At United Way of West Tennessee, we’ve seen it firsthand – People can accomplish greater things working together than they can on their own.
That’s why our mission focuses on uniting people for the common good. We realize that the challenges we face in West Tennessee are not unique to West Tennessee… but West Tennesseans are unique. West Tennesseans believe in pulling together, and we know that great things happen when we collectively focus our efforts on the things that matter most.
No matter which of our fourteen counties you live in, know that our futures are linked. When one of us succeeds, we all benefit. United Way works to change lives locally by focusing on addressing our communities’ greatest needs, and our research shows us that the ability to satisfy basic needs – food, shelter, a quality education, stable income and good health – is the key to building a better life.
We are fortunate to live in a time in West Tennessee where entrepreneurship is on the rise, small businesses are growing and industry is expanding. We have the responsibility of reaching out to our neighbors who face certain barriers to opportunity; United Way plays a vital role in connecting those who can help to those who need help. United Way understands that social and economic conditions are closely connected. Our vision is to lead by uniting people and resources to achieve sustainable improvements in the quality of life for everyone in West Tennessee.
As you navigate through our website, you will learn about the impact we’re making together as volunteers, companies, nonprofit partners and many others join with United Way to build a healthier, stronger community. We are pleased to partner with you in building better tomorrows for West Tennessee.
President, United Way of West Tennessee