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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

United Way Statement of Principle on Diversity, Equity &  Inclusion

"Diversity is being invited to the dance. Inclusion is being asked to dance."

United Way fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all. United Way takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, identities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are.  Engaging the power of diverse talent and Community Impact Partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues.

Diversity & inclusion are at the heart of what it means to Live United.

United Way of Douglas County is committed to serving all people in Douglas County with dignity and respect. To ‘Live United’ means supporting all people, celebrating the diversity of each individual including socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, ability, age, religion, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, or sexual orientation.

United Way of Douglas County is creating a more equitable community for us all. Through partnerships with nonprofits, local government, businesses, community advocates and volunteers, we are building a just and fair Douglas County with equitable inclusion in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. 


At the United Way, there's a place at the table for everyone. 


United Way will practice nondiscrimination in the employment and promotion of staff, recruitment and utilization of volunteers and in the delivery of services to clients.