Support for United Way makes a difference


A few words of appreciation to the Walla Walla community:

The United Way of Walla Walla County relies on the generosity of people like you and your neighbors to help one another in times of need. It is truly remarkable that despite another difficult economic year, our community once again came together to support the UWWW and raised over $446,000.

These funds will help support critical needs in the areas of Education, Health and Income in Walla Walla County.

Our campaign success and ability to make a difference in Walla Walla County would not be possible without the financial support and contribution of time by countless individuals and companies. The significance and appreciation of this cannot be overstated.

I’d like to acknowledge our Allocations Chairman Duane Meidinger and his dedicated team members, who spent many volunteer hours to review the needs of partner agencies and ensure funds were appropriately allocated to programs that support the UWWW mission.

These agencies and their important work will positively impact the lives of thousands of community members.

In addition to working on the immediate needs in our community over the past year, the UWWW Board of Directors also completed its long-term strategic plan. This new plan provides a road map for continuing our support for critical community needs, while also working to identify and address the most pressing issues in Walla Walla County.

We have made considerable progress in our transition to a community impact model and we look forward to working together to create change in areas that are most needed and desired based on research and input from our community.

I want to recognize the members of the Board, for their efforts on the campaign and to developing and implementing the long-term strategy, as well as our campaign chairpeople, Wilber and Karen Pribilsky, Jason Pribilsky and Suzanne Morrissey for their key roles in supporting the campaign and attracting new donors.

And, finally, my sincere appreciation to the many campaign coordinators and the volunteers for their work to support the UWWW, and to everyone who gave, advocated or volunteered to make a difference in our community.

To learn more about how United Way is at work in our community — and to find many different ways you can “get connected” —I encourage you to visit our newly enhanced website: .

Gordon Wicher

Board President

United Way of Walla Walla County


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