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- Our Work
- Education: Children and Youth
- Income: Families
- Health: Older Adults
- Smart Beginnings
- Age Wave Planning
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United Way Leaders
- Chief Executive Officer: Lynn H. Pharr
- Chair, Board of Directors: Gail Letts, Community Volunteer
- Chair-Elect, Board of Directors: Channing Martin, Williams Mullen
- Board of Directors, 2012-2013
- Service Area
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2012-2013 Grant Awards from United Way's Community Action/United for All fund
- Community Impact: United Way is a community impact organization, working to create lasting change in the Richmond-Petersburg region. To help people today, United Way provides long-term funding to about 90 effective programs at 50 local partner agencies that are meeting high-priority needs. To strengthen our community for the future, United Way regularly conducts and collaborates on community initiatives.
- Information & Referral Center: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is home to one of the five Information & Referral Centers in Virginia that answer calls to the statewide 2-1-1 hotline. The Center links people in need to available human services and provides referrals to resources that can help parents, older adults and caregivers looking for community supports.
United Way creates opportunities for all by focusing on the building blocks of a good life:
- Education: Helping children and youth achieve their potential.
- Income: Helping families and individuals achieve financial stability and stable housing.
- Health: Supporting the health and wellness of older adults.
Initiatives Led By United Way
- Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond: This regional coalition of local public and private organizations, businesses, and citizens is working together to ensure that the region’s children enter school healthy, well-cared for, and ready to succeed in school and in life. The coalition is facilitated by United Way and the Greater Richmond Chamber.
- The Greater Richmond Age Wave Planning effort: In the next 20 years, the number of adults over age 65 in our region will double.This coalition of public and private organizations, businesses, and citizens is working together to ensure that the region is prepared for this Age Wave. The coalition is led by a volunteer Leadership Council and facilitated by United Way and Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging. In Spring 2012, the coalition released The Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness, which was three years in the making. The coalition's work now focuses on implementing elements of the plan.