Celebrating 125 years of United Way
Submitted by unitedway, 21 Jun 2012
On this day in 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, a rabbi and a minister came together to improve their community. Today those actions have grown into United Way – the world’s largest privately-supported not for profit.
United Way Australia is proud to be one of nearly 1,800 United Ways in 41 countries and territories around the world
People are often surprised at the size of United Way globally. We’re not a household name here in Australia but, through this vast global network of United Ways, we do have access to global best-practice in our area of expertise – helping our corporate partners to provide innovative and effective corporate social responsibility programs, including workplace and payroll giving, corporate team and professional volunteering, with solutions aligned to the needs of both the business and our community.
We work extensively with large and small businesses across the world. From this work we understand these businesses increasingly want to demonstrate outcomes through their community investment strategies and also leverage their work with others to maximise their social return. Many are also keen to support their employee retention and acquisition strategies with such corporate community involvement initiatives. United Way’s community impact strategies and employee engagement programs reflect these priorities.
On this special day, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all those people and organisations –past, present and future- who have and continue to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. And here’s to the next 125 years.
Tags: community investment, Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate volunteering, CSR, employee acquisition, employee retention, Not for profit, payroll giving, professional volunteering, social return, team volunteering, United Way, volunteering, workplace giving