Valley Executive Director Since I retired from the for-profit business world and began full-time with our United Way, I am often asked for my opinion on what the Wabash Valley needs to become a vibrant, destination community.  You know, one of those “best places to live” in

United Way of the Wabash Valley has partnered with Maryland Community Church to  create a new volunteering event, Serve the Valley to rally hundreds of volunteers throughout the community on July 27th and 28th.  This partnership was created to work to mobilize the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in the place

Do you want to help the United Way change our community?! Join us to learn more about how you can help! We are looking for eager volunteers to help our Annual Resource Drive.  Each fall, United Way of the Wabash Valley partners with individuals, local businesses and organizations to raise funds that will help our

Success By Six and United Way of the Wabash Valley are hosting an interactive forum on the Economic Impact of Early Childhood Education on May 23, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This free event will explore how employers can gain a competitive advantage by investing in early childhood education, and will take place at

Join us on the links for the 26th Annual Labor Management Golf Outing!  A great day is planned by the Labor Committee including golf, food and prizes.  Space is limited so register before it’s too late.  To register download the form here.

Over the last two years the United Way of the Wabash Valley held over 35 Community Conversations across the Valley in order to hear the concerns and ideas from our neighbors and community members. These conversations allowed the United Way to see and hear the often-unheard residents in our community.  These groups identified priority issues

Success By 6, a local initiative of the United Way of the Wabash Valley, is working to promote reading every day to children by providing Book Boxes to local early childhood education and daycare sites.  The Book Boxes are small lending libraries with books that are available for children to borrow on a daily basis. 

Volunteering your valuable time is one of the most impactful ways you can get involved in our community.  And the United Way of the Wabash Valley is working to make that experience easier for everyone.  Local non-profits and organizations are entering the digital age and are working to increase community engagement by participating in the

United Way of the Wabash Valley hosted it’s 2018 Annual Meeting at the Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  The event brought together agency partners, volunteers and members of the community in order to celebrate the United Way, but also provided a look to the future of the organization. As a