In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
- Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
- Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
- Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.
United Way Board Members that work to achieve these goals include:
Forest Area School District Superintendent
"I see the United Way as a true leadership organization in our community. While we certainly support programs operated by other agences, I am proud that we as a Board of Directors have been able to impact specific needs within our community for youth, people in poverty, and building a more tolerant culture. The United Way improves every year and it is exciting to be a part of that change in our community."
Dr. Barb Reagle
Capelle University--Lead Faculty
Volunteer for 17 years
"I volunteer for United Way because I believe strongly in their mission and because I think it is an organization which has one of the most positive, far reaching impacts on the community."
William O. Howard, Vice President
Great Eastern Cutlery--Production Supervisor
Volunteer for 8 years
"Volunteering with the United Way gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact on my community."
Barbara S. Ives
Congressman Glenn Thompson--Field Representative and Office Manager
Served as United Way volunteer for 10 years
"I volunteer for the United Way because they service the entire community in several different ways. They continue to develop and work towards more ways to grow and help as many people locally as possible. It is an established and highly respescted organization and I am proud to be part of making a difference in the greater Titusville area."
Rev. Cannon Martha Ishman
Vicar-St. James Episcopal Church
Traci Speer - Treasurer
Huntington National Bank--Service Specialist II
United Way Volunteer for 7 years
"I have learned a lot about the United Way and all the services they provide and wanted to be a part of the organization. United Way helps so many people in the community in so many different ways."
Counsel Fiduciary, LLC--Chief Investment Officer
United Way volunteer for 2 years
"I volunteer with United Way because I belive it is the most efficient and effective organization supporting our community's most vital and urgent needs, and the United Way is thinking about not only helping people today, but developing our community into the future."
Stephanie Fiely, President
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
Director of Student Life
Volunteer with United Way for 7 years
"I support the UWTR so that our community can continue to offer services to those who are in need and who can benefit from additional care and support through our agencies and programs."
Titusville Area School District
New Volunteer for United Way
"Serving as a United Way volunteer allows me to have a direct impact on our community by ensuring critical programs and suppports for those in need are offered."
Prudential Financial Services--Financial Advisor
Volunteer with United Way for 10 years
"They say a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. I think that is true of a community. As the United Way serves our community, they have an uncanny ability to know where the help is needed and how best to get it delivered to our deserving residents. Together we can make our area stronger and more vibrant. It is an honor and yet humbling to be a small part of helping that effort."
47 Years of United Way Volunteerism (since 1997)
"I volunteer for United Way because it's my Christian duty, first and foremost. Secondly, it's a great way to meet lots of interesting people."
Titusville Area School District--Teacher
2 years of United Way volunteerism
"A lifetime of community service from Boy Scouts to the Kiwanis is the basis for my belief in the mission of the United Way."
Titusville City Manager
New volunteer for United Way
"I believe at the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you have accomplished, it’s about who you have lifted up, who you’ve made better. I believe it’s what you’ve given back. I’m honored to be apart of the United Way Team."
Polk Center-Nurse Manager
8 years of United Way volunteerism
"I volunteer to be a part of an organization that focuses on the needs of the community."
ECSI-Lead Generation Specialist
23 years of United Way volunteerism including
Board Member, Campaign Leadership, and Campaign Volunteer
"Our United Way collects from all demographics to support funding for those in need. Workplace giving is extremely important. UWTR works with the company's owners and human resources for any easy way to give and most of the time with a company match for the good of our service agencies. The Board are extremely cautious stewards of the funds collected. I am honored to work with other leaders in our community to provide housing, food, education and other services through our UWTR!"
Farmers National Bank--Branch Manager
First year board member--long time volunteer
"There is no better way to be part of change in my community than to be part of the positive."