Thank You for Living United This Year
A message from our President & CEO - Sue Suter
United We Fight. United We ALL Win. It's a simple message that, together, we can achieve our community's Bold Goals for Lancaster County.

As we celebrate the holidays, I wanted to say thank you for your support. We sincerely thank you for your investment of time, talent and/or treasure to your United Way of Lancaster County.

United, we fight for a better Lancaster County, one where all children enter kindergarten ready to learn, everyone has equal opportunity to obtain the credentials necessary for a good job, more families can break the cycle of poverty and everyone has access to comprehensive health care.

I have had the opportunity over the past year to meet with many individuals, organizations and companies to talk about our organization's mission to mobilize the caring power of our community to achieve impactful, systemic social change throughout our county. I am excited by our Collective Impact Initiative and programs. As we head into our third year of funding 15 Collective Impact Partnerships, we will continue to change systems in Lancaster County to impact more lives. To learn more about the initiatives, see our next segment on the Collective Impact Initiative Year 2 Highlights.

I wish you and yours a very happy holiday and a safe and joyous New Year.

Thank you for living United,
Our Collective Impact Initiative Year 2 Highlights
2017 proved to be a year full of learning, growth, challenges, and major successes for Lancaster County, and we’re just getting started.
We’ve seen communities mobilize across the County like never before. For some organizations, it may have been their first time being in a room together and they realized, “Wow, I had no idea your organization did that, how can we partner?”

We know we’ve always had good organizations doing good work, but when we ask the simple question, “What big problems in our community can we work on solving together?” Well, that’s when the magic happens. Organizations forget about competition, about individual missions and priorities, and decide to stop treating the symptoms of long-unsolved issues and instead attack the problems at their roots.
So what do we have to show for it?
  • Significantly more collaboration, communication, and cohesion across the County
  • Early wins in increasing access to child care, behavioral health care, literacy education and more
  • Innovative problem-solving approaches that are being recognized as national models
We at United Way of Lancaster County fight with you—donors, partners, volunteers, hand-raisers and game-changers—to ensure the health, education and financial stability of every person in Lancaster County.
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Upcoming Events
MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2018

We are busy collecting projects now! Our list of 2018 projects will be available soon.
Coffee & Conversation
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

More information on our topic and a formal invitation will arrive in February!
It's not too late to make an end of year gift to become an investor in BOLD CHANGE for Lancaster County. We invite you to consider making a gift online before December 31, 2017. Click here to donate.
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